Bourses Maroc 2019
The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies was established on 1 January 2001 as an independent institute to enhance scholarly excellence in the human and social sciences, to promote interaction between different fields of academic research and to further international cooperation. The Collegium’s activities primarily cover the humanities, social sciences, behavioural sciences, theology and law, but the institute may also support research in other fields related to the human sciences. In addition, the Collegium seeks to advance the interaction of science and art through special programmes funded by foundations. As a result, it also employs postdoctoral researchers in the arts. The following application guidelines apply specifically to the position of the postdoctoral researcher in the arts.
The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies appoints postdoctoral researchers in the arts through an international competition of high standards. In order to be taken into consideration, applicants must prepare their applications with care and in accordance with these guidelines. Applications for the position of the postdoctoral researcher in the arts are invited once a year through a general application procedure.
The position of the postdoctoral researcher in the arts is located at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and primarily aimed at a Doctor of Arts. However, persons engaged in artistic work who have completed a doctoral degree in a different academic field are also considered suitable applicants. The requirements for the position include a doctoral degree as well as experience of artistic work and artistic research. Applicants for the position must demonstrate the capability for high-quality artistic work and the ability to conduct artistic research at an internationally significant level. They should also specify why they want to work in a scientific community. Applicants with connections to a Finnish university in the field of the arts or to a department or discipline at the University of Helsinki should mention this in their application.
Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree by the end of the application period. If this is not the case, the application will not be taken into consideration. In addition to holding a doctoral degree, applicants are expected to have artistic achievements.
Representatives of all artistic fields may apply for the position. The Collegium does not have nationality or gender quotas but is, like the University of Helsinki, committed to promoting equality and preventing discrimination in all its operations.
Successful applications present a research project with results that can be made available to international audiences. Applicants must also present in their research proposal a plan for publishing the results of their artistic project in the form of an artistic event or publication, for instance. Artistic productions and academic or other publications can be considered as such results. The postdoctoral researcher in the arts must report the results of his or her research period as part of the operations of the Collegium.
The premises of the Collegium in the centre of Helsinki offer facilities for a multidisciplinary community of some 40 fellows. The postdoctoral researcher in the arts must be committed to working at the Collegium for Advanced Studies in Helsinki. The Collegium offers the postdoctoral researcher an office primarily for scholarly research and seeks to take into consideration other facility needs within the limits of its resources. The applicants must describe in their applications what other kinds of facilities their work would require. The Collegium awards the postdoctoral researcher in the arts support for conference trips and other research expenses, and offers the opportunity to use the services of research assistants.
The postdoctoral researcher in the arts is expected to be present for 80% of their annual workload of 1,624 hours and participate actively in the activities of the Collegium, including the weekly Fellows’ Seminars. He or she is also encouraged to organise, for instance, an artistic event or seminar during the research period. As no more than 20% of the research period may be spent working abroad, long trips should be arranged outside the academic year of the University. No leaves of absence will be granted for other duties. All research appointments will begin on 1 September 2019 and may not be postponed. The postdoctoral researcher must submit a final report at the end of his or her term at the Collegium.
Appointments may not be extended. Only individual researchers, not research groups, are eligible to apply to the Collegium.
The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies invites applications for the position of the postdoctoral researcher in the arts once a year. At the University of Helsinki, the director of an independent institute employs the staff of the institute. Thus, the director of the Collegium selects the postdoctoral researchers in the arts after receiving an evaluation of the applications prepared by an international Evaluation Panel. The evaluation focuses on the quality, originality, and internationality of the research proposal and previous artistic activity as well as to how the project contributes to new knowledge and knowledge-making. In addition, the applicant must justify why his or her artistic research suits a scientific environment such as the Collegium.
Applicants must follow the guidelines provided below.
The application consists of an online application form containing only the following documents, as no other documents (e.g., letters of recommendation, statements on doctoral dissertations, publishing contracts) will be taken into consideration in the evaluation process:
The documents are to be written in English according to the guidelines provided below. Enclosures to the application will not be returned.
The curriculum vitae (a maximum of 2 pages) must contain at least the following information:
Portfolio (a maximum of 5 pages)
Applications for artistic research must include a portfolio, which in this context means an artist’s portfolio that demonstrates the skills of the applicant in the field of the arts and describes the person as an artist. The portfolio is a sample and proof of the applicant’s manner of expression, quality of artistic thinking, competence and special skills. The applicant must mention in the portfolio a couple of examples (for instance by providing internet-links to web pages) of the works closely related to the project. In conjunction with the portfolio, applicants must also state their most important publications. The Finnish titles of articles and books must be translated into English. Applicants may provide the address of a webpage containing a more complete list of their previous artistic activity.
Research proposal :
The maximum length of the research proposal is 12,000 characters (including spaces, bibliography and possible references). The number of characters used must be indicated at the end of the proposal. The research proposal must state the following:
In addition, applicants must state other funding needs if the research requires exceptionally expensive equipment, special facilities in addition to the offices or more than a normal amount of travel. However, by appointing a candidate, the Collegium does not guarantee that it will cover such expenses.
Submission of applications
Applications written in English must be submitted, together with the required enclosures, electronically through a link available on the website at http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/ where complete instructions for applicants can also be found.
The application period begins on 23 August 2018 at 8.00 and ends on 13 September 2018 at 16.00 local Helsinki time. Only applications submitted within the application period will be processed. Applicants will receive a confirmation of the receipt of their application by email sent to the email address stated in the application.
Applicants are asked to submit only one application. Should applicants send more than one application, only the last one will be considered. The applicant can change and update their applications within the application period. The application can be accessed by the link sent to the applicant in the confirmation email. If applicants experience any difficulties with the online application system, they should contact the Collegium ([email protected]) before the deadline.
Processing of applications and deciding on admissions
Applications received by the deadline and meeting the formal criteria will be sent for evaluation to the Evaluation Panel in July. The Evaluation Panel will prepare a statement on the applicants for the director of the Collegium. The director will decide on the appointments in February 2019 at the latest, after which the decision will be published on the Collegium website (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-collegium-foradvanced-studies) and announced to the applicants by email to the address stated in the application.
For more information, please contact [email protected]Dossier de candidature