Curriculum vitae | Current, Previous and Visiting Positions

Current Position

Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Groningen, since 1999

Professor of Philosophy of Religion, since 2009

Previous Positions

• Research Fellow at the Interuniversitary Institute of Missiology and Oecumenics, Leiden, 1985-1986

• Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, Leiden University, 1987-1990 (Ph.D. project financed by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, N.W.O.)

• Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, Leiden University, 1992-1996 (Post-Doc project financed by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, N.W.O.)

• Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, 1996-1997

• Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, Leiden University, 1997-2002 (Post-Doc project financed by the ‚Stimuleringsfonds’ of Leiden University)

Visiting Positions

Stipend of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, working at the Protestant Theological Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, 1993-1994

Senior Fellow of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, N.J., January-July 2008

Senior fellow at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe” in Bochum, May 2010 – May 2011

Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study (NIAS), KNAW, 2012-2013