The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in Basic Income: Rethinking citizenship and societal participation provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 September 2017 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 September 2017.
The PhD fellowship will be financed by Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF).
In recent years Basic Income has arisen across the world as a response to such diverse challenges as poverty, ineffective public sectors, structural unemployment, a heralded ecological disaster, and the rise of the robots.
At the heart of Basic Income we see a libertarian dream of individual freedom and creativity united with a socialist dream of fundamental economic redistribution. On the edges of the discussions lurk such issues as border and immigration policy. And a few steps further out; scenarios found in Sci-Fi – take such examples as sea steading, societies free of bureaucracy, or the settlement of Mars.
We invite applicants from anthropology, philosophy, economy, literature studies or history who can formulate an empirically founded project within this broad framework. Independent thinking and quirky projects will be appreciated as much as intellectual flexibility and willingness to work across disciplinary boundaries.
The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/
Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/phdstudystructure/
Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/
The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University.
The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme Anthropology, International Area Studies and the Study of Religion.
The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.
The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.
School of Culture and Society’s research programme:
When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must enclose documentation stating that you have submitted your Master’s thesis for assessment by the deadline for application, and you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 August 2017.
The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at Anthropology, International Area Studies and the Study of Religion: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/contacts/
For further information, please contact Assistant Professor Nina Holm Vohnsen, School of Culture and Society, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone + 45 26 83 88 62.
Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.
Guidelines for the application facility: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/application-guide/
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2017 at 23.59 CET
Reference number: 2017-11
During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.