Doctoral Fellowship in History and Theory of Architecture

ETH Zurich Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture


Doctoral fellowship in History and Theory of Architecture (2 positions)

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The doctoral program at the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture (gta) offers two fellowship positions to start on 1 October 2023. This program focuses on the history and theory of architecture and urbanism in a wider context of cultural history, including the history and theory of art, science and technology. 

Job description

The two fully-funded fellowship positions are open for research in any area of history and theory of architecture and urbanism, and we welcome innovative proposals across geographies, methodologies, and time periods. GTA Fellows will have freedom to determine the content of their doctoral research and are not required to conform to the research interests of any particular research group.

In the third year of the program, GTA Fellows may optionally teach a seminar on a topic of their choosing related to the dissertation.

Your profile

  • You have a background in the history and theory of architecture and art or architects with research experience. 
  • You hold a university diploma or master’s degree in architecture, history of art or related fields and can demonstrate excellent research and writing skills.

Your workplace

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents by February 15th 2023:

  • Letter of motivation;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Contact details for two academic references (contacts only, please; no letters will be accepted);
  • Outline of a research project to be completed during the fellowship

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Doctoral Program of the gta Instiutute can be found on our website. Further application requirements regarding eligibility, content and formatting are provided here. Please consult the Application Guidelines and FAQs. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Cara Rachele, email (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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