Heritage and the Anthropocene: Curated Natures and Anthropocenic Landscapes in Europe and South Africa (4+4 or 5+3)

PhD scholarship/fellowship in the field of Heritage and the Anthropocene: Curated Natures and Anthropocenic Landscapes in Europe and South Africa (4+4 or 5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF), invites applications for a fully-funded PhD scholarship/fellowship in Heritage and the Anthropocene: Curated Natures and Anthropocenic Landscapes in Europe and South Africa provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD scholarship/fellowship is available as of 1 June 2018 for a period of up to three years (5+3) and of up to four years (4+4). The candidate who is awarded the scholarship/fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 June 2018. 

The PhD scholarship/fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

The PhD scholarship/fellowship is advertised within the field of Heritage and the Anthropocene: Curated Natures and Anthropocenic Landscapes in Europe and South Africa.

The convergence between natural and cultural heritage and debates around the Anthropocene is a burgeoning area of research, with a focus on rewilding programmes, and so-called “second natures”, new natures and nature-cultures. This study forms part of a larger research project that aims to develop comparative perspectives on such nature-cultures in Europe and South Africa. Drawing from fields such as Nature Studies, Critical Heritage Studies, Critical Anthropologies of the Anthropocene, Archaeology, Artistic Research Practice, and others, candidates should be prepared to develop a case study in Europe as a site of comparison for ongoing research in South Africa. The idea of walking as a form of embodied research in the new landscapes of the Anthropocene, and an interest in moving between conventional forms of scholarship and creative and curatorial practices, would fit well with the broader aims of the project.

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 scholar/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 History, Archaeology and Classical Studies.

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:
http://cas.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

 

4+4 programme
When you apply for a SU PhD scholarship (4+4), you must be able to document relevant qualifications in the academic area of the PhD project in the form of a Bachelor’s degree and one year of Master’s degree studies or equivalent qualifications. A prerequisite for allocation of SU PhD scholarships is that these qualifications are acquired no later than 31 May 2018.

Applicants who have acquired 60 ECTS credits in a Master’s degree examination and applicants who will have acquired 60 to 90 ECTS credits in a Master’s degree examination after the deadline for application can apply for a combined SU and PhD scholarship in the 4+4 scheme. Applicants who have already earned 90 ECTS credits at the time of application should apply for the 5+3 PhD fellowship as long as the Master’s degree programme is completed no later than the day before the PhD enrolment starts.

The duration of Part A of the PhD degree programme depends on the number of ECTS credits earned at the commencement of study. The duration is estimated based on the information in the application about the number of ECTS credits earned and those to be awarded upon satisfactory completion of current courses.

A condition for being allocated a combined SU and PhD scholarship is that the applicant passes this examination prior to the commencement of studies.

SU PhD scholarships are allocated in accordance with the Ministerial Order regarding state educational support (SU), section II: https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=192525 (Danish State Education Grant and Loan Scheme Authority – only in Danish. Please see this page for further information http://www.su.dk/english/).

In connection with the SU PhD scholarship, a PhD scholar can undertake paid work amounting to 280 hours distributed over part A of the studies. Employment in accordance with protocol regarding PhD scholars; agreement regarding payment of PhD students for work carried out in connection with the PhD degree programme: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

SU PhD-points and hourly pay: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/salary-and-employment/salary-part-a-of-the-4-4-programme/

 

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 May 2018.

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/

Salary: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3-programme-and-part-b-of-the-4-4-programme/

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the SU PhD scholarship/PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at History, Archaeology and Classical Studies:  http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/contacts/

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Nick Shepherd, School of Culture and Society, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, ns@cas.au.dk, Phone + 45 87 16 28 67.

All applicants must document English language qualifications comparable to an 'English B level' in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium'). Please see this page for further information: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/english-test/

Applications for the SU PhD scholarship/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 2018 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2018-8

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.