Associate professorship in building components and new technologies

Application deadline 3 April 2018

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen digitalisation in architecture with an emphasis on component design and digital production. We are looking for a profile with strong architectural competences in construction and the development of components based on new technologies. We expect you to have experience from digital design and fabrication, have knowledge of traditional and new materials as well as production and construction processes, and take a general interest in architecture as an aesthetic and social art with a long and deep history. Relevant experience from research or development work which corresponds to the requirements for an associate professorship is a requirement for the position.

The associate professorship should explore the development, design and realisation of building components through the use of new technologies, including digital design and production tools – for the benefit of architectural practice, research and teaching. This may, for instance, be based in the development of non-standardised building components or in how digitalisation and digital fabrication can promote quality in ordinary buildings. The associate professorship also involves the academic responsibility for the digital workshop facilities of Aarhus School of Architecture.

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 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 Associate Professorship in Building Components and New Technologies, 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:

  • Assistant Professorship in Studies of Materials Through Digital Fabrication
  • Assistant Professorship in Architecture

We are looking for applicants with strong professional competences 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 to academic research.

The research of the position 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 practice within artistic development work or 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, e.g. through original artistic development work at a high international level, or based on a considerable career within architecture or design at a high level.

To apply for this position, fill in the application form at the below link. You will be required to upload an application in which you are to 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 six pages (A4).

You also need to upload the following:  

  • A copy of your certificate for the exams you have passed on the master 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 ”2311-14-18”.

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).