These are a number of opportunities that will likely be of interest to the CRUMB community.
Research opportunities at Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art) is part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Knowledge Exchange Hub titled Design in Action, led by The University of Dundee (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) working in partnership with the Universities of St Andrews, Abertay Dundee, The Robert Gordon (Gray’s School of Art) and The Glasgow School of Art. Design in Action's vision is to build economic capability through design-led innovation to ensure that Scotland can maximise its capacity to operate effectively and meet the imperatives of building new economies for future world markets. The project will run from June 2012 until May 2016.
Design In Action is a national network of organisations (academia and industry) committed to working in effective collaborations, through the ethos of knowledge exchange.
Post-doctoral research opportunity at Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh
This key role will involve working with the Co-I at Edinburgh, Professor Simon Biggs, on the planning and development of project activities. This will include coordinating and directing a number of the industry engagement sandpits and co-developing and overseeing prototyping activities involving novel ICT technologies, with a particular focus on affective networked systems, their potential impact in rural economies and how they can facilitate creative engagement amongst participants.
For more information and to apply: http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.furtherdetails&vacancy_ref=3015446
Ten PhD opportunities
10 PhD’s will form a significant part of the research portfolio and will form a peer group with a collective task of understanding design at a strategic level. Candidates should hold a first degree at undergraduate level or have a proven track record of working continuously within industry for at minimum of three years.
Two PhD’s will be based in each of the partner institutions:
The University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art
The University of Abertay Dundee
The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art
For more information and to apply: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/news/2012/03/ahrcstudentships/
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