Assistant Professorship and Associate Professorship in Housing and Habitation

Deadline 8 May 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen housing and habitation with a focus on the social role of architecture in society. We are looking for applicants with strong competencies within architecture and housing and relevant experience from research or development work which corresponds to the requirements of the position. We expect you to have knowledge of contemporary human habitation issues and a historical and conceptual perspective on the area as well as an interest in architecture as an aesthetic and social art form.

Denmark has a strong tradition of domestic architecture. The advertised positions should help develop this tradition further with a focus on how architecture can create meaningful frameworks for contemporary living for the benefit of architectural practice, research, and teaching. This may, for instance, be based in the development of new building and residential typologies that can match current social relations and work patterns.

An associate professorship is a permanent position with research and/or artistic development work as principal responsibilities. Publication, scientific dissemination and teaching are requirements. The position may also involve project management and administrative work as specifically agreed.

An assistant professorship is a three-year training 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 ensures that the assistant professor receives supervision and opportunities for educational skills development.

The positions are open from 1 August 2017. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).

Four new positions in the research lab Technology and Building Cultures

Besides the Associate Professorship and the Assistant Professorship in Housing and Habitation, Aarhus School of Architecture announces three additional positions associated with the research lab Technology and Building Cultures and the related teaching programme Habitation.

Within this research lab there are the following open positions:

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 digitalisation, housing, and architectural culture. You must want to be part of a dynamic research and teaching environment, ranging from practice in our workshop facilities to academic research.

The research activities of the positions must help reinforce and develop the research lab’s focus on architectural cultures and architectural technology with an emphasis on digital fabrication, materiality and construction components and on housing, habitation, functionality and the social role of architecture. Read more about the lab.

The teaching activities of the positions will be affiliated with the teaching programme Habitation, which includes teaching at bachelor and master level. Read more about the teaching programme.

Aarhus School of Architecture invites all who have the relevant qualifications to apply, but will give preference to applications that are based on Research-by-Design, which is a prioritised focus area of the school.

Requirements for applicants and applications

The position as associate professor requires qualifications in the subject area of the advertisement on the level of a satisfactorily completed period of employment as assistant professor. Such qualifications may have been obtained through documented research at international level or through other further development or innovation of the subject area, such as, for instance, through original artistic development work at a high international level, or based on a considerable career in architecture, design or preservation at a high level.

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

Apply by filling in the form via the link below. When filling in the form, you are required to upload an application in which you give an account of your research and teaching interests relating to the subject area of the advertised position. The total length of the application must not exceed 6 pages (A4).

You are also required to upload the following:

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

Name, address, email address and position category must be stated on the first page of the application.


The application must be sent digitally (as PDF) and must have been received by the school no later than 8 May 2017 at 12.00 noon.

More information

Questions about the positions can be directed to Professor Thomas Bo Jensen at +45 8936 0300 or by emailing