Intégralité de l’appel : The Senses of Islam 1 postdoc and 2 PhD positions
1 Postdoc and 2 PhD positions in the research program “The senses of Islam: A cultural history of perception in the Muslim world”
The postdoc (3 years) and the two PhD positions (4 years) are embedded in the research project “The senses of Islam: A cultural history of perception in the Muslim world” (SENSIS), funded by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council and led by Prof. Dr. Christian Lange, Dpt. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Utrecht. 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 five areas: (1) epistemology, (2) mysticism, (3) ethics, (4) law, and (5) 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 (5), and the two PhD studentships are advertised for areas (3) and (4) of the research project, but should applicants wish to pursue other lines of inquiry they are encouraged to consult with Prof. Dr. C.R. Lange (C.R.Lange@uu.nl). A description of SENSIS can be found on the vacancies website of the University of Utrecht.
Additional information: For additional information about SENSIS, please contact Prof. dr. C.R. Lange (C.R.Lange@uu.nl). Please also refer to the websites of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and of Utrecht University for general information.
Applications should contain the following: (1) an application letter that sets out your qualifications and motivation for applying for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) two references (either as hardcopy or per email, sent directly by the referee to C.R.Lange@uu.nl or to Christian Lange, Dpt. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, 3512 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands); (4) a copy of your master thesis (for applicants to the PhD positions) or two samples of published work (articles or chapters; unpublished chapters of the PhD dissertation will also be considered); (5) a transcript of grades and/or scan of the PhD certificate.
Please apply through the vacancies website of the University of Utrecht.
Interviews will be scheduled for the first week of May 2017. 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 September 2017 on a date negotiable with the project leader but not later than 1 October 2017.