Call for Applications - Syriac hagiography and Persian medieval narrative literature


Job vacancies in Syriac hagiography and Persian medieval narrative literature

Application Deadline: March 21, 2014.

Two fully-funded ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (4 years each) at Ghent University (Belgium)

The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for two fully-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowships attached to the European Research Council project Novel Saints. Ancient novelistic heroism in the hagiography of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages ( The Principal Investigator of this project is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman, who, as a classicist, specializes in ancient fiction and its persistence in later periods.

There is one position available in the field of Syriac hagiography and another in that of Persian medieval narrative literature.

The two successful applicants will start employment on June 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For detailed information and for guidelines on how to apply, please see:

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