Chair (W2) of Architectural Conservation and Design

Dresden (DE)
23 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Architecture, Institute of Architectural History and Historic Preservation is inviting applications for the tenured 

Chair (W2) of Architectural Conservation and Design

to be filled as soon as possible.

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. Being 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 Architectural Heritage conservation and Design with a commitment to both teaching and research. The faculty attaches particular importance to the professor’s ability and expertise in continuing this field’s combination of the central architectural task of design with conservation-related issues of engineering, science and the humanities. We would also like to see the holder of the post generate and direct interdisciplinary projects with conservation authorities and research institutions. The professor is expected to teach architectural conservation and design primarily in the Diploma programme in architecture, but also in the Bachelor/Master programmes in landscape architecture and art history. He or she will be expected to participate in international cooperation and exchange programmes. The duties include participation in academic selfadministration.

Applicants should demonstrate a successful history of architectural research and practice in one of the core areas of heritage preservation. We expect well-founded theoretical and practical knowledge in the special field of architectural preservation and the ability to systematically advance this knowledge in research and teaching. Preferred is a candidate with good evidence of pedagogical aptitude and international professional/academic experiences since graduation. 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 applications including CV with your academic and professional background, account of architectural work, list of publications and courses taught as well as a certified copy of your highest academic degree, in printed and in electronic form (CD), to TU Dresden, Dekanin der Fakultät Architektur, Frau Prof. Dr.-Ing. Catrin Schmidt, D–01062 Dresden not later than 29.09.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

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