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Institute for Building Design and Technology (IEB)Job description
Accessibility in the built environment is commonly understood as a functional problem, such as enabling basic mobility and usage of the space for disabled people, and primarily focus on the reduction of immediate obstacles through equipment. While this has made important contributions to the accessibility of the built environment, it is rooted in the status quo: it is mainly driven by people without disabilities, and it engages with current barriers, rather than asking what a more accessible world could look like if it were to be imagined from scratch. Yet, successful accessible designs are rare, and the question of how architecture can better accommodate the wide range of human capabilities remains. This project proposes to break away from current practices and reposition people with disabilities as the experts of their spatial needs in order to question what a more accessible and pleasant world might look like if it were to be imagined from scratch. The presence of technology and the extent to which it is desired for a comfortable spatial experience may also be addressed.
It is possible to pursue a doctorate aspart of your career.
More concretely, the research could entail the following aspects:
as soon as possiblePersonal qualification
They shall have:
Salary category EG 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.Contract duration
limited for two yearsApplication up to
May 29, 2023Contact person in line-management
For further information, please contact Prof. Caroline Karmann, Head of the Professorship for Architecture and Intelligent Living, at email: [email protected].Application
Formal applications shall include a letter of motivation, a CV of the candidate and the contact information of three references. These shall be sent via email as a single pdf file to Prof. Caroline Karmann, email: [email protected].
vacancy number: 2106/2023
We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.