Friday, April 13, 2012

DSS doctoral scholarship at Groningen

PhD position Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls
The Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen offers a four-year PhD position (0,9 fte) in Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls as of the next academic year. This PhD position is financed by a grant of the SNS/Reaal Fund.

Research proposals should fit 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 the two conferences in 2008 (Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism) and 2010 (The Jewish Revolt against Rome: Interdisciplinary Perspectives).

Candidates with a degree in Biblical Studies, early Jewish Studies, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, or Ancient History are encouraged to apply.


In case you have any questions about the compatibility of your prospected research with the Faculty’s and Institute’s research profile and for further information, please contact the Institute’s director: Mladen Popović (

May 22th, 2012

Please include with your application:

- a curriculum vitae, including academic qualifications, grades, a list of publications (if applicable), two letters of academic recommendation from professors who can write knowledgeably about your personal and academic qualifications and your suitability for the chosen field of study
- a letter explaining your motivation, your interest in the project, and your competence in the research field
- a proposal of max 4 pages describing how you intend to conduct the project you are applying for
- your MA thesis

Send your application by email before May 22th, 2012 to:

Additional information

Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Qumran Institute
For those not familiar with the Dutch system, he clarifies that this is "a scholarship for study to write a dissertation, but in the Netherlands the position is a temporary job for 4 years, with benefits like social security, pension, etc."