Doctoral Grant (BOF) in Spanish Literature
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Arts

Doctoral Grant (BOF), Spanish Literature


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


Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of Spanish Literature


Research group: Antwerp Center for Digital humanities and literary Criticism (ACDC)


Short description of research project: This dissertation will study a selected corpus of Spanish literary works during the early Francoism (1939-1959) about the Philippines and Equatorial Guinea. This research will investigate representations of race and gender, focusing especially on how the discourse of La Hispanidad appeared in these texts.


Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Spanish Literature on Equatorial Guinea and the Philippines.

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

  • You contribute to teaching and research in the Department of Literature.


Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in Spanish Literature, Hispanic Studies or Comparative Literature with Spanish.

  • You can submit outstanding academic results.

  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.

  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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

  • Language requirements: Spanish (equivalent to C1), English (equivalent to B2 with outstanding reading skills).

  • Some experience in distant reading of texts with digital tools is desirable. However, it is not a requirement and training can be provided after the appointment.


We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;

  • the start date of the scholarship will be between October 1st 2019 and October 1st2020;

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

  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.


How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date August 11th 2019 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place between August 20th and September 12th 2019.

  • More information about the online application form can be obtained from

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Dr. Diana Arbaiza and Dr. Rocio Ortuno . Tel. 0032 32654256.


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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