Doctoral Researcher Sustainable Housing Design

Tampere University - Tampere, Finland

apply before May 15, 2023

Tasks: Research

Topics: Innovative Constructions, Urban Transformation

Type: Full-time

Experience required: Experienced

Language: English is sufficient

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We are looking for a Doctoral Researcher to join the ASUTUT – Sustainable Housing Design research group at the Faculty of Built Environment at Tampere University.

ASUTUT – Sustainable Housing Design research group conducts user-centric and process-oriented research that responds to and pre-empts societal challenges in contemporary housing design in a rapidly changing world (e.g. climate change, ageing population, pandemic etc.). ASUTUT investigates and re-imagines new approaches to housing design and its spatial and architectural quality with the aim to influence the design of sustainable living environments now, and in the future, by combining unique areas of expertise, including: AGILE DESIGN (e.g. adaptable, flexible, dweller-oriented housing design and housing solutions); ECOLOGICAL DESIGN (e.g. zero energy, zero carbon design, Post-occupancy and building performance evaluation (POE, BPE) and INCLUSIVE DESIGN (e.g. accessibility, inclusivity, human diversity) and how to educate the architects of the future.

Job description:

The position of doctoral researcher offers you the opportunity to concentrate full-time on your doctoral studies while receiving high-quality supervision along with the freedom and encouragement to develop your ideas in a supportive, inspirational and multidisciplinary research environment.

Besides conducting research for your dissertation, your position may include teaching or other duties in the faculty related to your studies.

There are two specific research areas under consideration for the PhD and they are related to the Finnish and/or Nordic context from which you should select one area of interest to develop further in your PhD:

  1. Urban Housing + nature + wellbeing interconnections
  2. Social + spatial + circular trajectories in housing

The position requires:

  • A suitable higher university degree in architecture or urban planning, or equivalent with an excellent prior grade.
  • Demonstrated competence and motivation to pursue postgraduate studies.
  • Ambition, scientific quality, innovativeness and social significance of the preliminary research plan, in response to 1 of the 2 listed research areas.
  • A good command in both spoken and written English; a good Finnish language skill is desirable but not a requirement.
  • Ability to work at Tampere University’s Hervanta campus.

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