Professorship (W2) of History and Theory of Architecture - School of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Landscape Architecture - as of 01.10.2018

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The following vacancy is to be filled:

School of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Landscape Architecture at the University of Kassel as of 01.10.2018

Professorship (W2) of History and Theory of Architecture

The successful candidate will be a specialist in the entire history of the built environment, with particular focus on the period from the 19th cent. to the present day. Within the framework of the curriculum the successful candidate will teach, at a basic and advanced level, architectural history and theory as well as the fundamental principles of academic work.  The professor is responsible for lectures, seminars and exercises in the Bachelor and Master programmes. Teaching in the Bachelor programme involves all three subjects of the Faculty. As a result the history of urban construction and landscape architecture is also to be included in the teaching.

Architectural Theory is supported by the related Dept. of Architectural Theory and Design and, after the retirement of the current professor, this will become, in the long term, the department solely responsible for the subject.

Expert knowledge of visual and spatial forms of research and communication is welcome. Development of new research projects and a particular willingness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration is expected.

The successful candidate is expected to have a doctorate, relevant publications and experience of research and third party fundraising. He/she will be outstanding in the fields of theory and practice, if possible at an international level, and must be able to give evidence of relevant teaching experience.

Applications with the usual documents and a selection of five publications are to be sent by post and in digital form as a PDF.

The employment and performance requirements apply pursuant to §§ 61, 62 of the Higher Education Act of Hessen.

For further information, please contact Prof. Heike Klussmann (Tel.: 0561/804-3632, E-Mail:

The Universität Kassel is highly interested in its employees’ professional satisfaction. Therefore its Dual Career Service and its Family Welcome Service aim to promote the balance between partnerships, families and professional development. Among the strategic goals of the Universität Kassel is to considerably increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Therefore, applications from women are especially desired. Applicants with disabilities, who are equally qualified and suitable, will receive preference. Applications can be sent, with reference number, in electronic form to the President of the Universität Kassel, 34109 Kassel or to In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.


Bewerbungsfrist: 28.02.2018
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