Jobs and Research Openings

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  1. Université de Nantes, six-year research project, post-doctoral researchers, deadline May 1, 2019
  2. National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan, Department of Chinese Literature, deadline April 12, 2019

The Université de Nantes is recruiting post-doctoral researchers for work on the project “The EuropeanQur’an: Islamic Scripture in European Culture and Religion (1150–1850)” (EuQu). EuQu is a six-year research project funded through a synergy grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Its four principal investigators (and host institutions) are Mercedes García-Arenal (Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain), John Tolan (Université de Nantes), Jan Loop (University of Kent), and Roberto Tottoli (Università di Napoli l’Orientale). The project studies the ways in which the Islamic Holy Book is embedded in the intellectual, religious and cultural history of Medieval and Early Modern Christians, European Jews, freethinkers, atheists and European Muslims. We will conduct research on how the Qur’an has been translated, interpreted, adapted and used in Christian Europe from the Middle Ages through to early modern history, in order to understand how the Holy Book has influenced both culture and religion in Europe. EuQu will look at the role of the Qur’an in interactions with Islam, in debates between Christians of different beliefs and in critiques of Christianity during the Enlightenment.

Post-doctoral researchers should have a PhD in a discipline in the humanities by the time of application, or at least strong assurance that they will obtain it by August 2019. Candidates should be fluent in English and have strong skills in other languages appropriate to their research topics. Up to twelve positions will be filled. Each candidate should propose an original, innovative research project on an important aspect of the role played by the Qur’an in Medieval and Early Modern European culture, between the twelfth and early nineteenth centuries. Contact for information; email all application materials by May 1, 2019.


The Department of Chinese Literature at National Chengchi University, Taiwan, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of (1) Chinese Philology (priority), (2) Chinese Thought, (3) Chinese Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. PhD in hand is expected by the time of the appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach mainly in the areas of  (1) Chinese Philology (priority), (2) Chinese Thought, (3) Chinese Literature. The appointment is available from  August 1, 2019 . Applications should be received by April 12, 2019 to guarantee full consideration. Inquiries of the job or the department may be addressed to Ms. Jia-zhen Wu. Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with all required materials to the following mailing address by post:
Department of Chinese Literature
National Chengchi University
No. 64, Section 2
ZhiNan Road, Wenshan District
Taipei 11605
Taiwan