School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

Subject field

Architectural Technology

Subject description

The subject of architectural technology deepens the relationship between architecture and technology, with a specific focus on sustainability and architectural design. It further develops the understanding of structures, materials, and sustainability in relation to the importance of digital tools and interdisciplinary methods for architectural design and production. Within the subject, new methods and theories are also developed in the teaching of technology and sustainability to prospective architects.


The position involves participation in research and teaching in the subject area at basic and advanced levels in architectural education as well as supervision and teaching at doctoral level. In addition to teaching, this includes course and examination responsibilities as well as pedagogical development. The employment may include administrative and management assignments in relation to both research and teaching.

The associate professor is expected to develop a strong pedagogical profile for the teaching of sustainability and architectural technology to future architects, and to build up research with practice-based research methods. The associate professor will be given the opportunity to develop and test new teaching models integrated with research and thus contribute to the growing international research field within the subject. The associate professor is also expected to independently establish new collaborations and research projects, through research applications and with the support of external funds, as well as to lead and develop research both within the subject area and in collaboration with other research areas within the department and beyond at KTH.

An advanced workshop environment and lab are linked to the research area and the architectural technology subject. The lecturer is expected to contribute to the development of this environment in close dialogue with colleagues, students, other departments at KTH and in collaboration with the architecture profession.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  1. been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve , and
  2. demonstrated teaching expertise.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments procedure, section 1.2., apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • teaching skills in the subject field, which includes experience of teaching at basic and advanced levels in architecture education as well as the ability to connect research to teaching and thereby develop the subject.
  • research expertise in the subject field, which includes documented experience of practice-based research or artistic development work, as well as experience and documented ability to seek and obtain external research funding independently and/or in collaboration.

Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • skill in, as well as documented experience of design practice shown through, for example, publication, participation in exhibitions or other public presentations.
  • the ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work.
  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise.
  • interpersonal skills.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's webpage.


Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position online. 

For more information regarding KTH's assessement, see Appointments procedure at the Royal Institute of Technology


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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2022-0134
  • Katja Grillner, Professor, +4687908549,
  • Margaux Calissendorff, HR,
Published 05.Apr.2023
Last application date 30.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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