Associate Professor position in Architecture, Geography, Urban planning studies

    Associate Professor position in Architecture, Geography, Urban planning studies

    Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Planning, Policies and Practices, at Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    July 05, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAssociate Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Architecture
    – Geography
    – Urban planning studies
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of People and Technology
    Roskilde University
    Contract Period1 Year
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent within architecture, geography, urban planning studies or similar. Applicants are referred to the university’s “Faculty expectations”, indicating promotion criteria and expectations for employment categories, specifically associate professor for this position. Due to the nature of teaching and research associated with the position, applicants must be able to work and communicate in danish, with 2 years of employment.


    Documented scientific qualifications such as an assistant professor equivalent in relation to the above-mentioned subject area(s) include:

    • an international track record of publishing in high-quality journals and publishing houses
    • a clear and substantial academic anchoring in the research areas of sustainable urban planning, policies and practices and be able to document research and teaching experience within these areas
    • documented research and teaching qualifications corresponding to what can be achieved through satisfactory appointment as an assistant professor in relation to the above-mentioned subject areas
    • experience with education in relation to multidisciplinary work and preferably experience with teaching and guidance at university level in problem-oriented project work or similar teaching methods
    • academic experience basis, including international academic experience, e.g. from PhD opponent work, PhD courses, editor work, reviewing academic papers/books and/or from organizing research conferences or seminars
    • experience with collaboration with external partners
    • a track record of externally financed research projects

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The associate professor’s work will primarily include research (including publication/academic dissemination work) and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations. In addition to this, the position also requires sharing knowledge broadly – including participation in public debate. Furthermore, the associate professor is expected to manage research, provide guidance and supervision of assistant professors and researchers as well as take part in academic assessments.

    The ideal candidate is expected to

    • conduct and publish research at a high-ranking international level
    • actively contribute and take responsibility for the development of the research culture within the research group
    • establish own research profile within the research group and department
    • maintain a significant output of scientific publications
    • secure external research funding, and develop national and international research networks
    • teach, supervise, and assess students at BSc and MSc levels and contribute to the development of teaching and education at the department
    • supervise PhD students
    • participate in post-doctoral training and supervision of assistant professors as well as mentoring and career guidance of younger, fixed-term staff
    • take part in academic assessments
    • share knowledge with the rest of society and ensure impact of research – including participation in public debate
    • contribute to management and leadership through engagement in the Department

    How to Apply?

    • To apply, please click Apply Online button mentioned above
    • Only applications in English are accepted. 

    Documents Required

    • Cover letter 
    • CV 
    • Documentation of education 
    • Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here
    • A complete list of publications 
    • A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment
    • If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here

    About Research project

    We are looking for an applicant with a strong practice-oriented research profile within the manifold aspects of urban planning, planning systems and urban policies, in Denmark as well as internationally. We expect an applicant with strong research and teaching competences, who can analyze and communicate the social, economic and political processes that underpin current planning processes and regulation. Knowledge of, and preferably working experience within, Danish local and municipal planning and development, a strong network among actors in the field (ranging from municipalities to developers, the NGO sector and private foundations) as well as practical and theoretical understandings of policies, regulation and financing within the broad field of urban development are required for the position. We expect the candidate to have a broad knowledge of relevant methodological perspectives within the field of urban and regional studies. Familiarity with digital planning tools is an advantage. As the research group covers a range of disciplines and methodological expertise, documented ability to work in interdisciplinary ways with qualitative research is also an advantage. Teaching obligations will mainly be within the MSc program Planning Studies (Plan, By og Process) and the Humanistic-Technological Bachelor (Humtek) and NUPS (Nordic Urban Planning Studies). The applicant is also expected to participate in curriculum development and teaching within the new master’s program in By&Plan, which will open by September 2022. Due to the nature of teaching and research associated with the position, the successful candidate must be able to work and communicate in Danish, with 2 years of employment.

    About the Department

    Department of People and Technology is the largest department at RUC, and covers a range of subject areas, broadly focused on human – society – technology/system interactions and covering human, health and IT scientific fields as well as planning, intervention and design inclined fields. The position is based in the Space, Place, Mobility and Urban Studies research group, which focuses on spatial reorganization of society. This includes studying relations between everyday life, culture, settlement and industries as well as new forms of mobility, social exclusion, intercultural relations, new technologies and creative industries. All of which demand new approaches in theory and in practice.


    The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.  


    Dean Andreas de Neergaard
    Tel: (+45) 24434331

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    Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Planning, Policies and Practices

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