Junior Professorship in Plant Use in Landscape Architecture 

Dresden, (DE)
23 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Faculty of Architecture, Institute of Landscape Architecture is inviting applications for the  

Junior Professorship (W1) 
in Plant Use in Landscape Architecture 

to be filled by 01.10.2019. Junior Professors will be offered as an employment position with a four year contract. Provided that her or his performance will be evaluated positively, employment may be extended to a total of 6 years. 

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 holder of the position will represent the field of Plant Use in Landscape Architecture in research and teaching. The initial teaching obligation is 4 hours per week. In the fifth and sixth year the teaching obligation is 6 hours per week. Plant Use includes knowledge of characteristics, site requirements and properties of hardy bedding plants, insofar as they are of significance for vegetation planning purposes in landscape architecture. Based on these fundamentals, the main responsibility of the professorship lies in planning and design of vegetation as a means of shaping urban green spaces. In addition, the field of plant utilization also includes management. The teaching and research responsibilities of the professorship comprise mainly ecological, functional, esthetic and care-related aspects in the selection of species and utilization of bedding plants. Research on the psychic and social relevance of plants is a desirable, supplementary field. The professor is expected to teach primarily in the Bachelor/Master programmes in landscape architecture. He or she will be expected to participate in international cooperation and exchange programmes. The duties include participation in academic self-administration.

We expect well-founded theoretical and practical knowledge in the special field of Plant Use in Landscape Architecture. 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. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 63 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Higher Education Act of the Free State of Saxony – SächsHSFG).

TU Dresden offers an excellent working environment in a lively academic community and a programme that is tailored towards the specific needs of junior professors. Junior professors will find network meetings, mentoring programmes and also training packages and individual coaching particularly helpful. For further information please go to:

The University seeks to employ more female 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 of Architecture (Ms Henrike Schoper, +49 351 463-35392) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms Birgit Kliemann, +49 351 463-33175).

Please send applications including CV with your academic
and professional background, account of work, list of publications and courses taught, results of teaching evaluations (preferably of the last three years) as well as a certified copy of your highest academic degree, in printed to TU Dresden, Dekanin der Fakultät Architektur, Frau Prof. Dr.-Ing. Catrin Schmidt, D – 01062 Dresden not later than 01.06.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) and in electronic form (CD or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it to