The Department of Architecture at Technical University of Darmstadt invites applications for a vacant
Full Professorship (W3) in
“Architectural Design and Housing”
(Code. No. 80)
The professorship will be responsible for the department "Architectural Design and Housing" in the division “Building Planning” and will represent the department in research and teaching.
The department is looking for an internationally/nationally recognized personality who, as a designing architect, can demonstrate an excellent and awarded body of built work that significantly advances current issues in housing and is connected to current discourses in society, politics, and research. In addition, it is expected that the subject of housing has been experimentally and strategically addressed in projects in a way that demonstrates potential for the multi-disciplinary research field of “design and housing”.
The department teaches and researches the design methodology in housing and the architectural foundations of housing in their entire breadth, dealing with the essential needs of people, spatial and design qualities, as well as socio-political and sociological issues. Teaching duties are carried out in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs of the Department of Architecture.
In the future, the position holder will be expected to conduct research activities, for example, in the development of new housing typologies against the background of social change, the effects of the climate crisis, or the transformation process of existing buildings. In this context, particular attention should be paid to the interdisciplinary linkage of these specific thematic foci with the issues of urban planning, sociology and political science, which deal, among other things, with the effects of mobility behavior, migration, diversity or an aging society, as well as the ever-increasing urgency of these topics in the overall societal discussion. Further, experience with or a strong willingness to engage in national and international cooperation and interdisciplinary work both within the Department of Architecture and with other departments and research institutions is expected.
A degree in architecture followed by a doctorate or achievements equivalent to a doctorate is required. Furthermore, excellent practical work as an architect is expected. In work and publications, innovative approaches in the fields described above should be demonstrated in harmony with design and drafting skills. The didactic-pedagogical aptitude as well as the willingness to participate in the academic self-administration are required.
The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German “WBesoldung” and subject to negotiations between the applicant and the university directorate. The regulations for employment arespecified under §§ 67 and 68 HessHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).
As part of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region, Technical University of Darmstadt and its surroundings are characterized by living internationality. The core element of this is a cosmopolitan climate with functional multilingualism at our university. Therefore, very good English and, at the latest after three years, good German language skills are expected. Technical University of Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates toapply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. TechnicalUniversity of Darmstadt is certified as a
family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.
Applications should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Prof.’in Christiane Salge, El-Lissitzky-Strasse 1, D-64287 Darmstadt, preferably in electronic form (a single PDF file) to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
. Applications should include the identification number and the usual documents, in particular a curriculum vitae, a list of works, a list of publications, an overview of previous teaching activities and a description of scientific activities, copies of diplomas and certificates (including the certificate of university entrance qualification) as well as a teaching and research concept (max. 3 or 4 pages). Should you have any questions, please contact the Dean’s Office at the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: March 19, 2023