Assistant Professorship in Transformation

Deadline 8 May 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen the priority area Transformation, ranging from city to building level. We are looking for applicants with strong skills in transformation and relevant experience from research or development work. We expect you to develop methods and strategies for working with the transformation of urban areas, landscapes, cultural environments, and buildings that strengthen the area’s knowledge and theory foundation – if possible, across scales and subject areas. This work might, for instance, be based on themes such as:

  • Transformation of the built structures of the welfare state
  • Methods and theories of transformation
  • Transformation of the architectural heritage
  • Transformation of cultural environments, urban areas and landscapes

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 Transformation, 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 Transformation can be directed to Professor Mogens A. Morgen at +45 2170 0895 or