Assistant professorship and associate professorship in sustainability

Application deadline 3 April 2018

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen sustainability in architecture focusing on a Scandinavian context. We are looking for applicants with strong skills in architecture and sustainability as well as relevant experience from research and development work. We expect you to be enthusiastic about the current challenges and opportunities relating to sustainable architecture, based in a Scandinavian context. We expect you to have a holistic understanding of how technological, resource-related, social and spatial parameters can strengthen architectural sustainability and that you can help develop the area for the benefit of architectural practice, research and teaching.

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 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 positions are 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

Apart from an associate professorship and an assistant professorship, Aarhus School of Architecture announces one other position connected with the research lab Emerging Architectures and Sustainability and the related teaching programme of the same name:

  • Assistant Professorship in Emerging Architectural Practice

We are looking for applicants with strong professional skills within the focus areas of the positions. You must be able to set the agenda for developing a sustainable architecture and rethinking architectural practice. And you must want to be part of a recently established research and teaching environment we are currently building.

The research activities of the positions are intended to help strengthen the research lab’s focus on the growing social and environmental challenges relating to the production of architecture and its focus on rethinking the competences, mindset and methods of the architectural profession in order to address these challenges. Read more about the lab.

The teaching activities of the positions will be affiliated with the teaching programme Emerging Architectures and Sustainability, which includes teaching at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. 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.

To apply for this position, fill in the form at 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 advertised 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 of the exams you have passed on the master’s level and, if relevant, on the PhD level
  • Your 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

All documents you upload must be marked ”2311-16-18”.

Name, address, email address and the title of the position 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).