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 wishes to strengthen the development of teaching and research in the building heritage field of Radical transformation.

We seek a profile with strong competencies whose approach to the subject in-cludes artistic and scientific disciplines with research by design as a working meth-od. We also expect the applicant to have competencies within the history, theory and methods of architecture as well as knowledge of historical building technologies and materials.

We expect you to be committed to the societal aspects of the discipline and able to contribute to current challenges in the area and to developing it for the benefit of teaching, research and architectural practice - preferably with an experimental ap-proach to the transformation of buildings that are about to be abandoned or used for new purposes. Professional experience from working in a design studio will be looked upon favourably.

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

The position is open from 1 August 2020 – or by further agreement. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).

The affiliation of the associate professorship

The associate professorship will be affiliated with Research Lab 1, Territories, Architecture and Transformation and the related teaching programme of the same name.

The vision of the research lab is to develop and inform current transformation pro-cesses within architecture and across scales. The research works with value-based discussions on aesthetics, urban and landscape development, sustainability, resto-ration, listing of buildings, etc.

The teaching activities of the positions will be affiliated with the teaching programme Territories, Architecture and Transformation, which involves teaching at bachelor and master level. The academic scope of the teaching programme is based on the concept of transformation in a broad sense. Under this programme, inde-pendent study units have specific approaches to precisely the transformation of existing buildings and structures.

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic, professional integrity, who can help set the agenda for the architectural design of our society. We will place an emphasis on your familiarity with the concept of radical transformation both in terms of teaching and research, but also, if possible, from practice: having carried out specific projects.

You must want to be part of a dynamic research and teaching environment, ranging from practice in our fabrication labs to desk crits and academic research and dissem-ination. We place a particular emphasis on the applicant's desire and ability to con-tribute to teamwork involving cross-disciplinary collaboration with colleagues and external parties. International contacts and networks will also be rated highly.

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 teaching and research qualifications in the subject area of the advertisement on the level of a satisfactorily completed period of employment as an assistant professor. Such qualifications may have been obtained through documented research at international level or other further development or innovation of the subject area. Such as, for instance, through original artistic research at a high international level, or based on a considerable career in architecture at a high level.

To apply for this position, fill in the application form at https://aarch.dk/en/jobs/. You will be required to upload an application in which you give an account of your research and teaching interests relating to the subject area of the position. The total length of the application should 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 are also required to upload the following:

  • A CV
  • A portfolio containing selected examples of your professional, artistic, aca-demic and/or teaching-based practice (no more than 20 MB)
  • A list of publications
  • A copy of your certificate for the exams you have passed on the master level, and, if relevant, on the PhD

Applications must be sent digitally (as PDFs) and must have been received by the School no later than 12.00 noon on 11 March 2020.

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. The selection is based on the formal and academic requirements for applicants stated in the advertisement. All applicants will be informed whether their applications have been shortlisted for assessment.

More information
Please direct any questions about the position to Professor Mogens A. Morgen (T: +45 2170 0895 or E: mom@aarch.dk)



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