PhD Studentships in Art, Media, Design and Performance , University College Falmouth [UK]

Research at University College Falmouth is about ideas: generating them, applying them, sharing them. Our emphasis is on practice-led and user-led inquiry that is collaborative in nature and multidisciplinary in scope.

We now invite applications for 16 new studentships for doctoral study, starting in October 2009, in areas that match our range of supervisory expertise in Art, Media, Design and Performance and that will contribute to the advancement of Cornwall’s knowledge economy.

In particular, and to coincide with our involvement in the Design Council’s Designs of the Time initiative in Cornwall, we would welcome proposals in aspects of user-centred design. Given our status as a national Skillset Media Academy and our plans for a new Academy for Innovation & Research, we are also particularly interested in questions around emerging media technologies, sustainable design, arts and the environment, creative communities, industries and networks.

We strongly recommend that applicants discuss potential proposals with one of the following members of staff - all of whom are well-placed to refer inquiries to the most appropriate colleague.

ContactsDesign | Dr Katie Bunnell: katie.bunnell[ at ]

Emerging media technologies | Prof. Jason Whittaker: jason.whittaker[ at ]

Creative Communities | Dr Deborah Sugg Ryan: deborah.suggryan[ at ]

Contemporary Art Practices | Dr Daro Montag: daro.montag[ at ]

Contemporary Performance Practices and their Contexts (Choreography, Devised Theatre, Music, Performance Writing) | Dr John Hall: john.hall[ at ]

About the Studentships
The three-year, full-time studentships cover all fees and include an annual maintenance grant of £13,200. The successful applicants will be expected to deliver up to 90 hours of undergraduate teaching or curriculum support per year. Awards are payable in instalments on enrolment and continuation is subject to satisfactory annual progression.

Applicants must have a strong academic background (2.i or higher, MA preferred) with a clear and compelling proposal in relation to these research strengths and the above priorities. Multi- and trans-disciplinary proposals will be particularly welcome.

How to apply

PhD Studentship Application Form (217.50 KB)

PhD Studentship Application Guidance Notes (183.35 KB)

Applications and questions should be addressed to:

Jane Walsh: jane.walsh[ at ]

Tel: +44 (0)1326 213865

Admissions Administrator
University College Falmouth
Cornwall TR11 4RH.

Schedule Deadline for receipt of applications is 28 August 2009

Interviews will be scheduled during the week of 7 September 2009

Enrolment will be on 1 October 2009.

More than three quarters of University College Falmouth’s researchers gained international recognition for excellence in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). To read more about our Research Performance click here.

Via: official announcement