PhD position on Rosewater, nightingale, and gunpowder – Utrecht University
Study the history of Muslim conceptualisations of the senses and sense perception during the three
The PhD position (4 years) is embedded in the research project “Rosewater, nightingale and gunpowder: A sensory history of the Islamic world, 1500-1900″ (RONIGU), funded by a Vici Grant of the Dutch Science Organisation (NWO) and led by Professor Lange of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
- an MA or equivalent degree in Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies, Religious Studies, or a cognate discipline, or an MA thesis in one of these fields already accepted by the MA committee;
- knowledge of at least one primary Islamicate language (preferably Persian, but other languages will also be considered);
- proficiency in academic English as well as the ability to work with secondary literature in modern European languages;
- ability to work independently and in a team, with good organisational and communication skills.
Conditions of employment
- a position (1.0 FTE) for the duration of 18 months. In case of good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining period of 30 months (48 months in total);
- a full-time gross salary between €2,770 and €3,539 in scale P of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO);
- 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
- a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
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