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Doctoral Grant in the Area of Religious History 2018, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Publish Date: Jan 18, 2018

Deadline: Feb 11, 2018

Doctoral Grant (FWO), Religious history - 2018

The Faculty of Arts  is seeking  to fill the following full-time (100%) vacancy at the Ruusbroec Institute for a Doctoral Grant (FWO) in the area of religious history.

The international stigmatics team at the Ruusbroec Institute studies the popular response to stigmatics in seven European countries (Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom) and is currently looking for a doctoral student to work on Catholic views on pain in nineteenth-century Austria with a specific focus on Austrian stigmatics.

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of religious history.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
  • You contribute to teaching and research at the Ruusbroec Institute.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a Master degree in History, Philology or another field of the humanities/social sciences, and display a clear interest in religious, cultural and/or social history.
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • You are willing to spend time abroad.
  • You are fluent in German and -ideally- have worked on German sources before.
  • Research experience in Austrian archives is a plus.

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • the start date of scholarship will be the first of March 2018;
  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.324,20 - € 2.469,08;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 11 February 2018.
  • Your application contains the following information:
    • your cv including a list of marks/grades of Bachelor and Master studies;
    • your letter of motivation;
    • the contact information of two referees (including e-mail, phone number and a description of your relationship with the referees);
    • one writing example (e.g. chapter of MA thesis);
    • a project proposal of approximately 1-2 pages.
  • A pre-selection will be made from the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place in the week of 19-24 February 2018.
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Tine Van Osselaer

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

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