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Job opportunity: PhD assistant in Design 80% at HEAD University of Art and Design Geneva

In association with EPFL’s Doctoral Programme in Architecture and Sciences of the City (EDAR), HEAD—Genève is currently advertising the position of PhD assistant in Design

Work commitment: 80%

Information pertaining to the position

Working at HEAD—Genève Design Department (MA in Design), taking part in the HEAD’s research team and getting involved in the EPFL’s EDAR Doctoral Programme, the PhD student will take part in the implementation of a new doctoral course that promotes a stimulating and critical dialogue between design research, architecture, urban planning and social sciences. The aim of the programme is to help PhD students to bring an original contribution to their field, thanks to a cross-disciplinary approach.

From a content point of view, the PhD student will develop a research project that combines critical and reflexive aspects on design in a broad sense with urban sciences. The applicant will have the minimum of an MA, preferably in the field of design. An MA in a discipline related to urban sciences or design may be considered e.g. History of Art, Architecture, Sociology, Geography, Urban Planning.

Once accepted, the PhD student will follow compulsory EDAR courses and obtain the required credits.

International applications are welcome, subject to obtaining a work permit.