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In 2021, the Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) and the Hasselt University Faculty of Architecture and Arts (FARK) – PXL-MAD, School of Art provide funding for a PhD position in artistic research, including a dialogue between artistic practice and reflection. This call provides information on the vacancy and the application procedure.


JOB DESCRIPTION

One four-year fulltime paid position provided by The Special Research Fund UHasselt – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University in the framework of the joint PhD program between Maastricht University and Hasselt University.
The candidate will receive a double doctoral degree (2 separate degrees that refer to each other) between Hasselt University and Maastricht University.
The first two years, the candidate will be appointed by Maastricht University. The terms of employment of Maastricht University will apply. The final two years, the candidate will be appointed by Hasselt University. The terms of employment of Hasselt University will apply.
The PhD will be defended at Maastricht University.

Research Domains

At the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (UM), the PhD candidate will be integrated in the research program Arts, Media and Culture (AMC). https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos-research-institute/research-organisation/arts-media-and-culture

At the Faculty of Architecture and Arts (UH), the PhD candidate will be integrated in the research program of PXL-MAD (MAD-research).

https://pxl-mad.be/en/mad-research

Time schedule

  • February 15 2021, 23.59 – Closing date submission of applications
  • End of March 2021 – Applicants are informed whether they are invited for an interview
  • April 2021 – Interviews
  • June 2021 – Final decision by the Faculty Board of UM FASoS and approval by the Research Council/College of Deans at UHasselt for the Joint UH-UM applications

REQUIREMENTS


Who can apply?

Graduates with a relevant (Research) Master degree and excellent grades. Motivated and determined researchers in the arts with first-rate analytical and writing skills as well as a significant artistic portfolio.

Conditions for submitting an application

When applying for the research-position, the following conditions apply:

  •   A research proposal (in artistic research) that fits within the research domains of MAD-Research (Faculty of Architecture & Arts – UHasselt) and Arts, Media & Culture (AMC) (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Maastricht University) using the application form. See below for a description of these research domains and the application form.
  •  Within each of the two universities, a supervisor has to be appointed. Both of these supervisors explicitly commit to the project (by means of a signature). See below for procedure.

Conditions for submitting an application

When applying for the research-position, the following conditions apply:

  • A research proposal (in artistic research) that fits within the research domains of MAD-Research (Faculty of Architecture & Arts – UHasselt) and Arts, Media & Culture (AMC) (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Maastricht University) using the application form. See below for a description of these research domains and the application form.
  • Within each of the two universities, a supervisor has to be appointed. Both of these supervisors explicitly commit to the project (by means of a signature). See below for procedure.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Fixed-term contract: 1-4 years.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

The intial contract period is one year. After a positive assesment the contract will be extended with 3 years. 2 years you will be employed at Maastricht University and 2 years at Hassalt University.

The salary ranges between €2.395-€3.061, according to salary scale 27 of the CAO-NU

EMPLOYER

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,400 employees. Reflecting the university’s strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


DEPARTMENT

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, and about 1,730 students. More than 77% of the students are non-Dutch (65 different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some are also offered in Dutch. FASoS offers four 3-year bachelor’s programmes: Arts and Culture, European Studies, Digital Society and Global Studies. It also offers eight different 1-year Master’s programmes and two 2-year research master’s programmes.

Research is organised around four programmes: Politics and Culture in Europe; Science, Technology and Society Studies; Arts, Media and Culture; and Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in the historic city centre of Maastricht.

Starting date: Preferably August 15, 2021

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For further information, please contact Elke Bos, staff member Research Coordination Office UHasselt (tel +32-11-269053, email: elke.bos@uhasselt.be).

Enclosed:

Application Form – Research Proposal Template PhD Candidates UM and UHasselt 2021 Application form

Maastricht University and Hasselt University are committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age, and (dis)ability) is to our and your advantage. Creating an inclusive working climate in which students and staff feel a valued member of the UM and UHasselt community is therefore a top strategic priority. UM and UHasselt values diversity within its community and encourages you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

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