Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

The Architecture research subject
 is one of our 19 research subjects at the Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Resources. The research group includes about 20 people with competence ranging from urban and traffic planning, to architecture and urban design, conservation and landscape architecture. Our research and education make a crucial contribution to shaping policies and planning for future cities. The deparment has about 400 people with about 50 nationalities, of which 180 doctoral students and just over 50 professors. 70% of our research is externally funded and we have a well-developed international collaboration with universities in all continents. Our research and education have a strong experimental and applied profile with several large and well-equipped laboratories.

Subject description
Architecture research includes building design, urban and traffic planning, where aesthetics is joined with functional, technical, practical and economic dimensions in relation to people, sustainability, landscape, and the built environment

Access to large amounts of data, construction automation, and material innovation require new knowledge and skills for architects. This transformation is changing the architectural discipline towards more computational and digital fabrication methods and materials for circular and sustainable architecture design. In this position, you will focus on research and teaching related to digital architecture and fabrication, linking the architecture research area to other relevant areas such as computer science, building construction and production, maintenance, material science, and industrial design.

The job consists of establishing teaching and research on topics such as, for example, advanced digital architecture design techniques, architecture technologies and development, building performance evaluation, material innovation, and digital fabrication. You will also have the opportunity to develop in the role of supervisor of bachelor and master degree projects. You will start and develop research applications for external funding and further develop industry collaborations with national and international partners. Furthermore, you are expected to participate in the group’s joint development of the field of education and research, as well as collaborate with research groups within the university as well as with other higher education institutions and other external parties, both nationally and internationally.

To be eligible to be employed as Associate Senior Lecturer you must have completed a doctoral degree or has a foreign doctoral degree that is considered to correspond to a doctoral degree.

Persons who have been awarded a Degree of Doctor no more than five years before the last date for applications, should firstly be considered for an appointment. The persons who have been awarded a Degree of Doctor or have achieved equivalent skills earlier may also be considered, if there are special reasons. Special reasons include leave of absence due to illness, parental leave and similar circumstances. 

Assessment criteria
The following assessment criteria are applied for the position:

– Scientific skill (publications in high impact international journals, etc.)
– Other assessment criterias

Other assessment criteria (weighted equally)

– Supervision of theses in architectural or similar subjects (both M.Sc. and PhD)

– Skills in digital design tools such as (but not limited to) CAD, Rhino, Grasshopper, Ladybugs, LCA, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Python, and advanced fabrication techniques.

– Experience in teaching advanced digital architecture design techniques and digital fabrication, architecture design and programming, architecture technology, performance, and evaluation, materials innovation for circular architecture, and similars.

– Good knowledge in English.

– Ability to teach in Swedish or is willing to teach in Swedish within four years (there are courses in Swedish both via the university and the municipality).

Period of employment
For this employment, an employment period of four years applies.

Promotion to Senior Lecturer 
An Associate Senior Lecturer shall, upon application, be promoted to a Senior Lecturer and an employment when he / she has the right to an appointment as a Senior Lecturer when the examination is deemed appropriate for such an appointment according to the assessment reasons given below.

When examining, the Associate Senior Lecturer must have completed university pedagogy education equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits or alternatively acquired equivalent knowledge. During the period of employment, the assistant lecturer must also, independently, in a considerable extent and with high quality, have contributed to the university’s research and demonstrated good pedagogical skills.

Other criteria for Senior Lecturer (weighted equally):

– Documented experience of granted research funding
– Documented experience of cooperation with national and international industry/stakeholders
– Documented teaching experience and student evaluations
– Ability to teach in Swedish

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below 
and attach the requested application documents including diplomas (certified and translated into Swedish or English), pedagogical self-reflection and publications, etc. We prefer that applicants follows the Instructions for applicants. Note that the applicant´s educational qualifications should be particularly documented. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Closing day for applications: September 4, 2022
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