Professor in Environmental Sustainable Architecture

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technolgy a position as Professor in Environmental Sustainable Architecture is open for appointment from December 1st, 2017, or soon hereafter. By the professorship, Aalborg University wants to develop its position within environmental sustainable architecture and building design research where we are QS ranked as the only Danish university among the top 100 universities worldwide and the top 50 in Europe in the area Architecture and the Build environment. The research field of architecture at Aalborg University is a cross-disciplinary research environment that works integrated with the interrelation of structural, technical, functional and aesthetical elements of architecture. Thus, the research environment accentuates the close relationship between architecture and engineering with the overall purpose of strengthening the quality of the built environment along with the quality of human life. The cross-disciplinary approach is a cornerstone in research, education and practice and aims to fully integrate engineering and architectural approaches. To see more, please visit:; and

Job description

Applicant profile
The applicant is an experienced researcher with a relevant background in architecture who has published within the field of architecture and in particular within the field of environmental sustainable architecture. The applicant must have a strong theoretical and methodological foundation within architecture and have relevant experience  within the field of sustainable and environmental architecture. Emphasis is on a profile with a holistic and integrated multidisciplinary approach to architecture, including being able to use research-based knowledge in teaching, research and knowledge dissemination. Further, it is expected that the applicant is part of international research networks and has experience with writing, fundraising  and managing research projects.

Job description
The applicant will be part of an ambitious research and teaching environment and it is expected that the candidate will be a leading figure in the further development of the section of Architecture and Urban Design - and in particular in the continuous building up of the sustainable architecture research field at the department. Thus, we expect that the applicant will actively participate in the daily life at the department and actively contribute to the knowledge production through publications, externally funded research projects, networking etc. Finally, the position will contain teaching obligations in relation to teaching programs related to the architecture study program.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Department Hans Jørgen Andersen, tel. +45 9940 8834 or mail

Qualification requirements:
The successful applicant can demonstrate a documented high level of original scientific production at an international level, including proven further development of the research area in question. An assessment of the candidate’s undertaking of research management and/or other possible management functions will also be taken into account. In addition the applicant is expected to have the qualifications required for undertaking teaching responsibilities. Special contributions to and development of educational and teaching related areas will be considered in the overall assessment. 

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
  • Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 9680.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here. 


Appointment and salary acc. to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State. Employment as Professor is in accordance with a classified position on scale 37. In addition, a pensionable increment will be given. 

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Fri Oct 06 00:00:00 CEST 2017

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

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