CReATeS PhD studentship

The CReATeS Consortium is currently offering a fully-funded PhD studentship based on the NESTA/Creative Scotland/AHRC Digital Research & Development Fund for Arts and Culture in Scotland.

We invite applications for a three year PhD studentship (comprising UK/EU fees and a stipend to cover living expenses and research costs) based at the University of Stirling.

The student will be a part of an interdisciplinary research team (CReATeS: the Consortium for Research in Arts and Technology in Scotland) which via a grant from Nesta/Creative Scotland/AHRC is exploring how arts and cultural organisations engage with the opportunities and challenges of digital technologies . The arts and culture organisations range from local and national museums, heritage centres, art galleries, cinemas and other cultural centres. The PhD student will engage with a range of questions that are emerging from the work of the broader project, and will draw on wider literatures and theory as well as research settings with which the broader research team is involved.

The student would be based primarily in the University of Stirling’s School of Arts and Humanities but would be jointly supervised by staff from across the project team, and would be expected to participate in, and contribute to, the project’s interdisciplinary work across multiple research settings.

We are seeking a student already educated to Masters’ level or who expects to complete a Masters level course in 2013. They might have a background in digital cultures or media, the creative arts and industries, digital humanities or museum studies, education, organisational learning or management. However, as important as any specific disciplinary background is a high level of interest and engagement in the creative industries, digital media and digital cultures and an interest in exploring and developing social/organisational models of learning in emerging and interdisciplinary contexts.

Further Information

Further information on the studentship and on the application procedure is available here (PhDstudentship_furtherparticulars_CReATeS) (pdf). Potential applicants are welcome to contact Professor Claire Squires ( with any questions they may have.

Deadline for applications: 12pm, Monday 11 February 2013

Interviews will be held in the week beginning: Monday 18 February 2013


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