PhD position in Urban Geography

University of Lausanne - Lausanne, Switzerland

apply before March 12, 2023

Tasks: Research

Topics: Heritage, Culture, Art, Urban Transformation

Type: Full-time

Experience required: Entry-level

Language: Local language(s) needed

The position is part of the research team M3 (Materialities | Multiplicities | Metropolis) led by Professor Martin Müller, who will act as the PhD supervisor.

The Department of Geography and Sustainability is an interdisciplinary community of about 130 scholars working on space, place, and the environment. With 27 professors and more than 60 postgraduate students, the Department offers a vibrant and stimulating environment for cutting-edge research. It hosts regular lecture series and distinguished visiting scholars from around the world.

The successful candidate will develop independent research leading to a PhD in the broad field of urban geography, with the aim of preparing for an international academic career. They will have considerable freedom in defining the topic of the thesis. It should, however, demonstrate a link to the ongoing research of Prof. Martin Müller and his team. Current research topics include the decentering and decolonization of urban theory through the lens of the Global East and the rise of cultural capitalism in a global urban world. The methodological focus is open to quantitative, qualitative and mixed approaches.

The candidate will devote at least 50% of their working time to their PhD research, with the remaining time reserved for assisting with teaching at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level and contributing to collaborative research and activities.

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