Two post-docs and two PhD positions available at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths

*Deadline for all positions: 3 Oct 2018*

 

*2x three-year PhD studentships (full-time – one UK/EU fees, one international fees)*

 

The PhDs are part of a European Research Council funded project, Topological Atlas: Mapping Contemporary Borderscapes (TopATLAS). The project  is focused on the investigation of border sites across three countries: Pakistan, Turkey and UK. It involves working with researchers from all three countries, as well as with a range of collaborators including NGOs, lawyers, artists and arts organisations. While the precise topic of research may be adjusted to the interests and expertise of the successful candidate, they will be expected to contribute to the broader research agenda through a focus on the visuality and ethics embedded within digital technologies of mapping, sensing and securitisation at border sites. In addition to developing the core work of the thesis, the PhD will contribute to the project fieldwork in at least one border site. They will also have the opportunity to expand the thesis direction according to their own related interests within the project site(s). 

The person appointed will have the opportunity to work creatively and in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of senior and post-doctoral researchers. They will benefit from training opportunities and participation in workshops and other events over the course of the research project. 

TopATLAS is based at the Centre for Research Architecture - https://www.gold.ac.uk/architecture/ - and the PhD candidate will be expected to take an active part in seminars, symposiums and roundtables at the Centre, including working with MA students associated  with the project. They will also assist in the organisation of TopATLAS events (workshops, conferences and seminars).

Apply here: https://jobs.gold.ac.uk/vacancy/topological-atlas-phd-studentships-fulltime-362964.html

 

*TopATLAS Research Fellow (Legal Geography)*

 

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to help support a European Research Council funded project, Topological Atlas: Mapping Contemporary Borderscapes (TopATLAS). The project  is focused on the investigation of border sites across three countries: Pakistan, Turkey and UK. It involves working with researchers from all three countries, as well as with a range of collaborators including NGOs, lawyers, artists and arts organisations.

The post holder’s main responsibility will be WP3 Legal Geography at the Border, but they will also be expected to contribute towards the project fieldwork and any related administrative duties. The post involves identification of and close analysis of legal cases and a thorough investigation of the overlapping jurisdictions and bureaucracies operating at the borders under study. The post holder will also work in collaboration with the research team to analyse the legal and spatial implications of the various technologies of surveillance and securitisation operating at the borders in question.

The person appointed will have the opportunity to work creatively and in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of researchers. They will be expected to identify areas of research, develop research methods and extend their research expertise in accordance with the aims of the TopATLAS Project and in particular WP3.

TopATLAS is based at the Centre for Research Architecture - https://www.gold.ac.uk/architecture/ - the post holder will be expected to take an active part in seminars, symposiums and roundtables at the Centre, including working with MA students associated  with the project. They will also assist in the organisation of TopATLAS events (workshops, conferences and seminars).

Apply here: https://jobs.gold.ac.uk/vacancy/topatlas-research-fellow-legal-geography-361226.html

 

*TopATLAS Research Fellow (Digital Design)*

 

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to help support a European Research Council funded project, Topological Atlas: Mapping Contemporary Borderscapes (TopATLAS). The project  is focused on the investigation of border sites across three countries: Pakistan, Turkey and UK. It involves working with researchers from all three countries, as well as with a range of collaborators including NGOs, lawyers, artists and arts organisations.

The post holder’s main responsibility will be WP5 Topological Maps, but they will also be expected to contribute towards the project fieldwork and any related administrative duties. The post involves conducting desk based research into the security and surveillance technologies deployed at the borders under study and design based research into creating visualisations of how these borders function. The post holder will work in collaboration with the research team to produce spatial analyses of the legal, bureaucratic and security regimes at borders, as well as producing visual representations of the border based on qualitative interviews conducted with migrants and refugees.

The person appointed will have the opportunity to work creatively and in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of researchers. They will be expected to identify areas of research, develop design research methods and extend their research expertise in accordance with the aims of the TopATLAS Project and in particular WP5.

TopATLAS is based at the Centre for Research Architecture - https://www.gold.ac.uk/architecture/ - the post holder will be expected to take an active part in seminars, symposiums and roundtables at the Centre, including working with MA students associated  with the project. They will also assist in the organisation of TopATLAS events (workshops, conferences and seminars).

Apply here: https://jobs.gold.ac.uk/vacancy/topatlas-research-fellow-digital-design-361233.html

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