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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two PhD student positions in digital humanities, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to conduct research in the field of 
Digital Humanities. The PhD candidates will be part of one of the four research institutes of the 
faculty: ASCA, ACLC, ICH or ILLC.


Complete and defend a PhD thesis within the official appointment duration (see text below).
Regularly present intermediate research results at international workshops and conferences, 
and publish them in proceedings and journals 
Collaborate with the researchers in other relevant parts of the research institutes of the Faculty 
of Humanities
Participate in the organization of research activities and events within the research field of 
Digital Humanities, such as conferences, workshops and joint publications


     A Master's degree with excellent grades in a relevant field
     Good academic writing and presentation skills
     Good social and organizational skills


The PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam will be appointed for
4 years for 0,8 fte under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. In the first 
instance, a contract will be given for 16 months, with an extension for the following 32 months on 
the basis of a positive evaluation

The salary for the position (on a full-time basis) will be ?? 2042 during the first year (gross per
month) and will reach ?? 2612 during the fourth year, in accordance with the CAO for Dutch 


Applications for the PhD position should include a letter of motivation, a CV, a list of grades 
obtained for your Bachelor and Master (or equivalent) programmes, as well as names and contact 
details of two academic referees. Please supply each document separately in .pdf format, giving 
the files self-explanatory names (e.g. CV NAME.pdf). Please also include a writing sample (such as 
your MSc thesis or a term paper), preferably a link to an online version. The letter of motivation 
(max. 2000 words) should outline what kind of research you wish to undertake and in which of the 
four research institutes of the Faculty you would feel most at home.

You are welcome to contact professor Rens Bod (l.w.m.bod at, co-ordinator of Digital 
Humanities, to discuss your plans ahead of applying formally.

Completed applications should be submitted by 4 July 2012, 23.59 hrs. The address for applications 
is solliciteren2012-fgw at Please state the vacancy number W12-128 in the subject field. 
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

For more information, contact