Berlin International University of Applied Sciences

Professor of Architectural Design and Theory at the Faculty of Architecture and Design (100%) FoAD 2021/02

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Berlin International is a university of applied sciences with a distinct international focus. All study programs are taught in English. For the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FoAD), we are seeking a:

Professor of Architectural Design and Theory (100%)

The Faculty of Architecture and Design currently offers an eight-semester bachelor’s program in Architecture. To support our continuous growth, we are looking for a professor with an international background as well as substantial academic and professional experience.

Applicants should have expertise in the current state of architecture practice and the discipline’s discourse. All applicants are expected to have solid general knowledge in architectural design, architectural history, and architectural theory. Applicants should demonstrate experience in design processes from conceptualization to realization, as well as extensive involvement with research and teaching in the fields of architectural theory and history. Links to relevant industries and organizations as well as an interdisciplinary and intercultural teaching background are expected.

The faculty is seeking candidates that are enthusiastic about promoting the development of the study program. Collegiality, communication skills, and the ability to foster a positive work environment are vital. Candidates should be able to spark students’ curiosity and enthusiasm.

Successful applicants will be expected to teach both in the bachelor’s as well as the future master’s degree programs, and contribute to interdisciplinary courses and projects. They should be in a position to support the development of the Architecture bachelor’s program specifically, and the faculty in general. Professors are expected to conduct (applied) research projects and participate in the faculty’s administration and governance.

Job requirements:

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements for professorships at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) in accordance with the Berlin Higher Education Act, §100.
  • At least 5 years of work experience out of which a minimum of 3 years must have been gained outside the university context.
  • Substantial occupational experience outside the university sector should include project experience in all phases from conceptualization to realization.
  • Extensive research related experience with a significant body of publications and active conference participation.
  • Broad teaching experience in both lecture-driven and project-based settings.
  • Excellent command of the English language (teaching language).
  • Intercultural awareness and competence preferably from earning university degrees abroad or international work experience.
  • A strong interest in contributing to the continuous growth of Berlin International.
  • Preferably a PhD in Architecture or a related field. Alternatively, a body of research, publications, competition entries and/or practice evidencing a professional standard and artistic aptitude comparable to a doctoral degree. In case the candidate holds a PhD, the degree transcript should be attached to the application.

Additional preferred skills:

  • Language skills, especially in German.
  • Sound knowledge of the German and Berlin higher education system.

Who we are and what we offer:

  • Berlin International is a young, growing university of applied sciences immersed in the creative and international spirit of the city of Berlin. We are a small institution with an enthusiastic team, and proud to currently host 89 different nationalities among our students and staff.
  • Our campus is located in central Berlin, close to the Technical University Berlin, the University of the Arts (UdK), and to the large Tiergarten park.
  • Architecture and design are at the heart of Berlin International. More than 75% of Berlin International’s current students are enrolled in FoAD programs.
  • Berlin International’s Research Institute offers financial support for research projects.
  • Berlin International is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.

Please submit your application in PDF format including the following documents:

  • A cover letter demonstrating research and teaching interests.
  • A CV with attachments (including attested certificates of education) listing relevant practical experiences and research activities (including a list of publications, lectures, awards, and professional memberships). The CV should feature
    • a list clearly showing previous teaching experience
    • a list clearly showing professional experience outside of a university context
  • A portfolio demonstrating relevant work samples including teaching examples and student results.
  • Any additional documents relevant for the position are welcome.

The full-time (100%) position is going to be filled by Fall 2022 and residence in Berlin will be expected. Please send your complete application including all relevant documents by February 1, 2022 to the following email address: foad@berlin-international.de

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
“Professor of Architectural Design and Theory (100% FoAD 2022/02)”
Salzufer 6, 10587 Berlin, Germany

For any inquiries, please contact the FoAD Academic Administrator Silja Hillmann: shillmann@berlin-international.de

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