KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Associate Professor in Architecture with a focus on theory and method
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
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Published: 15 days ago
Application deadline: Apr 25
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Associate Professor in Architecture with a focus on theory and method

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is one of ten schools at KTH. We employ about 700 people and we have about 3 000 students. We have a unique breadth of subject range where we educate and research on future society, about how cities, buildings and infrastructure should be designed and built. On how to create a good living environment for people while taking into account environmental, energy, economic and social factors. We are proud of the good relations we have with industry and other players in the world.

Subject field

Architecture with a special focus on theory and method

Subject description

The subject encompasses studies and development of theory and method within research, design, and development within architecture. This includes a wide range of perspectives, such as those drawn from architectural technology, urban studies, history, theory, and critical studies in architecture. Further the subject involves multidisciplinary approaches including theories and methods from the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and from art and design.

Duties

The position demands participation in both research and education in first- and second-cycle courses within the architectural program, as well as supervision and participation in third cycle-courses within the doctoral program in architecture. The position also requires the development of practice-based research, and the construction of links between design and critical studies. Besides teaching on a practical basis, this also includes examination and course coordination as well as pedagogical development. Duties within research include independently establishing new collaborations and research projects through applications and research funding, as well as managing and developing research within the subject field and in collaboration with other subject fields and sub-areas within architecture. The position may include faculty work and leadership assignments in relation to both research and the education.

Eligibility requirements

Qualified for appointment as an associate professor is a person who has:

  • been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve, and
  • demonstrated teaching expertise

Grounds of assessment 

      1.  Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise within the subject field, demonstrated through scientific publication in journals and books that are relevant to the subject field, conference participation, establishing research collaborations as well as other commissions within the research community such as peer-review or expert assessments
  • teaching expertise within the subject field in first- and second-cycle education
  • documented teaching expertise and experience of supervision within the subject field in third-cycle education
  1. Of second highest importance is that the applicant has
  • experience of practice based research
  • ability to develop the subject field through research and education
  • ability to collaborate and establish national and international contacts
  • ability to initiate and run research projects and be awarded research grants
  • communicative ability, a structured way of working, quality awareness, independence and a high suitability for teamwork        
  1.  Of importance is that the applicant has
  • expertise in developing and managing activities and staff, which includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • experience in artistic- and design based-practices
  • ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work
  • shown administrative skills

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH:s web page.

Application

Your application should follow KTH:s CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH:s recruitment system in order to apply to this position online.

Other

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: VL-2016-0156
Contact:
  1. Anders Karlström/Professor, +46 8 790 92 63
  2. Helena Mattsson/Head of Department/Associate Prof, +46 8 790 60 61
Published: 2017-03-14
Last application date: 2017-04-25
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