PhD Fellowships in the Institute for the Study of Culture 2019, University of Groningen, Netherlands

University of Groningen


May 26, 2019

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PhD positions in the Institute for the Study of Culture (2.7 FTE) (219232-34)


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university offering high-quality teaching and research. Its 31,000 students are encouraged to develop their own individual talents through challenging study and career paths. The University of Groningen is an international centre of knowledge: it belongs to the best research universities in Europe and is allied with prestigious partner universities and networks worldwide.

The Graduate School for the Humanities (GSH) is the home for all PhD candidates of the Faculty of Arts (circa 250), and is committed to creating and maintaining excellent conditions for PhD research in all fields of the humanities. In addition to organizing local courses, the GSH works closely with 16 national research schools which offer regular courses and seminars by national and international top researchers.

Job description

The Graduate School for the Humanities offers 3 PhD positions (for 4 years) in the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG). As a PhD candidate, you are committed to conducting independent and original scientific research, to report on this research in international publications and presentations, and to present the final results of the research in a PhD dissertation.

ICOG consists of five Research Centres. For further details on their research expertise please consult:

Before you apply you have gained the signed approval, in principle, of your CV + research proposal, from an intended supervisor, i.e. a full professor or an associate professor with ius promovendi at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen, via the appended form. This is a necessary precondition for the consideration of your application.


We are looking for talented and ambitious researchers in the relevant disciplines.

Your qualifications are:
• a completed master's degree in one of the five areas mentioned above, with an excellent academic record (MA thesis grade: min. 8/10)
• proven research abilities and affinity with the research topic
• excellent command of English and good academic writing skills.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
• a salary of € 2,325 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2,972 gross per month in the fourth year, based on a full-time position (1.0 FTE). The 0.9 FTE appointment (per PhD) is temporary for a specified period of four years. Each position requires residence in Groningen and must yield a PhD dissertation
• you first will be appointed for 18 months. After 12 months, an assessment will take place of your results and the progress of the project to decide whether the employment will be continued.

Start date: 1 September 2019, in principle.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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April 22, 2019