Jobs for Medievalists

Doctoral Grant (BOF) area of History

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the History Department for a

Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of history

Centre for Urban History

Project title: Back to the Future: future expectations in the Low Countries, 1400-1600

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of late medieval and sixteenth-century history.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
  • You contribute to teaching and research in the History Department.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree  in history or in literature with a strong historical interest.
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • Reading knowledge of languages other than Dutch, French or English (or a willingness to acquire such knowledge in the short term) is highly relevant (Italian, German, …).

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • the start date of scholarship will be 1 October, 1 November or 1 December 2017 or 1 January 2018;
  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.280,27 – € 2.419,84;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online until the closing date 15 August 2017 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.
  • The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place from 21 August until 15 September 2017.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Jeroen Puttevils, +32 3 265 4331 or
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