Job: Postdoctoral Researcher

Ghent University, Belgium

Deadline: 20 December 2019

The ERC-funded research group Novel Saints. Studies in Ancient Fiction and Hagiography of the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking a specialist in hagiography to work as a Database Coordinator. The Principal Investigator is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman.

The successful applicant will start employment in 2020. In order to be eligible, candidates must have obtained their PhD degree at the time of application or demonstrate convincingly that they will have that degree in hand by the start of their employment. Applicants should have a PhD degree on the subject of late antique and/or medieval Christian hagiography (or a related field) in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Slavonic and/or Syriac. Scholars whose expertise is in one or more of the eastern languages in this list are particularly encouraged to apply. Only scholars who have had their PhD for fewer than six years may apply for this position. Good IT-skills are required.

The (online) database charts stories of erotic love and desire in hagiographical narratives in a variety of late antique and medieval languages. The researcher will contribute new entries to the database, identify and explore areas for further development, coordinate the progress of the database, work with other contributors (both external and internal) and liaise with the publisher about the print version of the database. He/she will also actively participate in publications, either as author or as co-author together with the PI and/or other team members.

For full application details, see https://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/news/vacancy-postdoctoral-researcher.