PhD position: SNSF-project (Zürich)
Stadt: Zürich, Schweiz
Gehalt: CHF 47'000 for the first year with an annual increase of CHF 1'500 for the second and the third year. The enrollment fees at the Universität Zürich are not included.
As part of the SNSF-research project « Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives in the Global South. Post-conflict in Literature, Art, and Emergent Archives », Prof. Dr. Liliana Gómez-Popescu (SNSF professorship) offers a PhD-position to a candidate who meets the following requirements. The project starts in April 2017. It is directed by Prof. Dr. Liliana Gómez-Popescu (http://www.rose.uzh.ch/de/seminar/personen/gómez-popescu.html) and financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
The PhD-position is financed by the SNSF for the duration of four years. During this period, the candidate is expected to write a doctoral thesis related to the contemporary cultural production of Colombia, its visual and material collections, and artistic practices. As a part of the SNSF-research project, the doctoral thesis will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Liliana Gómez-Popescu. Additionally, the candidate is expected to contribute to the establishment of the project corpus and a digital archive, and to the preparations of an exhibition as a part of the SNSF-research project. The candidate should participate actively in the meetings and academic activities of the research group. The enrollment and active participation in the doctoral program of the Universität Zürich are strongly recommended.
The SNSF-research project « Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives in the Global South. Post-conflict in Literature, Art, and Emergent Archives » aims to develop a comparative study of the cultural production, its practices and artifacts, and to analyze their role in peace processes and situations of conflict or post-conflict (Latin America and the Middle East). The cultural analysis does not only emphasize the aesthetic interventions of contemporary writers and artists, but also the emergent initiatives of cultural institutions with regard to transitional justice and reconciliation, commemorative practices and the writing of history.
The work location will be the Romanisches Seminar at the Universität Zürich (www.rose.uzh.ch). The candidate is expected to conduct archival research in Colombia.
- The researcher will ideally have a background (Master degree or equivalent) in Spanish/Latin American studies, comparative literature, art or art history, cultural studies or visual cultural studies, or any other comparable specialization with emphasis on Latin America, in particular Colombia.
- Excellent language skills in Spanish and English.
- Practical experience with empirical archival work and oral history.
- Good computer skills and the ability to work with standard programs (e.g. content-management-system) and management of electronic databases.
Excellent language skills in Spanish and English; German would a plus.
Prof. Dr. Liliana Gómez-Popescu (SNSF professorship)
Please include (in Spanish or English):
- A letter of application
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications and other academic activities
- Photocopies of Bachelor and Master degrees (or equivalent)
- A writing sample of approximately 9’000 words (e.g. chapters of Master thesis or published scholarly article)
- The names and e-mail addresses of two references
Please send the application material (as one PDF-file) to the email address: