We are pleased to invite applications for a full-time, fully-funded 3-year PhD Fellowship at the University of Ghent. The successful candidate will work on the FWO-funded project The Ethical Body in Early Modern Japanese Health Cultivation, co-supervised by Prof. Andreas Niehaus and Dr. Angelika Koch at Ghent University, and he/she will be expected to complete his PhD on a topic related to Edo-period (1600-1868) health cultivation texts (yōjō). Please note that we are an international team and the language of the project and the dissertation is English; Dutch language skills are not expected.
The post will be tenable from Oct 1, 2019 for three years, with a monthly net bursary of minimum 2.015,51 Euro (depending on seniority/prior employment) and a generous fixed bench fee of 3.720 Euro per year (for fieldwork, research material, conference travel)
I would be extremely grateful if you could circulate this to interested students. For further details, please see the information attached below.
Dr. Angelika Koch Angelika.Koch@ugent.be
What we are looking for:
- MA degree in Japanese Studies and/or Japanese History
- Excellent modern and pre-modern Japanese language skills (bungo)
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Ability to work in a team
- Background or demonstrated interest in Tokugawa intellectual history
What we offer:
- The opportunity to work collaboratively with a team of international researchers
- Guidance for PhD research by two experts on the subject of the early modern body/health
- Training in advanced research skills (kuzushiji etc.)
- Opportunity to gain teaching experience (in English)
- Salary: annual bursary of minimum net 2.015,51 Euro + fixed annual bench fee of 3.720 Euro
- An international and vibrant scholarly community at the University of Ghent, a Top 100 University in the beautiful medieval city of Ghent
What to submit:
- Cover letter
- Writing sample (ideally your undergraduate thesis, or a seminar paper)
- Topic proposal (max. 2 pages) (optional)
Application deadline is Feb 8, 2019.
For further enquiries:
Dr. Angelika Koch firstname.lastname@example.org