The Center for Religious Studies (CERES) of the Ruhr-University of Bochum has advertised two positions for postdoctoral or doctoral research associates related but not restricted to Iranian Studies.
- Research Associate in West Asian History of Religions
“The Center for Religious Studies (CERES) welcomes applications for the position of a research associate (TV-L 13, 39,83 weekly working hours for a postdoc, 29,8725 hours for a doctoral student). The position is available for a period of three years. The future research associate will teach and conduct research at the chair for the History of Religions in Western Asia (Prof. Dr. Kianoosh Rezania). Teaching obligations will be in accordance with §3 Lehrpflichtverordnung NRW (i.e. 3 or 4 SWS respectively). With regards to research, the research associate will develop funding applications independently and contribute to the applications already under development.”
- Research Associate “Jewish-Christian relations in the Persianate world” (JewsEast)
“The encounters and interactions between Jews and Christians in the Middle East, Ethiopia, India and the Caucasus, which have hitherto been only insufficiently researched, is the subject matter of the project “Jews and Christians in the East: Strategies of Interaction between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean” (JewsEast). One of the main premises of JewsEast is that in order to obtain a truly accurate understanding of the dynamics of Jewish-Christian relations in the non-Latin world during the Middle Ages and early modern period, these various regions and traditions must be studied together because they were all profoundly interconnected through the exchange and translation of texts, artistic motifs and techniques, and other goods, via long-distance trade along the “silk road”, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean, which, of course, also entailed the movement and encounter of peoples, Jews and Christians among them.”