Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, more than 9.000 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.
The Division "Natural and Built Environment" and the KIT Department of Architecture of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) invite applications for a
at the Institute of Building Design and Technology (IEB) to be commenced as of the next possible date.
The tenure-track professorship is funded by the “Holz Innovativ Program – HIP” (Innovative Wood Program) of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
The tasks of the tenure-track professorship include the education of students in the bachelor's and master's degree programs in architecture as well as research. In both education and research there should be a special focus on the development and implementation of prototypical component design solutions in the sense of material-appropriate and circular design and construction with wood. KIT offers the possibility to participate in extensive infrastructures.
The holder of the tenure-track professorship should be able to represent the subject internally and externally in an exemplary manner. The emphasis should be on teaching architecture design studios for the development of design and constructive-technical competences and skills in the field of timber construction with a special focus on the circular construction economy. Within its thematic focus the tenure-track professorship will offer design studios, seminars, and lectures as well as other teaching formats in the curriculum of KIT´s Department for Architecture. Design and material-specific principles should be applied while the existing building stock is to be understood as an urban mine. The objective is to prepare future generations of planners for a climate-friendly and circular building practice. Research should focus on the reuse and recycling of wood as a building material, in consultation and collaboration with other specialized professorships at KIT.
An active role in the self-governance of the KIT-Department, the KIT-Division as well as the appropriate KIT-Centers is expected.
KIT is seeking architects and young professionals who have distinguished themselves through their previous professional practice and research. Candidates should demonstrate their professional competence in architectural design and implementation of circular timber construction methodologies. They show outstanding skills in order to contribute this competence to teaching and research at the KIT- Department of Architecture.
Please note the prerequisites for employment according to § 14 (2) of the KIT Act in conjunction with § 51 LHG Baden-Württemberg (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges), as well as the quality assurance concept for junior professorships and tenure-track professorships at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT).
A university degree in architecture, pedagogical aptitude and special aptitude for scientific/research work are required; the latter is usually demonstrated by the outstanding quality of a doctorate or doctorate-adequate achievements. Experience in the acquisition and management of third-party funds is desirable. We assume a good command of English and expect the willingness to learn German.
The appointment as a tenure-track-Professor is for six years as a temporary civil servant or as a salaried employee; an interim evaluation takes place before the end of the third year of service. If the final evaluation is positive, the candidate is offered a permanent university professorship (W3). The evaluation procedure and the evaluation criteria follow the "Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-Track-Professorships at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)". Of particular importance are the following subject-specific focal points: Acquisition of third-party funding in the subject area, peer-reviewed articles in the subject area, publications in application-oriented journals, participation in conferences in the subject area, organization of conferences in the subject area, invited lectures in the subject area, and a positive evaluation in teaching.
We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.
Please submit appropriate applications with the usual documents in German or English (curriculum vitae, list of publications, diplomas/certificates, documents on previous research and teaching activities, project portfolio). We also ask for a presentation of your personal understanding of research and teaching with a didactic concept for the teaching of the subject of circular timber construction, 2 pages each. All documents are to be sent until October 1, 2023 using the vacancy number 2225/2023 in digital form to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Division IV – Natural and Built Environment, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, e-mail: email@example.com (preferably in a single pdf file of max. 30 DIN A4 pages and with max. 10 MB).
Furthermore, we ask for the following additional documents: abstract to the application documents (scientific curriculum), and at least one of the most important publications and its summary in digital form (PDF).
An information sheet on the requirements profile of the tenure-track professorship with regard to teaching and research as well as the template for the abstract of the application documents (Scientific Curriculum) should be requested from the Dean's Office of the KIT- Department of Architecture.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dirk E. Hebel, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a family-friendly university, KIT offers part-time employment, leaves of absence, a dual-career service and coaching to support the work-life balance.
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