4 PhD positions (with funding) in Industrial/Interaction Design at the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

17 Apr 2010 - 3:37am
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camille moussette

Umeå Institute of Design (http://www.dh.umu.se) announces four new PhD positions. The PhD positions are within the fields of industrial design and mobile interaction design. The application deadline is May 12th 2010.

Please visit the specific pages for further details about each position:

2 PhD positions in Industrial Design

2 PhD positions in Industrial Design with an orientation towards mobile interaction design

Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University, recently named Center of Excellence in Higher Education 2008, is one of Sweden's few design education environments with post-graduate studies in industrial design. Umeå Institute of Design is also a strong player in the formation of the new Umeå Arts Campus at Umeå University.

Umeå Institute of Design now establishes itself as a leading player in design research and is now making a strategic investment in basic research in the design field. As part of building a strong research environment where fundamental questions about design meet the surrounding society's need for knowledge we are launching a number of new PhD positions.

These positions are fully funded with doctoral studenships provided by the institution. The financial support includes employment by the University for the duration of the studies (4-5 years) and associated social benefits. The position (doktorandtjanst), incremental increases in salary will occur according to a stipulated scale. The position may require teaching (up to 20%), which will lengthen the overall duration of the position. See www.doktorandhandboken.nu/english/ or www.teknat.umu.se for all the details.

The positions are scheduled to start on the 1st June 2010 or as soon as possible.

For more information about the position or the research program, contact Mikael Wiberg, Research Director, mikael.wiberg@dh.umu.se, phone +46 (0)90-786 70 30, or Tapio Alakörkkö, Head of Department, tapio.alakorkko@dh.umu.se, phone +46 (0)90-786 98 35 or Anna Valtonen, Rector, anna.valtonen@dh.umu.se.

Written in English, your application must include:
-a cover letter that states your personal motivation for the PhD position
-a research sketch describing your proposed PhD project
-your curriculum vitae including a complete list of university courses with grades
-any other documents supporting your competence and suitability for the position
-names and contact details (telephone and email) of at least two suitably qualified persons willing to act as referee on your behalf

For the evaluation of the research sketch it is important that the applicant include a clear vision statement describing a proposed PhD project that also contributes to our formulated areas of basic research at Umeå Institute of Design.

Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapt. 12, 2 §) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format.

Your complete application, marked with the appropriate reference number, should be sent to jobb@umu.se or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive May 12, 2010 at the latest.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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