Part-time PhD Studentships in Design, Photography and Advertising (3 positions available)

Edinburgh Napier University – School of Arts and the Creative Industries

Part-time PhD Studentships in Design, Photography and Advertising – Fees Waived

We are seeking motivated candidates for three part-time PhD studentships (with fees waived) by practice in design, advertising and/or photography. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with an interest in:

Digital making and/or craft; museum and heritage design; lighting design; photography; moving image design; advertising practice; designing with data; design for diaspora; affect in environmental graphic design; speculative design; design ethics; graphic advocacy; design and making off-grid.

You will also need to complete our RD1 research degree application form (available via the advert on the Edinburgh Napier University website), and provide contact details for two referees. Within this, you should provide a research proposal of up to 2000 words, outlining your research questions and discussing an appropriate research methodology. Your project should be clearly contextualised and reference the work and ideas of others.

You will join a dynamic research team in the Art & Design Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University. Applicants should have solid knowledge and experience in their chosen field, evidenced with an online portfolio, and typically will have (or be expecting to have) a first class honours undergraduate degree or masters degree in an appropriate discipline. Good teamwork and communication skills are essential.

These PhD studentships are funded by Edinburgh Napier University and include fees only for suitable UK/EU nationals for 60 months (subject to satisfactory progress). Applicants from outwith the EU would be required to make up the shortfall in fees from other funds and hold an appropriate visa for the duration of study. All applicants will need to demonstrate appropriate English language competence.

Deadline for applications: 1st May 2016
The expected start date is 1st September 2016