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PhD Position The Jewish Revolt against Rome
« on: Feb 02, 2010, 03:06 PM »
The Graduate School of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen is looking for a PhD candidate (0,9 fte) for the project 'The Jewish Revolt against Rome: Religious Groups and the Shaping of Identities in First-Century Judaea'.

This PhD position is financed by a grant of the SNS/Reaal Fund. It will run parallel to the interdisciplinary NWO VENI project The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish War against Rome (66-70), which investigates the impact of Rome on the self-understanding of a Jewish group at Qumran prior to the revolt. PhD candidates are expected to carry out research within the historical and archaeological framework of first-century Judaea in relation to the impact of the Roman Empire on the region and the conflict of 66-70/73. Projects may investigate e.g. Flavius Josephus' position, specific Jewish groups, Roman reactions, specific sites, regions or interregional connections from different perspectives and on the basis of different sources (literary, archaeological and/or numismatic). The final form of the PhD project will be determined in consultation with the PhD candidate.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with a Master's degree or equivalent, in a (sub)discipline in which the doctoral study will take place. Candidates with a degree in Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Classics, or Archaeology are especially encouraged to apply.

The degree must have been obtained within a reasonable period of time and with results that justify the expectation that the student will be able to successfully complete the programme in four years.

Candidates must have sufficient knowledge of English: a TOEFL score of at least 625 (paper), 263 (computer) or 113 (internet), or a minimum score of 7.5 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is required.

Please note that interviews will be held in week 12 (23-25 March 2010) and that you have to apply only by the application form as pronounced below.

This PhD position is available as of September 1st, 2010.

Application form link here.

For information you can contact:
Dr. M. Popovic, director of the Qumran Institute

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PhD Position The Jewish Revolt against Rome
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