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PhD fellowship – urban transformation and sea level rise
at Aarhus School of Architecture

Aarhus School of Architecture is offering a three-year PhD fellowship with the theme urban transformation and sea level rise in Aarhus, Denmark.

Deadline: 26 April 2019

Aarhus School of Architecture is seeking a PhD fellow with a research project that can contribute to rethinking the subject area of “urban transformation”, which we work with in the intersection between urban design, landscape architecture and urban and landscape planning.

The fellow would be part of the cross-disciplinary environment in Research Lab 1, Territories, Architecture and Transformation.

We announce the fellowship to strengthen, develop, and connect different discussions within the overall theme of urban transformation: sea level rise and climate change challenge the urban areas of Denmark. This may mean we have to rethink the urban ideals and architectural models that have been used in urban transformation in recent decades. A key question is: how can sea level rise be used as a power of transformation that positively contributes to rethinking and informing existing urban structures?

We are looking for a PhD fellow who has formulated a future-oriented and development-oriented project within this framework, using the coastal and fjord towns of East Jutland as a base of reference for the investigations.

Aarhus School of Architecture prioritises a focus on ‘research by design’ methods, and to us it would be natural if the PhD project were to also make use of these methods. However, this should not exclude projects with a more theoretical focus.

The position

The position requires enrolment in the PhD School with a view to acquiring a PhD degree in architecture. The PhD programme is a three-year scientific course of study. The position also involves teaching and dissemination. These activities will be connected with the research project.

The position is open from 1 September 2019. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).

Requirements for applicants and applications

Aarhus School of Architecture is looking for a PhD fellow with relevant academic backgrounds on the master’s level.

To apply for this position, fill in the application form via the link below. You will be required to upload an application, which must contain a project description relating to the focus areas of Research Lab 1 and the academic field described above. The project description must include a description of the subject and a problem statement, a description of the theoretical and methodical approaches, a summary timetable and reflections on the expected outcome of the study. The total length of the application must not exceed six pages (A4).

Name, address, email address and the title of the position you apply for must be stated on the first page of the application.

You also have to upload the following:

  • a copy of your certificate for the exams you have passed on the master’s level
  • a CV, including a list of publications, if relevant
  • a portfolio (no more than 20 MB)

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Applications must be sent digitally (as PDFs). The closing date for applications is 26 April 2019, 12.00 noon (CET).

More information

Questions about the position and Research Lab 1 can be directed to: professor Tom Nielsen at +45 8936 0303/ or head of PhD School, associate professor Claus Peder Pedersen at + 45 8936 0227/