Deadline: 15 July 2011
Open to: All qualified candidates of all nationalities and of all disciplinary backgrounds, particularly from media, art and architectural history, from philosophy, and from science and technology studies that hold a doctorate
Scholarship: Scholarships amounts are based on DFG funding guidelines
The IKKM Weimar announces three postdoctoral fellowships for up to 15 months, starting in October 2011. The Research Fellow Program is concerned with the history and theory of design processes. It focuses especially on its tools and techniques. The program is closely related to one of the central research emphases of the IKKM: the question as to non-human agents’ capacity to act. In focusing on the history and theory of drafting, the Research Fellow Program attempts to intensify the exteriority of forming and thinking, both methodologically and thematically: First by dealing with the concept of the tool, subjecting it to a critical revision from the perspective of contemporary research on cultural techniques and science; and secondly, by regarding the concept of drafting as a practice that characterizes and grounds the modern artist, architect, engineer and scientist. For a more detailed description of the topics and aims of the Research Fellow Program click HERE.
Applications are welcome from qualified candidates of all nationalities and of all disciplinary backgrounds, particularly from media, art and architectural history, from philosophy, and from science and technology studies. Research proposals should relate to the program’s theme (see description below). Eligible candidates must hold a doctorate at the time the position begins and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
The IKKM is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. The colloquium language is English. It is expected that candidates are able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language. Fellows are expected to take part to the scholarly life of the Institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the Research Fellow Program’s activities.
Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a research prospectus (maximum 800 words), a sample text representative of the candidate’s work (such as a chapter of the doctoral dissertation or an article) no later than July 15, 2011 to:
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar IKKM Cranachstraße 47, 99423 Weimar
Electronic submission is also possible and should be addressed to Kristina Hellmann (kristina.hellmann [at] uni-weimar.de).
For questions concerning the Research Fellow Program, please contact Professor Barbara Wittmann (barbara.wittmann [at] uni-weimar.de).
The scholarship amounts are based on DFG funding guidelines. They will be financed by funds from the ProExcellence program of the Free State of Thuringia.