In cooperation with the City of Vienna the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is currently accepting applications for the
Roland-Rainer-Chair, Professorship for architectural design and research
The Institute for Art and Architecture (IKA) is advertising this professorship according to §99 of the Universities Act 2002 (Universitätsgesetz 2002). The appointment is for a period of 1 year starting 1.September 2014.
The Roland-Rainer-Chair, implemented in 2009 and financed by the City of Vienna, aims at reflecting on
Roland Rainer's work and his notion of architecture. His approach to consider social, political and ecological perspectives beyond the question of pure design, should be taken as the basis for the teaching.
The Roland-Rainer-Chair should maintain a productive dialogue with the Vienna Departments of City Planning and
the professional and research communities concerned with Urbanism.
The chair will be dedicated to the following key aspects of education and research:
•The analysis and definition of needs and principles conditions of habitat;
•The development of urban visions, which address issues of contemporary society and contribute to position
architecture and urban planning within a wider political, economic and ecological framework;
•The research on anonymous architecture and the complexity of Roland Rainer's notion of architecture;
•Roland Rainer's built and written oeuvre and his political position in its historical context, its meaning and implication
for the contemporary discourse should be reflected.
The outcome of the research process has to be presented to a larger public e.g. through the format of publication/exhibition or other.
Applicants teaching experience and research should relate to at least two of the three platforms:
Geography Landscapes Cities (GLC), Ecology Sustainability Conservation (ESC) and History Theory Criticism (HTC),. At least one research project for these platforms is to be proposed as part of the application.
Requirements for the application:
▪The applicant must be a qualified architect or urban planner with an Austrian or equivalent non-Austrian degree;
▪proof of excellent artistic and technological achievements in architecture. or architecture theory
▪proof of teaching qualifications and university teaching experience;
▪proof of both excellent practical or theoretical achievements in architecture;
▪proof of highly qualified, extramural practice in the relevant field;
▪an excellent command of English and/or German;
The position covers teaching obligations of at least 14 units a week.
The monthly gross pay according to the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities in the pay group A1 is currently € 4.697,8.
Written applications should include a full CV, reference projects as well as a research project related to the field.
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna intends to increase the number of women in all areas of staff, particularly in
managerial, scientific and artistic staff positions. Therefore, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna greatly encourages
qualified women to apply. In the event that several applicants are equally qualified, women will be the preferred
candidates. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is committed to implementing anti-discriminatory measures in its
personnel policies. Applicants will not be reimbursed for travelling and accommodation expenses incurred as a
result of their participation in the application process.
Interested candidates are invited to send their applications following the link