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April 21, 2014

Call for applications: lecturers for studio tutoring

Umeå School of Architecture
Light workshop. Photograph: Mette Harder.

Umeå School of Architecture
In September 2009, Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) was established. We are located in the newly built Arts Campus. The school is gradually developing into a laboratory of experimental architecture, with emphasis on artistic development work, where both education and research are conducted. At the present time, UMA consists of a faculty of about 30 teachers and researchers, 250 architect students at the Bachelor or Master levels, and a handful of PhD students. More information can be found at arch.umu.se.

The architecture school is, together with the Umeå Institute of Design, the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, HUMLab X, and Bildmuseet—the university museum of contemporary art—beautifully located at the newly built Arts Campus of Umeå University, a unique meeting place for the arts, the humanities, culture and technology in close proximity to the city center. The campus is an international hotspot for education and research where students from different fields meet and cooperate.

Lecturers for studio tutoring at Umeå School of Architecture
We need to strengthen our educational staff and are therefore searching for lecturers for studio tutoring. The positions are full-time and last through June 30, 2016, with a starting date of August 1, or by mutual agreement.

Main working tasks
The principal function will be teaching at the Bachelor and Master levels of the architectural design in studio environment. You are also expected to participate in the development of the architectural program with respect to pedagogical methods as well as with respect to the preparation of teaching materials and the development of new courses.

Qualifications
You must have a Master degree from a recognized school of architecture. In addition, knowledge and experience of the profession and/or experience from project-based teaching in a studio environment is required. You must be able to contribute to the ongoing discussion about the architect´s role in today’s society, on both an artistic and a social level, and you must have the skills and interest to rethink and develop architectural topics in both theory and practice. You must also be skilled in both writing and speaking English since this is the teaching language.

Other qualifications
Other desirable competences are within history and theory of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. Experience working on projects in architecture, arts or equivalent experience is also desirable.

Application
Your application should consist of a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and motives for applying, a curriculum vitae and relevant documentation of the required abilities: i.e. copies of degree certificate, copies of dissertations, portfolio and statements from previous employers. At least two references should be supplied. Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format. If the application is submitted on paper, it shall be submitted in duplicate.

For more information
Julia Ternström, Rector of Studies: [email protected] / T +46 (0) 90 786 90 98
Staffan Andersson, Head of Department: [email protected] / +46 (0) 90 786 75 45

Union information
SACO: [email protected] / T +46 (0) 90 786 53 65
SEKO: [email protected] / T +46 (0) 90 786 52 96
ST: [email protected] / T +46 (0) 90 786 54 31

Your complete application, marked with reference number AN 2.2.1.3-455-14, should be sent to [email protected] (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden, to arrive April 29 at the latest.


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