The Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich offers two positions as part of the Doctoral Programme in Landscape and Urban Studies, starting on 1 October 2021.
100%, Zurich, temporary.
The Doctoral Programme in Landscape and Urban Studies at the Department of Architecture, Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies, addresses contemporary issues of urban and environmental transformation. Research spans the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, territorial planning and social sciences. Focusing on the production of landscape, territory and human settlements through a range of different scales, from the local to the global, this may include studies in landscape and designed ecologies, design strategies, energy and food production, material stocks and flows, health and socio-economic development.
The doctoral programme seeks to promote a critical discourse, qualitatively and quantitatively addressing pressing environmental and social challenges, and aspires to cultivate independent, inventive, and proactive research that engages with processes of environmental change within their broader cultural, economic, political, social, historical and theoretical context.
We are looking for researchers with a background in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, territorial planning and the social sciences, who display an independent, inventive, and proactive engagement with present and future processes of urbanization within a context of ongoing environmental change.
Candidates must hold a Master’s degree acquired at university level (equivalent to the FHEQ-Level 7) in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning or related fields at the date of the submission deadline.
Applications have to be addressed at the whole participating faculty and are solely evaluated regarding content. Please do not contact professors directly.
We are looking forward to receiving your application until 1 March 2021. Please include the following documents:
- Letter of motivation (1 page).
- Outline of the future research project (max. 4 pages, + max. 3 illustrations + bibliography).
- Curriculum vitae (including publications, portfolio, work samples, max. 10 pages).
- Writing sample in English (1 text, max. 15 pages).
- 2-3 letters of recommendation independently submitted to email@example.com by either the referees or the candidates concurrently with the application deadline.
The programme exclusively accepts application documents submitted through the ETH online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.