University of Antwerp

Doctoral scholarship holder in death studies

2024-09-05 (Europe/Brussels)
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The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts is looking for a full time doctoral scholarship holder in the field of death studies.

Position

  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of Death Studies. You will research the ethical aspects of different funeral methods, with a special focus on ecological concerns within sustainable and inclusive death care. You will collaborate with researchers from environmental studies, law, sociology and anthropology in an interdisciplinary SBO-FWO project called Death Care.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the Centre for Ethics (like assessing Ba-thesis, attending work-in-progress seminars of the Centre for Ethics).

Profile

  • You hold a Master degree in Philosophy or Moral Sciences or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • Affinity with the topic of death care and/or environmental ethics is a plus.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed once for another two-year period.
  • The planned start date is November 1 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • You will do most of your work at de City Campus (Rodestraat) in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including Thursday September 5 2024 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button and complete the online application form. Be sure to include the following attachments:
    • a motivation letter (in English or Dutch)
    • your academic CV (in English or Dutch)
    • a one-page reflection on the ethical aspects of human composting (what are the philosophical or ethical questions, and what frameworks would you use to discuss these questions) (in English)
  • The selection committee reviews all applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be informed about the possible next step(s) in the selection procedure. Please note the following dates in your calendar: Friday September 13 (selection interviews).
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Katrien.Schaubroeck@uantwerpen.be.

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

Job details

Title
Doctoral scholarship holder in death studies
Location
Prinsstraat 13 Antwerp, Belgium
Published
2024-07-09
Application deadline
2024-09-05 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-09-05 23:59 (CET)
Job type
PhD
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