About the position
The Department of Architecture and Urban Planning is seeking a PhD student for the Live Projects as Drivers for Sustainable Urbanism project, a project funded by NTNU. This research will be implemented as practice-based research, following the study program for the doctorate in architecture or the study program for the doctorate in artistic research.
The aim of the project is to investigate how, through live studio projects, sustainable urban development can be ensured and at the same time gain practical insight into ensuring sustainable urban development as defined by the New Bauhaus (NEB): Building frameworks for a “sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful to our eyes, minds and souls.”
Live projects can be explored as a rapid approach to crisis response and additionally as triggers for long-term sustainable development.
The position will focus on the interplay between aesthetics, sustainability and technology in the context of spatial form and urban planning, with the aim of reinforcing the principles and value base of the NEB (New European Bauhaus) in knowledge production at the department, faculty and NTNU.
One of the aims of physical interventions is to investigate how low ecological footprint and circularity interventions can develop social and spatial constellations as the basis for more radical sustainable urban development as well as sustainable quality of life. The projects will be carried out in close collaboration with the public authorities, NGOs and the population affected by the initiative. Measurements require connection to teaching and research by connecting students to NTNU Live Studio’s model-based projects.
The candidate will organize, direct and carry out intervention-oriented urban development projects. The PhD project will increase understanding and knowledge of how pilots, experiments and moderated measures with the participation of a multitude of actors – including students – can contribute to the development of existing and new urban structures. The candidate is encouraged to use a wide variety of theories and methods to plan, implement and evaluate temporary interventions.
The position is planned as a three-year doctoral period with an optional additional year of work within the department. An extension of the study period, for example by combining it with another practice, could be considered by the department. In a particular case, the position could be open to a postdoc.
You will report to the Head of Department.
- Develop a methodological approach for pilot projects, architectural experiments and urban interventions as a platform for sustainable development.
- Develop and implement Live projects in cooperation with project partners from the academic, public and private sectors.
- Contribute to the further development of the framework and infrastructure for practice-based research at NTNU.
- Contribute to the academic environment of the department, faculty and NTNU.
Selection criteria required
- You must have a master’s degree in architecture or similar.
- Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian study program, where 120 credits are obtained at master’s level.
- You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master’s program, or equivalent education, equal to B or better on the NTNU grading scale. If you don’t have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you have a lower academic level, you can be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for doctoral training.
- You must meet the admission requirements for the doctoral program at the Faculty of Architecture and Design (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phaar/admission) or the doctoral program in artistic research at the Faculty of Architecture and Design ( https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phkunst/admission).
- Good written and oral English skills.
The appointment must be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research National guidelines for the appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant
Preferred Selection Criteria
- Good communication skills
- Experience in the design and/or construction of buildings.
- Experience in urban planning / urban design
- Good written and oral skills in Scandinavian
- Willingness to add an additional year of teaching activity/duty
- Confidence in self-employment
- Ability and willingness to work and lead interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams
- Critical mind
Salary and conditions
As a doctoral student (code 1017), you are normally paid from NOK 491,200 gross per year before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian civil service pension fund.
The term of employment is 3 or 4 years.
Appointment to a doctoral position requires you to be admitted to the Faculty of Architecture and Design’s doctoral program or the Faculty of Architecture and Design’s Doctor of Art Research program within three months of your employment, and that you are participating in an organized doctoral program during the period of employment.
The engagement must be carried out in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the laws relating to the control of the export of strategic goods, services and technologies. Candidates who, after evaluation of the application and attachment, are found to conflict with the criteria of the latter Act will be barred from recruitment at NTNU. After the appointment, you should assume that there may be changes in the working area.
It is a prerequisite to be present and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.
About the application
The application and supporting documents to be used as the basis for assessment may optionally be in English or a Scandinavian language
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only assessed against the information available at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application clearly indicates how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out above.
The request must include:
- CV, certificates and diplomas
- transcripts and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not completed the master’s degree, you must submit confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
- A copy of the master’s thesis. If you have recently submitted your master’s thesis, you can attach a thesis project. Documentation of a completed master’s degree must be presented prior to taking up the position.
- Project proposal
- Research plan
- Name and address of three arbitrators
- Portfolio of projects and publications or other relevant research
If all or part of your training was taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation on the extent and quality of all of your training, both bachelor’s and master’s, in addition to other graduate studies. The description of the required documentation can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach it as well.
Joint work will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint work, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
In evaluating the most qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, experience, and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions and potential will also count in the evaluation of candidates.
NTNU is committed to following the criteria for research quality assessment in accordance with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.
Working at NTNU
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified applicants to apply, regardless of gender, functional ability or cultural background.
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is Norway’s innovation capital with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including health care, schools, kindergartens and general equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Subsidized professional day care for children is easily accessible. Additionally, Trondheim offers great educational opportunities (including international schools) and opportunities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has a low crime rate and clean air. own.
As an employee of NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development of the subject implies and the organizational changes that are adopted.
According to the Public Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, function and municipality may be made public even if you have requested that your name not be included in the list of candidates.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Steffen Wellinger, phone +47 996 30 136, email [email protected] If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Astrid S. Lyngby, email: [email protected]
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. The Diploma Supplement must be attached for European Master’s degrees outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of master’s degree from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
If you are invited for an interview, you must include certified copies of transcripts and letters of reference.
Application deadline: 22.05.2022
NTNU – knowledge for a better world
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
Our areas of expertise are architecture, urban design, physical and urban ecological planning, Smart Cities as well as real estate development and facilities management. We also work with ambient aesthetics, land and transport planning, urban renewal, urban densification and redevelopment, and urban ecological planning in low-income countries. The Department of Architecture and Urban Planning is one of the four departments of the Faculty of Architecture and Design
Deadline May 22, 2022
Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Scope Full time
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