Within the framework of the KU Leuven-funded C1 project “’Ad fontes!’ in the Classroom: Teaching Latin, Greek, and Hebrew Texts in the Early Modern Southern Low Countries” (3H180259), supervised by Prof. Dr. Jan Papy and Dr. Raf Van Rooy in close association with Prof. Dr. Toon Van Hal and Prof. Dr. Pierre Van Hecke, the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts is hiring an international postdoctoral research fellow for a period of 2 years.


The postdoctoral fellow will conduct a research project on the impact of humanist “ad fontes” teaching in the 16th-century Southern Low Countries on art, literature, politics, religion, scholarship, science, and/or society, in which they will involve at least two of the three languages taught at the Collegium Trilingue: Latin, Ancient Greek, and Hebrew. They will be free to choose their own research focus within this framework; a prospectus of the proposed project should be included in the application.

Research will be the main task, but the fellow will also be offered the opportunity to teach at KU Leuven as (guest) lecturer (no obligation).


The candidate

  • will have to hold a PhD degree in a relevant field (classics, history, linguistics, literature, theology);
  • cannot have stayed or worked longer than 24 months in Belgium in the 3 years before the start of the fellowship;
  • will have a thorough mastery of English (knowledge of French and/or Dutch will be an asset);
  • will have to prove academic excellence (science communication experience will be an asset);
  • will have demonstrable collaboration qualities, as they are going to be part of a dynamic team of classicists, linguists, and historians.


The salary will be approximately €2000 net per month and will include limited allowances (e.g. shipping allowance). The candidate will also be able to make use of the general project fund for research expenses (research trips, digitization, etc.). The fellowship is expected to start at the end of 2020 or in early 2021 and will not be combinable with other appointments. Applications can be submitted until April 30, 2020. Interviews (in person or via videoconference) will take place in May/June 2020, shortly after which the final decision will be made and communicated to the candidates.


The application will include

  • a scan of the PhD diploma;
  • a detailed academic CV;
  • a full publication list;
  • a list of what the candidate considers to be their 3 most important publications with a short description of their contents;
  • a description (max. 1500 words on max. 4 pages) of the proposed research, framing in the project “’Ad fontes!’ in the Classroom: Teaching Latin, Greek, and Hebrew Texts in the Early Modern Southern Low Countries” and involving at least two of the three languages and at least one of the following disciplines: art, literature, politics, religion, scholarship, science, and/or society. A digital humanities component will be considered a plus.

For more information please contact Mr. Raf Van Rooy, tel.: +32 16 37 91 28, mail: raf.vanrooy@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than April 30, 2020 via the online application tool​.

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

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