Lecturer in Architecture (fixed-term)

Umea University
December 05, 2022
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Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Background

The University of Architecture is now hiring a lecturer in architecture with a focus on sustainable building technology and materials. This is a full-time, temporary position of 12 months. The start date is January 1, 2023, unless otherwise agreed. The deadline to apply is 5 December 2022.

Umeå School of Architecture

Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University (UMA) was established in 2009 and is now located in beautiful and expedient premises at Umeå University Arts Campus. The school has been gradually built up as an international laboratory for experimental architecture, in which both education and research are carried out. UMA currently has approximately 290 students in a five-year Architecture Programme and a Masters Programme. Around 30 teachers and researchers are currently working at the school. More information can be found at: www. arch.umu.se.

The Umeå Arts Campus is beautifully situated by the Umeå River; the closest neighbours are the Umeå Institute of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts, Bildmuseet and the science centre Curiosum. The Arts Campus is an international ‘hot spot' for education and research, where students and researchers meet and collaborate in the creative field.

Job description

The main tasks include teaching in a studio environment at bachelor's and master's level within the Architecture Programme. The main part of the teaching consists of individual supervision with students where the design process and methods for developing architectural projects are in focus. This includes everything from preparation to implementation of teaching, supervision, examination, presentations and production of teaching material.

Qualifications

Qualified to be appointed as a lecturer in architecture is someone who holds a Master's degree or higher in Architecture, or other professional skills of significance to the subject area of the appointment and the duties included therein.

We are seeking someone with documented experience of teaching, supervision and pedagogical development work at the university level in the subject area of ​​architecture with a focus on sustainable building technology and materials.

You have a good ability to conduct education in a pedagogically thought-out way, as well as the ability to create a stimulating study environment in collaboration with students and the local community. You have the ability to independently plan, organize and enhance educational activities and to guide students, along with an ability to create collaboration within education at all levels, with practitioners and with other actors in the field of architecture and society at large.

Experience from professional architectural practice with a focus on early stages of implementation with a focus on social, economic, and environmental sustainability in all stages is required. Knowledge of building materials and their properties from a sustainability perspective is also required.

Very good verbal and written English communication skills is required.

Experience of working with learning platforms is an advantage.

To apply

You application should include:

  • A personal letter describing yourself and your motivation for applying (max 2 pages).
  • A personal vision of architecture and how this can be related to the education programme (max 5 pages).
  • CV with publication list
  • Attested copies of diplomas
  • Attested copy of academic course transcripts and/or grades
  • Name and contact details of a minimum of two references
  • Other documents you wish to adduce
  • All applications are to be submitted via our recruitment system Varbi. All applications need to be submitted in full at the latest by 5 December 2022.

    More information

    For more information, please contact:

    Head of Department, Mikael Henningsson, +46 90 786 57 98, mikael.henningsson@umu.se.

    Deputy Head of Department Sara Thor, +46 90 786 79 24, sara.thor@umu.se

    Umeå University strives to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current position.

    We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

    Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University (UMA) was established in 2009 and is now located in beautiful and expedient premises at Umeå University Arts Campus. The school has been gradually built up as an international laboratory for experimental architecture, in which both education and research are carried out. UMA currently has approximately 290 students in a five-year Architecture Programme and a Masters Programme. Around 30 teachers and researchers are currently working at the school. More information can be found at: www. arch.umu.se.

    The Umeå Arts Campus is beautifully situated by the Umeå River; the closest neighbours are the Umeå Institute of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts, Bildmuseet and the science centre Curiosum. The Arts Campus is an international ‘hot spot' for education and research, where students and researchers meet and collaborate in the creative field.

    Umeå University strives to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.

    We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Umeå County Västerbottens län Country Sweden Reference number AN 2.2.1-1625-22 Contact

  • Mikael Henningsson, 090-7865798
  • Union representative

  • SACO, 090-7865365
  • SEKO, 090-7865296
  • ST, 090-7865431
  • Published 10.Nov.2022 Last application date 05.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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