Chair (W2) of Design Fundamentals (Spatial Design and Building Composition)

Germany (DE)
27 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Architecture, Institute of Buildings and Design is inviting applications for the tenured

Chair (W2) of Design Fundamentals
(Spatial Design and Building Composition)

to be filled from summer semester 2018.

As one of the major schools of architecture in Germany, the Faculty of Architecture pursues an integrated approach combining analytical, research-oriented areas and the practical fields of design and planning, joining their different methods and practices. One of Germany’s eleven “universities of excellence”, TU Dresden provides ideal conditions for a highly attractive transdisciplinary research network, particularly through its close cooperation with research and cultural institutions outside university (DRESDEN-concept).

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of Design Fundamentals in Spatial Design and Building Composition (Gestaltungslehre) with a commitment to both teaching and research. This encompasses the instruction of general overarching design principles in the academic programmes of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Vocational Education and Design as well as the advanced applications of Spatial Design and Building Composition at the levels of urban space, building-form and facade as well as interior space involving the complex of Space-Color-Light.  In research, the candidate is offered the chance to further develop the established and renowned profile of the Chair, for example including the teaching and research cluster of Colour-Light associated with the university’s collection of colour theory. The applicant will be expected to participate in international cooperation and exchange programmes. The duties include participation in academic selfadministration.

The faculty especially focuses on finding a person with a university degree in a creative discipline like Architecture or an area of Design who has an excellent professional and academic reputation and is able to inspire students for Design Fundamentals (Gestaltung). In addition, it is crucial that the candidate is experienced in establishing research foci for future scientific contributions to the field. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding professional abilities and special sensibilities for architectural space and form and be able to address not only architects but also students in other design disciplines. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching are expected. A candidate’s readiness to offer occasional courses in English and to take up residency in Dresden is desirable. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements § 58 of the Act Governing Academic Freedom in Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Saxon Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act – SächsHSFG).

TU Dresden offers an excellent working environment in a lively academic community. The University seeks to employ more women professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. TU Dresden is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service.If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty (Ms Henrike Schoper, +49 351 463-35392) or the Representative of the Disabled (Ms Birgit Kliemann, Tel. +49 351 463-33175).

Please send your application together with a CV, a description of your scientific career and works, a list of publications and teaching activities, as well as a certified copy of your highest academic degree in printed and electronic form (CD) to: TU Dresden, Dekanin der Fakultät Architektur, Frau Prof. Dr.-Ing. Catrin Schmidt, D- 01062 Dresden not later than 30.03.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

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