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Jewish History Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017, University of London



May 06, 2017


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Area of research: Jewish History

Thanks to generous benefactions from the Polonsky Foundation, the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust, and from the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe, the IHR is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow in Jewish History in any period or region of the post-Biblical world. The successful applicant will join a thriving programme for post-doctoral historians in the IHR. The Institute is home to between 15 and 20 stipendiary doctoral and post-doctoral fellows at any one time. He or she will have access to all the facilities of the Institute. It is expected that the IHR Junior Research Fellow in Jewish History will organise at least one major academic conference during their tenure.

Eligibility requirements: 

Applications from specialists in medieval, early modern or modern Jewish history are welcome. Candidates should have a doctorate or should have completed their doctoral thesis by 1 October in the academic year in which the Fellowship is to be commenced. It is a strict condition of the Fellowship that the thesis should have been submitted by that date. Applicants may be of any nationality, and their PhD (or equivalent) may have been awarded in any country. Those who have previously held a full-time university lectureship of 24 months or more, will be ineligible. The Fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant, nor can it be used to fund a sabbatical leave for the holder of a permanent academic position. 

Amount awarded: £22,000 in the first year and £23,000 in the second year
Applications open: 15 Feb 2018 to 6 May 2018

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