Curriculum Vitae

Sabine Knierbein

Professional Career
Honors, Prizes, Nominations and Awards
Continuing Education

Membership

Professional Career

since 2019 Head of the Research Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (E285-02).
Strategic positioning of the research centre with an emphasis in urban studies at the faculty level to further institute high-quality international doctoral and master education and to systematically support the faculty’s research activities. Future Lab. Faculty of Architecture and Planning (FAP). Technische Universität Wien (TUW). Austria.
since 10|2018 Director of the KTH + TU Wien Visiting Professorship Program in Urban Studies
Setting up a new Visiting Professorship Scheme based on foundation funds from the KTH Stockholm and grants from the TU Wien. FAP-TUW. Vienna, Austria.
05|2016 – 04|2019 (planned) Cumulative Habilitation Treatise Project
Plan to Realize a Cumulative Habilitation Treatise Project presented to Professorial Curia in May 2016. FAP-TUW. Manuscript submission due in spring 2019.
07|2017 – ongoing Active member AESOP Thematic Group’s Research Affairs Group
Collaboration and management of a subgroup of the horizontal professional network of urban researchers oriented at improving research, publication and dissemination outputs.
since 2016 Associate Professor for Urban Culture and Public Space
Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning (FAP), Technische Universität Wien (TUW). International teaching and research. Vienna, Austria.
09|2015 – 07|2017 Coordination of the AESOP Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Establishment and expansion of a new transdisciplinary researchers group on lived space under the umbrella of the Association of European Schools of Planning.
02|2013 – 10|2016 Assistant Professor for Urban Culture and Public Space 
International teaching and research. FAP-TUW. Vienna, Austria.
11|2011 – 01|2013 Tenure track position for Urban Culture and Public Space (PostDoc) Job classification for a postdoctoral fellowship position following the Austrian tenure track model. International teaching and research. FAP-TUW. Vienna, Austria.
12|2008 – 11|2011 PostDoc position, Department of Spatial Planning
PostDoc position followed a special selection procedure intended to set up the work area for Urban Culture and Public Space. International teaching and research. FAP-TUW. Vienna, Austria.
12|2008 – 02|2018 Director of the City of Vienna Visiting Professorship Program 
Carrying out an innovative pilot project “Visiting Professorship for Urban Culture and Public Space” based on donations by the City of Vienna. FAP-TUW. Vienna, Austria.
12|2008 – 12|2018 Head of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (E280.A1).
Establishing an innovative and horizontal institution at the FAP-TUW. Vienna, Austria.
10|2004 – 11|2008 Defense 06|2009 Doctoral Study, European Urban Studies
Dissertation “The production of central public spaces in the attention economy. Aesthetics, economics, and media restructuring via design-related coalitions in Berlin since 1980.” Dr. phil., Department of Spatial Planning and Research. Institute of European Urban Studies. Faculty of Architecture. Bauhaus Universität Weimar. Germany.
2005, 2008 Lecturer, Institute of European Urban Studies, Bauhaus University Weimar
International Research Seminar “Information? Communication? Attention!”, and “The Politics of Public Space in Berlin”.
2005 – 2007 Project coordination, PROBRAL
German-Brazilian research project between the Institute of European Urban Studies, Bauhaus University Weimar and PROURB at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, three multi-week guest research visits to Rio, Brasília, São Paulo, and Salvador de Bahía.
03|2005 Award for “Most promising diploma thesis”
University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück. Germany.
05|2004 – 09|2004 Professional Experience as Engineer in Landscape Architecture | Open Space Planning
Topos – City Planning, Urban Research and Landscape Planning, Berlin, Germany.
09|1999 – 04|2004 Landscape Architecture Studies | Open Space Planning
Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Agricultural Science
University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany
diploma thesis: “Urban Squares in the microcentre of Córdoba (Argentina) and their perception” (Stadtplätze im Mikrozentrum von Córdoba und ihre Wahrnehmung), passed with distinction, (grade: 1.1).
03|2003 – 09|2003 Research Stay and 2nd Academic Internship, Open Space Planning Department of Urban Landscape, Municipality of Córdoba, Argentina
funded by scholarship from the Mühlfenzl-Stiftung, Germany.
2002 – 2003 Work as Supervising Tutor

Open Space Planning, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Agricultural Science
University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany.
2002 Student Assistant
RMP Landschaftsarchitekten 
Bonn, Germany.
08|2001 – 01|2002 1st Academic Internship Open Space Planning
NJTLC Landscape Consultants, London, UK.
2000 Student Assistant
Schupp und Thiel – Office for Landscape Architecture,
 Münster, Germany.
08|1997 – 06|1999 Apprenticeship
Landscape Gardener („Gärtnerin, Fachrichtung Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau“)
, Final examination: successful; Vocational school graduation/degree: 1.12), Oelde, Germany.
1997 
A-levels 
Archigymnasium (grade: 1,5), Soest, Germany.
1977 Born
in Lippetal, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany.

Honors, Prizes, Nominations and Awards

2018 Nominated for Best Lecture Awards at TU Wien, Austria
2018 Nominated for Best Teacher Awards at TU Wien, Austria
2017 Nominated for Best Teacher Awards at TU Wien
2009 Dr. phil. in European Urban Studies, Summa cum laude, Faculty of Architecture, Bauhaus-University Weimar.
2005 – 2008 Doctoral Fellowship 
granted by the German National Academic Foundation (“Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“).
2005 Award for “Most promising diploma thesis”, 
University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany.
2004 Diploma in Landscape Architecture/Open Space Planning, graded “very good with distinction“.
2003 Scholarship for practical semester abroad, Argentina, from the Mühlfenzl Foundation (via German National Academic Foundation).
2003 Language course scholarship, Spain (via German National Academic Foundation).
2002 – 2005 Scholarship from German National Academic Foundation.
2001 – 2002 Scholarship for practical semester abroad, England, from the Carl Duisberg Society (later InWEnt).

Continuing Education

2018 TU Wien External Individual Coaching (Focus Human Resources, Management and Leadership)
2018 TU Wien Seminar “Taking really good decisions – and live with them” (Focus Human Resources, Management and Leadership)
2018 TU Wien Seminar “Appointment Training for Prospective Professors” (Focus Science)
2018 TU Wien Seminar “Rocky roads. Dealing with and leading through transitions” (Focus Human Resources, Leadership and Management)
2016 TU Wien Seminar “My responsibilities in leadership: Economic and Management Authority” (Focus Human Resources, Leadership and Management)

2015-2016

TU Wien Seminar “Career Coaching for PostDocs” (Focus Science)
2016 TU Wien Seminar “Conflict Management” (Focus Science)
2016 TU Wien Seminar “Rhetoric and Body Language” (Focus Human Resources, Leadership and Management)
2015 TU Wien External Individual Coaching (Focus Human Resources, Management and Leadership)
2013 TU Wien Seminar “In Focus: Diversity. How to deal with difference in teaching?” (Focus Teaching)
2011 DHS Seminar Bonn “Women on their way to realize a Professorship” (Focus Leadership and Academic Profile)
2010 TU Wien Seminar “How to Write a Competitive EU Research Proposal for a Framework 7 Project” (Project Management)
2010 TU Wien External Individual Coaching (Focus Human Resources, Management and Leadership)
2010 TU Wien Seminar “Loyal Counselling for Teaching” (Focus Teaching)

Membership

since 2014 ESA, European Sociological Association – ESA Research Network Social Movements – ESA Research Network Urban Sociology.
since 2012 EURA, European Urban Research Association.
since 2011 INURA, The International Network for Urban Research and Action.
since 2010 AESOP THEMATIC GROUP FOR PUBLIC SPACES AND URBAN CULTURE, Founding member
since 2008 Alumni Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
since 2005 AESOP YOUNG ACADEMICS.