PhD candidate in Children's literature studies and digital humanities University of Antwerp, Faculty of Arts Belgium

PhD candidate, Children's literature studies and digital humanities


The Department of Literature in the Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Literature for a


PhD candidate in the area of children’s literature studies and digital humanities


The candidate will be affiliated with the Antwerp Centre for Digital Humanities and Literary Criticism and contribute to the ERC-funded research project “Constructing Age for Young Readers.”


Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of children’s literature studies and digital humanities.

  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.

  • You contribute to teaching and research in the Faculty of Arts.


Profile and requirements

  • You hold an MA in Literary Studies and/or Digital Humanities.

  • You have an excellent command of Dutch and English.

  • You have a demonstrable interest in studying children’s literature and working with digital tools.

  • You can submit outstanding academic results.

  • The emphases in your teaching correspond to the educational vision of the university.

  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.

  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.


We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of 2 years, renewable for another 2 years after positive evaluation;

  • the start date of the scholarship is 1 February 2019;

  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.373,36 - € 2.516,73;

  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.


How to apply?

  • Applications can only be submitted online until the closing date of 5 November 2018. It should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

  • Candidates will be informed of the pre-selection results by 10 November. Selected candidates will be invited to complete a written assignment.

  • The interviews of the candidates will take place on 16 November 2018.

  • More information about the application form can be obtained from

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Vanessa Joosen (, 00323 265 4272).

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.


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