Assistant professorship in emerging architectural practice

Application deadline 3 April 2018

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen the development of forward-looking architectural practice forms inspired by Nordic and international pioneers of the architectural profession. We are looking for applicants with a good understanding of architecture as a practice and profession who also has relevant experience from research and development work.

We expect you to have knowledge about the current challenges and opportunities of the architectural profession, preferably including the specific situation in Scandinavia, as well as an interest in analysing and developing practices that can help ensure the sustainability of the architectural profession in the future. This work might, for instance, be based on themes such as cross-disciplinary forms of collaboration in the design and building sector or self-initiated architecture without conventional developers or clients.

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

Besides this Assistant Professorship in Emerging Architectural Practice, Aarhus School of Architecture announces two other positions connected with the research lab Emerging Architectures and Sustainability and the related teaching programme of the same name:

  • Associate Professorship in Sustainability
  • Assistant Professorship in Sustainability

We are looking for applicants with strong professional skills within the focus areas of the positions. You must be able to help 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 on rethinking the competences, mindset and methods of the architectural profession. 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

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 ”2311-15-18”.

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).