March 27, 2009

Ph.D. position in the research field of Artistic Processes available at Konstfack

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design

Deadline is 30 April 2009

Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) is a college of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate education in art, crafts, architecture, design and art education. All the programs at Konstfack provide an education based on artistic principles. Konstfack has approximately 900 students and approximately 200 teaching and technical/administrative staff.

Ph.D. position in the research field of Artistic Processes available at Konstfack
Deadline is 30 April 2009

Konstfack offers undergraduate and postgraduate education in art, crafts, architecture, design and art education. The interdisciplinary research field Artistic Processes comprise artistic interpretation as well as theoretical reflection.

Qualification Requirements
To qualify for the position applicants must have a Master of Fine Arts or corresponding academic qualifications, and likewise show relevant documentation of artistic practise. They are also expected to show ability to produce an analytical text, i.e. to be able to articulate the reflection about the artistic processes and be able to put their own work in to a context. The applicants must state which research field they would like to link to. The research findings should be presented in an exhibition and in an analysing text about the process.

The selection will be based on the applicant’s capacity to benefit from the training provided.

The Ph.D. student is mainly going to work with the research work. The research program comprises 48 full-time months, thus, if there will be suitable tasks available this position might involve teaching or other administrative work at the department for a level of maximum 20 percent, and thus extend the total time to five years.

The application must include
• Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all attested) and other documents supporting the application

• magister or masterwork (writings and documentation of practical work)

• documentation of art work (At most 8 documentations. Art work made directly for the medium can be accepted in the format; DVD, CD or VHS and must not exceed 3 minutes playtime for each work.)

• a thesis plan (about 15 000 characters) i.e. a description about the subject area the applicant will do research in and the method/-s involved and set about. Also state the material that might be involved (artistic/empirical/analytical) and why it will be important to do this research at Konstfack.

• a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and email addresses)

Konstfack collaborates with another University due to the Degree Ordinance for a Ph.D. degree. The Ph.D. student therefore needs to be enrolled at the collaborating University. The applicant should motivate witch Department/University that would be appropriate to belong to. The position will be available only if collaboration with another University is established.

We also welcome licentiates to apply and/or those who already have started a Ph.D. studentship elsewere, and sees this position as a possibility to change direction or field of subject.

The application will be retained by Konstfack for two years, after which it will be returned at the applicant’s request.

For further information contact Petra Geltner, personnel supervisor. Petra Geltner and the Trade union representatives can be reached by phone at +46 8 450 41 00.

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The application labelled with 108/21-09, must have arrived at Konstfack not later then
April 30, 2009.
Address: Konstfack, Registrator, Box 3601, 126 27 Stockholm.

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