The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering now has an open position
as full professor or associate professor (open rank) in Housing
Architecture. The position is central in the department's work to strengthen
research and education in the area of housing architecture and planning. This
is an area where social and sustainability issues are integrated, and is
particularly important to the development of our urban environments. You will
conduct housing research and education connected to the department's design
based project education, and engage in research activities. You will also
contribute to outreach activities, as well as being active in the Centre for
Housing Architecture .
The department and the division
Research and education in Architecture at Chalmers has a strong profile in
sustainability, working with societal challenges in the built environment. The
department´s teaching and research in architecture, urbanism and design
processes integrate practice-based, artistic and scientific methods to explore
the broad aspects of the subject area architecture. This spans from building
technology, design approaches, and spatial structures to design methods,
transformation of built environments and its role in sustainable development.
Our goal is to develop knowledge to support development of the built
environment and architectural design based on high scientific and artistic
The division of Building Design conducts research and education in the field
of planning and design of buildings. The division focuses on all aspects and
phases of building design starting with users' needs, over program and design
stages as well as studying use and experiences of the built environment. It
has a strong position within housing and healthcare but is also active in the
areas of sustainable renovation and transformation of buildings.
Planning and design of housing and residential buildings is one of the
architects´ core competencies and relates to our everyday life in a profound
way – it concerns us all. Housing issues also have high relevance through the
ongoing changes in family situations, migration and the aging society as well
as the need for an increase in housing production. The subject has a long and
strong tradition within the department. The department is also host to the
Centre for Housing Architecture, CBA. The center is a platform for knowledge
sharing, discussion, development and research. The platform aims at increased
collaboration between business and academia. You will be expected to engage
and take a leading role in the activities of the center.
You will play a leading role in both research and education. You will also
support the department's leadership team in order to fulfil the vision and
mission of the department in the area. This will include tasks such as
identifying strategic research directions, obtaining research funding,
attracting and retaining highly qualified researchers and contributing to a
nurturing work environment.
The position includes teaching assignments on both bachelor and masters level,
research courses and supervision of PhD students. Example of courses you are
expected to engage in are Boendets rum , Stadsbostaden on Bachelor level
and the Master's studio Housing inventions.
Full-time permanent employment.
We are looking for an established researcher with a PhD in Architecture
with focus on housing or in an adjacent field, who is active within research
and development. You have good collaborating skills and appreciate the
creative work in teams. You are used to communicating with society outside the
research community and have experience of collaborating with practice.
The position requires scientific competence and experience from research and
supervision of PhD students. You have been responsible for research projects,
supervised or co-supervised PhD candidates, written peer reviewed papers as
well as having an overview over the AEC sector and its role in society. We
expect you to have the ambition and the ability to take on a leading role in
research in your subject area. An understanding of the Swedish housing market,
its actors and design and sustainability challenges is meritorious, as well as
a broad network of contacts in residential planning and construction in a
You are a skilful pedagogue who is used to teaching on different levels,
bachelor as well as master's level. We therefore place an emphasis on your
pedagogical portfolio and your teaching objectives. You should have completed
(or be able to complete within two years of an appointment) courses in
teaching and learning in higher education (15 higher education credits).
Since both your own research and doctoral students to a large extent are
financed by external funding, we expect you to have experience in formulating
research ideas, concepts and projects and successfully applying for research
grants. Experience of research and development in business or public sector is
a merit, as well as a strong documented national and international network
with practitioners and researchers in the field.
Good communicative skills in Swedish, or another Scandinavian language, and
English is required. If Swedish is not your native language, we would like you
to be able to teach in Swedish on undergraduate level after two years.
Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
This position is advertised as an open-rank position on either full professor,
professor or associate professor level. The selected level of the position
will be decided based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. For a
definition of the academic level for the three positions, please consult our
Rules of Procedure – Chalmers University of Technology's Appointment
Regulations for Teaching and Research Faculty. Full professor section 6.1,
Professor section 6.2 and associate professor section 6.3. Your qualifications
and academic level will be evaluated by the department, Chalmers Faculty
Appointment Committee and external scientific and pedagogical evaluators.
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with
equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for
excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all
activities at Chalmers.
The application should be marked with Ref 20210478 and written in English. The
application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as
CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, reference number)
• complete list of publications, (Divided into peer reviewed/non peer
reviewed journal articles,conference contributions, etc)
• Two references that we can contact
Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter,
Family name, reference number)
1-3 pages where you: • Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results • Describe your future goals and future research focus
Pedagogical qualifications: ( Please name the document as: Pedagogical
portfolio, Family name, Ref number)
• Please use the specified format for the Pedagogical Portfolio when you
compile your pedagogical qualifications.
• Please attach certificates for completed courses in pedagogy (15 higher
education credits). Other appendices include, for example, course
evaluations, certificates for pedagogical prices, or any course materials that
you have developed and that can strengthen your pedagogical portfolio.
• Attach certificate verifying the title "oavlönad docent".
• Copies of your most relevant publications in full format (maximum of ten
publications). It is a good idea to attach the files as a PDF or compress
them into a Zip file.
• Copies of a maximum of ten other publications that substantiate your other
qualifications (for example, educational publications and popular science
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 7 February, 2022
For questions, please contact:
Professor Göran Lindahl, Head of Division
firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 31 772 5495
Professor Fredrik Nilsson, Head of Department
email@example.com, +46 31 772 2456
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with this position.
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