Inter-university School for Islamic Studies) 5 PhD positions
ISIS (Inter-university School for Islamic Studies) is a national
research institute for the study of Islam and Muslim societies, in which
eight Dutch universities participate. Leiden University is
administrative responsible for ISIS.
*5 PhD positions in the profile area Islam and Muslim societies vacancy
number: 10-???* In the coming six years (2010-2015) ISIS has made
available special funds to build an integrated interdisciplinary
thematic profile area which focuses on *lslam and Muslim societies*. One
of the main aims is to integrate and mobilize the knowledge and
expertise in the field.
*Conditions of employment*
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 the in
ISIS participating university with which the promotor is affiliated. 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.
• Candidates should hold a MA degree or equivalent. Preference will be
given to candidates with a MA in the Humanities, Social sciences or
Theology with a specialisation in the field of Islam and Muslim societies.
• Outstanding research qualities manifest in a high-quality MA thesis or
• Excellent command of English
Applicants, with an MA degree in a relevant field and proficiency in
English, are asked to submit a concrete interdisciplinary research plan.
The applications procedure will consist of two rounds. In the first
round a selection will be made based on a short research proposal of
maximum 1000 words. Those who are selected will be asked to write a full
research proposal of maximum 5000 words. The full proposal has be
accompanied by two reference letters. An interview may be part of the
First round reactions before 14 June 2010:
• Letter of applications
• Fact sheet
• Short Research Proposal (maximum 1000 words)
Second round reactions before 15 August 2010 (only for those invited):
• Two reference letters
• Full research Proposal (maximum 5000 words)
Letters of application can be sent by post or email (preference) to the
address below, and should reach our office no later than *14 June 2010*.
Please quote the vacancy number in your application. Adress:
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Afdeling Personeel en Organisatie
2300 RA Leiden
For further information please contact Dr. P. de Bruijn
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0031 071 5272592