Professor of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Design (f/m/d)
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
Professor of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design
at the Faculty of Architecture and Design (75–100%) FoAD 2022/01
Berlin International is a university of applied sciences with a distinct international focus. All
study programs are taught in English. For the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FoAD), we are
Professor of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design (75–100%)
The Faculty of Architecture and Design offers both bachelor’s and master’s programs in Interior
Architecture/Interior Design. To support our continuous growth, we are looking for a professor
with an international background as well as substantial academic and professional experience.
Applicants must have mastered the interrelated areas of interior architecture with professional
excellence. In addition, they should possess a future-oriented and critically reflective understanding
of the discipline, paired with an awareness of shifting cultural, social, and ecological
contexts. Candidates are expected to demonstrate professional proficiency in all design phases,
from conceptualization to realization, while also showing solid teaching experience. Theoretical
knowledge about the discipline’s discourse, links to relevant industries and organizations, and
an interdisciplinary and intercultural teaching background are highly desired.
The faculty is seeking candidates who are enthusiastic about promoting the development of
the study programs. Collegiality, communication skills, and the ability to foster a positive work
environment are vital. Candidates should be able to spark students’ curiosity and enthusiasm.
Successful applicants will be expected to teach both in the bachelor’s as well as the master’s
degree programs, and contribute to interdisciplinary courses and projects. They should be in a
position to support the development of the Interior Architecture/Interior Design programs
specifically, and the faculty in general. Professors are expected to conduct (applied) research
projects and participate in the faculty’s administration and governance.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements for professorships at universities of applied
sciences (Fachhochschulen) in accordance with the Berlin Higher Education Act, §100.
At least 5 years of work experience out of which a minimum of 3 years must have been
gained outside the university context.
Substantial occupational experience outside the university sector should include
project experience in all phases from conceptualization to realization.
Broad teaching experience in both lecture-driven and project-based settings.
Excellent command of the English language (teaching language).
Intercultural awareness and competence preferably from earning university degrees
abroad or international work experience.
A strong interest in contributing to the continuous growth of Berlin International.
Preferably a Ph.D. in Interior Architecture or a related field. Alternatively, a body of
research, publications, competition entries, and/or practice evidencing a professional
standard and artistic aptitude comparable to a doctoral degree. In case the candidate
holds a Ph.D., the degree transcript should be attached to the application.
Additional preferred skills:
Language skills, especially in German.
Sound knowledge of the German and Berlin higher education system.
Who we are and what we offer:
Berlin International is a young, growing university of applied sciences immersed in the
creative and international spirit of the city of Berlin. We are a small institution with an
enthusiastic team and are proud to currently host 94 different nationalities among our
students and staff.
Our campus is located in central Berlin, close to the Technical University Berlin, the
University of the Arts (UdK), and the large Tiergarten park.
Architecture and design are at the heart of Berlin International. More than 75% of
Berlin International’s current students are enrolled in FoAD programs.
Berlin International’s Research Institute offers financial support for research projects.
Berlin International is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.
Please submit your application in PDF format including the following documents:
A cover letter demonstrating teaching and research interests
A CV with attachments listing relevant practical experiences and research activities
(including a list of publications, lectures, awards, and professional memberships). The
CV should feature
a list clearly showing previous teaching experience
a list clearly showing professional experience outside of a university context
A portfolio demonstrating relevant own work samples and including teaching examples
and student results.
Attested certificates of education
Any additional documents relevant to the position are welcome (evaluations,
certificates, published work samples, etc.).
The part-time (75%) position is going to be filled by Spring 2023 and residence in Berlin will be
expected. The position can potentially be extended to a full-time (100%) position at a later
stage. Please send your complete application including all relevant documents by July 11, 2022
to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
“Professor of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design (75% FoAD 2022/01)”
Salzufer 6, 10587 Berlin, Germany
For any inquiries, please contact the FoAD Academic Administrator Silja Hillmann: email@example.com