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Museum for the future: praxis based curatorial research in the presentations of time within contemporary art (4+4/5+3), 2020-7

PhD scholarship/fellowship in the field of Museum for the future: praxis based curatorial research in the presentations of time within contemporary art (4+4 or 5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with New Carlsberg Foundation, Kunsthal Aarhus and the theatre Sort/Hvid, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD scholarship/fellowship in Museum for the future: praxis based curatorial research in the presentations of time within contemporary art provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD scholarship/fellowship is available as of 1 July 2020 for a period of up to three years (5+3) and of up to four years (4+4). The candidate who is awarded the scholarship/fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 July 2020. 

The PhD scholarship/fellowship will be financed by the 4 parties.

The PhD scholarship/fellowship is advertised within the field of Museum for the future: praxis based curatorial research in the presentations of time within contemporary art.

 

”The future is over”, claims Franco ”Bifo” Berardi in After the Future. He doesn’t mean that time has stopped, but that the construction of horizons of expectation, which has characterised the Western modernity, has ended. A historical-philosophical semantics (cf. Historian Reinhart Koselleck), where the reading of history opens for utopian prophecies, is not sufficient, when History ends. Museum for the Future examines this collapse in historical-philosophical thinking in the shadow of the developments that challenge our perception of time right now – climate crises, globalization, technological acceleration – by exhibiting the interpretations of research-based visions of the future as museological. In the theater and in the art center without a collection the future will be staged as the past.

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/phdstudystructure/

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/  

The PhD scholar/fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme Art, Literature and Cultural Studies.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Communication and Culture, Kunsthal Aarhus and the theatre Sort/Hvid. In general, the student is expected to be present at current place of work on a daily basis. As a guideline, the PhD scholar is expected to work an average of 50 percent at the School of Communication and Culture, 25 percent at Kunsthal Aarhus and 25 percent at the theatre Sort/Hvid during the overall period of study. The specific distribution of working hours will be agreed on at the time of employment/enrolment.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

School of Communication and Culture’s research programme:
http://cc.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

 

4+4 programme
When you apply for a SU PhD scholarship (4+4), you must be able to document relevant qualifications in the academic area of the PhD project in the form of a Bachelor’s degree and one year of Master’s degree studies or equivalent qualifications. A prerequisite for allocation of SU PhD scholarships is that these qualifications are acquired no later than 30 June 2020.

Applicants who have acquired 60 ECTS credits in a Master’s degree examination and applicants who will have acquired 60 to 90 ECTS credits in a Master’s degree examination after the deadline for application can apply for a combined SU and PhD scholarship in the 4+4 scheme. Applicants who have already earned 90 ECTS credits at the time of application should apply for the 5+3 PhD fellowship as long as the Master’s degree programme is completed no later than the day before the PhD enrolment starts.

The duration of Part A of the PhD degree programme depends on the number of ECTS credits earned at the commencement of study. The duration is estimated based on the information in the application about the number of ECTS credits earned and those to be awarded upon satisfactory completion of current courses.

A condition for being allocated a combined SU and PhD scholarship is that the applicant passes this examination prior to the commencement of studies.

SU PhD scholarships are allocated in accordance with the Ministerial Order regarding state educational support (SU), section II: https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=192525  (Danish State Education Grant and Loan Scheme Authority – only in Danish. Please see this page for further information http://www.su.dk/english/).

In connection with the SU PhD scholarship, a PhD scholar can undertake paid work amounting to 280 hours distributed over part A of the studies. Employment in accordance with protocol regarding PhD scholars; agreement regarding payment of PhD students for work carried out in connection with the PhD degree programme: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/

SU PhD-points and hourly pay: http://phd.arts.au.dk/financing/salary-and-employment/#SU

 

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 30 June 2020.

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://phd.arts.au.dk/financing/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3/

 

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD scholarship/fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at Art, Literature and Cultural Studies:  http://phd.arts.au.dk/about-us/contact/

The application can be written in both Danish and English.

All applicants must document English language qualifications comparable to an 'English B level' in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium'). Please see this page for further information: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/english-test/  

Applications for the PhD scholarship/fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

Guidelines for the application facility: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/how-to-apply/

 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2020 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2020-7

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.