For several years, Aarhus School of Architecture has been building a strong research environment in studies of materials and digital fabrication. Based on the school’s high-tech workshops, we want to pave new paths for the forms of expression and sustainable uses of materials in present and future construction. Traditional materials, such as wood, stone and concrete, are being studied in new ways that point to more climate-friendly uses. And residual products, such as plastic waste, are being recycled as new building components. This is very much an artistic and experimental environment, but it has the common goal of contributing to a richer and more sustainable architecture.
By advertising this assistant professorship, we wish to strengthen and develop our existing research environment within digital fabrication with a special focus on architectural practice. We want to strengthen the relationship to practice through specific practice-oriented collaboration that can be based on the opportunities offered by the school’s digital work-shop facilities, e.g. through specific experiments with materials, the development of components, and experiments in full scale (1:1).
We are looking for applicants with strong architectural skills in digital fabrication and relevant experience from research or development work that corresponds to the requirements for an assistant professorship. We expect you to have hands-on experience from digital design and fabrication and general knowledge of building technologies and tectonics. You must have experience with and an insight into current architectural practice as well as an interest in the interaction between technology, building technologies and architecture in a building-cultural and historical perspective.
The assistant professorship has been created to explore 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. The assistant professorship should also form a bridge to practice through networking activities and specific collaborations that can help inform and communicate the research-based knowledge and know-how developed at the school. The close contact to practice which is a part of the position requires mastery of Danish in writing and speaking.
An assistant professorship is a three-year further training position with research and teaching as principal tasks. The position may also, to a limited extent, include administrative work, visionary work, and 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 February 2022 or subject to other agreement. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).
The affiliation of the assistant professorship
The assistant professorship will be affiliated with Research Lab 2, Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation and the related teaching pro-gramme of the same name. The research part of the position should help strengthen the research laboratory’s focus on materials research and digital fabrication in relation to current architectural practice. More about Research Lab 2
The teaching activities of the position will be affiliated with the teaching programme Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation, which includes teaching at bachelor and master level. The teaching part of the position should help strengthen the school’s aim of training competent, holistic architects who have the courage to experiment and are at the forefront of digital developments.
More about Teaching Programme 2.
Aarhus School of Architecture invites all applicants 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 an assistant professor requires research skills at PhD level within the subject area of the position.
Please apply by filling in the form via the below link. You will be required to upload an application in which you give an account of your visions for research and teaching relating to the subject area of the position. The total length of the application should not exceed six pages (A4).
You are also required to upload the following:
- A copy of your certificate for the exams you have passed on the master level and at 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
Please mark all uploaded documents with “S21-14599”.
Your name and address must be stated on the first page of the application.
The application must be uploaded in the PDF format via the link and must be received by the school no later than 28 October 2021 at 12 PM.
Aarhus School of Architecture shortlists applicants. Shortlisting means that only those applicants who, based on an overall assessment, best match the needs of the school are selected for academic assessment. This selection is based on the formal and academic requirements for applicants stated in the advertisement. All applicants will be informed whether their application has been shortlisted for assessment.
Questions about the positions can be directed to Professor Thomas Bo Jensen at +45 8936 0300 or by email to email@example.com.