Aarhus School of Architecture offers an academic education centred around three approaches to architecture – An artistic, a scientific, and a practice-based. Our vision We believe that architecture should influence the world and create sustainable settings for people who live in it. This is why we educate architects who, through new ideas and relevant solutions, can create value for the community in a changing world.

Aarhus School of Architecture announces two three-year PhD fellowships in the area Emerging Sustaina

The PhD fellowships will be associated with Aarhus School of Architecture’s Research Lab 3: Emerging Sustainable Architecture and, secondarily, with the related teaching programme of the same

Research lab 3 focuses on the relationship between the growing and current societal and environmental challenges related to the design of space and on the competencies, thinking and methods required to address these challenges. The research lab focuses on research questions that address the ever-increasing distance between global and local societal contexts. Cultural, social and technologically sustainable approaches, models and methods define the research field, in which these are studied with a focus on architectural potentials.

Aarhus School of Architecture is looking for PhD fellows with research projects that can contribute to rethinking the field of sustainable architecture. The PhD fellows will be part of a young research environment under construction and development. The research environment perceives sustainability as a current challenge that calls for radical thinking and action. We are looking for research projects that address this challenge and formulate innovative research questions relating to architectural sustainability and also explore and develop physical and spatial consequences and opportunities. We place a particular emphasis on projects that connect these questions to architecture as a specific building practice. The research projects must relate to the focus of the research lab.

Aarhus School of Architecture will give preference to applications based on Research by Design methods, as this is a prioritised focus area of the school.

The position
The position requires enrolment in the PhD School with a view to acquiring a PhD degree in architecture. The PhD programme is a three-year scientific course of study. The position also involves teaching and dissemination. These activities will be connected with the research project.

The position is open from 1 September 2019. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).

Requirements for applicants and applications
Aarhus School of Architecture is looking for PhD fellows with relevant academic backgrounds on the Master’s level.

To apply for the position, fill in the application form via the link below. You will be required to upload an application, which must contain a project description relating to the focus areas of Research Lab 3 and the academic field described above. The project description must include a description of the subject and a problem statement, a description of the theoretical and methodical approaches, a summary timetable and reflections on the expected outcome of the study. The total length of the application must not exceed six pages (A4).

Name, address, email address and the title of the position you apply for must be stated on the first page of the application.

You also have to upload the following:

  • A copy of your certificate for the exams you have passed on the master’s level
  • A CV, including a list of publications, if relevant
  • A portfolio (no more than 20 MB)

Applications must be sent digitally (as PDFs). The closing date for applications is 26 April 2019, 12:00 noon (CET).

More information
Questions about the position and Research Lab 3 can be directed to:
Associate Professor Thomas R. Hilberth at +45 8936 0308 / th@aarch.dk or Head of PhD School, Associate Professor Claus Peder Pedersen at + 45 8936 0227 / cpp@aarch.dk.

Deadline 26.04.2019


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