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Postdoctoral Scholarship: Research Project on Heritage Science and Documentary Heritage

The KU Leuven Core Facility VIEW is seeking candidates for a one-year postdoctoral scholarship position (extendable for up to two years) for an early-career researcher in the field of heritage studies.

VIEW “investigates the characteristics of documentary heritage through an interdisciplinary approach…and facilitates research in the fields of diagnosis, conservation and new technologies for the digitalization of historical artifacts.”

The successful candidate will write and develop their own research project on documentary heritage using the labs of the Core Facility VIEW. The project will be mainly related – albeit not limited – to the Heritage Collections of KU Leuven (both the Special Collections KU Leuven Libraries and the Precious Books of Maurits Sabbe Library).

Candidates should have a a PhD in a discipline in humanities, with a preference for (art) history, conservation-restoration or heritage studies; expertise in material-technical research and imaging techniques of heritage objects; and a good knowledge of analytical and imaging methods used in the field of heritage science and conservation of library materials.

The planned starting date is the 1st of March 2022 or as soon as possible afterwards, and the application deadline is December 15. Applications must be submitted via KU Leuven’s online application tool. For application instructions, view the job posting on the KU Leuven website. For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Lieve Watteeuw, tel.: +32 16 37 24 94, mail:

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