University Professorship for Spatial Design


The Vienna University of Technology invites applicants for the following position at the Faculty for Architecture and Planning:

University Professorship for Spatial Design

The professorship is initially limited to a duration of 5 years and after a positive evaluation can be converted into a permanent contract.

The holder of the position is expected to fulfil the theoretical as well as artistic/practical qualifications in the field of spatial design. In this context, spatial design is anchored at the intersection between art, architecture and design with the focus on spatial solutions and their effects on the users and the environment. The focal points comprise all aspects and scales of architectural space in its relational fields towards the city, the landscape and social, cultural and societal factors. Besides the implementation, structuring, materialisation, perception and the atmospheric qualities of space, it additionally concerns experimental approaches to holistic concepts of space in the artistic, social, ecological and economic respect. As part of the fundamental understanding of interdisciplinary teaching, particular emphasis is placed on a close connection to other disciplinary fields of architecture and spatial planning.

The professorship is integrated into the bachelor’s and master’s architecture courses. A special challenge is the comprehensive promotion and representation of the discipline in research and teaching and to develop specific didactic models to this end. A further precondition is the active collaboration in faculty matters and committees as well as the competence and openness for interdisciplinary cooperation and the ability to work in a team. 

The complete tender for the position including the requirements for employment are available at:​ (German)

The Vienna University of Technology aims to increase the percentage of women in leading functions and as part of the scientific personnel and thus explicitly requests qualified women to apply. Female applicants who are as suitable as the best qualified male candidate will be given priority unless there are outweighing grounds in the person of the male applicant. 

Applications should comprise the following documents: comprehensive CV with register of projects, publication list, lecture and teaching activities, letter of motivation, a convincing concept for research-based teaching at the faculty, max. 5–7 pages; including an abstract and copies of the three most important publications on realised buildings and projects.

The application should be submitted by 15 March 2017 to the Vienna University of Technology, Faculty for Architecture and Planning, Dean Univ.Prof. Rudolf Scheuvens, Karlsplatz 13, A-1040 Vienna. A storage medium (e.g. CD ROM or USB stick) is to be enclosed including the complete application documents in electronic form.