PhD Candidate in Quranic Studies: Qirāʾāt in Early Tafsirs – Leiden University
The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) is looking for a PhD candidate to research the treatment and variation of Quranic readings in early Quran exegeses as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant project “QurCan – The Ca…
- MA in a relevant field (e.g. islamic studies, religious studies, Arabic language & linguistics) or a letter of proof that you will acquire it soon.
- Demonstrable affinity with research into the Quran.
- Good command of English
- Good command of Classical Arabic
- Knowledge of the Quranic reading traditions is not required but appreciated.
Conditions of Employment
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), with substantial additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
LUCL has a longstanding tradition in the study of the world’s languages and features unique linguistic expertise. Current theoretical insights are combined with modern experimental methods in its research profile area ‘Language Diversity in the World’. Researchers from our six umbrella research groups are experts in their respective fields but equally find innovative ways of collaborating with other fields and disciplines.
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden and in The Hague. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities.
Enquiries can be made to Dr. Marijn van Putten, e-mail: