Predoctoral Fellowship Job Opportunity

(FPI MINECO, Research Group “Art, Globalization, Interculturality” [AGI], Barcelona, Spain, 2017)

-Applications are welcome by highly qualified researchers of Art History / Humanities disciplines fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both MINECO Predoctoral Fellowships and the Research Group AGI, with the intent to apply for funding for a PhD research program of an Spanish University.

-The contract is aimed at funding a full-time PhD programme within the framework of the research project “Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age, III Part” (AGI), directed by Full Professor on History of Modern & contemporary Art Anna Maria Guasch. The project is based at the Department of Art History of the University of Barcelona (Faculty of Geography and History).

-Details about the call, deadlines and application process will be published by early-September at BOE website, MINECO official online site and AGI’s official website.
-Further information about the mission of the research group will be made available by
https://artglobalizationinterculturality.com/
-Call for application online site: to be announced
-Information, FAQS and access to the online application: to be announced
-Contract amount (yearly salary, net): circa 16.000 Euro net / year
-Duration of funding: 3 years, extendable to 4 years
– Type of employment: temporary position
– Contract type: full time
-Number of positions: 1
-Working hours: 40 hours / week
-Salary: Monthly salary
-City: Barcelona
-Country: Spain
-Project reference number: MINCINN: HAR 2016-75100-P
-Contact: artglobalage@gmail.com

Job description:

This four-year predoctoral position involves a multidisciplinary collaboration with both the Research Group AGI and the Department of Art History of the University of Barcelona. The aim of the programme is to support supervised PhD research project on History / Theory / Aesthetics of Contemporary Art / Visual Culture within AGI’s lines of research. The candidate is expected to fulfil both communicational and managerial duties such as production and coordination of academic symposia, seminars and conferences, improve the impact of REGAC Academic Journal, managing and creating databases and helping writing research project funding applications to both national and international institutions. The work will be conducted in specific projects in cooperation with the Research Group AGI. The predoctoral fellow candidate will be expected to actively pursue and coordinate research initiatives, and to foster an interdisciplinary research environment. The Department may eventually ask for teaching duties to be carried out.

Requirements:

– A graduate degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Humanities, or Philosophy
-Being enrolled / admitted in a PhD program at a Spanish University, or being willing to enrol in a PhD program.
- Advanced, scholarly level of English – written as well as spoken (further languages will be evaluated positively).
- A justification of compatibility of the candidate’s personal research topic with the theoretical and scientific framework of the research project AGI.
– Management and organisational skills, experience in organising academic events
-Experience with both database creation and management will be evaluated positively.
All applications have to be presented online via the official Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness webpage.

Documents needed:

- Copy of a valid passport / ID.
- CV in Spanish or English (including: current academic background/career, a written reasoned statement about the PhD project and a justification mentioning how the planned thesis will integrate into AGI should be included, statement about language skills, contact details of referees).
- Academic certificate(s) proving that the applicant has obtained the in the CV mentioned academic degrees (corresponding, if applicable, to the title ‘Grado’, ‘Licenciatura’, Bachelor, etc.). In order for the application to be considered, the certificate must meet the requirements of the MINECO. Therefore it must show the seal of the issuing authority, the date when the studies were finished, all classes that were part of the complete study plan and that were necessary to gain the indicated title, including the grades and the dates when those were obtained. 
- Academic certificate that the applicant has obtained the Masters Degree. Academic certificate mentioning the Master Degree. In order for the application to be considered, the certificate must meet the requirements of the MINECO. Therefore it must show the seal of the issuing authority, the date when the studies were finished, all classes that were part of the complete study plan and that were necessary to gain the indicated title, including the grades and the dates when those were obtained.
-A description of research outline and an statement arguing how the research proposal will integrate into AGI’s lines of research
-A letter of recommendation for the fellow will be evaluated positively