Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

The Department of Architecture and Planning (IAP) has a vacancy within the field of landscape architecture.


NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Trondheim, Norge



About the position

This full-time position is part of a strategic initiative to strengthen the teaching and research in landscape architecture at the department. A key element will be the interface between landscape architecture, architecture, urbanism, and planning. The position reports to the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • Offer courses and contribute to the development of learning methods that will strengthen the Master’s Programme in Architecture and the Master’s Programme in Physical Planning.
  • Contributions to the Master’s Programme in Urban Ecological Planning and the Master’s Programme in Real Estate and Facilities Management.
  • Tutoring and lecturing in design courses and theory courses at all levels of the Master’s Programmes mentioned above, e.g. in AAR4365 Arkitektur 5 By- og tettstedsforming and AAR4845 Landskapsanalyse.
  • Supervision of PhD candidates.
  • Combining teaching with relevant landscape design and research, either scientific or practice-based.

The position provides excellent opportunities for professional experimentation, in-depth studies and reflection in an academic environment characterized by the underlying values of trust, collaboration, responsibility and quality. The employed person will be essential in developing the field of landscape architecture at the department and the faculty.

Required selection criteria

The position of Associate Professor within Landscape Architecture requires that you meet the criteria in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-4.

Relevant candidates for the position must also be able to document the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, or equivalent education.
  • Practice of landscape architecture at a high international level in the form of realized landscape projects and/or participation in landscape architecture competitions.
  • Proficiency in English.

Preferred selection criteria

  • A completed fellowship programme of artistic development within the field of Landscape Architecture is preferred. A doctoral degree or equivalent in Landscape Architecture may cover part of the qualification requirements but cannot replace the requirement for documented architectural practice.
  • Innovative capabilities in the design and production of landscape architecture.
  • Good overview of the field and ability to conduct reflected, analytical and critical subject-matter discussions with students and colleagues
  • Competence on the natural environment, ecological matters, and sustainable urban development, as well as a strong concern about how the practice of landscape architecture can amend nature loss and climate change

Other requirements

Pedagogical skills and qualifications will be emphasized. The evaluation will be based on documented material related to teaching, the form of presentation of academic works, experience in supervision, tutoring, and teaching of doctoral and Master’s degree students, as well as other types of pedagogical backgrounds. Applicants with teaching experience at university level will be preferred. Quality and breadth will be evaluated. Relevant candidates will be invited to pedagogical interviews and trials.

Employees without any formal university teaching competence who cannot document any equivalent qualifications, will be obliged to complete an approved pedagogical development programme over the course of two years after being appointed to the position.

Applicants skilled in a Scandinavian language may be preferred.

The holder of the position must abide by any decisions regarding changes resulting from developments within the field, as well as any organizational changes resulting from decisions concerning the activities of the university. Reference is made to the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for the general criteria that apply for the positions.

Personal characteristics

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong pedagogical skills.
  • Good communication and dissemination capabilities
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary research teams within and outside the institution.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team

In the evaluation emphasis will be placed on education, experience, and personal suitability, as well as the motivation for the position.

We offer

Salary and conditions

The remuneration for the position as associate professor (code 1011) is in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale. A statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund of 2% will be deducted from the salary.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any given time, and you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work following the appointment.

It is assumed that the person appointed will reside in a location that will ensure that he/she may be present at and available to the institution daily.

For educational purposes newly employed academic staff who have not already mastered a Scandinavian language are required to achieve knowledge of Norwegian equivalent to Level 3 in the “Norwegian for Foreigners” courses provided by the Department of Linguistics, NTNU. The Department will help newly appointed staff with organizing course attendance and will cover course costs.

Application Process

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

About the application

The application must provide an account of:

  • Your qualifications from the practice of landscape architecture and from teaching.
  • The plans for your own teaching and research as well as how these two main activities will be coordinated.
  • Your motivation for applying for the position.

Documentation requirements for the application:

  • CV that includes an overview of your landscape architecture projects as well as professional recognition, e.g. awards, exhibitions, and publications.
  • Documentation of landscape architecture designed by you, and any academic work (up to 10 works). If it is difficult to identify your contribution to a collaborative work, you must enclose a brief account of your specific role.
  • Any teaching experience and pedagogical qualifications. Use this list for relevant elements:
  • Name and contact details to three referees.
  • Certificates and references.

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions, and women are therefore encouraged to apply.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

Please submit any questions about the position to Head of Department Lise Linge (, professor Terje Skjeggedal  (, or professor Olav Kristoffersen ( If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Olav Wist, e-mail:

The application with CV, certificates and references must be submitted via Applicants invited to interviews must bring along certified copies of references and certificates.

Application deadline: 31.03.2021

The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated by an appointed expert committee before the Head of Department will issue a recommendation. Relevant candidates will be invited to interviews and pedagogical trials.


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