Assistant Professorship in Emerging Architectural Practice

Deadline 8 May 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen the development of forward-looking architectural practice forms inspired by the national and international pioneers of the architectural profession. We are looking for applicants with a good understanding of architecture as a practice and profession as well as relevant experience from research and development work. We expect you to have knowledge about the current challenges and opportunities of the architectural profession 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.

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).

Three new positions in the research lab Emerging Architectures

Besides this Assistant Professorship in Emerging Architectural Practice, Aarhus School of Architecture announces two additional positions associated with the research lab Emerging Architectures and the related teaching programme Sustainability.

Within this research lab there are the following open positions:

We are looking for applicants with strong professional skills within the focus areas of the positions who can help set the agenda for developing a sustainable architecture and rethinking architecture as a practice with a major impact on our surroundings and as a profession which is undergoing changes. 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 for 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 Sustainability, 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 Walter Unterrainer at +45 8936 0143 or