Sunday, April 04, 2004

Ubbo Emmius PhD-Scholarship at Groningen

This notice is posted on behalf of Dr G. H. Van Kooten of the University of Groningen:

Full PhD-Scholarship at the Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Groningen

Research Groups: Jewish and Christian Traditions (Old Testament, Early Judaism, and New Testament & Early Christianity)& Religion, Representation, and Power (History of Religions and History of Christianity)

The Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies of the University of Groningen announces a search to grant a full, prestigious Ubbo Emmius PhD-Scholarship, granted by the University of Groningen. As an Ubbo Emmius student you will undertake your research within one of the research schools or institutes of the University of Groningen.

This Scholarship is available in two of the Faculty’s research programmes, the research programme in Jewish and Christian Traditions, and the research programme in Religion, Representation, and Power.

The research group of Jewish and Christian Traditions consists of Professor Ed Noort (Old Testament, Archaeology & Biblical Theology), dr Jacques van Ruiten (Old Testament & Early Judaism), Professor Florentino García Martínez (Early Judaism & Qumran), dr Eibert Tigchelaar (Early Judaism & Qumran), Professor Gerard Luttikhuizen (New Testament & Gnosticism), and dr George van Kooten (New Testament & Hellenism). There is also close cooperation with Professor Jan Bremmer (Graeco-Roman Religion).

Excellent and suitable candidates, who have completed a relevant MA, are encouraged to apply.

Please send your application to Mrs. M.C. Buigel-de Witte,, before May 1st, 2004.

Your application should include and/or address the following issues: a curriculum vitae, a title of proposed research, a brief research proposal not exceeding 1,500 words, consisting of a short description of the project (presentation and definition of the principal questions and problems), position of the project within the discipline (can new insights be expected), short description of the corpus of texts/documents upon which it is based; motivated demarcation of this corpus (if applicable), motivation for the project proposed, methodological approach, prospective time-table, and a specification of referents.

Please send also a copy of your MA-thesis by regular mail to: Mrs. M.C. Buigel-de Witte, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen, The Netherlands.

The PhD Scholarship entails a 4-year fixed term contract of 1,295 Euro per month. After one year an assessment takes places.

The University of Groningen was founded in 1614 and is a strong, interdisciplinary university in the North of the Netherlands. There is a direct railway connection between Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) and Groningen.

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