Assistant Professorship in studies of materials through digital fabrication

Application deadline 3 April 2018

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen digitalisation in architecture from design over materials processing to realisation. We are looking for applicants with strong architectural skills in digital fabrication and relevant research experience which corresponds to the requirements for an assistant professorship. We expect you to have hands-on experience from digital design and fabrication and knowledge of traditional and new materials, building and production processes as well as general knowledge of building technologies and tectonics. It will be an advantage if you are interested in and have knowledge of the interaction between materials, technologies, construction, building processes and architecture in a building cultural and historical perspective.

The assistant professorship is focused on exploring 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 might, for instance, be studies of how the processing of materials through digital fabrication technologies can promote tectonic, tactile and sensual qualities in ordinary buildings.

An assistant professorship is a three-year position with research and teaching as principal responsibilities. The position may also, to a limited extent, involve 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

In addition to this assistant professorship in studies of materials through digital fabrication, Aarhus School of Architecture announces two other positions connected with the research lab Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation and the related teaching programme of the same name:

  • Associate Professorship in Building Components and New Technologies
  • Assistant Professorship in Architecture

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, housing and building culture. You must want to be part of a dynamic research and teaching environment, ranging from practising in our workshop facilities and desk crits to academic research.

The research of the positions should help reinforce and develop the research lab’s focus on building culture and architectural technology with an emphasis on digital fabrication, materiality, and building components as well as on housing, habitation, functionality, and the social role of architecture. More about the lab.

The teaching activities of the positions will be affiliated with the teaching programme Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation, which includes teaching at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. 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 studies closely related to 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 subject area of the position.

To apply for this position, fill in the application form at the link below. 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 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 for 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 teaching-based practice (no more than 20 MB)
  • A list of publications

All uploaded documents must be marked ”2311-13-18”.

Name, address, email address and the title of the position you apply for 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).