Qualifications: A PhD in Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, or associated fields. Or a PhD dissertation in one of these fields already accepted by the PhD committee; knowledge of at least one primary Islamicate language, preferably Arabic, but other languages will also be considered; etc.

Salary ranges between € 3,238 and € 4,084 (scale 10 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment
Respond before 06-01-2018

Deadline for applications:  5 January 2017. Information: https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs

Job description

The postdocs (three years and two years, respectively) are embedded in the research project “The senses of Islam: A cultural history of perception in the Muslim world” (SENSIS). The project is funded by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council and led by Prof Christian Lange.
SENSIS is a five-year research project (September 2017-August 2022) that studies the history of Muslim conceptualizations of the senses and of sense perception. SENSIS seeks to attract researchers in the following four areas:
(1) epistemology
(2) ethics
(3) law and
(4) poetry of the Islamicate world.
A central concern of SENSIS is to achieve a method transfer from disciplines such as sensory history and the material study of religion to the study of Islam. The postdoc position is advertised, in the first instance, for areas (1) and (4), but should applicants wish to pursue other lines of inquiry they are encouraged to consult with Christian Lange via C.R.Lange@uu.nl. Find a fuller description of SENSIS project here.

Qualifications

You have

  • a PhD in Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, or associated fields. Or a PhD dissertation in one of these fields already accepted by the PhD committee;
  • knowledge of at least one primary Islamicate language, preferably Arabic, but other languages will also be considered;
  • an excellent track record and research skills relative to experience;
  • excellent academic writing and presentation skills;
  • published in good journals or (in the case of books) with internationally recognized academic publishers;
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with good organisational and communication skills;
  • proven interest in interdisciplinary work. This is considered an advantage.

Offer

We offer two postdoc positions (1 fte), initially for a period of twelve months. One position is for three years, the other one is for two years. Upon good performance, the contract will be extended until three or two years in total, respectively. The starting salary ranges between € 3.238 and € 4.084 (gross monthly salary) on a fulltime basis depending on experience and qualifications (salary scale 10).

Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and terms of employment.You’ll find more information about working at Utrecht University here.

About the organization

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Additional information

Would you like additional information about SENSIS? Then please contact Prof C.R. Lange via C.R.Lange@uu.nl. Please also check Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies for information.

Apply

Would you like to apply? Then send the following with your application:
(1) an application letter that sets out your qualifications and motivation for applying for the position;
(2) a curriculum vitae;
(3) two names of referees who can be contacted for a letter of reference, if needed;
(4) two samples of published work (articles or chapters; unpublished chapters of the PhD dissertation will also be considered);
(5) a transcript of grades and/or scan of the PhD certificate.

To apply, please click the button below.

Interviews will be scheduled for the first week of February 2018. Candidates selected for the interviews will be asked to write a short research design related to their chosen research area in the project. Employment will become effective in the summer or early fall of 2018 on a date negotiable with the project leader but not later than 1 October 2018.

The application deadline is

05/01/2018

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