December 13, 2022

Professorship for Building Typology and Design

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Photo: Bernd Seeland.

The Department of Architecture—as part of the Division “Natural and Built Environment”—of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) invites applications for a W3—Professorship for Building Typology and Design at the Institute of Design, Art and Theory (EKUT) to be commenced at the summer semester 2024. The professorship is part of the collegial management of the Institute.

The tasks of the professorship include the education of students in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in architecture with a special focus on the theme of building typology. The supervision of final theses as well as the promotion of young academics belong to the scope of duties.

Questions of building typology are to be central to the professorship’s research, acquisition of third-party funds, international visibility, networking, symposia and publication of academic work. KIT offers the opportunity to participate in extensive infrastructures.

We assume that candidates have a good command of English and we expect the willingness to learn German.

The holder of the professorship is expected to represent the subject of building design in its full breadth and to develop it in a progressive manner. An active role in the self-administration of the KIT-Department, the Division as well as the KIT-Centers is expected.

We seek architects who have distinguished themselves through their practice and research by both creating an outstanding body of work in architecture and by demonstrating excellent scientific-methodological skills. They should be eager to bring these achievements to their teaching and research at the KIT-Department of Architecture.

The candidate’s own work should demonstrate concentrated research-through-design on building typology, especially in regard to current societal, ecological, and cultural aspects.

In addition to the general requirements under civil service law, the requirements for employment include a university degree in architecture, pedagogical aptitude and didactic skills, as well as a special aptitude for academic/scientific work, as evidenced by a doctorate, habilitation, or equivalent achievements.

Employment conditions as outlined in section 47 LHG (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges) in conjunction with section 20 KITG (KIT-Act) in the version applicable until the legal validity of the 2. KIT-Weiterentwicklungsgesetz (2nd KIT Further Development Act) shall apply.

Institute: Division “Natural and Built Environment” / Institute of Design, Art and Theory (EKUT)
Contract duration: unlimited
Starting date: April 1, 2024
Application up to: January 16, 2023

Contact person in line-management: For further information please contact Prof. Markus Neppl, email: [email protected].

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, academic career with certificates, portfolio of own building and research projects, list of relevant publications, presentation of personal understanding of research and teaching with a didactic concept for teaching the subject Building Typology and Design, two pages each) should be submitted as PDF, max. 30 A4 pages with max. ten MB as well as an abstract to the application documents (scientific curriculum), and three of the most important publications and their summary in digital form (PDF) to be addressed to the chairman of the appointment committee in Division IV at the KIT-Department of Architecture and to be submitted at dekanat [​at​]

For an internationally comparative review, we kindly ask you to submit the following documents additionally in English as PDF: the curriculum vitae (CV) as well as a (proposed) research and teaching concept (research plan, teaching concept).

An information sheet on the requirements profile of the professorship with regard to teaching and research as well as the template for the abstract of the application documents (Scientific Curriculum) may be requested from the Dean’s Office of the KIT-Department.

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified. The processing of personal data by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is carried out according to the Privacy Policy.

The KIT is certified as a family-friendly university and offers part-time employment, leaves of absence, a Dual Career Service and coaching to actively promote work-life-balance.

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