Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor Theologie en Religiewetenschap
Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion

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NOSTER Kick-Off 2019

This year, the kick-off of the NOSTER academic year will take place on Friday 27 September 2019 in Nijmegen. During the morning programme, the Research Seminars will gather and in the afternoon we will pay attention to career paths in academia.

Career Paths in Academia

PhD candidates and ReMA students are all trained for a career in academia. However, it is omnipresent that only a small number will eventually get a (permanent) academic position. The plenary afternoon programme will be devoted to questions of academic careers. We will have a plenary lecture by Professor dr. Jack McDonald on the meaning of work in general and the relative value of planning your academic career. Among other things, McDonald is the Chaplain-President of the Central Committee of the Anglican Church in Belgium, visiting professor in Anglican Studies at KU Leuven and professor of Church History at FPTR Brussels. After this lecture, we will have a panel with three young scholars (dr. Anton ten Klooster and dr. Renée Wagenvoorde) on career planning as well as on doing administrative or policy work at an academic institution.

9:30 – 10:00 Arrival
10:00 – 10:15 Plenary opening
10:30 – 13:00 Parallel sessions of the NOSTER Research Seminars
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:15 – 16:00 Afternoon programme: Career Paths in Academia
16:00-17:00 Drinks

Preparation: No specific preparation for the afternoon programme is required. Information on the session of the Research Seminar of your choice (including any preparatory readings) will be sent to you by the secretary of that Research Seminar before 21 September.
Location: Radboud University, Nijmegen. We will start in room 01.310 of the Elinor Ostrom Building, Heyendaalseweg 141, 6525 AJ Nijmegen. The locations of the seminar, the lunch and the afternoon programme will be announced at the start of the programme.
Registration: Please register before 18 September! This will enable us to arrange catering and to have the secretaries of the Research Seminars send you the information on their session in time. Register by logging in to your personal account on this website and click on the register button that appears on the right of this page. (If you already know which Research Seminar you want to join in 2019-2020, please also register for that Research Seminar separately.)
Costs: Participation is free for ReMA students and PhD candidates registered at NOSTER or at any other research school in the Humanities. For others, the fees are €25. For more information about membership and costs, click here (for ReMA students) or here (for PhD candidates).



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