PhD Positions at Catholic University Louvain Belgium

Research job openings – Catholic University Louvain

The Chair for Law and Religion and the Department of Criminology of the University of
Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) announces the opening of: two doctoral (4 years,
full-time) positions starting October 1st, 2008.

The two doctoral positions concern a research project on religious fundamentalism and
convictional dogmatism, a large interdisciplinary – project between psychology (social
and developmental), law and social criminology). Both positions include successful
preparation of a Ph.D. Both researchers will work within a larger research team, with 3
PhD candidates in psychology.

More in details:

1. One doctoral position (in order to prepare a PhD in International or Comparative
Law) will focus on the legal study of religious fundamentalism in interpersonal behavior
([limit of] protection of religious sensitivity, pro-religious and anti-religious hate speech,
children education, religious autonomy …) and requires skills in international human
rights, in comparative law, and in law & psychology studies).

2. A second doctoral position will focus on criminology. It will focus on the discourses
linking Islamic religious fundamentalism and violence and on their consequences on
crime; it requires skills in critical discourse analysis and criminology.

The fellowship amounts to a net salary of approx. 1.413 € monthly for each of the
doctoral positions (tax free with right to Social Security).

Applicants should have knowledge of French and English, strong background in theory
and methods of the respective field, as well as openness and interest in

Applications should include a CV, mention of the position for which you apply, an
application letter explaining motivation, and two names of experts who could provide
recommendation if requested.
Deadline: July 15, 2008

For application or further information, contact:
Prof. L.L. Christians ([email protected]), for position 1
Prof. Fabienne Brion ([email protected]), for position 2

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