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Postdoc position in ‘Religious Matters in an Entangled World’ (0.8 FTE)

Utrecht University's Faculty of Humanities is looking for a Postdoc in Religious Matters in an Entangled World. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3303 - € 4166 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

This Postdoc position is embedded in the research project ‘Religious Matters in an Entangled World’, 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;
2) food;
3) body;
4) texts.

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.

Functie-eisen

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.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

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 €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.

Additionele informatie

For additional information about Religious Matters, please contact Prof. Dr. Birgit Meyer via b.meyer@uu.nl.

Please also refer to the websites of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Utrecht University for general information.