Appel à candidature : « Promotionsstipendium: The Art of Display » (Zürich)

Universität Zürich, 01.10.2013
Application deadline: 8 mai 2013

Subject to final approval by the Swiss National Science Foundation for the continuation of the National Centre of Competence in Research program « Mediality – Historical Perspectives » at the University of Zürich, we invite applications for the position of

2 PhD positions (100%) in art/architectural history

in the framework of the module « The Art of Display. ». The research group aims to explore display as a fundamental characteristic of art and architecture. Research will focus on architectural and spatial gestures of display, both in the built environment and in the exhibited work of art. The term « display » not only refers to the presentation of images and the display of works of art, but will be questioned in relationship to the demonstrative functions of pictures and artifacts themselves. Possible topics for PhD theses may focus upon spatial and architectural devices of display in a historical perspective, parergonal aspects of framing and display of visual artifacts, and motifs of framing and transgression in the work of art itself. The objective of the project is to investigate visual display with particular regard to its spatial dimension, and to theorize different forms of spatial display in terms of both aesthetic efficacy and their specific historical conditions.

Successful applicants will have an excellent M.A. degree or equivalent qualification in the history of art or in a related discipline. They will demonstrate a high degree of historical and theoretical knowledge in art and architectural history as well as interest in interdisciplinary discourse and the theory of media.

Employment conditions follow the guidelines as established by the University of Zurich and the Swiss National Science Foundation. The contract is renewed annually up to three years total; an initial probation period of six months applies. Residency within the city of Zurich or its environs is expected. Candidates earn their doctorate from the University of Zurich.
Starting date: 1 October 2013, or according to prior agreement.

Please submit a letter of intent, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of degrees, writing samples (if applicable) as well as a research project (max. 10 pages, including bibliography) as PDF documents by e-mail to the addresses below by May 8, 2013.

Prof. Dr. Martino Stierli,
Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen,


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