PhD position at the Department of Art and Media Studies
The Faculty of Humanities announces one PhD position connected to the interdisciplinary project Face of Terror: Understanding Terrorism from the Perspective of Critical Media Aesthetics, financed by the Research Council of Norway. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years.
The project pursues its aim of understanding terrorism from the perspective of critical media aesthetics by focusing on the “face” of terror — a term that goes to the core of the communicative and mediated aspects of terrorism: The face is a primary site of contact with fellow human beings and a contested marker of identity, whilst in a broader sense it is also a cultural interface that distributes and redistributes visibility and power. Taking the mediated face as its entry-point, the project investigates the identity work that goes into acts of terrorism, as well as into the cultural responses to them within contemporary media.
The PhD candidate's project will contribute to the project on terrorism in globalized and mediated environments through investigating technologies of the face (identification photography, surveillance etcetera) and/or mediated faces as social and cultural interfaces by way of one or more case studies from contemporary visual media of his or her own choice.
Terms and benefits
The position is remunerated according to salary level 50 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK 430 200 annually, of which 2 percent is deducted for the State Pension scheme. The appointments will be made in accordance with the current regulations for fellowship appointments at Norwegian universities. A contract will be drawn up detailing the period of appointment and required duties.
Eligible applicants cannot already hold a PhD degree awarded by NTNU to qualify for selection. (Forskrift om ansettelsesvilkår for stillinger som postdoktor, stipendiat, vitenskapelig assistent og spesialistkandidat §2-1).
Primary place of work will be at the Department of Art and Media Studies, at the Faculty of Humanities in Trondheim.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labor force and to recruit persons with a diverse background.
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