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Voor de Onderzoeksgroep Latijn, Leuven zoeken wij een doctor-assistent.


De aan te werven doctor-assistent zal onderzoek opzetten, begeleiden en zelf verrichten op het terrein van de Latijnse taal- of letterkunde. Als redactiesecretaris zal hij/zij technische ondersteuning bieden bij de publicatie van het internationale e-tijdschrift Humanistica Lovaniensia. Daarnaast zal hij/zij met een aantal colleges en opleidingsonderdelen worden belast:

  • Het college F0WJ9A Latijnse taalkunde I (1ste bach., 6 stp.)
  • Het college F0AA9A Tekstkritiek en teksttransmissie (2de en 3de bach., 3 stp.)
  • Het college FVA8A Klassiek Latijn: retoriek en stilistiek (master, 6 stp.)
  • De begeleiding van bachelorpapers en masterproeven in het domein van de Latijnse taal- of letterkunde


De kandidaten dienen een doctoraat in de Latijnse taal- of letterkunde te hebben behaald en hebben bij voorkeur onderwijs- en onderzoekservaring in dat domein. Zij zijn bereid organisatorische taken op te nemen binnen de Onderzoeksgroep Latijn.


Het gaat om een voltijdse aanstelling als doctor-assistent.

De aanstelling loopt van 1 oktober 2019 tot en met 30 september 2020, en is eventueel verlengbaar met maximaal drie jaar.


Meer informatie is te krijgen bij prof. dr. Toon Van Houdt via mail:

Solliciteren voor deze vacature kan tot en met 10/08/2019 via onze online sollicitatietoepassing:

Met de hoogst gerangschikte kandidaten wordt een interview georganiseerd op 14 augustus, 9-11u in het Erasmushuis, Faculteit Letteren, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, B-3000 Leuven.

De KU Leuven wil een omgeving creëren waarin alle talenten maximaal tot ontplooiing kunnen komen, ongeacht gender, leeftijd, culturele herkomst of functiebeperking. Hebt u vragen in verband met toegankelijkheid of ondersteuningsmogelijkheden, dan kan u ons contacteren via

Download de vacature hier in Word.


Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd August 2018
Closes: 24th September 2018
Job Ref: 135723

Bodleian Libraries: Special Collections, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a Career Development Fellow in Latin Palaeography, to be based in the Weston Library (the home of the Bodleian’s special collections) and the Faculty of History. Lincoln College also expects to elect the Fellow to a non-stipendiary fellowship for the duration of the post.

You will carry out research in any aspect of the palaeography of European Latin manuscripts in the medieval period, focusing at least in part on manuscripts in the collections of the Bodleian or other Oxford libraries. You will also teach palaeography classes to graduate students, offer informal advice and assistance, and assist where appropriate with activities in support of the public engagement with research.

You will hold, or be close to completion of (i.e. already submitted), a doctorate, or have equivalent academic achievement; a good command of classical and medieval Latin; the ability to carry out palaeographical research of high quality; experience of teaching palaeography, and the desire to develop personal teaching skills; and a commitment to the highest standard of training for graduate students.

This is a fixed-term, 3-year post, and is a career development opportunity aimed at applicants early in their career, looking to develop their skills and experience.

Benefits include 38 days’ leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, discounted access to sporting facilities, and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate may be required to undertake a basic DBS check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. Your application cannot be considered unless you upload a CV and a supporting statement. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a piece of recent (published or unpublished) research not more than 10,000 words long.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Monday 24 September 2018 can be considered.

Closing Date: 24-SEP-2018 12:00

Binnen het door de European Research Council gefinancierde project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks: the Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society’ (SKILLNET) onder leiding van Dirk van Miert zijn er met ingang van 1 september 2018 twee vacatures voor een 3-jarige postdoc-aanstelling. Zie voor meer informatie en om te solliciteren de website van AcademicTransfer:

De deadline is 11 juni 2018.

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies awards fellowships of €1100 per month to researchers at BA, MA or Postdoc level. The fellowships are for 1–6 months. Interested researchers are expected to work on a specific project from the field of Neo-Latin literature and to take residence in Innsbruck during the period of the fellowship. They will take part in the activities of the Institute and discuss their work with its members. A talk at the end of the scholarship period will present the progress/results of the project to a larger audience. Further information is available here: Applications are assessed three times a year (15th of January, July, and October). If you have any further questions, please contact Florian Schaffenrath (

Binnen het door de European Research Council gefinancierde project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks: the Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society’ onder leiding van Dirk van Miert zijn er met ingang van 1 januari 2018 drie vacatures voor een 4-jarig promotietraject. Zie voor meer informatie en om te solliciteren de website van AcademicTransfer:

De deadline is 20 oktober 2017.

Binnen het kader van de OIKOS-onderzoeksagenda ‘Anchoring Innovation’ is er met ingang van 1 maart 2018 een vacature voor een 4-jarig promotietraject binnen het project ‘Anchoring the Fascist Revolution: Latin and Its Audiences in Fascist Italy (1922– 1943)’ aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Download hier de vacature of kijk op de website van Anchoring Innovation.

Solliciteren kan via

Job description
We are looking for four researchers (3 PhD candidates and 1 Postdoc researcher) to form the team of the NWO VICI project Citizenship Discourses in the Early Middle Ages (400-1100), granted to dr. Els Rose and running from 2017-2022.

The project as a whole explores how the early medieval world employed citizenship terminology inherited from the classical and biblical past, to shape and give expression to the new social, political and religious identities of Europe’s post-Roman inhabitants. The project examines the radical semantic changes to the use of citizenship terminology in a variety of written sources dating to the period 400-1100 and applies discourse analysis to these sources in order to lay bare their social implications.

A full description of the project is available here:

The three PhD researchers will investigate citizenship discourse in the following domains of early medieval culture:

PhD 1 will work on hagiography and apocryphal literature (project P3);

PhD 2 will study liturgy and sermons (project P4);

PhD 3 will examine the role of the Latin language in the process of percolation of citizenship discourse through to all layers of society (project P5);

The Postdoc will concentrate on the legal aspects of citizenship in a Christianising world, both in the centres and the peripheries of the (former) Roman Empire, in urban as well as non-urbanised settings (project P2 shared with the PI; project P6).

We are looking for four excellent and enthusiastic researchers who fulfil the following requirements:
For the PhDs:

  • Master’s Degree in Medieval, Ancient or Classical Studies or a related field;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Latin and the willingness to specialise in Medieval Latin;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both in written and spoken form;
  • Excellent writing skills at an academic level;
  • Preparedness and ability to work both as a creative and independent scholar and as part of an academic team;
  • Ability to speak or willingness to learn Dutch

For the Postdoc, in addition to the above:

  • A completed and approved PhD-thesis in a relevant field of studies;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in researching ancient or medieval legal history is an asset.

Conditions of employment
We offer a position in an ambitious research project, embedded in the rich interdisciplinary tradition of Medieval Studies at Utrecht University. You will carry out one of the sub-projects, in which process you will have the opportunity to choose your own focus and methodological paths, depending on your expertise and choice of sources, all in consultation with the project leader.

You will be based at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication (TLC) and participate in the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (, which co-ordinates the Utrecht medievalists in the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) and the Research Institute for History and Art History (OGK). Both the department and UCMS provide a stimulating and internationally oriented research environment. As a project member you will take part in the international conferences and other activities the project will initiate. All projects require a limited amount of teaching, which will allow you to build up or extend a teaching record.

We offer

Three PhD-positions at 1.0 fte, starting 1 March 2018, initially for a period of 18 months. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining 30 months period (4 years in total). The gross monthly salary will start at € 2,222 in the first year and ends at € 2,840 in the fourth, on a full time basis (P-scale of the Collective Employment Agreement Dutch Universities);


A Postdoc-position at 1.0 fte, starting 1 March 2018 at the latest, initially for a period of one year. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining 24 months period (3 years in total). The gross monthly salary ranges between € 3,238 and € 3,605 for a full-time employment, depending on experience and qualifications.

Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and and a year-end allowance of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you’ll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively on major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and teaching in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. Enthusiastic and committed faculty members and excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

Additional information
Are you interested? Click here for the full project description.

For further information, please contact dr. Els Rose via

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