Assistant Professor in sustainable urban and regional planning – Aalborg University, Denmark, 2022

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At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning a three-year fixed-term position as Assistant Professor in sustainable urban and regional planning at Aalborg University, Denmark, 2022

Qualification Details

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning, human geography, or related fields and engage with qualitative and quantitative research methods. The assistant professor is expected to contribute to interdisciplinary research on substantial aspects that are influencing planning methods strategically such as climate change, SDGs, and environmental concerns, and to link them to process-oriented aspects including public participation, and co-creation perspectives such as citizen science and strategies that will connect national and local communities into a more sustainable future. Experiences in national and international projects will be highly valued.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As an assistant professor, you will develop an independent research agenda that connects a series of challenges related to the promotion of Sustainable Cities and Communities in accordance with the UN sustainable development goal 11. The research could include recent concepts of sustainability, related to formal and informal planning, as well as the professional planning practice. Research topics could include housing, mobility, energy, air quality, or participatory planning. In particular, applicants with expertise within sustainability sciences, planning legislation, participatory planning, and urban living lab methods are encouraged to apply. Aalborg University commits to Problem-based learning (PBL) and as an assistant professor, you will contribute to the teaching of the Department of Planning’s bachelor and master’s programmes, especially the bachelor programme in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning (in Danish) and the master’s programme in Urban Planning and Management (in English). Knowledge of Danish or another Scandinavian language is therefore an advantage. Alternatively, the candidate should be willing to learn Danish within the first two years of employment.

How to Apply?

Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. 2022-224-04900

Application Procedure

The application must contain the following:

  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

About the Department/Section/Group

As an Assistant professor you are expected to develop your own research agenda within the broad field of Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning and contribute to teaching in the Department of Planning’s bachelor and master’s programmes. The position will be based in Aalborg. At Department of Planning, we have about 200 employees situated at the Aalborg and Copenhagen campus. The department provides excellent research and teaching in the field of planning, technology, and society to create a more sustainable future. We are interdisciplinary in the technical, natural, and social science disciplines and present a unique combination of social and technological understanding where digital and technological solutions merge with the needs of society. Our research creates the foundation for educating the young people of tomorrow, and as part of Aalborg University, the department rests on a socially engaging and problem-oriented strategy. Our educations are aimed at a job market and a society with increasing focus on technology, digitization, sustainability, and partnerships for a sustainable transition.

Note or Other details

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

Contact Details

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Enza Lissandrello, e-mail [email protected],  phone no. +45 93562342. For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Søren Kjelst Klausen by mail [email protected] or phone (+45) 9940 3939.