Postdoc Research Fellowships in Arabic Historiography

A new opening postdoctoral fellowship position in linguistics is available at University of Ghent, Belgium. The funds for this fellowship are available for 36 months. This position is closed on November 15, 2018.

The ERC-Consolidator Grant Project ‘The Mamlukisation of the Mamluk Sultanate – II: historiography, political order and state formation in fifteenth century Egypt and Syria (MMS-II)" (2017-21) offers one fulltime post-doctoral fellowship in the fields of 15th-century Arabic sociolinguistics and/or historiography (1412-70 CE/ca. 815-74 AH).

MMS-II endeavours to offer the first comprehensive survey and collective historical interpretation of the diverse and voluminous range of Arabic historiographical texts that were produced in the Syro-Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate between 1410 and 1470 and that have continued to define historical imaginations to this very day. (see for more details). The post-doctoral researcher will be fully engaged in the project's stage three. The project's research at this stage will consist of the exploration and analysis of political vocabularies in the more than 80 Arabic texts that are relevant for the project's time, space, and scope.

We offer a fulltime contract as post-doctoral fellow (max. 36 months), starting on 1 January 2019, or as soon as possible after this date. The starting salary is minimum2.300 euro net on a full-time basis. For more information, see

Applications can be submitted by email to only; the four components of the application (CV, letter, proposal, names of referees) should be combined in one PDF file.

Attention: Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a skype/facetime/… interview shortly after 15 November 2018.


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