Research Assistant in Adaptive Architecture

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture and Media Technology a position as Research Assistant in Adaptive Architecture is open for appointment from February 1st or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 22 months. The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

The position as a research assistant in adaptive architecture is placed in the Architectural Section at the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, and contains primarily research activities and possibly teaching activities. The position has a strong focus on experimental research on questions concerning adaptive architectural envelopes and is connected to the research project ‘Thermal Adaptive Architecture’. The research is based on hybrid methods, focused on both computational systems and material systems investigations.

The candidate for this position must have a relevant background in architecture and/or architectural engineering with proven experience, knowledge and skills in developing and working with adaptive envelopes and architectural experimentation.

The applicant will work with research and teaching along with other engineers and architects employed at the Architectural Section. This work requires knowledge and experience with problem based and project oriented learning, integrated design and use of digital methods and tools as Grasshopper, Rhino, and parametric design at university level. Scripting capabilities is an advantage.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Isak Worre Foged, email iwfo@create.aau.dk
 
Qualification requirements:
The required level of qualifications is at master level. 

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
  • Copy of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and, if any, PhD) On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • 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.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9680.

Appointment to Research Assistant may be for a period of up to three years. Reappointment may be made, but a Research Assistant can only be appointed to Research Assistant for a period of maximum three years. Further information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

Vacancy number

2018-224-02074

Deadline

01/01/2019

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

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