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Postdoctoral Position in The First Century of Arab Rule in Egypt in Faculty of Humanities at UvA, Netherlands Apr 2022

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Postdoctoral Position in The First Century of Arab Rule in Egypt as part of the NWO VIDI-project Lived Time: Using and Experiencing Time in Late-Antique Egypt with a PhD in a relevant field of Semitic languages and culture, History is available at Faculty of Humanities at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: 1 September 2022
Contract Period: 1 year
Salary: 3,561 EURO/Month

Faculty of Humanities

University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

You are a talented researcher, who can work independently as well as in a research team. You can present the results of your research clearly in written texts and presentations, to both academic and non-academic audiences.

Your experience and profile:

  • a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. Semitic languages and culture, History);
  • excellent research skills demonstrated by a track record of publishing in high-ranking journals and/or with leading presses or a demonstrable capacity to develop such a record;
  • a strong cooperative attitude and willingness to engage in collaborative research;
  • enthusiasm for communicating academic research to non-academic audiences;
  • excellent command of English and Classical Arabic;
  • expertise in Arabic papyrology.

Good reading skills in Coptic and/or Greek are a plus.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As a member of the project team, it will be your task to analyse all relevant sources for the uses and experiences of time from the first century of Arab rule in Egypt (639- ca. 750 CE). Your own research focuses on the temporal coordination of administrative processes. Both the communication of time between various levels of society and the rhythmicity of administrative processes had to address the tensions between the Arab and Greco-Roman time reckoning systems. By studying how these tensions were negotiated, you show how the inhabitants of late-antique Egypt coped on a daily basis with the new rule.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • conducting research, presenting intermediate research results at workshops and conferences and publishing at least one single-authored, peer reviewed article;
  • participating in meetings of the project research group and developing a shared database;
  • co-organising knowledge dissemination activities.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8371

Application Procedure

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 12 April 2020.

Applications should include the following information (submitted in one .pdf):

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a research proposal of 500-800 words, showing how you would approach the project;
  • a full academic CV, listing at least:
    • full address and contact details;
    • previous education;
    • professional information (previous university (or relevant) employment);
    • conference presentations and publications;
    • grants/honours;
    • language proficiency.
  • the names and contact details of two references who may be approached by the selection committee.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course of May 2022.

About the Faculty of Humanities

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

About the Employer:

Our offer

The Postdoc researcher will be appointed at the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam and will conduct the research in Amsterdam School of Historical Studies. The employment contract will be for one year. employment contract is for 28,5 hours a week. Preferred starting date is 1 September 2022.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges between €3,561 to €5,230. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer

  • excellent possibilities for further professional development and education;
  • an enthusiastic and professional academic team.

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