Associate Professor of Architecture

Trondheim, Norway
13 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
19 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Architectural design of medium and large-scale residential projects About the position

The position is part of a strategic initiative to strengthen teaching in architecture and practice-based research at the department. The position will cover architectural design of medium and large-scale residential projects. A key element will be the interface between architecture and urbanism.

Work description

  • Management of courses and development of learning methods that will ensure further development within the field and strengthen the Master's programme in architecture
  • Tutoring and lecturing at all levels of the Master's programme in architecture
  • Combining teaching with relevant architectural design  and practice-based research
  • Tutoring of PhD candidates within practice-based research

The position provide good opportunities for professional experimentation, in-depth studies and reflection in an academic environment characterised by the underlying values of trust, collaboration, responsibility and quality. 

Qualification requirements

Relevant candidates for the position must be able to document the following: 

  • Master's Degree in architecture
  • Architectural practice at a high international level in the form of built architecture and/or participation in architectural competitions 
  • Innovative capabilities in architectural production 
  • Proficient in English 

A completed fellowship programme of artistic development within the field of architecture, a doctoral degree or equivalent may cover part of the qualification requirements but cannot replace the requirement for documented architectural practice.

If there are no sufficiently qualified applicants, NTNU will consider a temporary engagement for up to 3 years to facilitate qualifying for a permanent position. If so, the permanent position may be filled without announcing a new vacancy but will be subject to an evaluation by an expert committee.

Other requirements: 

Pedagogical skills and qualifications will be emphasised. The evaluation will be based on documented material related to teaching, the form of presentation of academic works, experience in tutoring and teaching of doctoral and Master's degree students as well as other types of pedagogical backgrounds. Applicants with teaching experience at university level will be preferred. Quality and breadth will be evaluated.

Employees without any formal university teaching competence who cannot document any equivalent qualifications, will be obliged to complete an approved pedagogical development programme over the course of two years after being appointed to the position.
Applicants skilled in a Scandinavian language may be preferred. 

The holder of the position must abide by any decisions regarding changes resulting from developments within the field, as well as any organisational changes resulting from decisions concerning the activities of the university.

Reference is made to the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for the general criteria that apply for the positions.

Personal characteristics

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong pedagogical skills
  • Good overview of the field and ability to conduct reflected, analytical and critical subject-matter discussions with students and colleagues
  • Experience with teaching of architecture students, marking of exams, critics, workshops

During the evaluation of who is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as the motivation for the position.

We offer 

Salary and conditions

The remuneration for the position as associate professor (code 1011) is in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale. A statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund of 2% will be deducted from the salary. 

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any given time, and you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work following the appointment. 
It is assumed that the person appointed will reside in a location that will ensure that he /she may be present at and available to the institution.

For educational purposes newly employed academic staff who have not already mastered a Scandinavian language are required to achieve knowledge of Norwegian equivalent to Level 3 in the “Norwegian for Foreigners” courses provided by the Department of Linguistics, NTNU.

The Department will help newly appointed staff with organizing course attendance and will cover course costs. 

About the application

The application must provide an account of: 

  • Your qualifications from architectural practice and teaching
  • The plans for your own teaching and research as well as how these two main activities will be coordinated.
  • Your motivation for applying for the position

Documentation requirements for the application: 

  • A CV that includes an overview of completed architectural projects and professional recognition, for example awards, exhibitions and publications
  • Documentation of architectural design work, artistic development work and any academic work (up to 10 works). Collaborative work will be taken into consideration. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to a collaborative work, you must enclose a brief account of this contribution.
  • Name and contact details for three potential references
  • Any teaching experience and pedagogical qualifications. Use this list for relevant elements:
  • Certificates and references

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated by an appointed expert committee before the head of the department will issue a recommendation. Relevant candidates will be invited to interviews and pedagogical tests.

General information

Working at NTNU 

A good work environment is characterised by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions, and women are therefore encouraged to apply.

Under the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicants may be made public even if the applicants have requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Please submit any questions about the position to: Head of Department Lise Linge or Professor Steffen Wellinger

The application with CV, certificates and references must be submitted via Applicants invited to interviews must bring along certified copies of references and certificates.

The application must be marked with the reference number: 2018/39133

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Faculty of Architecture and Design

The Faculty of Architecture and Design conducts research and teaching in design, art, architecture, urban and regional planning, real estate development and facilities management, as well as traditional building crafts.The Faculty consists of four departments and a Faculty administration.

Deadline 19.05.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service NTNU Trondheim