Assistant Professorship in Digital Studies of Materials

Deadline 8 May 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen digitalisation in architecture from design to materials processing. We are looking for applicants with strong architectural skills in digital fabrication and relevant experience from research or development work which corresponds to the requirements for an assistant professorship. We expect you to have hands-on experience from digital design and fabrication and general knowledge of building technique and tectonics. It will be an advantage if you have knowledge of the interaction between technology, building technology and architecture in a building cultural and historical perspective.

The assistant professorship is intended to explore the processing of building materials by means of digital production methods with the aim of developing the area for the benefit of architectural practice, research, and teaching. This work might, for instance, be based on studies of how digital materials processing can promote material-based, tectonic, tactile or sensual properties.

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

4 new positions in the research lab Technology and Building Cultures

Besides this Assistant professorship in Digital Studies of Materials, 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, residential construction, 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 residential construction, 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

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 position can be directed to Professor Thomas Bo Jensen at +45 8936 0300 or by emailing