30 November 2017

Two Postdoc positions in the research program “The senses of Islam: A cultural history of perception in the Muslim world”

University Utrecht

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Job description

The postdocs (three years and two years, respectively) are embedded in the research project “The senses of Islam: A cultural history of perception in the Muslim world” (SENSIS). The project is funded by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council and led by Prof Christian Lange.
SENSIS is a five-year research project (September 2017-August 2022) that studies the history of Muslim conceptualizations of the senses and of sense perception. SENSIS seeks to attract researchers in the following four areas:
(1) epistemology
(2) ethics
(3) law and
(4) poetry of the Islamicate world.
A central concern of SENSIS is to achieve a method transfer from disciplines such as sensory history and the material study of religion to the study of Islam. The postdoc position is advertised, in the first instance, for areas (1) and (4), but should applicants wish to pursue other lines of inquiry they are encouraged to consult with Christian Lange via C.R.Lange@uu.nl. Find a fuller description of SENSIS project here.

You have
• a PhD in Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, or associated fields. Or a PhD dissertation in one of these fields already accepted by the PhD committee;
• knowledge of at least one primary Islamicate language, preferably Arabic, but other languages will also be considered;
• an excellent track record and research skills relative to experience;
• excellent academic writing and presentation skills;
• the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with good organisational and communication skills;
• interest in interdisciplinary work.


Additional informationWould you like additional information about SENSIS? Then please contact Prof C.R. Lange via C.R.Lange@uu.nl. Please also check Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies for information.

For the full text of these postdoc positions,you can look on the website of the University of Utrecht

The application deadline is: 05/01/2018