Pro­fes­sor of Con­struc­tion-Based and Mater­ial-Based Design in Land­scape Archi­tec­ture
Technical University Berlin

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fak­ultät VI

Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin, Fac­ulty VI - Plan­ning Build­ing Envir­on­ment, Insti­tute of Land­scape Archi­tec­ture and Envir­on­men­tal Plan­ning offers an open pos­i­tion
of a

Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor – salary grade W3 in the Chair of "Con­struc­tion-Based and Mater­ial-Based Design in Land­scape Archi­tec­ture".

Work­ing field:

The poten­tial for land­scape archi­tec­ture ope­ned up by a “green infra­struc­ture” in order to adapt to the con­sequen­ces of urb­an­iz­a­tion pro­ces­ses, the trans­ition of the infra­struc­ture of the car­bon era as well as the cli­mate impact have all con­trib­uted to the expan­sion of the tasks asso­ci­ated with land­scape archi­tec­ture. The new aven­ues of rese­arch thus revea­led are to be add­res­sed by the new Chair of Con­struc­tion-Dri­ven and Mater­ial-Dri­ven Design for Land­scape Archi­tec­ture in its rese­arch and teach­ing. The Chair shall bring tog­e­ther engin­eer­ing expert­ise and the plan­ning skills of land­scape archi­tec­ture in order to advance and com­mu­nic­ate the already well estab­lished con­cept in Ger­many of land­scape archi­tec­ture as an entity foun­ded upon plan­ning and tech­nical solu­tions.

The remit of con­struc­tion-based and mater­ial-based design in land­scape archi­tec­ture is based among oth­ers on:
  • the devel­op­ment of new approa­ches to plan­ning and prin­ciples of con­struc­tion, ran­ging from ver­nacu­lar or nature-based low-tech prin­ciples through to the high-tech prin­ciples of digit­al­iz­a­tion, as well as of new approa­ches for the innov­at­ive use of mater­i­als in land­scape archi­tec­ture;
  • the exten­sion of the palette of land­scape archi­tec­tural ele­ments through new facil­it­ies (such as those of water engin­eer­ing, dis­aster man­age­ment, and trans­port­a­tion or facil­it­ies of leis­ure and health) to deve­lop com­plex spaces and to make their poten­tial use­ful for human wel­fare;
  • con­tri­bu­tions to the eval­u­ation of the effic­acy of these new approa­ches to plan­ning, con­struc­tion prin­ciples and mater­i­als as well as the effic­acy of a green infra­struc­ture as a whole;
  • rese­arch into the use of new mater­i­als, such as smart mater­i­als and bio­com­pos­ites.
The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will also be requi­red to con­trib­ute to TU Ber­lin’s key areas of rese­arch and to under­take teach­ing for the Fac­ulty and Insti­tute (focus­ing pri­mar­ily on the bach­elor’s and mas­ter’s pro­grams in Land­scape Archi­tec­ture but also extend­ing to pro­grams in Urban Eco­sys­tem Sci­ences and Envir­on­men­tal Plan­ning as well as the tea­cher train­ing pro­grams for Land­scape Archi­tec­ture and Archi­tec­ture).


We are seek­ing an aca­demic who as a land­scape archi­tect can demon­strate out­stand­ing achieve­ments in the area of plan­ning, con­struc­tion and rese­arch, thus extend­ing the dis­course of land­scape archi­tec­ture.

In addi­tion, the fol­low­ing skills are requi­red:
  • a thor­ough under­stand­ing of old and new build­ing mater­i­als for land­scape archi­tec­ture;
  • expert­ise in pro­ject man­age­ment, focus­ing on innov­at­ive con­struc­tion and mater­i­als use;
  • know­ledge of innov­at­ive tech­no­lo­gies and new the­or­ies of rel­ev­ant dis­cour­ses (e.g. resi­li­ence, meta­bol­ism and geo-engin­eer­ing);
  • know­ledge of tra­di­tio­nal rese­arch meth­ods and the abil­ity to achieve opti­mal solu­tions using design-based rese­arch meth­ods for land­scape archi­tec­ture.
A capa­city for inter­dis­cip­lin­ary coo­per­a­tion and a will­ing­ness to engage in aca­demic self­man­age­ment are expec­ted. In addi­tion to the duties estab­lished in Sec­tion 99 of the Ber­lin Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Act (Ber­lHG), app­lic­ants are expec­ted to have the abil­ity to lead staff in the advance­ment of junior schol­ars and women as well as in the area of gen­der & diver­sity.

Ful­fill­ment of the appoint­ment require­ments pur­su­ant to Sec­tion 100 of the Ber­lin Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Act. These include a com­ple­ted degree in land­scape archi­tec­ture (or a rela­ted dis­cip­line), as well as exper­i­ence of and an apti­tude for teach­ing, as demon­stra­ted by a teach­ing port­fo­lio (for more details please refer to the TUB home­page, quick access 144242). App­lic­ants must also be able to con­duct teach­ing in Ger­man and Eng­lish. Ref­er­ence is also expressly made to the Aca­demic Sen­ate’s res­ol­u­tion on Lan­guage Policy of 16 May 2018.

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.

Your applic­a­tion should be sub­mit­ted in either Ger­man or Eng­lish quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber by June 30, 2020 and should include stand­ard applic­a­tion doc­u­ments for such a pos­i­tion (e.g. CV, cer­ti­fic­ates, list of planned and real­ized pro­jects, list of other activ­it­ies, details of acquired external fund­ing and a pub­lic­a­tions list high­light­ing which five pub­lic­a­tions you regard as the most sig­ni­fic­ant, concept for research and teach­ing, teach­ing port­fo­lio) only via email as a PDF file to Elec­tronic doc­u­ments sub­mit­ted using cloud ser­vices such as WE-Trans­fer or Drop­box can­not be accep­ted. The doc­u­ments should not exceed 30 pages in length. The com­mit­tee will request the sub­mis­sion of fur­ther doc­u­ments at a later date if required.

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at TU web­site quick access 214041.

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin, Der Präsid­ent,
Dekanin der Fak­ultät VI, Planen Bauen Umwelt,
Sekr. A 1, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Ber­lin.
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Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • gradu­ate pos­i­tion
  • professorship
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Pro­fessor
Start­ing date (earli­est):
Salary grade W3
landscape architecture,
  • research
  • teach­ing
Field of stud­ies:
landscape architecture,
  • con­struc­tion and plan­n­ing
Level of edu­c­a­tion:
Fulfillment of the appointment requirements pursuant to Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
Lan­guage skills:
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
Con­tact per­son:
Pamela Neas
Con­tact phone:
+49 (0)30 314-21813
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Dekanin der Fakultät VI Planen Bauen Umwelt, Sekr. A1, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin
By e-mail:
Applic­a­tion papers:
CV, certificates, list of planned and realized projects, list of other activities, details of acquired external funding and a publications list highlighting which five publications you regard as the most significant, concept for research and teaching, teaching portfolio

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