Thursday, February 18, 2010

PhD Positions at Leiden University‏

From: Sijpesteijn, P.M.
Sent: 17 February 2010 16:41
New PhD positions in the profile area Global Interactions

In the coming five years (2010-2014) the University of Leiden has made available special funds to build an integrated interdisciplinary thematic profile area which focuses on Global interactions of people, cultures and power through the ages. One of the main aims is to integrate and mobilise the knowledge and expertise in the field of globalisation, with a special stress on migration and global heritage.

In this profile area the faculties of the Humanities (History, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, Philosophy), Social Sciences (Anthropology) and Archeology, are involved.

In order to stimulate this interdisciplinary initiative the profile area is looking for applicants to fill the position of four PhD positions.

Applicants, with an MA degree and proficiency in English, are asked to submit a concrete interdisciplinary research plan which directly speaks to at least one of the two focus points of the program (migration and global heritage). In order to stimulate interdisciplinarity each projects will be supervised by two advisors from different disciplines.

Candidates can already indicate whom they would like to work with from the Leiden faculty or should make clear what disciplinary background they are looking for in their supervisors. We strongly advice applicants to consult the full length position paper of the profile area (to be downloaded from the profile area website) and position their research plans within this conceptual framework.

Apart from a letter of motivation, we expect two letters of recommendation and a two page research proposal (1000 words). The positions are 1,0 fte for 4 years (or 0,8 for 5 years). The Ph.D. candidates will be appointed initially for eighteen months. At satisfactory performance during that period, the appointment will be renewed for another two and a half years.

Remuneration will be ? 2,042 gross per calendar month in the first year, increasing to a maximum of ? 2,612 gross per calendar month in the fourth year is in accordance with current pay scales as indicated in the 'CAO voor Nederlandse Universiteiten'.
You will also receive a end-of-year bonus of 8.3% of your yearly income. For more information about this profile area consult the following website:

And for further information (including the full length position paper of the profile area), please contact prof. dr. Leo Lucassen ( or 071-5272724.

Applications Letters of application can be sent by post or email to the address below, and should reach our office no later than 1 April 2010. Please quote the vacancy number in your application. Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen Afdeling Personeel en Organisatie Postbus 9515 2300 RA Leiden Email:

For those interested... gd luck..

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