Maastricht University announced a call for a fully funded, 4-year PhD on a topic related to liberal arts education in Europe. The broadly conceived field of the project will allow the successful candidate to align their strengths and interests with that of the project. Prof. Dr. Teun J. Dekker will serve as a principal supervisor, Prof. Dr. Samuel Abraham (ECOLAS, BISLA) will be the external supervisor, while the co-supervisor will be selected to best fit the needs of the selected project. Based in Maastricht for the majority of the project, the PhD candidate will spend 6 months at a placement in Bratislava to work more closely with ECOLAS.
The eligible candidate would be within four years of their MA and be proficient in English. Due to the Mobility Rule of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, candidates who carried out their main activity for more than 12 months within the last 3 years in the Netherlands or Slovakia are not eligible. The deadline for receiving complete applications in 26 August 2019. The position will start December 2019 or January 2020.
A word from Tim and Daniel, who now complete their PhDs:
In case you didn’t notice: this is a truly incredible opportunity for all who want to investigate European liberal arts education in their doctoral project. The project offers stable, adequate funding for full four years period, but does not circumscribe too tightly the area of interest. The LIMES project (twitter) funded through Horizon 2020 offers a cohort of 13 PhD projects in a range of disciplines - community is an important element of successful PhDs. Dekker is a passionate ambassador for all things liberal arts, Abraham has been around European liberal arts from the very beginnings in the early 1990s, and both respond to emails quickly and helpfully. If you have any questions about the call and the position, email Dekker; any other queries you can direct to us at ELAI: Tim and Daniel.