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October 2012

PhD position Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls

The Qumran Institute (University of Groningen, the Netherlands) is offering a PhD position in Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls; deadline submission: 29 October 2012. 
PhD position Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls (0,9 fte)
Vacaturenummer 212211
A second possibility for applicants with an interest in Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls is to compete in the general round of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen; deadline submission: 1 February 2013.
Research proposals should fit within the research profile of the Faculty and of the Qumran Institute, which is aimed at studying the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective within their ancient cultural contexts (ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman). For examples of the Institute's research profile, see, e.g., the two conferences in 2008 (Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism) and 2010 (The Jewish Revolt against Rome: Interdisciplinary Perspectives), published by Brill in 2010 and 2011.
A PhD in Groningen, some of the benefits:
- broad multidisciplinary context for study, e.g., within the department of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Origins (, or the research institute CRASIS, in which Ancient History, Classics, Archaeology and Theology/Religious Studies participate; in addition to monthly seminars, we have an annual meeting and masterclass, last year with Greg Woolf on social networks, this year with Martin Goodman on cultural encounters; see
- opportunities to cooperate with other European universities nearby
- a short research period at another university (such plans should already be indicated in the application) 
- the Qumran Institute is involved in the Journal for the Study of Judaism and Dead Sea Discoveries
- international faculty and university, both staff and students, from all over the world (PhD courses and supervision are in English)
- good salary (e.g., pension, social benefits), and no tuition
For more information, contact 
Prof. Dr. Mladen Popovic
Chair Old Testament and Early Judaism
Director Qumran Institute
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen, the Netherlands

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