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Call for Applications for 2 PhD Positions

13 avril | Employé | 100%

Call for Applications for 2 PhD Positions

Your position

The purpose of the employment is to support the completion of an original dissertation and the degree. Students will be initially employed for one year. Following a positive evaluation at the conclusion of the first year, the position will be extended for a further three years.
In the duration of employment, students must fulfill all circular requirements of the eikones Graduate School. Students are also expected to participate in the events of the Center for the Theory and History of the Image and to contribute to the fulfilment of its tasks.

Your profile

  • Excellent academic qualifications and promise in your field of study.
  • An innovative dissertation project relating to the theory and history of the image.
  • Masters or equivalent qualification in a relevant field of study, in particular history, art history, musicology, philosophy, German literature, architecture, English, media studies, or Egyptology.
  • Applicants must possess a MA degree or equivalent by September 1, 2021. The MA degree must have been completed in the previous two years. Exceptions may be possible in extraordinary circumstances.
  • Doctoral students must be advised by a faculty member of the eikones graduate school. Doctorate students must also be enrolled in the University of Basel for the duration of the program.

We offer you

The eikones graduate school offers excellent students of the humanities who would like to pursue a doctorate in the history and theory of the image a structured program of graduate study distinguished by dedicated advising, an internationality, interdisciplinary, regular dialogue with guest scholars, and professional opportunities. The goal of the doctoral program is the successful completion of the degree within the four-year duration. Salaries follow the standards of the University of Basel for doctorate positions.
Application / Contact

Please submit your application in German or English as a single pdf by May 12, 2021 using the online portal provided by the University of Basel. The application should include:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Copies of Degree Certificates
  • Contact details for two references
  • Project description (at most 10 pages) and bibliography
  • Writing sample (at most 20 pages)
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a virtual interview. All inquiries should be directed to eikones@unibas.ch
Universität Basel
4000 Basel