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.

MSO Professorship in Emerging Sustainable Architecture

Aarhus School of Architecture wants to strengthen sustainability in architecture.

We are looking for applicants with strong skills in architecture and sustainability as well as relevant experience from research and development work. We emphasise knowledge about and experience with sustainable architecture as a building practice within a Nordic context. We expect you to be enthusiastic about the current challenges and opportunities that sustainability provides for architecture, and we expect you to have a holistic understanding of how technological, resource-related, social and spatial parameters can strengthen architectural sustainability.

The MSO professorship is a fixed-term, five-year position on a full-time basis. The MSO professorship should unfold what is currently ’emerging’ in relation to sustainability in a Nordic context. The MSO professor will be responsible for developing further the area in collaboration with the staff of the research lab and the teaching programme. The aim of the position is to challenge and develop current issues within the field of sustainability in research and teaching and also disseminate knowledge about the subject area to professionals and to a wider public. The MSO professorship must also help develop further architectural education within the area and ensure the conceptual, methodical and practical skills, which Aarhus School of Architecture will need to continue training skilled architects with a holistic approach.

To achieve this goal, Aarhus School of Architecture seeks an MSO professor with clear visions for developing the subject area of sustainable architecture. We expect applicants to have a significant original scientific production at an international level, artistic research at the highest international level, or a career background in architecture – or a similar field – at a high international level. We are looking for someone with a great commitment to teaching and dissemination, who wants to contribute to the professional and academic development objectives of Aarhus School of Architecture. 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 within both teaching and research.

Aarhus School of Architecture invites creative and innovative research and development projects within the area and calls for the development of teaching and research formats with the potential to make sustainability a central and natural part of the architectural education.

We would like the position filled no later than 1 January 2020. Remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC-fællesoverenskomsten).

The affiliation of the MSO professorship

The MSO professorship will be affiliated with Research Lab 3, Emerging Sustainable Architecture, and the related teaching programme of the same name. The research lab has a strong focus on reducing the growing distance between global and local societal challenges related to space and architecture. Cultural, social and technologically sustainable approaches, models and methods are investigated and define the research field.

Research Lab 3 focuses on the relationship between growing and current societal and environmental challenges relating to the design of space and the competencies, thinking and methods required to address these challenges.

The teaching activities of the position will be affiliated with the teaching programme Emerging Sustainable Architecture as well as with teaching activities across the school at all levels, from the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes to supplementary education and researcher training programmes.

Requirements for applicants and applications

Aarhus School of Architecture is looking for an MSO professor who has carried out internationally recognised research, development work, or who has practised within the advertised area. Applicants must have relevant teaching experience, good cooperative and pedagogical skills, a strong international network and, if possible, experience with the focus area from building practice. The application must account for the applicant’s interests within research and / or artistic research and the applicant’s visions for developing the subject area, as well as the applicant’s thoughts on the organisation of teaching and on cooperating with architectural practice.

To apply for this position, fill in the application form here. 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 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 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, academic and/or teaching-based practice (no more than 20 MB)
  • A list of publications

Deadline

Applications must be sent digitally (as PDFs) and must have been received by the school no later than 12.00 noon (CET) on 1 May 2019.

More information

Questions about the positions can be directed to Associate Professor Thomas R. Hilbert at +45 8936 0308 / th@aarch.dk or Head of Research Charlotte Bundgaard at +45 8936 0203 / cb@aarch.dk).

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