Post-doctoral Fellowship: « Avicenna East and West », Louvain (deadline: 10 juin 2012)

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
small team.

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: (subject: Post-doctoral Fellowship “Avicenna East and

*Deadline for application*: June 10, 2012.

Camille Rhoné

Agrégée d'histoire, titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l'Islam médiéval ("Défendre le territoire en Iran nord-oriental - Khorassan et Transoxiane -, IXe-XIe siècle"), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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