PhD Position Intercultural Theology from a Historical Perspective

The Hans Sigrist Foundation Fellow (PhD Fellowship, 3 years) will carry out research in the field of Intercultural Theology from a historical perspective. Under the guidance of Prof. Katharina Heyden and Prof. Martin Sallmann, the fellow will write a doctoral thesis in the field of the History of Christianity (from 2nd century to recent times), with a special focus on ecumenical, intercultural or interreligious subjects. He or she will be trained in the advanced methods of Historical Theology and will benefit from the institute's infrastructure for promoting young researchers.

The successful candidate holds a Master's degree or equivalent in Theology, History, or Interreligious Studies. In his or her previous academic education, she or he has shown a special interest in History of Christianity as well as Intercultural or Ecumenical Studies.
Strong language (German and English) and interpersonal skills are expected. The candidate will enroll in the Bern-Basel-Zürich-Doctoral Programme in Theology:

Further information
The 100% position is funded for three years through the Hans Sigrist Foundation from 1st October 2017 (date negotiable). The salary will match the current base salary paid by the Swiss National Science Foundation for PhD candidates (47'000 to 50'000 CHF per annum). A workplace will be provided.

in German or English (one PDF with CV, letter of motivation including a very short draft of the scheduled research project, certificates and publication list) should be sent by email to and by 1st September 2017.

The review of applications will start on 1st September 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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1. September 2017
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