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PhD Student in Design: Textile Design/Fashion Design/Interaction Design

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    30 augusti

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    31 oktober

Om jobbet

The Swedish School of Textiles is a hub for development within the textile and fashion sector through its educational programmes at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral levels in artistic fashion and textile design and technology, business, and management, as well as through its research activities and close collaboration with business and industry. The Swedish School of Textiles conducts extensive research regarding textile materials engineering, polymeric textile fibres, textile reinforcement for composites, smart textiles, textile management, and textile design.

We are now announcing four doctoral studentship positions in design with a specialisation in textile design, fashion design or textile interaction design. Read more about the doctoral programme in Textile and Fashion Design. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Research in design in the field of textiles and fashion means artistic design research with a strong focus on, both theoretically and practically, deepening understanding of the interplay between analysis and synthesis in the design process as a basis for developing design methodology, techniques, and programmes. The research approach is mainly experimental and focused on design in which the development of methodology, programs, and techniques presupposes critical experimental artistic work. In the field of textiles and fashion design, there are the following specialisations:

- textile design: to develop, deepen, and critically illuminate the artistic basis for design as a field and craft with a focus on the expressiveness of textile materials and techniques as they build and express textile products and environments;

- fashion design: to develop, deepen, and critically illuminate the artistic basis for design as a field and craft with a focus on the expressiveness of garments as they dress and express people;

- textile interaction design: to develop, deepen, and critically illuminate the artistic basis for design as a field and craft with a focus on the expressiveness of the use of textiles as it defines and expresses textile products, environments and people.

A doctoral studentship position means pursuing one's own doctoral education at 80% of full-time. In addition are departmental duties at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Read about life as a doctoral student at the University of Borås.


Applicants must have a Master's degree in textile design, fashion design, interaction design or equivalent. In addition, good oral and written proficiency in English, good collaborative and initiative-taking skills, and the ability to work independently and in a structured way are required. Applicants should also have the potential and interest to participate in the development of the artistic research environment at the University of Borås.

It is a merit for the position if you have previous experience of and/or participation in research projects/experimentation.

Employment takes place under the condition that the applicant fulfils the requirements and is accepted as a doctoral student. Admission takes place at the University of Borås.


For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Clemens Thornquist by phone +46 (0)33-435 43 66. Questions about the doctoral education programme can be answered by the Director of Studies for Textiles and Fashion Design, Eva Gustafsson, by phone +46 (0)33-435 45 45. The trade union representative is Matilda Johansson, Saco-S. Trade union representatives can be reached via the university switchboard, +46 (0)33-435 40 00.

Type of employment: Doctoral studentship employment is conducted in accordance with the regulations outlined in Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
Employment rate: Full-time.
Start date: 1 February 2024.
Position location: Borås, Sweden.
Registration number: PA2023/148.


You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.” For more information on how to apply, see the website How to apply for a job with us. 

Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number.  A complete application should include the following electronic documents: 
  • A personal letter with a short explanation for your application, specifying the position for which you are applying
  • CV (overview list of education and work experience in chronological order) with reference contact information
  • Master's thesis
  • Portfolio
  • What specialisation your application is for (fashion design, textile design, or textile interaction design) and a proposal for a research project, maximum of three pages
  • Certificates/grades and other qualifications documents that prove eligibility and requirements for the position.
  • Copy of passport/ID document
  • Proof of completion of English 6 or equivalent
For information on how to meet the specific entry requirement in English, please visit the webpage English language requirements.

Application documents are assessed on the basis of the ability to satisfactorily conduct doctoral education in the field of textile and fashion design. Interviews will be held 16-17 November.

After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application by midnight 2023-10-31 (CET, Central European Time).

Working for sustainable societal development throughout our operations and working to promote diversity, equality, and accessibility are a given at the University of Borås. Read more about the university and what it's like to work with us. The University of Borås provides good work conditions and benefits. Our modern campus is located in the city centre with good access to public transport. It offers good commuting opportunities. Read more about our terms of employment as well as career paths at the University of Borås. We kindly decline contact with advertisers and staffing companies in this recruitment.



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