The Department of Architecture and the Built Environment is recruiting a university lecturer in Urban Design and Urbanism with an established track record of research and professional experience in urban design for sustainable development and collaboration on urban issues. Familiarity with sector-wide and transdisciplinary research work is crucial to the subject group’s development. Applicants should have the ability to successfully attract external funding in the coming years. A background in architecture, planning or urban design is a prerequisite for participation in the practice-based teaching within the subject of urban design.
Urban Design and Urbanism, with a focus on sustainable urban design.
The subject Urban Design and Urbanism urban planning and the design of the public space to achieve sustainable development goals. Research within the subject mainly concerns studies of urban space and its potentialities. Furthermore, issues of social segregation, blue-green solutions in open urban spaces, support for sustainable everyday activities, and how spatial design and materiality affect human interactions are studied. Urban design and urbanism include both scientifically and artistically oriented approaches. The breadth of the subject provides opportunities for qualitative and quantitative investigations and a diversity of artistic and scientific methods and modes of expression. The focus on sustainable urban design is about the design of cities, urban places and environments in relation to sustainability aspects – social, ecological and economic. This includes spatial design at multiple scales, in relation to a wide range of architecturally relevant aspects. The concept of liveable environments is central to the subject and is discussed in terms of spatial inclusion/exclusion, sustainability and democracy, equality and diversity, accessibility to housing and public spaces, the form and morphology of the city, urban/rural interfaces and lifestyle, and space and culture. Research and teaching also deal with topics such as urban transformations, sustainable urban landscapes, climate adaptation, social structures and digitization as well as biological diversity, circular processes and creative reuse. The subject’s dominant focus on sustainable urban development provides multiple opportunities for research-oriented development in the coming years.
Work duties include:
- Research within the subject area.
- Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of study.
- Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.
- Active pursuit of external research funding.
- Collaboration with industry and wider society.
- Course planning in consultation with colleagues.
- Management tasks, e.g. director of Master’s education may be relevant
- Administration related to the work duties listed above.
Appointment to senior lecturer requires that the applicant has:
- A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
- Demonstrated teaching expertise.
- Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means, unless there are valid reasons.