Assistant professorship in architecture

Application deadline 3 April 2018

Aarhus School of Architecture invites applications for an assistant professorship in architecture. The assistant professorship will be associated with Aarhus School of Architecture’s Research Lab 2: Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation and the related teaching programme of the same name.

The assistant professorship will be working across the main areas of technology, building culture and habitation. In the research lab there is a major focus on bridging the gap between these fields. An example of this is the project ‘Material Imagination’, which bridges the gap between studies of materials through digital technologies and a phenomenological approach to materials and architecture. Other projects combine studies in history of architecture with new perspectives on housing, tectonics and materials; while yet others have a narrower focus on e.g. the digitalisation of building. The academic range of the research lab is reflected in the teaching programme, which, based on habitation and a focus on architecture as a social art, works with different emphases within the mentioned main areas.

The assistant professorship should define itself clearly and independently within this interdisciplinary range and preferably have interfaces with history of ideas and current matters. This may be through forms of representation and studies with a background in practice (e.g. through artistic development work or research by design, one of the focus areas of the school) and/or through philosophical and architectural historical positions that can enter into dialogue with current social agendas and thus benefit teaching and Aarhus School of Architecture’s connections to practice.

An assistant professorship is a three-year position with research and teaching as principal responsibilities. The position may also, to a limited extent, include administrative work or cross-institutional and external cooperation. Aarhus School of Architecture will ensure that the assistant professor receives supervision and opportunities for educational skills development.

The position is open from 1 August 2018. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).

Three new positions

In addition to this assistant professorship in architecture, Aarhus School of Architecture announces two other positions connected with the research lab Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation and the related teaching programme of the same name:

  • Associate Professorship in Building Components and New Technologies
  • Assistant Professorship in Studies of Materials Through Digital Fabrication

We are looking for applicants with strong professional skills who can help set the agenda for the architectural design of our society with a focus on technology, building culture and habitation. You must want to be part of a dynamic research and teaching environment, ranging from practising in our workshop facilities and desk crits to academic research.

The research of the positions should help reinforce and develop the research lab’s focus areas and interdisciplinary environment. More about the lab.

The teaching activities of the positions will be affiliated with the teaching programme Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation, which involves teaching at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. More about the teaching programme.

Aarhus School of Architecture invites all who have the relevant qualifications to apply.

Requirements for applicants and applications

Employment as assistant professor requires research skills at PhD level or similar qualifications within the subject area of the position.

To apply for this position, fill in the application at form the below link. You will be required to upload an application in which you give an account of your research and teaching interests relating to the subject area of the position. The total length of the application must not exceed six pages (A4).

You also need to upload the following:

  • A copy of your certificate for the exams you have passed on the master level, and, if relevant, on the PhD level
  • Your CV
  • A portfolio containing selected examples of your professional, artistic, academic and/or teaching-based practice (no more than 20 MB)
  • A list of publications

All uploaded documents must be marked ”2311-12-18”.

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


Applications must be sent digitally (as PDFs). The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 April 2018 (CET).