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 subject area of urban and landscape planning.

We are looking for a profile with sound experience from urban and landscape plan-ning - preferably both practical and research-oriented. The associate professor must contribute to teaching in the subject area at both bachelor, master and supplemen-tary education level. The associate professor must also be able to contribute to ongoing research at Aarhus School of Architecture.

We want to fill the vacant position with an applicant who has an architectural ap-proach to planning. That is, who has experience from and interest in the relationship between architecture, design and planning. At Aarhus School of Architecture, urban and landscape planning - both in terms of teaching and research - is closely con-nected with the subject areas urban design and landscape architecture.

We also work with heritage and cultural environments. It will therefore be an ad-vantage if the applicant has a broad skills profile in relation to these areas.

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 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, Archi-tecture 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 is concerned with value-based discussions of aesthetics, urban and landscape development, sustainability, restoration, conservation, etc.

The teaching programme spans the scales of architecture: from landscapes and cities to buildings and building additions. Under the common heading of transfor-mation, we work with historical structures that are worthy of preservation as well as with more recent architectural structures and contexts.

We expect the associate professor to be able to contribute broadly to research and teaching, including teaching at the four-year industrial master in cultural environ-ments and urban transformation and the supplementary education programme in urban planning.

We are looking for applicants with a strong, academic and professional integrity who can help set the agenda for the architectural design of our society.

We will emphasise that the applicant has significant professional knowledge about the Danish planning system and will be able to communicate this knowledge to students and the surrounding academic environment.

The associate professor will be part of a dynamic research and teaching environ-ment, ranging from practice in our production labs to desk crits and research and dissemination. We place a particular emphasis on the applicant's desire and ability to contribute to teamwork involving cross-disciplinary collaboration with colleagues and external parties. Relevant international contacts and networks will also be rated highly.

Aarhus School of Architecture invites all who have the relevant qualifications to apply.

Requirements for applicants and applications
The associate professor position 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 inter-national 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.

You apply by filling in the application form at http://aarch.dk/jobs. You will be re-quired 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 copy of your certificate for the exams you have passed on the master level, and, if relevant, on the PhD level
  • 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

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 will be 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 applications have been shortlisted for assessment.

More information
Please direct any questions regarding the position to Professor Tom Nielsen (T: +45 89360303 or E: tn@aarch.dk).



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