JOB: Professor in Architectural History. KU Leuven

Job: Professor in Architectural History. KU Leuven

In the Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Architecture there is a full-time academic vacancy available in the area of architectural history on campus Leuven-Heverlee. The school is looking for highly motivated candidates with the capacity of developing research at the interface of architecture (especially construction and the material aspects of building) and history, who are able to engage actively with our educational programmes.
The purpose of this vacancy is to complement, expand and build upon existing expertise at KU Leuven, the Faculty of Engineering Science, and the Department of Architecture. Within the general boundaries of research on the architecture of the past, the school wants to focus on European architecture from the period before the French Revolution and before the heyday of the Industrial Revolution (late eighteenth and early nineteenth century). Ideally, candidates will have gained experience with research on the materiality of the architecture of the past, specifically pre-industrial construction techniques, within the fields of Building Archaeology/Bauforschung and Construction History. He/she is demonstrably familiar with building analysis on site, and can show to have previous experience with archival and iconographical sources which are relevant for the aforementioned period and geographical area. Moreover, he/she is interested in the development of the construction site and its main actors (architect, engineer, contractor, building professions). Familiarity with the field of heritage is generally considered as an advantage, because of the expected synergy with expertise already present in the Department, as is experience with digital tools for the study of the architecture of the past (digital humanities and digital approaches for the documentation of heritage).
The full job description and the link for applying are available on the KU Leuven webpage.
Application deadline: 8 March 2021

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