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PhD Positions in Craft Design and Artistic Practice at University of Gothenburg

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HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design, at the University of Gothenburg, conducts education and research in Design, Film, Photography, Fine Art, Crafts and Literary Composition - as well as teacher education (latest teacher education scholarship positions) in Visual Arts (Visual Arts scholarships) and Sloyd.

We provide highly specialised degree programmes in an outgoing, international environment - where our unique and broad range of subjects also enables our students and staff to foster a broader artistic perspective, as well as to explore new working models and research fields.

HDK-Valand invites applications to conduct artistic research at doctoral (Third cycle) level. This is our first call for doctoral applications since the merger of HDK and Valand Academy in January 2020; we are now able to welcome applications to any of our three subjects, Craft, Design, and Artistic Practice (which includes film, photography, fine art and literary composition). Two or more successful applicants will begin their study from January 2021.

To learn more about our areas of specialisation, please check our website for doctoral education https://hdk-valand.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-education and our website for research https://www.hdk-valand.gu.se/english/research and the personal profiles of individual professors and researchers in each subject area https://akademinvaland.gu.se/digitalAssets/1770/1770354_hdkv-draft-phd-recruitment-guidelines-2020_final.pdf

We have an expansive understanding of the practices which are represented within each of our subject areas, and we welcome proposals which seek to define or identify new forms of practice within these disciplines. Likewise, we encourage engagements with contemporary theorisations of knowledge and critical agency. Research into forms of curation, exhibition and participation is also invited.

HDK-Valand is also togher with the Academy of Music and Drama running a reseach school for the doctoral students in artistic subjects, see more here: https://konst.gu.se/english/education/doctoral_studies/research_school

To be considered for a position, the applicant needs to meet the general entry requirements for doctoral (third-cycle) education in accordance with chapter 7, section 39 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, and the specific entry requirements of the syllabuses.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to join an online workshop on what the doctoral education at HDK-Valand involves, on May 11th at 4 pm (Swedish time 16:00) the following link: https://gu-se.zoom.us/j/376585913 (Zoom meeting ID: 376 585 913). We will present information on the application process, and on the expectations and requirements of a doctoral student employed in our academy.

Regulations for employment as a doctoral student are outlined in the The Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) 5 Employment of doctoral students, which is included in the document Rules and regulations for third-cycle studies at the University of Gothenburg Dnr V 2018/603 https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/digitalAssets/1694/1694636_doktorandregler-engelska—180701.pdf

Applicants seeking admission with external funding should include a funding plan for the entire period of study (four years full-time, or a maximum of eight years part-time). Conditions for places with external funding are given in the University of Gothenburg's Rules and regulations for third-cycle studies, section 6, pages 6-8 (see above).

It is desirable that the application and its attachments are written in English. If the application is written in another language, it may be translated. In the event of any discrepancy between the translated document and the original document, the institution assumes no responsibility for translation or for direct, indirect or other forms of errors that may arise during the translation.

Selection of candidates is based on their ability to make optimal use of the programme in accordance with the criteria in the subject's general syllabus.

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In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.
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