Employment: PhD Position in Late Antique Historiography, Ghent University

Deadline: 1 September 2013

As part of a shared research project in the departments of history of  Ghent University (Belgium) and Groningen University (The Netherlands), one four-year PhD studentship is available at Ghent University. The project focuses on Greek and Latin antiquarian writing in late Antiquity and its cultural meaning in this period. The successful candidate will edit fragmentary antiquarian writers in Latin and Greek  from the fourth to the sixth century.

You possess a good master’s degree in History, Classics, or a related discipline (or will possess one by 1/1/2014) and an excellent knowledge of Latin and Greek. You have an interest in historiography and literature, and are open to theoretical approaches. You are able to work independently, whilst also a team player. Your tasks include: completion of a PhD within four years, the co-organisation of a conference, limited amounts of teaching, and occasional assistance with other research carried out in the project. Acquaintance with Byzantine studies and/or early medieval Latin constitute an advantage. We offer you the possibility to work as part of a high-quality and large group of scholars working on late antique, early medieval and Byzantine history and literature at a leading university of Belgium, a scholarship of approx. 1600 euro (net) per month, further training in our Doctoral School, and the possibility to study one year or semester abroad (depending on additional funding).

The successful candidate is expected to start on 1 October  2013 or soon thereafter.  S/he shall have to live in Belgium. A full project description can be obtained from Prof. Peter Van Nuffelen (peter.vannuffelen@ugent.be). Applications, consisting of a  CV, personal statement (max 1 p.), description of the research you would like to carry out within the project (max. 1 p.), the names of two referees, and a copy of your MA thesis or a substantial article, should be submitted to the same e-mail address before 1 September 2013.

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