Codarts Rotterdam

Professional Doctorate at Codarts: Call for expressions of interest

Codarts is pleased to invite expressions of interest from innovative professionals who would like to develop their artistic research as students within the new Professional Doctorate (PD) scheme.

Professional Doctorate at Codarts: Call for expressions of interest

Supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the PD programme will run within Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences as an equivalent to the PhD. Its focus is on training investigative professionals, rather than professional researchers. The Arts + Creative PD has been developed by professors from 15 universities for arts and design in the Netherlands. Over the next 7 years, Codarts will hope to host 2 candidates. The current call is for 1 or 2 candidates, who should be prepared to commence their programme in Spring 2024.

Candidates taking the PD programme can work full-time (4 years) or part-time (max 8 years). During this period they will receive a salary and a small budget towards research costs, which they are expected to boost if necessary by applying for funding from other sources. The salary is Scale 11 (min € 3881,09 , max € 5332,48), pro rata for part-time.

Candidates will divide their time between research (75%), receiving instruction (12.5%) and providing teaching on the Codarts curriculum (12.5%). Research is to be supported by a supervisory committee and by training in research culture, but is self-selected and self-directed.

In order to be eligible for consideration at Codarts you must have a relevant master’s degree or a validated equivalent, and ideally you should have an active artistic practice. You also need to have an artistic research project that falls within the scope of the Art + Creative PD scheme. It must respond to a question relevant to your creative practice, and/or that focuses on using your practice in a specific social context, or in connection with other artistic practices.  Finally, in order to ensure a good institutional match, the project should connect to artistic practices and research underway at Codarts.

It is recommended that you follow this link and read the subsections 1.1 (PD profile in outline) and 1.2 (Content focus) within the “EDUCATIONAL PROFILE” section, to determine whether your ideas are suitable.

More details about the scheme can be found by following the same link and reading Sections 2 (PD TRAJECTORY) and 3 (EXAMINATION).

If you are eligible to apply and are interested in being considered, please write a brief outline of your research project under the following headings, and in not more than 500 words:

  • Research context
  • Research questions
  • Methodologies
  • Format of desirable outcomes in a final portfolio (such as compositions, recordings)

Following an assessment process involving a panel of internal and external experts, some applicants will be selected for the pre-PD training programme run by the Arts + Creative PD team, starting in September 2023. Final selection will take place thereafter.  

Your outline, plus a short CV (maximum 2 pages) should be sent to Rachel Beckles Willson rbeckleswillson@codarts.nlby 23 April at the latest.