Postdoc Position on The Art of Climate Solidarity

The of Faculty Technology, Policy, and Management, Delft University of Technology calls for applications for Postdoc Position on The Art of Climate Solidarity.

This project will study how artworks can contribute to emotional-moral deliberation on solidarity in the context of climate change.

Climate change is an urgent issue, induced by our lifestyle and use of technologies, that can lead to profound societal disruptions. Approaches to mitigate climate change require efforts that go beyond individualistic approaches to values and democracy as is common in many Western societies, which are in turn grounded in individualistic philosophical approaches. Non-Western and feminist approaches put more emphasis on relational concepts, such as care and solidarity. A challenge is how to evoke a sense of solidarity, care, and urgency concerning intangible, uncertain, and complex developments, such as climate change. Effects of climate change are continuous or chronic, which can make it easy to ignore them. Mitigating as well as adapting to climate change requires more awareness of the problems than is currently the case, and a willingness to make personal sacrifices by, for example, changing one’s lifestyle. Emotions, imagination, and art can play a role here. 

Salary

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Job Requirements

To be eligible for the Postdoc Position on The Art of Climate Solidarity have;

  • a PhD degree in philosophy or in another field that is relevant for this position (eg STS, cultural studies, media studies, art history)
  • proven affinity with the topics of art and climate change
  • Relative to experience, you have excellent research skills and excellent academic writing and presentation skills.
  • can work both independently and as part of a team.
  • a high level of proficiency in English.
  • good organizational skills.
  • are committed to contributing to excellent research and education
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Application Process

Applicants must submit the following items along with their applications:

  • A one-page letter of motivation 
  • A curriculum vitae
  • The names and contact information of two referees
  • A one-page research note setting out your ideas about how you propose to carry out the project described above
  • A writing sample.

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Application Deadline: April 25, 2022.

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