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Wüstenrot Stiftung - Visiting Professorship

Organizational unit

Division IV - Natural and Built Environment, KIT Department of Architecture

Job description

This visiting professorship is to be awarded to young academics or experts from the discipline of architecture in order to provide an opportunity to begin or expand a career path within the academic system. The professorship is to be awarded for one semester.

We seek architects or young academics from the discipline of architecture who are able to integrate current issues and topics from practice, science, and society in the form of a course in the master's program in architecture. Courses offered in English are welcome.

In particular this involves introducing content that complements the department´s existing range of courses with relevant and responsible contributions addressing major social challenges for building in the present and future. These may include questions regarding climate change and its ecological and socio-economic consequences for the built environment, the energy revolution and the related effects on the adaptation of existing buildings and historical building culture, the scarcity of resources and the circular economy, or digitalization and its potentials for innovative building production. Additional topics may include questions related to rapid global urbanization or developing demographic - and employment-related changes and their effects on the planning of new living environments and spaces, and so on.

The visiting professorship may be awarded in all sub-disciplines relevant to the discipline of architecture.

Starting date

01.10.2021 | 01.04.2022 | 01.10.2022 | 01.04.2023

Personal qualification

We seek a personality for the visiting professorship who can demonstrate his or her outstanding professional competence as an expert / junior academic in the field of architecture and who is able to contribute research topics that are current, socially relevant, and practice-oriented to a course at the master's level.

Contract duration

1 semester each, in the period from winter semester 2021/22 - summer semester 2023 (contract duration 5 months each)

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr.-Ing. Judith Reeh, e-mail:


Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, scientific career, list of own practice and research projects, list of relevant publications, proof of teaching experience) as well as an exposé on the planned course, which provides information on content and objectives, temporal structure, didactic concept, and describes the added value for the students, KIT-Department, and research, should be sent as PDF, max. 15-20 A4 pages with max. 10MB to the Dean of the KIT-Department of Architecture and submitted at

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

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