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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Arabic medieval narrative at Ghent University in Belgium, 2021

The Ghent University is offering one full-time post-doctoral fellowship in the field of Arabic medieval narrative.

The Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.


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Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: September 1, 2021
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to the postdoctoral research program.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of Arabic medieval narrative.
  • Scholarship Award: The university offers
  • a contract for one year of full-time employment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, followed by a renewal for another two years upon positive evaluation (a longer contract with a lower percentage of employment can be negotiated);
  • an internationally competitive salary that depends on seniority and corresponds to the salary scales for Postdoctoral Research Fellows as established by the Flemish government;
  • a substantial allowance for travel and other research purposes in addition to the salary;
  • office space in the University and a solid and engaging academic working environment with a strong international profile.
  • Number of Scholarships: One fellowship is available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Profile of the candidate

  • For this position, we expect that the successful applicant
    1. will contribute to the strong research tradition of the Department and the University by pursuing excellence in their research and by publishing research findings in journals and with publishers that are internationally accepted as being of the highest quality;
    2. will write a monograph under the parameters of the project in close consultation with the Principal Investigator;
    3. will come and live in Belgium, work closely together with the other team members and the project‡s international advisory board, and contribute to a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere;
    4. will play a leading role in the scholarly activities of the research group (e.g. by organizing events, co-supervising Ph.D. students, etc.).

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply:

(a) Applications should include

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications;
  3. an autobiographical statement highlighting why the applicant is interested in this project and what added value s/he expects to bring;
  4. a writing sample of ca. 40 pages of published (or forthcoming) work that in the applicant‡s view is particularly good or relevant to the project.

Applications should be sent by email to the Research Coordinator, Dr. Evelien Bracke ([email protected]).

(b) In addition, we kindly ask candidates to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to [email protected] by the referees.

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