AHO Oslo Søknadsfrist: 15.12.2018 aho.no

Professor or Associate Professor

Professor or Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture

About the position:
The Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) seeks a full time, tenured Professor or Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture. The school is especially interested in a practice-oriented accomplished landscape architect who collaboratively can contribute to the teaching and research in our Landscape Architecture programme.

Landscape Architecture at AHO:
The main foci at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape is the design of the built environment with particular emphasis on urban design, spatial landscape planning and landscape architecture. The institute takes a broad and cross-disciplinary approach to these fields. In this context, Landscape Architecture is viewed as a discipline in its own right as well as an integral part of urbanism. The institute has a strong international profile, with a well-established network of partner institutions within practice, teaching and R&D.

The Master Programme in Landscape Architecture was established in 2005 and accredited in 2009. The programme was developed in response to needs for a focus on the relationship between landscape and contemporary urban issues. In 2018 an integral five year joint degree started in collaboration with the University in Tromsø.

Required Qualifications and Responsibilities
Candidates should have a professional degree in Landscape Architecture or equivalent extensive experience through practice, teaching and research. Candidates must document excellence in current practice, as well as a successful pedagogic agenda informed by practice on a high artistic level. In particular we call for a person that teaches a yearly cycle of studios focusing on the park- and city scale.

Furthermore, 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 the expanding academic milieu at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape and the school as a whole. The teaching language at AHO’s graduate courses is English, however, knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is desired.

Responsibilities:

•   Actively participate in the refining of the institute’s existing curriculum
•   Teaching and advising students at master level. Including diploma works that leads to a degree in Landscape Architecture
•   Taking an active part in the conduct of research projects in the fields of Urbanism and Landscape Architecture    
•  Contributing to the institute’s international, multi-disciplinary research and teaching network. 
•   Through teaching and research strengthen the links between research and design

Applicants must submit the following documents in pdf format as attachments to the electronic application:
•    Application letter
•    CV
•    References
•    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

We offer:
•    An annual salary of NOK 619.300 - NOK 713.600 for Associate Professor and NOK 713.600 - NOK 848.800 for Professor, depending on qualifications
•    A professionally stimulating working environment
•    Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (a monthly deduction of 2% of gross salary will be made as a contribution tothe fund)

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.

Questions regarding the professorship can be addressed to Head of institute Marianne Skjulhaug,   (+47)93091091, e-mail

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