We at KAIROS welcome all serious candidates to come and do your PhD with us in Middelburg. Professor Burke and his colleagues are happy to supervise external PhD students who wish to conduct doctoral work in all the rhetorical areas that the KAIROS research centre covers: (see the ‘research areas’ section of this webpage for a list of those topics). He will be supported in that supervision by colleagues from within the centre who have expertise in both the content and the methodology of a specific project.
Potential external PhD candidates can be supervised long-distance. In other words, you do not have to come to live either in Middelburg or even the Netherlands. All PhD defences will take place at Utrecht University and all PhD students will be registered formally there beforehand.
Feel free to contact Professor Burke [email@example.com] to informally discuss any ideas you might have with him pertaining to your future doctoral work and to see whether UCR/Utrecht University might be the place for you to research and write up your PhD thesis within the scientific framework of KAIROS.