Last application date
Nov 14, 2019 11:39
LW18 - Department of Comparative sciences of culture
Employment category
Postdoctoral staff member group 3
Limited duration
PhD degree in a relevant discipline in the humanities
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

This vacancy is for a temporary position as postdoctoral researcher (75%) for a period of 6 months from 1 February 2020 until 31 July 2020. The researcher will assist scientific research in the framework of the research project “Colonial Consciousness and the Caste System in 20th-Century India: A study of the intellectual and institutional impact of orientalist discourse,” led by Prof. Dr. Jakob De Roover at the Department of Comparative Science of Cultures. The researcher will also provide assistance in project coordination tasks and the preparation of publications in the framework of the research project.

Profile of the candidate

The successful candidate:

• holds a PhD degree in a relevant discipline in the humanities.

• is familiar with current research into Indian culture and society and has a PhD dissertation and/or scientific publications related to the study of modern Indian culture and society.

• has an excellent command of the English language.

• has experience in international and intercultural collaboration in the framework of higher education and scientific research.

Scientific publications and conference papers with regard to the themes of ‘caste’, ‘colonialism’ and/or ‘orientalism’ will be considered a plus; so will familiarity with the research programme Comparative Science of Cultures.

How to apply

Applications must contain the following documents in English: a motivation letter and curriculum vitae. The documents should be sent to Prof. Dr. Jakob De Roover via email: