Gepubliceerd op 16 maart 2019
Gezocht: Postdoc Death studies / Migration and minority studies (11-4, Groningen)
De Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap van de RUG is op zoek naar een Postdoc Death studies/Migration and minority studies (1.0 FTE).
Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 31,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Being among the best research universities in Europe and working alongside prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen aims to be an international centre of knowledge.
The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies dates back to the University’s foundation. Being part of a public university, it aims to perform cutting-edge research and teaching in a wide variety of disciplines in the fields of theology and religious studies. We investigate religions as cultural phenomena and social forces in diverse contexts in the past and present. By generating and sharing scholarly knowledge, the Faculty aims to create impact and to contribute to a sustainable society, offering the public and government credible resources for reflection on religion and society.
As partner in the EU-funded HERA project ‘Cemeteries and Crematoria as public spaces of belonging in Europe: A study of migrant and minority cultural inclusion, exclusion and integration’ (CeMI), led by Prof. Avril Maddrell (University of Reading), the faculty seeks to appoint a postdoc at the interface of death studies, migration and minority studies (1.0 fte, 2 years, commencing June 2019). Potential candidates with a migration / minority background are particularly encouraged to apply.
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc to join a multidisciplinary project investigating inclusion, exclusion and integration of cultural minorities in the funerary cultures of Northern Europe. The project focuses on eight smaller cities across six countries. The appointee will work on three case study towns: Leeuwarden, Maastricht and Luxembourg. The project will generate a policy report and visual exhibition, including photographs and models produced by participants which will be exhibited in the case study towns.
The post will be located at the University of Groningen, working with Prof. Christoph Jedan (Theology and Religious Studies, Groningen), Prof. Eric Venbrux (Centre of Thanatology, Nijmegen) and Dr Sonja Kmec (History, Luxembourg). The postdoc will be required to undertake some travel and overnight stays when conducting research, dissemination activities and conference presentations.