Associate Professorship in Architectural Heritage

Deadline 8 May 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen teaching and research within architectural heritage, comprising buildings, urban spaces, cultural environments and cultural landscapes. We are looking for applicants with strong skills in building heritage and relevant teaching experience as well as experience from research and development work. We expect you to contribute to solving the area’s current issues and challenges and to developing the area for the benefit of architectural practice, research, and teaching. This work might, for instance, be based on themes such as:

  • Restoration and transformation in practice
  • Restoration theories and methods
  • The cultural environment
  • The architectural heritage of welfare society

The research lab is currently working on a project supported by Realdania entitled Umistelige Kulturmiljøer i Danmarks Yderområder, (Inalienable Cultural Environments in Danish Peripheral Areas), and we expect applicants to contribute to this project. More about the project.

An associate professorship is a permanent position with research and/or artistic development work as principal responsibilities. Publication, scientific dissemination and teaching are requirements. The position may also involve project management and administrative work as specifically agreed.

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 Associate Professorship in Architectural Heritage, 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

The position as associate professor requires qualifications in the subject area of the advertisement on the level of a satisfactorily completed period of employment as assistant professor. Such qualifications may have been obtained through documented research at international level or through other further development or innovation of the subject area, such as, for instance, through original artistic development work at a high international level, or based on a considerable career in architecture, design or preservation at a high level.

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 Associate Professorship in Architectural Heritage can be directed to Professor Mogens A. Morgen at
 +45 2170 0895 or