Apply: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mediterranean Studies (Haifa)
The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) seeks applications for two postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2017-18. HCMH, which began its work this year, promotes the historical study of the pre-modern Mediterranean in Haifa, and aims to connect it to the vibrant international networks of Mediterranean research. We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate proven academic excellence in their respective fields of expertise, together with an extensive background in Mediterranean studies. We encourage applications from candidates working in all related fields. The eastern Mediterranean basin, and/or environmental history are themes of particular interest.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the beginning of the fellowship tenure period, and no longer than 5 years. We expect the successful candidate to be present on the Haifa campus and to take an active role in the academic life of HCMH: attend all seminars and lectures, present their research in different forums, meet informally with advanced students, etc. If interested, fellows may be offered the opportunity to teach. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $34,000. A stipendiary extension for another year is unlikely at the moment, but this policy may be reviewed at a later point. It is advisable but not obligatory to obtain the sponsorship of a faculty member in the University of Haifa, with whom the candidate wishes to collaborate. HCMH may choose to nominate some candidates for institutional funding available in the University of Haifa.
Please submit a dossier including:
• Statement of research plans (3 pages, and 1-page bibliography)
• Statement of support from U of Haifa faculty member (if available)
• Abstract of previous research (1 page)
• Writing sample (up to 8,000 words)
• Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
• Three references (emailed directly by referees)
Application materials in PDF should be emailed to Ms. Hilla Heinemann, HCMH administrator, at HCMH@univ.haifa.ac.il by 15 April 2017.
Source: Dr. Gil Gambash and Dr. Zur Shalev, HCMH