ETH Zurich PhD Fellowships in History and Theory of Architecture 2018, Switzerland

Publish Date: Nov 17, 2017

Deadline: Feb 15, 2018

2 PhD positions in the Doctoral Program in History and Theory of Architecture

The Doctoral Program in History and Theory of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich runs since October 2012. The program's focus is on the history and theory of architecture and urbanism in a wider context of cultural history, including the history and theory of art, science and technology. We are offering
2 PhD positions in the Doctoral Program in History and Theory of Architecture
We are looking for junior researchers with a background in history and theory of architecture and art or architects with research experience. The selected candidates will be enrolled at ETH Zurich. The position will start on October 1, 2018 and is available for a duration of 3 years.
All members of the doctoral program`s committee co-supervise the students`individual research in graduate colloquia, workshops, critiques, and methodology seminars. In addition, international experts are invited as lecturers and critics. Joint events organised together with other research institutions intensify the scholarly exchange and reinforce the academic network of the doctoral candidates. 
The program targets young researchers with expertise in the history and theory of architecture, as well as architects with experience in research. The program`s focus is on the students` independent doctoral research, the topics of which are determined by the candidates themselves. The structure of the program stipulates that a revised research plan be presented and a principle supervisor be chosen before the end of the first year. A written dissertation is expected to be submitted at the end of the fellowship. 
The candidate should have a diploma or a master’s degree acquired at university level in architecture, history of art or related fields.
Applications with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, 2 letters of recommendation, and an outline of the future research project should be send online to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Matthias Steiger, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zürich until February 15, 2018.

For further information about the program, the open positions and our department, please refer to the FAQ and visit our websites. If you should have any other questions contact Prof. Dr. Ita Heinze-Greenberg by email:

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