Architect Job: Professor in Architecture

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Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University, is pleased to invite applications for the position of Professor in Architecture. At Umeå School of Architecture, you will be part of a forward-thinking and open environment where you can develop your own research in the subject area. We are looking for a candidate who with great freedom can experience and expertise to drive research forward and teach in their subject area at all levels. Take the chance to develop architecture in northern Sweden, with colleagues from all over the world. The deadline to apply is January 8, 2023.

Job description

The main responsibilities include research and teaching in the field of architecture. Once chosen for the position, we would work with you to determine the direction of the teaching and research in line with your subject expertise and departmental needs. The research time amounts to 75% of full-time for the first five years of employment. Thereafter, the distribution between research, teaching and other assignments may vary. 

You will hold an important role and with great freedom focus on the development of your research subject area at the department and within the university in both research and education at the undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate level. You will work to develop and maintain collaborations across departmental and disciplinary borders, plan and lead research projects, and keep stakeholders within and outside Umeå University informed about relevant research and development work. Assignments of administrative nature, including management assignments at departmental and other levels within Umeå University, may also occur. 

Eligibility requirements

A person who has demonstrated both research and educational expertise shall be qualified for appointment as a Professor. (Chapter 4, Section 3, Higher Education Ordinance). Research expertise refers to independent research work, the ability to plan and lead research activities and the ability to impart information about research to the outside world. Educational expertise refers to documented experience of planning, implementation, examination, and evaluation of teaching and is shown in a reflective approach to student learning and one’s own teaching role. 

Further details

As an employee at Umeå University, you’re offered a wide variety of benefits that promote a good work- life balance, read more about employee benefits here.

The location for the position is Umeå, and the chosen candidate is expected to move to Umeå. 


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