Jun 20, 2011

Scholarships in Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Scholarships in Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Chalmers Architecture has a strong sustainability profile and works on crucial social issues with an openly exploratory and practice-based approach. The department is now taking the next step in developing architecture and urban planning of the highest artistic and scientific quality.

A doctoral position is proposed within the research programme Homes for tomorrow:. Building solutions for tomorrow as a reference for today. The position will be placed at Chalmers Architecture.

Reference number 2011/55
Application deadline 2011-05-10

Job description

How can we create attractive homes which satisfy societal and individual needs without endangering basic sustainable conditions for our own existence and those of future generations?

Future homes need to be designed with respect to vital systems and planned for the consequences of global climate change. What are the possibilities for resilience and self production? How are the terms ’living’, ‘dwelling’ and ’home’ defined among different people? How do we want to live in the future? How can we create added values through dwellings? Finally, what possibilities are created by new knowledge and technology?

This doctoral position will give you the possibility to explore in-depth the future prospects for homes from a human perspective The overall aim is to produce basic knowledge about living and dwelling within the frames for climate change and sustainable development. As a successful candidate you will work within the transdisciplinary research programme ’Homes for Tomorrow’ which gathers a large and broad research competence in the fields of water management, building physics, acoustics and building design, as well as an arena of industrial and societal partners and stakeholders. You will be able to draw upon experiences from earlier research on living and dwelling in extreme environments on earth and in space through NASA’s space research.

The position is limited to maximum 5 years, which corresponds to four years of full-time research studies together with teaching in the undergraduate or Masters curricula at Chalmers. The aim is that you as an individual will evolve to an independent researcher for a continued career in academia, industry or other parts of society. As a doctoral student you will be part of an international research environment where you will further develop your competences within a field and where you write you thesis. The work will include many discussions, individual work and some travels.

Required qualifications

We welcome applicants who are qualified for doctoral studies preferably with a degree in architecture, architecture and technology or comparative design studies. Applicants with practical experience of architectural design are encouraged to apply. You are expected to work independently, to develop your own ideas, and to be skilled in communicating your scientific results, both orally, visually and written in English. You will work in a transdisciplinary environment and is expected to be open for collaboration across disciplinary borders.

Application procedure

The application shall be written in English and include the following items:

An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae
Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)

The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2011/55) must be written on the first page of the application.


Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg

Further information

For further information about the position, contact Assistant Professor Paula Femenías:
, phone number +46 31 772 2458.

Union representatives

SACO: Jan Lindér
ST: Marie Wenander
SEKO: Johan Persson
All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00


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