Gepubliceerd op 8 juli 2018
Gezocht: Postdoc ‘Religious Matters in an Entangled World’ (31-8, Utrecht)
De Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen van de Universiteit Utrecht is op zoek naar een Postdoc â€˜Religious Matters in an Entangled Worldâ€™ (0.8 FTE).
This Postdoc position is embedded in the research project â€˜Religious Matters in an Entangled Worldâ€™, led by Prof. Dr. Birgit Meyer. Launched in September 2016, Religious Matters is a 9-year research programme that studies the religion from a material angle in pluralistic settings in Africa and Europe.
The programme consists of four phases:
1) buildings, images and objects;
In each of these phases a particular religious matter forms the entry point into our inquiries. We would like to attract a Postdoc prepared to join our programme for the second phase (January 2019 – December 2020), in which we will concentrate on religion and food. Please visit the website for more information about the project.
We are looking for candidates with:
– a PhD in Religious Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Sociology, Islamic Studies, African Studies or associated fields, or a PhD dissertation in one of these fields already accepted by the PhD committee;
expertise with regard to the study of religion and food;
excellent track record and research skills relative to experience;
excellent academic writing and presentation skills;
publications in good journals or (in the case of books) with internationally recognized academic publishers;
the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with good organisational and communication skills;
proven interest in interdisciplinary work is considered an advantage.
We offer a temporary position (0.8 FTE) for six months. Upon good performance, the contract will be extended for another 18 months (two years in total). The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience – starts at â‚¬3,303 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.
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