Please find below a job announcement for a full-time PhD position at UCLouvain in Belgium at the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering Architecture and Urbanism. We offer 1 full-time PhD position for the project 'Magnificent Architecture: Giving Form to Inherent Greatness in Fifteenth-Century Antwerp, Rouen en Strasbourg'.
The project studies the reception of the Aristotelian concept of magnificence in Antwerp, Rouen and Strasbourg of the fifteenth century, as well as the implications of this reception for the design practice and theory of urban residential architecture. By focusing on moral and political literature on magnificence, this project aims to extend the corpus of texts in which late medieval architectural theory took form and to broaden our knowledge on the social and political function of beauty, ornament, craftmanship and materiality attributed to the design of urban residential architecture in the fifteenth century.
What we offer:
We offer a full-time appointment in a doctoral scholarship in a creative and dynamic work environment. Your main assignment consists in carrying out the research project (including writing a PhD dissertation) under the supervision of prof. Nele De Raedt. You will work within the research group of LAA (Laboratoire Analyse Architecture) at the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering Architecture and Urbanism, and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary research group GEMCA at the Institute for the Study of Civilisation, Arts and Letters at UCLouvain. The research is funded by the Seedfund FSR of the Université catholique de Louvain. The salary is according to UCLouvain regulations for PhD scholarship. The fellowship is free of charge but includes social security costs. Planned starting date: October 1st 2020. Grant duration: 2 years, extendable for 2 years upon positive evaluation (the potential extension is conditioned by the submission/selection of the research project to different funding bodies such as F.R.S.-FNRS, FRESH or the university internal funds (FSR).
Interested candidates should send their application to prof. Nele De Raedt (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 15 August 2020. Applications should include: (1) motivation letter (2) curriculum vitae (3) table of contents and extract from the Master's thesis, or an academic publication (if you have one) (4) two recommendation letters. After a first round of selection based on the applications, the short-listed candidates will be interviewed during the first week of September. For questions, please contact the promoter of the project, prof. Nele De Raedt.
|Title||PhD position in Architectural History and Theory|
|Employer||Université catholique de Louvain|
|Job location||Place de l'Université 1, 1348 Louvain-La-Neuve|
|Published||July 2, 2020|
|Application deadline||August 15, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Architecture,   Design History,   History of Art,   Modern History  |