The Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, welcomes application for a 1 PhD scholaship co-funded by Modscapes on the research topic: “Constructing place and community: the complementary relationship between architectural and urban design in towns and villages of the Pontine Marshes”

The PhD programme will last three years, starting on 1 November 2017

The call is open to Italian and foreign nationals.

Admission to the PhD programme will be subject to assessment of the applicant’s

1. educational CV and qualifications;

2. Personal statement (cover letter);

3. A research project related to the above-mentioned theme.

DEADLINE: 11th SEPTEMBER 2017 24.00 hh (Italian time)

Admission applications, prepared according to the outline in Annex 2 and the respective attached documentation, must be prepared and sent exclusively by email to the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering mail: by 24:00 (all times identified in this call are understood to be Italy time) on 11th SEPTEMBER 2017.

All candidates are required to speak the English language, enclosing one of the following certificates (regardless of the date of achievement) before the starting date of the  Ph.D. course.

  • CAMBRIDGE IELTS (International English Language Testing System) ≥ 6
  • ETS – TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) paper based (total score): ≥ 547
  • ETS – TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) computer based (total score): ≥ 210
  • ETS – TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet based (total score): ≥ 78
  • ETS – TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication – Listening and Reading Test ) ≥ 720

Link to full official call:

Skills that the Candidate will develop during the PhD program

The key aspect of MODSCAPES is a trans-disciplinary approach to the topic’s tangible (the built environment) and intangible legacies (the related cultural and socio-political context).

By participating in MODSCAPES, the PhD candidate will interact with an international group of researchers, as well as with national groups, each based in a different Institution and with a specific scientific focus. In addition, the PhD candidate will take part in conferences, work-in-progress seminars and discussions with the stakeholders. His/her research skills will be in the foreground, as well as his/her ability to discuss with scholars from different disciplines (certainly those represented in the MODSCAPES’ team).

Future career skills will possibly concern five focus areas suggested in the call:

  1. Changing uses of (different) pasts.
  2. Uses of the past for identity construction and institutional embedding of norms and values.
  3. Uses of the past in media, material culture and public space. (>>> WP4)
  4. Uses of  the  past:  transnational/international/national  and  regional  dimensions,  including globalization. (Throughout)
  5. Uses of the past: impact on solving current problems, decision making and future policies.

In addition, Modscapes attributes a central importance to dissemination and knowledge exchange activities. It engages with diversified audiences ranging from scholars and academia in the field, to the broad public.

DURATION: 3 years
STARTING DATE: 1 November 2017

References and links:

Full call description
Official announcement on Politecnico di Milano
Official announcement on Euraxess platform
Detailed application regulation