Become a member of one of the leading research institutions in Germany
Evolve progressive and explorative urban design research in joint research projects
PhD candidate (m/f/d), up to 80% (part time) fixed term for 2 years (TV-L E13), extension possible
The Institute for Sustainable Urbanism ISU is a think-tank and design laboratory headed by Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow based at TU Braunschweig – one of Germany's nine leading Universities of Technologies. ISU research, teaching, and discourse focus on strategies and tools for sustainable urban development in the context of worldwide urbanization. Building up inter- and transdisciplinary projects within the TU Braunschweig core research area FUTURE CITY
(tu-braunschweig.de/stadtderzukunft), ISU teams up with scientists from environmental and social science, engineering, psychology, political science and data science, and cooperates with cities, communities and NGOs worldwide.
To advance innovative research, ISU is currently offering a fixed-term research position for a period of two years with further extension subject to availability of funding. The candidate will be part of the state of the art, multidisciplinary research and competence center on urban research and development rooted in the digital realm – the ISU SPatial Analytics + Crossdisciplinary Experimentation Lab (» ISUSPACELAB.org). The PhD examines and develops urban design solutions and novel methods, instruments and decision-making tools for an integral, multi-scale, human-centered and participatory urban design and planning practice. In particular, the candidate will be involved in the continued development and organizational set-up of the interdisciplinary Singapore ISUrF Hub (» ISUrF-Hub.org) to evolve progressive and explorative urban design research at the interface of urban design and production.About you
We are looking for exceptional applicants to conduct high impact research with
a master's degree (or equivalent) in architecture, urban planning or other related disciplines
proven experience and expertise in the field of urban production and industrial symbiosis and other ISU key research themes and application areas,
knowledge of programming in any language is preferable,
ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team,
excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills,
very strong verbal and written communication skills in English and preferably also German,
experience and commitment to delivering high quality and innovative teaching in the field of sustainable urbanism.
The vacancy consists of a part-time position (up to 80%) for a period of two years, with further employment subject to availability of funding. The remuneration is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and the TV-L 13 pay scale.
About TU Braunschweig
Technische Universität Braunschweig is the academic center of Braunschweig, City of Science, which lies in the heart of one of Europe's most active research regions. TU Braunschweig's faculties comprise a comprehensive engineering branch and a strong natural sciences branch, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, humanities and educational sciences. TU Braunschweig is part of TU9 – the group of leading Universities of Technologies in Germany. The TU Braunschweig fosters diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of culturally diverse backgrounds are much welcome. Applications can be in German or English. TU Braunschweig strives to diminish under-representation as defined by the NGG in all areas and positions. Therefore, women in particular are encouraged to apply. Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities. Applications not considered can only be returned against an addressed and sufficiently stamped return envelope. Application and travel costs are non-refundable. Personal data will be stored in connection with the recruitment and hiring process.
Applicants should submit their CV, incl. publication list, portfolio and writing samples (max. 3), preferably digitally, by August 18, 2021 to:
TU Braunschweig / Institute for Sustainable Urbanism ISU
Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow