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Closing Date for Applications | 12.05.2017

The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna is currently accepting applications for the following position:

University Professor

In accordance to § 99 UG 2002 of the Universities Act 2002 (Universitätsgesetz, UG 2002) for a position in Architectural Design at the Institute for Art and Architecture (IKA). The appointment is for a period of 3 years starting from 01.02.2018.

Architectural education at the IKA is based on five interrelated platforms, which structure teaching contents and constitute the institute's operative basis. These platforms are: Analogue Digital Production (ADP), Construction Material Technology (CMT), Ecology Sustainability Conservation (ESC), History Theory Criticism (HTC), Geography Landscapes Cities (GLC). The open position is located within the platform Geography Landscapes Cities (GLC). This professorship includes teaching obligations as design studio, lectures as well as research and administration.


Applicants should prove working knowledge in the field of Geography - Landscapes - Cities. Candidates should show substantial experience to connect these topics to theory and architectural design.  The applicant should understand the platform as a design-driven, environment-conscious and culture- oriented place of architectural education providing new professional perspectives for students of architecture.

At least one research focus within the in the platform GLC is to be proposed as part of the application.

The applicant is further expected to set up networks with related research groups inside and outside the academic field in order to relate knowledge in this field from its technological aspects to the artistic.

Requirements for application:

  • qualified as an architect or city planner in Austria or abroad or proof of equivalent academic qualification;
  • proof of excellent and internationally recognized achievements in architecture or urbanism (design and planning) or equivalent achievements in theory and the arts.
  • proof of teaching qualifications and teaching experience in the field Geography Landscapes Cities;
  • an excellent command of English and/or German;

The position covers teaching obligations of at least 14 units a week.

The gross monthly salary according to the collective bargaining agreement for university employees in group A1 is currently EUR 4.891,1.

Written application should include a detailed CV, reference projects, description of the applicant’s approach to research and teaching, previous course descriptions and student’s works as well as an intended research project related to the field. As part of the procedure, selected candidates will be invited for public hearings.

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 until 12.05.2017 following the link