Gepubliceerd op 11-04-2016

Job: PhD Position on the Urban History of the Middle East, Radboud University Nijmegen

Your project will relate to the governance and experience of urban public space in the Middle East between the 7th and 15th century. As a PhD candidate you will participate in the research institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) of the Faculty of Arts.


You should have a Master’s degree, preferably a Research Master’s degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2016) or similar qualifications in History, Archaeology, Middle Eastern Studies or Arabic and Islamic Studies. You are result-oriented, are fluent in English and have excellent writing skills in English. Demonstrable research experience in the field of your proposal will be considered an advantage.

Conditions of employment

the total duration of the contract is 4 years. You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years
– you will be classified as a PhD student (promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO).
the gross starting salary amounts to €2,174 per month based on full-time employment, and will increase to €2,779 per month in the fourth year.

You can apply for this job until May 19, 2016.
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