Ulsan, South Korea
Date Posted
6 Nov 2024

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PhD Program
The Design Practice Research Lab, The School of Design & Human Engineering, UNIST

Two Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Design Practice Research

Ulsan, South Korea
6 Nov 2024

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Position Description

The Design Practice Research Lab ( at The School of Design & Human Engineering ( ), UNIST has two vacancies for fully funded Ph.D. positions.

The Design Practice Research lab’s (dpr.lab) primary focus is the investigation of designerly knowledge, skills, thinking, methods and strategies as object of study. Current and future directions include emergent technologies and working cultures (FabLab) and the influence of design for developing economies on working methods and practices. Outcomes contribute to expanding design knowledge (fundamental) and informing the practices of design (applied).

We are looking for highly motivated doctoral candidates with an interest in design practices, digital design tools and methods and/or sustainable design practice. Together with research methods courses, the candidates will be expected to define and conduct a doctoral study in an area closely related to the Lab’s research focus.

– English proficiency test*: TOEFL iBT 80, or TOEIC 800, or equivalent (classes and research 100% English)
– Applicants with a Master’s degree in industrial/Product Design or related field (or who will be awarded a Master’s Degree by February 2015)
*Exempt for applicants with English as native language

Scholarship Details
– Full funded tuition and fees – RA/TA Scholarship & Stipend: 1,340,000KRW / month (14,880,000 / year)

How to Apply

Deadline for document screening: December 26th, 2014 All applications proceed through the UNIST central applications portal: -> admission -> graduate admission. Informal questions may also be directed to Prof. James Self: Required Application Documents: Completed Application Form (With attached 4cm×5cm photo) Certificate of Graduation and Transcripts Personal Statement and Study Plan (in English) Original Record of English Tests (Refer to page 09) Additional documents that show applicants qualification or research achievements if available

Position Category: Arts & Humanities. Position Type: PhD Program. Salary: €20'000 - €30'000.