Assistant Professorship in Landscape Architecture

Deadline 8 May 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen landscape architecture ranging from the design of urban spaces and landscape gardening to landscape planning. We are looking for applicants with strong skills in landscape architecture and relevant experience from research or development work. We expect you to be enthusiastic about the current issues and challenges of landscape architecture and to be able to help develop the area for the benefit of architectural practice, research, and teaching. This work might, for instance, be based on themes such as:

  • Climate adaptation and landscape architecture
  • Urban landscape development and biodiversity
  • The role of parks and urban spaces as public democratic spaces
  • Landscape and heritage values

The research of Aarhus School of Architecture focuses on the Danish and Scandinavian context. It would benefit the application if your profile and research questions relate to this context, but we do not expect your research to be restricted to these geographical areas.

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 Territories, Architecture and Transformation

Besides this Assistant Professorship in Landscape Architecture, Aarhus School of Architecture announces two additional positions associated with the research lab Territories, Architecture and Transformation and the related teaching programme Transformation.

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 physical design of our society with a focus on transformation. You must want to be part of a dynamic research and teaching environment, ranging from architectural heritage practice to planning.

The advertised positions are intended to help strengthen the research lab’s vision of qualifying current transformation processes and addressing future needs and potentials in the fields of architectural heritage, architecture, landscape, and urbanism. Read more about the lab.

The teaching activities of the positions will be affiliated with the teaching programme Transformation, 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.

Apply by filling in the form via the link below:


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 Assistant Professorship in Landscape Architecture can be directed to Professor Tom Nielsen at +45 8936 0303 or