Senior Lecturer in Building Design

We are looking for a Senior Lecturer in Building Design who is excited to strengthen and develop teaching at the department, while also having a genuine interest in research. You will educate architects of the future, be part of our research groups working with architectural building design and building planning, and contribute to bridging academic research and education. The position is a full-time permanent faculty employment, to start as soon as possible. 

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
The position is located at the Department for Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE), division for Building Design. The department has about 235 employees encompassing a broad theoretical knowledge base from architecture, urbanism, building technology, water management, physical design, and spatial structures to design methods and transformation of built environments. At ACE, scientific methods and engineering are integrated with practice and design-based artistic architectural research, social sciences and the humanities. The combination of all of these perspectives allows for great interdisciplinary advancement in the field and a broader discussion. Together, we provide a comprehensive environment for architecture and civil engineering, well-equipped to take on the societal challenges of building a sustainable future.

The department has its own laboratories and workshops and also benefits from being physically located next to Chalmers Fuse, a maker space for the unique educational initiative called Tracks, offering students interdisciplinary courses in collaboration between different programmes.

The Division of Building Design
The division of Building Design, BD, is one of three divisions in the broader subject field of Architecture at ACE. BD embraces research and teaching in building design and building planning and production. Our goal is to develop knowledge to support a sustainable architectural design based on high artistic and scientific qualities.

The division has a longstanding tradition of specialization in housing research and education and a more recent excellence area in health care design. The division also has broad national and international collaborations and strong relations with partners outside academia. The division collaborates with two centres hosted by our department, The Center for Housing Architecture, CBA and The Centre for Healthcare Architecture CVA which are platforms for interaction between industry, public agencies and the academy.

Major responsibilities
You will contribute to strengthening the division in basic education and research. As we are responsible for a large number of courses and thesis works, our primary intention is to increase our capacity in teaching. Our courses and education are linked to research, so you are also expected to continue your research and bring them into teaching activities.

The appointment includes teaching assignments on both bachelor's and master's levels in building design with a specific focus on teaching housing design. Your main tasks will be to teach in educational programmes for architecture and architectural technology but could include courses within engineering programs. You will also contribute to the development of current and future relevant courses. In addition, you will supervise and examine several Master theses each year. Teaching at the bachelor level is held in Swedish and the Master level in English. 

You will also take part in research and are encouraged to continue and develop research activities. You will be a part of our team of senior researchers at the Division for Building Design, ACE, and you are expected to participate in identifying strategic research directions, obtain research funding, and when the possibility arises, supervise PhD students.

An important part of the position is participating in outreach activities and engaging in activities related to our Centres, especially the continued development of the Center for Housing Architecture.

You should have the pedagogic and scientific expertise required for a senior lecturer (universitetslektor) position at Chalmers, please see our Appointment Regulations Chapter 7.2. 

Chalmers strives to provide top-class education for its students. Therefore, to be employed as a university senior lecturer, you are required to have a PhD in Architecture or equivalent. You should also have a Master of Architecture. Specialisation in housing design is highly meritorious. You are expected to have knowledge of the Swedish or Nordic construction industry and the situation for housing, preferably with practical experience.

You should also have teaching experience in the relevant subjects, be able to develop courses, and lead and coordinate program and course curricula. 

The required qualifications for the position include:

 • Pedagogical skills and teaching experience from teaching and development of education at undergraduate and graduate levels, documented in a pedagogical portfolio.
 • Experience and ability to supervise Bachelor and Master students
 • Experience in architectural practice.
 • Capacity and good potential for scientific research, as evidenced by publication records
 • Interest and potential to attract and lead research projects. This can be shown through the ability to write research proposals, achieved research grants and project leadership.
  •Oral and written proficiency in a Nordic language and in English.  If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses, with the aim that you will be able to teach in Swedish within two years. 

Contract terms
Full-time permanent employment.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230305 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

Please follow the instructions for compiling an application for a research and teaching position at Chalmers.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
One page where you:
•  Introduce yourself
•  Describe your motivation for applying to this position and what attracts you about Chalmers
•  Describe how you support your colleagues and bring about a good working environment.
•  Include names and full contact information of two references that we can contact.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• Your CV (please see the CV instructions
• Include a list of publications.

Research statement: (Please name the document as: Research statement, Family name, Ref. number)
One to three pages:
• Describe your previous research areas and main research results
• State your future research goals and focus for research in building design.

Pedagogical qualifications: (Please name the document as: Pedagogical portfolio, Family name, Ref number)
• Please compile a pedagogical portfolio to describe your pedagogical and educational qualifications using the format specified in the Pedagogical Portfolio instructions
• Please append certificates for completed courses in pedagogical training and any other documents described in the instructions.

Other documents:
• Documents verifying awards and recognitions stated in your CV, and other documents relevant to support your application.
• Copies of a maximum of five relevant publications that cannot be accessed via your ORCID, Scopus ID or ResearcherID.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 15 August, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Professor Paula Femenias, head of division of Building Design, +46-31 772 2458

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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