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Doctoral grant on late medieval and sixteenth-century expectations about the future, U. of Antwerp

Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Antwerp is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the History Department for a Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of history Centre for Urban History.

Project title: Back to the Future: future expectations in the Low Countries, 1400–1600

Job description:

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of late medieval and sixteenth-century history.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
  • You contribute to teaching and research in the History Department.

Profile and requirements:

  • You hold a master degree in history or in literature with a strong historical interest.
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • Reading knowledge of languages other than Dutch, French or English (or a willingness to acquire such knowledge in the short term) is highly relevant (Italian, German, …).

We offer:

  • A doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation; the start date of scholarship will be 1 October, 1 November or 1 December 2017 or 1 January 2018;
  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.280,27 - € 2.419,84;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

Applications may only be submitted online until the closing date 15 August 2017 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter. A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel. The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place from 21 August until 15 September 2017. More information about the application form can be obtained from For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Jeroen Puttevils, +32 3 265 4331 or

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