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Post-doc: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Post-doc: Cultural and religious history of Muslims and Christians in the Iberian Peninsula and/or the Maghreb (9th to 16th centuries) (Barcelona)

Professor Linda G. Jones, established at the Humanities Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), is interested in receiving Expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA – IF) 2019 call.

Professor Jones has an interdisciplinary background in Religious Studies and Comparative Religions; Islamic Studies; Medieval History, and Religion and Gender studies. She applies these interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the religious and cultural history of medieval Iberia and the Maghreb; (trans)cultural interactions between Muslims and Christians in these regions and the broader Mediterranean; and the study of Islamic masculinities and comparative gender studies in the pre-modern period. She has published her research findings in numerous internationally renowned publishing houses and journals. She is also the PI of the research project, “Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies in Religious, (Trans)cultural, and Gendered Identities in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia and the Mediterranean.”

Professor Jones would like to sponsor two post-doctoral researchers on any topic related to any one of her current and future lines of investigation focused on the pre-modern Iberian Peninsula and/or the Maghreb, which include the following: expressions of masculine identity and the relationality of gender in medieval Islamic texts; the relation between gender and religious identity and alterity; Mudejar religiosity, religious identity, and relations with Christians, Jews, and other Muslims; and the relationship between medieval Islamic preaching and culture, and the poetics of medieval Islamic oratory.

Benefits

The annual budget includes funding for salary, research costs and a contribution to the overhead costs of the host organisation. Salary is not negotiable and based on H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie rates. Fellows will have their offices at the UPF main campus (Ciutadella). The campus offers libraries and IT services, language training and cultural/sports services. From their office, fellows will have remote access to the UPF libraries, to inter-library lending, IT Services and to an extensive range of electronic resources including journals.

Eligibility criteria according to the call:

At the deadline for the submission of proposals researchers:

  • shall be in possession of a doctoral degree or 4 years of full-time equivalent experience;
  • must not have resided or carried out their main activities in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the above mentioned deadline.

Selection process

Proposals will be pre-selected on the basis of internal evaluation. Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection a week after the deadline.

Researchers willing to apply should check that they fulfil the elegibility criteria and then send an expression of interest, consisting of:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (cv europass);
  • A summary presentation of their research proposal (max. 3 pages long);
  • A motivation letter (1 page);
  • The contact information of two referees.

Specific Requirements

At the deadline for the submission of proposals researchers:

  • shall be in possession of a doctoral degree or 4 years of full-time equivalent experience;
  • must not have resided or carried out their main activities in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the above mentioned deadline.

Further information: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/389511

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