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Associate Professor in Architecture and Wellbeing

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology a position as Associate Professor in Architecture and Wellbeing is open for appointment from March 1st, 2020 or soon hereafter. 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, 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

At Aalborg University, the architecture research environment works cross-disciplinary integrating functional, technical, social, and aesthetic elements of architecture and we expect that the applicant master architectural research within an integrated design perspective. The department wishes to enhance its research within social sustainability, health and wellbeing and welfare architecture; focusing on an architectural research that explores a user perspective in architectural design. The candidate shall have an interest to contribute to the department’s theoretical focus on themes such as atmospheres and affordances, and address the SDG goals.
The applicant for the position must have a PhD-degree and a relevant background in architecture and/or architectural engineering.

Job description
The position is permanent and the applicant will be part of an ambitious research and teaching environment. We expect that the applicant will contribute to the research activities at the department by individually and collectively contributions to the development of externally funded research projects. The position will contain teaching obligations primarily in relation to the Architectural and Urban design programs at the department but also in some extend to related programs at the University, as well as containing administrative tasks related to the department.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Marwa Dabaieh, mail: mada@create.aau.dk, Tel: +45 99407452

Qualification requirements: 

The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority 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.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7553.

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


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.

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