The focus of landscape architecture has considerably widened as a result of the challenges of the Anthropocene. Developments such as urbanization, material flow, large-scale migration and measures to adapt to climate change have given rise to new, hybrid landscapes. New approaches are also required to develop solutions for locations where human-nature-space relationships and interactions occur. Cross-scale conceptual design is used as the basic scientific method. This includes the ability to develop solutions to the problems of the Anthropocene using appropriate design tools at different scale levels. New contents are to be developed within the core themes (1) Renaturing and transformation of urban-rural systems as part of strategies to adapt to climate change / Design of urban natures; (2) Solution strategies for complex, unattractive and environmentally damaged locations (designing dark sites) and for highly complex, seemingly insoluble problems (wicked problems); (3) Qualification of urban regional food systems; (4) Water-sensitive landscapes; (5) Actor and network-supported spatial production processes taking into account social-spatial contexts; (6) Supply and disposal infrastructure as a connecting, overarching spatial system; (7) Environmental and resource management in highly dynamic urban and urbanizing regions worldwide.
In addition to fulfilling the duties stated in Section 99 BerlHG, the successful candidate is further required to lead and establish the role of the academic chair, contribute to the advancement of junior scholars, display gender and diversity competence as well as actively contribute to the advancement of women.
The faculty is looking for someone with a proven record in design, who understands the topics of the Anthropocene, and has examined and worked with relevant theories. The successful candidate will be able to significantly contribute to the discourse on the further development of landscape architecture through outstanding work in the areas of the design of Anthropocene landscapes, landscape conception and landscape theory.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate the following methodological skills: (1) Further development of Anthropocene theories and related theoretical discourses in landscape architecture (such as hybridization, cyborg, metabolism, resilience, planetary urbanization); (2) Cross-scale, conceptional design as well as the development of design-based solutions to the challenges of the Anthropocene; (3) Methods and practices of a socially, culturally, ecologically and economically integrated production and spatialization of knowledge in the area of the Anthropocene.
Experience in at least three of the above core areas is also expected.
The position also requires the ability to lead and establish the role of the academic chair (ability to head a research group; communicate effectively within the scientific community; create and head interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects/research groups; ability to communicate and mediate). The successful candidate is also expected to be able to contribute to the advancement of junior scholars, display gender and diversity competence and have acquired initial experience regarding the advancement of women.
How to apply:
Technische Universität Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and actively encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. Preference will be given to applicants with severe disabilities fulfilling the requirements of the position.
TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity. We are a certified family-friendly university and our Dual Career Service can assist you and your family with your move to Berlin.
It is not possible to offer the position as two part-time professorships.
Your application should be submitted in either German or English by January 7th, 2022 and should include standard application documents for such a position (e.g. CV, references, concept for research and teaching, teaching portfolio, list of design studios and completed projects, details of other activities, details of acquired external funding and a publications list highlighting which five publications you regard as your most significant). Your application should be sent by email as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic documents submitted using cloud services such as WE-Transfer or Dropbox cannot be accepted.
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CV, references, concept for research and teaching, teaching portfolio, details of acquired external funding and a publications list highlighting the five publications you regard as the most significant