Friday, 17 February 2012

Doctoral Studentship in Visual Arts at Lund University, Sweden

Type of employment: Limit of tenure, four years fulltime studies
Extent: 100 %
Location: Malmö Art Academy, Malmö
First day of employment: Autumn 2012 or as agreed
Official Records Number: KPA 2012/3

Malmö Art Academy has about 75 students and offers programs in Visual Arts at bachelor master and doctoral level. Malmö Art Academy is a creative and stimulating learning environment with high artistic and
educational goals, and a strong reputation in the art world. Malmö Art Academy has an international profile with a broad international network. We have many students and teachers from other countries than Sweden.

Job assignments
The holder of the position has a primary obligation to successfully fulfil the postgraduate (third cycle) education ending with a doctoral degree (PhD) in Visual Arts. The position is for a PhD degree, which implies that the total time of employment may not exceed four years of full-time study at the postgraduate level.

The studies are based on the artistic knowledge and the artistic work with focus on the individual artistic work and research. The artistic work is both object and method. The studies of reflecting or theoretical contents are not a self-fulfilling goal but serve the purpose of being a means for developing artistic competence. The studies should as a norm be completed within four years when done on a full-time basis and when the student follows the education and supervision that are given.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements
Basic entry requirements for PhD studies are: a degree at advanced level, courses to an extent of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 at advanced level, or corresponding proficiencies acquired in Sweden or elsewhere.

Eligible to be admitted is the applicant who has:
- completed graduate studies in Visual arts comparable to 240 credits in the Swedish system in a study programme for visual artists or who has equivalent competence.
- relevant artistic skills or who has a relevant connection to artistic activity.
- presented a plan and aims for an artistic development work or research which was approved by an admission committee.
- carried out such independent work that the applicant's suitability for this part of the studies can be estimated.
- been found to have the capability in general to manage the studies.

Basis of Assessment
Regulations for employments as a postgraduate student can be found in the Swedish Statute Book (SFS 1998:80). Only those admitted to postgraduate studies can be appointed to such a position. When appointing applicants to such a position, first and foremost their ability to benefit from postgraduate studies must be taken into consideration. In addition to pursuing postgraduate studies, the doctoral student may also perform other duties, including reserach, teaching and administration, according to the specific regulations.

Qualifications: please note the studyplan for third cycle studies in Visual Arts

Application should contain:
- attested curriculum vitae and attested documents,
- project plan (5-10 pages) including aims of an artistic development work and time plan, method and manner of documentation.
- portfolio.

Please note: Applicants who only apply to be admitted to the Postgraduate studies must also attach an attested financial plan for living costs during the whole period of study (4 years at full-time and a maximum of 8 years at part-time).

For further information please contact:
Gertrud Sandqvist, Professor
+46 40-325706, +46 708363492

Håkan Lundström, Dean
+46 40325451, +46 705507531

Labour union
SACO: Saco-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli

OFR/S: Rita Nilsson

SEKO: Ingrid Lagerborg

Last Day of Applying

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