At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning a three-year fixed-term position as Assistant Professor in sustainable urban planning is open for appointment from August 1st, 2023, or soon hereafter. The position is an Assistant professor in the Planning for Urban Sustainability (PLUS) research group at the Department of Planning. As an Assistant professor, you are expected to develop your own research agenda within the broad field of Sustainable Urban Planning and contribute to teaching in the Department of Planning’s bachelor and master’s programmes. The position will be based in Aalborg.


At the Department of Planning, we have about 200 employees situated at the Aalborg and Copenhagen campus. The department provides excellent research and teaching in the field of planning, technology, and society to create a more sustainable future. We are interdisciplinary in the technical, natural, and social science disciplines and present a unique combination of social and technological understanding where digital and technological solutions merge with the needs of society. Our research creates the foundation for educating the young people of tomorrow, and as part of Aalborg University, the department rests on a socially engaging and problem-oriented strategy. Our education programmes are aimed at the job market and society with an increasing focus on technology, digitization, sustainability, and partnerships for a sustainable transition.

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As an assistant professor, you will develop an independent research agenda that connects a series of challenges related to the promotion of Sustainable Cities and Communities in accordance with the UN sustainable development goal 11. The research could focus on including, exploring, and developing sustainable urban planning concepts related to formal and informal planning, as well as professional planning practice. Research topics could include but have not been restricted to housing, mobility, energy, air quality, or participatory planning. Applicants with expertise in sustainability sciences, planning legislation, participatory planning, and urban living lab methods are encouraged to apply.

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