PhD Candidate in History of Islam/Arabic Studies (project 1) – Leiden University
PhD Candidate in History of Islam / Arabic Studies
The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime PhD position in the history of Islam. The PhD candidate will carry out research in the framework of the European Re…
The project will bring together a broad array of sources (material, documentary and textual) and approaches, both traditional close-reading and computational analysis in order to approach the vast, challenging textual corpus of Shiʿi and non-Shiʿi texts that bear on the development of the Imamate.
3 positions will be available within the ImBod team: a PhD candidate; a Postdoctoral researcher (3 years); and a Postdoctoral researcher (2 years).
PhD project (project 1): The household of the Imams
More information about the project can be found here.
- Write a PhD dissertation
- Submit at least 1 article for publication
- Work towards editing a special issue or edited volume in collaboration with other team members
- Attend regular in-person team meetings
- Prepare and process textual resources for computational analysis by the project team as a whole
- Present research at international workshops and conferences
- Assist in event planning and organisation
- Excellent (medieval) Arabic reading skills
- A Master’s degree in a related field
- Excellent command of the English language
- Ability to develop original research
- Commitment to working in a team
- A willingness to embrace new approaches, including digital humanities (no prior experience necessary)
Conditions of Employment
We offer a fulltime, fixed-term post from 1 February 2024 until 31 January 2028. The appointment will initially be for 12 months and if evaluated positively, with an extension of 3 years and must lead to the completion of a PhD thesis. The salary range for a PhD candidate is from €2,541,- to €3,247,- gross per month (pay-scale PhD candidates in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities; negotiations for a new CLA are ongoing), with substantial additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
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The Faculty of Humanities is an international centre for the study of languages, cultures, arts, and societies worldwide, in their historical contexts from prehistory to the present. We take culture broadly to include religions, philosophies, and worldviews as well as literature, art, and technology. We aim to contribute to knowledge, the sustainable well-being of societies, and the understanding of the cognitive, historical, cultural, artistic, and social aspects of human life. Our faculty is home to more than 7,000 students and 900 staff members. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities. The PhD candidate will hold a position in the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), home to a large group of experts on the Middle East and Asia from prehistory to the present.
Enquiries can be made to the project’s PI, Dr Edmund Hayes: firstname.lastname@example.org
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