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The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill the following full-time (100%) vacancy at the Ruusbroec Institute for a Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of religious history
The international stigmatics group at the Ruusbroec Institute studies the popular response to stigmatics in five European countries (Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Belgium) and is currently looking for a doctoral student to work on the political meaning of these enigmatic figures in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. We thereby perceive stigmatics as ‘cult figures’ – celebrities and (semi-) saints – who could develop into charismatic leaders and function as symbolic figures especially at moments of political and religious uncertainties and tensions.
Applicants are expected to send in their own project proposal of approximately 1-2 pages (preferably on another country than the ones mentioned above).
- 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 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.
- 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 1 October, 1 November or 1 December 2016 or 1 January 2017;
- a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.189,88 - € 2.334,46;
- a dynamic and stimulating work environment.
How to apply?
- Applications may only be submitted online, and should include a copy of your CV, a cover letter, and project outline (1-2 pages) until the closing date 15 August 2016.
- A pre-selection will be made from amongst 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 from 22 August until 16 September 2016.
- More information about the application form can be obtained from Myra De Munck (Tel. 03 265 32 24).
- For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Tine Van Osselaer, email@example.com.