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PhD Scholarship Faculty Theology and Religious Studies

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    University of Groningen
    Cultural studies
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    11/11/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Groningen


The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and the Faculty of Philosophy offer a four-year scholarship to complete a PhD within a joint interdisciplinary project. The proposed PhD scholarship will be embedded in the department of Christianity and the History of Ideas at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and in the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Christoph Jedan (c.jedan@rug.nl) and Prof. Frank Hindriks (f.a.hindriks@rug.nl).

The project proposed here focuses on the social determinants of health, an approach in public health ethics which focuses on the reduction of social and economic inequalities that are considered the “causes of the causes” of health disparities (Michael Marmot).
However, substantial health differences exist even within highly affluent and relatively egalitarian societies, and some critics have attacked the philosophical underpinnings of the social determinants of health approach. The aim of this project is to develop an effective and fair alternative that engages with the rich histories of analysing poverty, inequality and (ill) health in philosophy and theology.

For a more detailed project description, see: https://www.rug.nl/research/centre-for-religious-studies/christianity-ph...

More Information


The successful candidate will receive a scholarship of € 2,249 gross per month. You will be required to be resident in Groningen and will initially be offered a scholarship of one year; prolongation of the scholarship for a further three years is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year.

General information about the University of Groningen’s PhD scholarship programme can be found here https://www.rug.nl/education/phd-programmes/phd-scholarship-programme/co...

The starting date is 1 December 2021.

Selection process

You may apply for this position until Wednesday, 10 November 11:59 pm / before 11 November 2021 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Your application should include:
• a brief letter of motivation
• a CV, including contact details of two academic referees
• an short research proposal of up to 1,000 words, excluding literature, in which you outline your research idea, approach and the interdisciplinary character of your project
• a writing sample of no more than 5000 words, such as an essay or part of a Master’s thesis
• certified copies of your academic degrees (in either English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Dutch). For other languages, you must provide official transcripts of your academic degrees.

Note that the procedure will include (online) interviews. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview via online conferencing. Interviews will take place on 15 November 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional comments

Prof. Dr. Christoph Jedan

Prof. Dr. Frank Hindriks

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

The PhD student is expected:
• to have a thorough training in research skills
• to be fluent in English (both oral and written)
• to be able and willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment
• to be able to finish the PhD thesis in four years
• to enjoy planning, taking initiative, and academic writing.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Groningen
9712 CP
Broerstraat 5

EURAXESS offer ID: 699542
Posting organisation offer ID: 304990


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