University of Haifa, School of History Tenure Track Position + Postdoctoral and Doctoral Fellowships in Mediterranean History

The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Haifa, Israel, invite applications as detailed below. HCMH, which began its work this year, promotes the historical study of the pre-modern Mediterranean (prehistory to 1800) in Haifa, and aims to connect it to the vibrant international networks of Mediterranean research. HCMH encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration on Mediterranean themes within the University of Haifa and outside it.

One Tenure Track Position in Mediterranean history

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 and a fully-developed Mediterraneanist approach guiding their research. We encourage applications working in all Mediterranean historical fields. The eastern Mediterranean basin, and/or environmental history are themes of particular interest.

The position is open to any rank. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrable commitment to both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year (undergraduate, graduate), supervise theses, and carry usual nonteaching duties. Primary teaching language: Hebrew. Salary according to scale.  Position beginning October 2017. We expect the successful candidate to take a leading role in the work of HCMH. Ideally, the candidate will be affiliated to both HCMH (in the framework of the School of History) and a relevant department.

Please submit a dossier including: CV and list of publications; short past and future research profile; sample of writing (up to 8,000 words). Application materials in PDF should be emailed to Ms. Hilla Heinemann, HCMH administrator, at hcmh@univ.haifa.ac.il. Please have three references sent directly to this address. Preference will be given to applications received by 15 April 2017.
Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mediterranean History

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.

One PhD Scholarship (3 Years) – Mediterranean History

The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) is offering a three-year PhD scholarship for a project relating to the pre-modern history of the Mediterranean, starting in October 2017. Prospective PhD projects will engage meaningfully in a relevant Mediterranean theme, and show relevance to the current historiographical discourse. They will be supervised by a Haifa researcher from one of the following departments: History, Maritime Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Middle Eastern History, Israel Studies, and Jewish History. Co-advisors from other departments and universities are welcome.

The scholarship will be offered to students who will be admitted to doctoral studies at the University of Haifa. Applicants should supply a personal statement, BA and MA transcripts and diplomas, a writing sample (up to 8,000 words – a chapter from the MA thesis is possible), and two letters of recommendation – one from the designated PhD supervisor, and another from a senior researcher familiar with the candidate. In addition, applicants should supply an official letter indicating that they had been accepted to the PhD program of one of the above-mentioned departments, accompanied by the approved statement of intent for the dissertation. Successful candidates will be expected to apply also for the institutional PhD scholarship of distinction. The stipend will ultimately amount to 15,000$ annually.

Please note that this is a competitive scholarship. The HCMH academic committee will evaluate all applications and inform the candidates of their decision. The awarding of the scholarship is pending on academic and administrative good standing, according to the regulations of the Graduate Studies Authority.

Application materials in PDF should be emailed to Ms. Hilla Heinemann, HCMH administrator, at HCMH@univ.haifa.ac.il by 1 July 2017. Recommenders should mail their letters directly to HCMH.

Contact: Ms. Hilla Heinemann, HCMH administrator, at HCMH@univ.haifa.ac.il
Website: http://hcmh.haifa.ac.il
Primary Category: Maritime History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Ancient History
Archaeology
Early Modern History and Period Studies
Environmental History / Studies
European History / Studies
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Middle East History / Studies
Posting Date: 02/06/2017
Closing Date 11/07/2017

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