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PhD candidates in Middle East Studies (Arabic)
The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for:
PhD candidates in Middle East Studies (Arabic) (3 x 1, 0 fte)
Vacancy number: 16-252
The 3 PhD candidates will carry out research in the framework of the
ERC-funded project, “Embedding Conquest: Naturalising Muslim Rule in the
Early Islamic Empire (600-1000)” headed by Prof. Dr. Petra Sijpesteijn
(PI). This project is to understand the success of the early Islamic
empire (600-1000 CE) using the vastly important but largely neglected
documentary evidence from the Muslim world. Examining all written
expressions of social hierarchical relations, the goal of this project is
to uncover the deeper social structures that underlay the Arab-Islamic
empire and to reconstruct the system of shared expectations, assumptions
and codes that underwrote its cohesion, and how these changed over time.
The three PhD candidates will each study one of three specified topics
within the project focusing on different linguistic sources and
concentrating on specific geographical areas. They will also identify and
prepare materials from their respective source base for the project’s
online database of linguistic expressions describing social hierarchical
relations. They will participate in regular team meetings and present
their research findings at scholarly venues. For details, read the
Write a PhD dissertation;
Carry out and publish original research;
Gather linguistic expressions for incorporation in the database;
Disseminate the project to non-academic parties and on social media;
Co organize (PhD 2&3) conference on ‘Local élites as brokers of power and
Prepare the proceedings of the conference for publication in an
open-access volume or thematic journal issue.
Selection criteria (general)
An MA degree;
Fluency in English;
Willingness to work in an international and competitive research environment;
Ability to work independently and as part of and in support of a larger team;
And for specific criteria see the appendix.
Our Faculty/ Institute
The Faculty of Humanities is an international centre for the study of
languages, cultures, arts, and societies worldwide, in their historical
contexts from prehistory to the present. We take culture broadly to
include religions, philosophies, and worldviews as well as literature art,
and technology. We aim to contribute to knowledge, the sustainable
well-being of societies, and the understanding of the cognitive,
historical, cultural, artistic, and social aspects of human life. In
research and teaching, we focus on Dynamics of Diversity, meaning the
mobility of people, language, culture, ideas, art, and institutions in a
globalizing world, and their interconnectivity through the ages. Our
faculty is home to more than 5,400 students and 800 staff members.
The postdoctoral fellow will hold a position in the Leiden University
Institute for Area Studies (LIAS). LIAS is committed to the integration of
disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives, on a solid foundation
of excellent language skills, and comprises a School of Asian Studies and
a School of Middle-Eastern Studies.
Terms and conditions
We offer a fulltime, fixed-term post from 1 February 2017 until 31 January
2021. The appointment will initially be for 12 months and if evaluated
positively, with an extension of 3 years and must lead to the completion
of a PhD thesis.
The salary range for a PhD candidate is from € 2,191. - to € 2,779. -
gross per month (pay-scale PhD candidates).
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional
holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career
development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you
some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates
from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.