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We are looking for two Postdoctoral Researchers in the research project ‘The Multilingual Dynamics of the Literary Culture of Medieval Flanders, ca 1200 – ca 1500’. These two positions are part of a research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO). This four-year project seeks to correct the traditional, monolingual view on Flemish literature between ca 1200 and ca 1500. It is the first large-scale investigation devoted to the literary culture of medieval Flanders from a multilingual perspective. A full description of the project can be read here.
The project consists of three subprojects. Since December 1, 2018, a PhD candidate (4 years, 1.0 FTE) studies the literary dynamics resulting from the interaction between Middle Dutch and other languages in Flemish texts, Flemish multi-text manuscripts and booklists from medieval Flanders. From December 1, 2019, onwards, two Postdocs (each 3 years, 1.0 FTE) will carry out the remaining subprojects. Postdoc 1 will focus on Dutch, French and Latin texts that were written by authors in medieval Flanders and texts that were read in that region. Postdoc 2 will study manuscripts containing Dutch, French and Latin texts that scribes produced in medieval Flanders and the manuscripts that circulated in that region. In the deepening and synthesising stages of the project, the findings of the two Postdoc subprojects will be combined.
Each of the two Postdocs will be asked to:
We offer a two temporary positions (1.0 FTE each) for one year, starting on December 1, 2019. Upon good performance, the contract will be extended for another 24 months (36 months in total).
The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,389 and €3,637 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model).
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