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[ecrea] Ph.D. Fellowships at the Research Center Visual Communication and Expertise (VisComX)

Thu Apr 15 19:15:49 GMT 2010

>2nd round Call for Applications - Deadline: May 1, 2010
>Ph.D. Fellowships in Communication, Psychology, Art History, and
>Computer Science at the interdisciplinary Research Center Visual
>Communication and Expertise (VisComX), Jacobs University Bremen,
>starting Fall 2010 (September 1, 2010)
>We are looking for excellent applicants with an interest in any aspect
>of visual communication and a high degree of motivation, autonomy, and
>openness to multidisciplinary approaches. The VisComX Research Center
>emerged out of an internal excellence initiative at Jacobs University
>Bremen encompassing top researchers in communication science,
>psychology, art history, computer science and engineering. Our goal is
>to foster and conduct highly innovative and future oriented research
>bridging traditional disciplinary boundaries. PhDs are offered in all
>of the contributing sciences, but the area of study will always be
>interdisciplinary with a structured 3-year program offering
>foundations in all four core disciplines. Students will participate in
>and create their own research projects. We have excellent facilities
>for social and behavioral research, visualization and statistics. We
>expect our graduates to be leaders in academic and applied contexts.
>We are offering a highly stimulating environment with close contact to
>supervisors in multiple disciplines. Core faculty of the Center are 18
>professors - there are further collaborations with other colleagues at
>Jacobs Universityís School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School
>of Engineering and Science, the Jacobs Center of Lifelong Learning and
>Institutional Development, as well as Universität Bremen and
>Hochschule Bremen.
>Jacobs University is a highly selective, international, independent,
>research university. Excellence and transdisciplinarity, diversity and
>community, as well as leadership and values are the pillars of a
>Jacobs education. Language of education is English, however, a
>multitude of languages are spoken as we are home to students of, at
>present, 98 nations. There is no comparable institution private or
>public world-wide. Successful applicants are expected to take up
>residence in Bremen
>Fellowships cover living expenses and tuition fees and will initially
>be awarded for 1 year with the possibility of performance based
>extension for up to 3 years in total. A Masters degree in any of the
>four core disciplines is required:
>- communication science/media studies
>- experimental psychology
>- art history/Bildwissenschaften
>  (with special focus on media art and/or visual studies)
>- computer science/visualization
>Truly outstanding BA graduates can apply and could, under certain
>circumstances, be enrolled in a four-year integrated program.
>We will only accept applications in English. Please address your
>application to:
>Prof. Dr. Marion G. Müller, Director Research Center VisComX at Jacobs
>University Bremen. Deadline for applications is: 1 May, 2010.
>Applications will be considered immediately, and until the positions
>are filled.
>Please fill out the electronic admission application form on the
>graduate admission website
>(, then upload an
>electronic version (PDF format) of your letter of motivation (essay,
>max. 4000 words), outlining your specific interest in visual
>communication, and submit your CV, proof of Bachelorís and Masterís
>degree or equivalent, transcripts of other current or prior degrees,
>TOEFL scores as well as two academic recommendation letters to the
>School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at the following
>Jacobs University Bremen Graduate Admission SHSS
>Postfach 750 561
>28725 Bremen
>Germany Address for Express mail
>Jacobs University Bremen Graduate Admission SHSS
>Campus Ring 1
>28759 Bremen
>For further questions relating to the admission process, please
>contact our graduate admissions officer Mrs. Iris Buck at
>(i.buck /at/
>Florian Wiencek, M.A.
>Research Associate - "Bild-Film-Diskurs"
>PhD Candidate - Visual Communication
>School of Humanities and Social Sciences
>Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
>Campus Ring 1 | 28759 Bremen | Germany
>Research IV, room 71
>phone: +49 421 200 3046 | fax: +49 421 200 3303
>e-mail: (f.wiencek /at/

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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