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Open Call: Applications for Doctoral Studies at HDK-Valand – Academy for Art and Design
ELIA member HDK-Valand – Academy for Art and Design
at University of Gothenburg
, invites applications to conduct artistic research at doctoral level. Apply until 5 June 2020.
This is the first call for doctoral applications since the merger of HDK and Valand Academy in January 2020; they 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). They are also able to accommodate multi-disciplinary projects requiring supervision in different areas.
Their acclaimed academic staff have both breadth and depth in supervisory expertise. To learn more about our areas of specialisation, please check their website: The Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
, and the staff profiles of individual professors and researchers in each subject area – links are included in the detailed application guidelines. Proposals must demonstrate a good fit with expertise in the academy.
They have an expansive understanding of the practices which are represented within each of their subject areas, and they welcome proposals which seek to define or identify new forms of practice within these disciplines. Likewise, they encourage engagements with contemporary theorisations of knowledge and critical agency. Research into forms of curation, exhibition and participation is also invited.
Successful applicants will begin their study from January 2021. The doctoral positions are fully-funded for four years. There is an expectation that doctoral students will teach in the programme courses, for a maximum of 20% of their contracted time.
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.
General entry requirements for third-cycle education are met by those who have: achieved a second-level qualification, completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or acquired in some other way the equivalent knowledge either in Sweden or abroad.
The specific entry requirements for each subject are shown under section 4.2 of the relevant syllabus documents: Artistic Practice
Candidates are strongly encouraged to join an online workshop outlining the doctoral programme at HDK-Valand, on May 11 at 4pm CEST, at this link
(Zoom meeting ID: 376 585 913). They will present information on the application process, and on the expectations and requirements of a researcher employed in our academy.
Please read carefully the detailed application guidelines – applications must be formatted according to these guidelines. Your application must include a project description of max. 6 pages (plus bibliography) outlining the proposed research project. This should cover the project’s aim, content and methods and include a schedule.
The application deadline is 5 June 2020
For more information and to apply, please visit the website