Professorship (W2) of Structural Design - School of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Landscape Architecture at the University of Kassel as of 01.04.2019

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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 01.04.2019

Professorship (W2) of Structural Design

The position involves research and teaching in the field of structural systems, with special reference to structural design in architecture from a spatial, functional, technological and design point of view.

Within the framework of the curriculum methods, objects and instruments of structural planning are taught and design studios and project work and degree theses supervised (Master and Bachelor). In collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction and Building Physics, teaching will focus on the basic theory of construction and load bearing systems. Participation in the specialized Master field 'Design Research', with the Master module 'Special Load Bearing Systems', is obligatory.

Willingness to co-operate with other departments, e.g. the Dept. of Digital and Experimental Design and Technology as well as Design and Construction, is also required, in addition to competence in contemporary planning instruments.

Candidates will be structural and construction engineers, with documented concept and planning achievements, research experience and relevant teaching experience, who have years of professional and design experience, also outside the university.  Particular value is attached to outstanding work as well knowledge and practical experience of successful collaboration with architects, integrating aspects of load bearing systems in architectonic solutions and innovative aspects in this field. A doctorate is expected. Experience of third party fundraising is also desirable.

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

For further information, please contact Prof. Brigitte Häntsch (Tel.: 0561/804-2439, 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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