|Location:||Brno - Czechia|
|Funding for:||International Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||3rd September 2021|
|Closes:||30th September 2021|
PhD studentship or postdoc position in history in an ERC-funded digital research project on medieval heresy and inquisition
Employer: Masaryk University, Centre for the Digital Research of Religion, Department for the Study of Religions, Faculty of Arts,
Work time: 50% (PhD candidate) or 100% (postdoc)
Expected start: 1 November 2021 (negotiable)
Duration: 31 October 2022 (first contract), 31 October 2024 (full duration)
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2021 23:59 (CET – Prague)
The Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET, https://dissinet.cz/) – an ERC Consolidator Grant-funded research initiative based at Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) – offers a PhD studentship or postdoc research fellowship. The focus of research for the successful candidate will be the computational study of medieval religious dissent and inquisition and will be founded on medieval inquisition records (c. 1230-1520).
We are looking for candidates with background in history, medieval studies, study or religions, medieval Latin language and literature or a similar field. They can be either:
(a) M.A. graduates interested in enrolling in doctoral studies in the Study of Religion at Masaryk University; or
(b) Ph.D. candidates approaching the completion of studies; or
(c) holders of a doctoral degree.
Entering Ph.D. candidate will receive full-time doctoral stipend and will be offered a contract for their participation in the DISSINET project (50% of a full-time employee). They would be assigned a Ph.D. supervisor within the team. PhD candidates completing their studies may choose their workload (minimum 50%) and PhD graduates are expected to work full-time.
The successful candidate will develop their own research direction in consultation with the Principal Investigator, Dr. David Zbíral. They will receive hands-on training, building on their core skills as medievalists through the use of computational techniques including social network analysis, geographic information systems and computational text analysis. The position thus represents a unique opportunity for building a truly cutting-edge research profile.
The position is residential (although with reasonable flexibility for pandemic-related travel restrictions). Brno is a very pleasant university city ca. 2 hours by direct train connection from Vienna and Prague and offers all the opportunities of a modern metropolis.
Other qualifications of interest to the project:
The candidate’s degree does not need to be recent for this position. We are open to those seeking to return to academia or to change their focus within it. Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.
Full information and link to e-application: here.
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