The Protestant Theological Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, offers a doctoral scholarship to support a PhD in Biblical Theology. The candidate will be enrolled in our graduate program and work within the framework of the project: ‘Textuality in the Second Temple Judaism: Composition, Function, and Transmission of Texts’.
The topic of the PhD thesis supported by the scholarship should preferably be linked to one of the following two fields:
Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Prophetic literature in the Second Temple period
The candidate is expected:
to hold a master’s degree in biblical studies, theology, or another relevant field
to be fluent in English (both oral and written)
to have adequate training in the field (esp. in ancient languages and methodology)
to be able to fulfil all the requirements of the PhD training program
to be able to complete the PhD thesis in four years and
to have the desire to publish.
The successful candidate will initially receive a scholarship until the end of 2022 with the possibility of further extension based on the progress. It is highly preferred that the candidate will be residing in Prague. The scholarship is 22.500–25.000 CZK net/month (ca. 900–1000 €). The starting date is 1 October 2020.
You may apply for the position until June, 15, 2020, 24:00 Central European Time (CET) by sending all the necessary documents in PDFs to
Your application should include:
a CV, including contact details of two academic referees
a research proposal of up to 2000 words
a writing sample, such as a paper, an essay, or part of a master’s thesis (maximum 20 pages)
copies of your academic degrees.
Selected candidates will be invited for an online interview.
The Protestant Theological Faculty, as a part of Charles University, is an ecumenically open theological institution combining prolific research with an attempt to deal with challenges brought about by the changing cultural and political role of religion in the contemporary world. The faculty is a standard type of Protestant theological faculty that has historically been established at European universities with strong orientation on high-quality research. The faculty is equipped with a good theological library, with a collection of approximately 140,000 publications, around 200 subscribed periodicals, and access to the most important research databases. The faculty currently has around 500 students and around 35 members of teaching staff. For more information about the faculty, see https://web.etf.cuni.cz/ETFENG-1.html
Charles University is the oldest university in Central Europe and has maintained its high level of social authority and prestige over the years. It is a globally recognized leading research institution that combines high-quality science, research, and education on a domestic and international level. Charles University is the largest Czech university with currently more than 50,000 students, including more than 9,000 international students. Charles University consistently ranks among the most important universities in the world, and in certain fields, among the top universities.
You can find more information about the university here: https://cuni.cz/UKEN-702-version1-promobooklet_cu_2018.pdf
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For information on PhD studies see also Doctoral Studies at the PTF CU