As of April 1st, 2019, within the framework of the newly approved DFG “Aesthetic Practice” Graduate School (2477) at the Department of Cultural Studies & Aesthetic Communication, University of Hildesheim, 9 doctoral positions (research assistant; TV-L E 13, 65%) for a maximum period of three years and 1 post-doctoral position (research assistant; TV-L E 13, 100%) for the period of two years are to be filled.  The college examines aesthetic practice as a sui generis phenomenon. In so doing, we are adding a practice-theoretical component to the concerns of traditional European aesthetics. At the center of attention are aesthetic forms of producing and performing, such as writing procedures, rehearsal methods, and forms of practicing and improvising, which may or may not enter into the creation of finished works of art. We investigate these processes both in the context of classical European art institutions as well as in everyday and non-European aesthetic practices. (Post-)Doctorates are available at the Department of Cultural Studies & Aesthetic Communication in the areas of Philosophy, Art History, Literature, Theater Studies, Musicology and Cultural Studies; and at the Department of Education & Social Sciences in the area of Sociology. The college is designed as a structured graduate education program for German and international (post-)graduates, who distinguish themselves in the selection process by their professional profile and an outstanding interdisciplinary research concept that is feasible within the time frame of the position.

Application closing date: February 15th, 2019.

Application requirements: 

The Graduate School is funded by the DFG with federal and state funding.

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