Professorship in History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism, Basel

The University of Basel, Switzerland, invites applications for a full time tenure track or tenured

Professorship in History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism
at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.

We are seeking an innovative scholar and teacher with expertise in modernisms within a global
context. We prefer candidates who work on design processes in architecture and urban planning from
an aesthetic, social, political, epistemological as well as visual studies perspective.
Specialization is open to any geographic area. A focus on Africa would be particularly welcome.
Attention to the theoretical position of contemporary scholarship is expected.

The University of Basel is creating this new position within a new interdisciplinary MSc program in
Urban and Landscape Studies. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues from
anthropo- logy, geography, art history, and further disciplines in designing this program and
participate in PhD programs. He or she will also contribute to developing architectural and social
science competences at the University of Basel, especially within the frame of a collaboration with
the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

A Ph.D. in architectural history or a neighboring discipline, significant publications, and
teaching experience are required. Responsibilities will include teaching at all levels, research,
advising, and administration. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and

The position will begin August 1, 2015 (teaching duties to begin mid-September 2015).

To ensure that your application is given full consideration, all necessary files should be submitted
by September 15, 2014.  Applications must be sent electronically to:
For additional information please contact: Dr. Amrita Zahir ( ), Prof. Dr.
Ralph Ubl (

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity
and encourages all qualified applications irrespective of gender or physical disabilities.


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