Aarhus School of Architecture wishes to strengthen theory and intellectual history, or as a direct translation from Danish – ‘history of ideas’, knowledge base in architectural research and teaching. Theory and intellectual history should be understood as the complex of ideas, theories and technologies that has had an impact on the development of architecture and which may still be used as a mirror and an inspiration for today’s architectural development. ‘The poetics of architecture’ refers to the specific artistic reflection connected with the creation and dissemination of architecture, to the dialogue between architecture and the outside world that opens up and puts into perspective our understanding of the discipline for tomorrow’s architects and for other stakeholders in society.
The position will be part of the research and teaching environment in and around Research Lab 2, Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation, an interdisciplinary community comprising approx. 30 researchers, lecturers, and PhD students, working across traditionally separate subject areas, such as building technology, digitalisation, materials science, architectural history, architectural theory, and housing. It is precisely in the interfaces between these subject areas that the laboratory’s researchers are active, and it is also based on these interfaces they develop their projects and research-based didactics.
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The academic range of the research lab is reflected by the associated teaching units, which, based on habitation and a focus on architecture as a social art, work with different emphases and didactic approaches within the mentioned subject areas. The position will be affiliated with one of these teaching units at either bachelor’s or master’s level. The position is also expected to contribute expert knowledge to cross-disciplinary teaching.
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We are looking for a profile with strong research and teaching competencies within the complex of history of ideas in architecture. Someone who can also set the agenda in relation to current architectural discussions internally at the school and externally in the world of research, but also at the societal level – not least in relation to green transition in architecture. How can narratives from the ideas historical repository of architecture be connected with current societal and practice-related issues? And how may they be given artistic significance to the physical environment and the society in which we live? The tasks of the position may also comprise artistic research and research-by-design, both of which are research methodological focus areas prioritised by the school.
An associate professorship is an open-ended position with research and/or artistic research as principal responsibilities. Publication, scientific dissemination and teaching are requirements. The position may also by agreement involve project management and administrative work.
An assistant professorship is a three-year position with research and/or artistic 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 will ensure that the assistant professor receives supervision and opportunities for educational skills development.
The position is open from 16 August 2021. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).
Aarhus School of Architecture invites all who have the relevant qualifications to apply.
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 other further development or innovation of the subject area, for example through original artistic development work at a high international level, or based on a considerable career within architecture or design at a high level.
The associate professorship’s teaching to research ratio is 60/40. We expect you to have significant teaching experience with a clear didactic focus and interest, including the desire and ability to share your knowledge and be involved as an equal partner in a team that develops teaching. It will be to your advantage if you can prove you have completed a teacher training course.
Employment as an assistant professor requires research skills at PhD level or similar qualifications within the subject area of the position. The assistant professor’s teaching to research ratio is 50/50. We expect you to have teaching experience and an interest in didactics, including the desire and ability to offer your knowledge and be involved as an equal partner in a team that develops teaching.
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 research and teaching interests in relation to the subject area of the position. We look forward to learning about your visions for research and teaching at Aarhus School of Architecture and will prioritise these visions over a summary of achievements that are also stated in your CV. Applicants for the assistant professorship are required to formulate a general research project which is to be completed within three years. The total length of the application should not exceed six pages (A4).
Non-Danish speaking applicants are expected to acquire Danish language skills at user level within a three-year horizon.
You are also required 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
Please mark all uploaded documents S21-14184.
Your name, address, email address and the title of the position you apply for (associate professorship or assistant professorship) must be stated on the first page of the application.
Applications must be sent digitally as PDFs and must have been received by the school no later than 12.00 noon (CET) Monday the 15 March 2021.
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 of whether their application has been shortlisted for assessment.
Please direct any questions about the position to Head of Research Thomas Bo Jensen at +45 89360300 or email@example.com.