The Institut supérieur de Philosophie (UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve,
Belgium) is pleased to announce a full-time FRS-FNRS post-doctoral Fellowship,
beginning as soon as possible, for a period of two years.
The Fellow will be integrated in the project "Commentaries on Avicenna's
/Qasidat al-nafs/", under the direction of Prof. Cécile Bonmariage. This
project is part of the broader project "Avicenna East and West", and aims at
studying the commentaries on the /Poem of the soul/ by Avicenna, both
individually and in a diachronic approach.
The Fellow is expected to contribute to the project and conduct independent
research. No teaching duty is attached to this Fellowship.
The Fellowship offers a stipend of approximately €2000 a month, plus some
support for research.
Applicants should hold a doctorate in Islamic Studies, Near Eastern Studies or
another relevant field of study (obtained no more than /six years/ before the
beginning of the fellowship); have a high command of Arabic (knowledge of
Persian and/or Ottoman Turkish or of Latin is a plus); be able to work with
manuscripts; be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in pre-Modern Islamic
intellectual history and/or edition of texts.
Applicants must meet the requirements of international mobility (i.e. no more
than 24 months residency and/or principal activity in the last 3 years in
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV (including a publication list), a
representative sample of their scholarship, and the names and contact details
of two referees to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Post-doctoral Fellowship “Avicenna East and
*Deadline for application*: June 10, 2012.