September 22, 2021

Three full-time PhD positions

Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent

Off the Grid: Belgian Graphic Design from the 1960s and 1970s as Seen by Sara De Bondt, Design Museum Gent, 2019–20. Photo: Michael Delausnay.

KASK & Conservatorium, the school of arts of HOGENT and Howest (Ghent, Belgium), announces three vacant positions for doctoral research in the arts. Applications are open until October 25, 2021.

The fulltime mandates of "artistic assistant" are open to artists from any discipline among the school’s wide range who can present a master's degree, a portfolio of outstanding work and are willing to engage in a 6-year research project leading up to the public presentation of work and a public doctoral defence towards the degree of "Doctor in the Arts."

Proposed research projects must be based in the applicant’s artistic practice, with questions, methodologies, strategies and output forms all determined by the work that informs it, and feeding back to it. The work eventually submitted to the doctoral jury will combine artistic work with a substantial discursive document.

Applying for this position is possible up until, and including October 25, 2021.

From those applications that meet the entry requirements, a first selection will be made on the basis of artistic portfolio and research abstract, considering criteria of artistic quality, research potential, and complementarity with the profiles of the school of arts and its programmes and departments.

Candidates selected for the second round will be appointed a (provisional) supervisor at KASK & Conservatorium in the course of December 2021. This supervisor will guide the candidate in the process of completing a full (6-year) project application and selecting a second supervisor at Ghent University. From these applications, a number of candidates will be selected for the final interviews.

The interviews are scheduled for early May 2022. Candidates who are not selected will be notified upon completion of the entire procedure.

Please find the full job description and requirements on

On you can find a practical guide to the PhD in the arts.

Applications are only accepted within the deadline and via

About KASK & Conservatorium
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and the Royal Conservatory (Conservatorium) constitute the School of Arts of HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Howest. We offer bachelor's, master's and advanced programmes in visual and audiovisual arts, design, landscape and garden architeture, music and drama. The school brings together talented and motivated students with outstanding educators, active artists, designers and theorists in art and design from all over the world. Our campuses are located in Ghent and Courtrai, Belgium.

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