Umeå University
Senior Lecturer in Architecture
Umeå University
Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Today, we have a strong international and multicultural presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.
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Published: 18 days ago
Application deadline: Mar 16
Location: Umeå, Sweden
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Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Umeå University, Umeå School of Architecture

Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programmes, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and 31 500 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

Umeå School of Architecture is announcing a position as Senior Lecturer in Architecture with focus on social sustainable development and the application of new digital technologies. The position is a permanent position for full time and with starting date as soon as possible by agreement. The final date for applications is 2018-03-16.

Tasks
The main tasks are research and teaching at the first and second cycle within the Architecture program and teaching within the research education. In addition to practical teaching and independent research, the position includes examiner and course responsibilities as well as pedagogical development work. The position may include administrative and managerial assignments. A part of the employment is comprised of building a scientific environment that enables high-quality postgraduate education and includes 40-50 % research for the first three years.

The subject area covers architecture and application of digital technologies from a societal and socially sustainable perspective. The subject is based on how emerging technologies and new digital tools can be applied to enhance the understanding of contemporary societal phenomena in the development of a socially sustainable society.

Qualification requirements
To be eligible for the position you should have a master degree as well as a doctorate in architecture or equivalent. You must have documented knowledge and experience of planning, teaching, tutoring and research within the subject area.

You have the ability to create and develop a stimulating study environment in collaboration with colleagues, students and the surrounding community. You are able to independently plan, organize and develop educational activities and to supervise students. You are also able to create collaborations within education at all levels with professionals and other actors in the field of architecture and society in general. Educational skills refer to the subject area of architecture. Documented experience of teaching at both first and second cycle is a requirement, and the experience of teaching at postgraduate level is a merit. Experience of educational development work and leadership are also merits.

Scientific proficiency refers to the subject area of architecture with a focus on social sustainability and the application of new digital technologies. The level of scientific proficiency shall be assessed on the basis of scientific work published in internationally reputable scientific journals and at scientific conferences.

Documented ability to compete for research funds from external contributors and clients is a merit. In addition, the ability to independently organise, develop and manage projects, as well as the ability to practice method development and to apply the methods on new issues will be considered. Documented ability to successfully collaborate with international researchers and researchers in other scientific disciplines is a merit, as well as the ability to interact with the surrounding community and with other actors in the field of architecture.

Administrative skills should include the ability to independently plan, organize, develop and lead activities at the university as well as the ability to create co-operation between education on basic, advanced and research level in the field of architecture, as well as with other subject disciplines.

Fluency in written and spoken English is required. You also need to have excellent communication skills and good ability to collaborate and communicate with students and colleagues to create a good learning environment. You should be creative, have a strong sense of initiative, and be able to work independently.

Conditions of employment
The position is a permanent position for full time. A probationary period may be applied. Start date is as soon as possible upon agreement.

Applications
Apply via our recruitment system, Varbi. The final date for applications is 2018-03-16.

The application should include:

  • A personal letter describing yourself and motivation for applying.
  • CV
  • A list of publications
  • Copies of at most five selected publications numbered according to the list of publications
  • A short statement of scientific skills relevant for the position and a research plan for the coming three years (maximum 5 pages)
  • A personal vision of architecture and in relation to education.
  • A pedagogical portfolio. For further instructions, see Appendix 4 in Appointments procedure for teachers at Umeå University.
  • A statement of administrative skills (with references) ability to lead and develop staff, and the ability to collaborate with external stakeholders and inform about research and development work
  • Work samples/Portfolio
  • Contact information to two referees 


More information
For more information, please contact Head of Department Ana Betancour, ana.betancour@umu.se, +46 90 786 70 49.

The Umeå School of Architecture, (UMA), was established in 2009 and is now located in new premises on the Umeå Arts Campus. The school is being gradually built up as an international laboratory for experimental architecture, in which both education and research are carried out. The School of Architecture currently has 250 student places in a five-year architecture programme, two master’s programmes, and around thirty teachers and researchers. More information can be found at: www.arch.umu.se

The Umeå Arts Campus is beautifully situated near the Umeå River; the closest neighbours are the Umeå Institute of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts, Bildmuseet and HUMLab X. The Arts Campus is an international ‘hot spot’ for education and research, where students and researchers meet and collaborate in the creative field.

Umeå University wants to offer an environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development.
In each recruitment we aim to increase diversity and the opportunity to affirmative action.

We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Type of employment                         Permanent position
Contract type                                    Full time
First day of employment                   As soon as possible
Salary                                                 Monthly salary
Number of positions                        1
Working hours                                  100%
City                                                     Umeå
County                                               Västerbottens län
Country                                              Sweden
Reference number                            AN 2.2.1-2195-17
Contact                                  Ana Betancour, +4690-786 70 49
Union representative SACO, +4690-786 53 65
SEKO, +4690-786 52 96
ST, +4690-786 54 31
Published                                          24.Jan.2018
Last application date                        16.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CE

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