Full professor, Professor or Associate professor in Building Design

Chalmers University of Technology


February 7, 2022


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 qualities.

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.

Major responsibilities 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.

Contract terms Full-time permanent employment.

Your profile 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 Swedish context.

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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Application procedure 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 below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, reference number) including: • CV • 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".

Publications: • 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 articles)

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 goran.lindahl@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 5495

Professor Fredrik Nilsson, Head of Department fredrik.nilsson@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 2456

Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position.

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