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PhD position in Reformation Studies

The Institute of Reformation History at the University of Geneva invites applications for a

PhD position in Reformation Studies

The position is part of the research project A Disregarded Past. Medieval Scholasticism and Reformed Thought founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

The successful candidate will write a dissertation on the medieval resources in the work of one of the Swiss Reformers (preferably, but not necessarily, Heinrich Bullinger). The candidate will hold a Master’s degree in Theology, History, or Philosophy. He/she will have written a Master’s thesis preferably on a topic in the Medieval or Reformation period, has a good knowledge of Latin and will be interested in working with the resources of digital humanities.

The successful candidate will join a young, international and innovative research team. He/she will be able to devote at least three quarters of his/her working time to his/her thesis project, but will also have the opportunity to collaborate on other aspects of the project, the organization of workshops and the development of a digital index. He/she will participate in the scientific activities of the Institute of Reformation History.

The annual salary is according to the SNSF salary scale (from CHF 47’040 in the first year to CHF 50’040 in the fourth year). The start date of the appointment is August 1, 2020 (or shortly afterwards). Applications can be submitted in English, French or German, and should contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (with a publication list if applicable), a letter of recommendation and a sample of academic writing.

The application will be sent as a single PDF file to Prof. Ueli Zahnd ( Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Please address any further queries about this job opening to Prof. Ueli Zahnd.

The application deadline is June 15, 2020.


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15. June 2020