Professor / Associate Professor of Architectural Design: Space & Technique
About the possition:
The Institute of Architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) seeks a full time Professor / Associate Professor in Architectural Design and Research, with a special focus on the spatial basis of architecture. The current position has the responsibility for leading the Group ?Space & Technique", which provides courses in spatial exploration, tectonic studies and a collaborative studio with international guest professors. Specific assignments and responsibilities will however be developed with regard to applicants' profile. The position calls for broad architectural experience in practice, teaching, research and international collaboration.
The Institute seeks to refine and develop a unique teaching and research environment on an international level. Through focused initiatives in the areas of the building arts, experimental practice and the study of specific program typologies, the institute builds on its studio-based organization to develop an advanced research and design environment.
Candidates must have a professional degree in Architecture and possess experience in architectural design and teaching. Applications must contain a proposal for a field of research. A PhD degree or documentation of other equivalent research competence is mandatory.
The position is founded on artistic qualifications. For further information see; Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts
We seek applicants who are open to cooperative efforts and are able to communicate easily with colleagues and students. The successful candidate must show a willingness to contribute positively to a collaborative academic milieu at the school. The teaching language at AHO's master-level courses is English. However, knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is helpful.
• Active participation in the development and expansion of the institute's existing curriculum
• Researched based teaching and advising students in design at foundation level, design studios at Master level and PhD supervision
• Active participation in research development related to institute strategies
• Contribution to developing the institute's international, multi-disciplinary research and teaching network
Applicants must submit the following documents in pdf format as attachments to the electronic application:
• Educational degrees, certificates and/or diplomas
• A maximum of 10 works which the applicant regards as most relevant for the position.
• A statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 pages)
• A description of planned research themes (max. 2 pages)
All material in the application is to be submitted electronically at www.jobbnorge.no
Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Head of department Erik Langdalen, tel. (+47) 982 86 398, e-mail
In the light of a personnel policy aiming at a working staff which reflects the composition of the population in general as regards gender and cultural diversity, women and persons with a minority background are particularly encouraged to apply for the position.
More information about AHO can be found at www.aho.no
Jobbnorge ID: 153061, Deadline: 27.08.2018
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is a specialized university and a leading international architecture and design school that provides education within architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism and design. AHOs fields of knowledge focus on design in all scales; objects, buildings, urban areas and landscaping. AHO is organized into four institutes, and has approx. 700 students and 145 employees.
The Institute of Architecture teaches and researches architectural design through a series of focal areas including sustainability, computation, housing and local building. The Institute sees architecture in an artistic, explorative and critical sense that includes but also exceeds the technologies of design and building. Through numerous master studios and a research-based approach to teaching, the Institute provides core architectural competence.