Two PhD openings in Amsterdam: History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents

TrismegistusA rare opportunity for those considering a PhD in the study of esotericism: The two regular PhD positions at the University of Amsterdam’s Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy (HHP) are both open at the moment. Applications can be submitted until July 15. Read more about the requirements here.

These are four-year PhD tracks, fully paid. The expectation is that one of the positions will be reserved for research on late-medieval to early modern currents (c. 1400-1800), while the other would be reserved for modern esotericism (c. 1800 to present). It’s a unique chance, as new candidates are only admitted every 4-5 years or so.

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PhD opportunities in Amsterdam (deadline February 2013)

Some readers of this blog may be interested to know that there are currently PhD vacancies at the University of Amsterdam, in the Institute for Culture and History (ICG). These are not in the “History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents“-subdepartment (GHF) per se (we just appointed two new candidates for our regular positions);  instead they are open vacancies in the humanities, meaning that the best research proposals will be employed for a period of 3-4 years. It would nevertheless be a good opportunity for anyone hoping to do a PhD on an esotericism-related subject. Or any other subject in the humanities, for that matter: Amsterdam really is a nice place to do your PhD, in a vibrant international environment, and with a decent salary on top of that. (The latter really matters in a day and age where people go into heavy debt only to find a status as “overqualified” and “unemployable” on the other side of the PhD defence.)

Deadline is February 1. Find guidelines and details on how to apply here.

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