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The Alfred Landecker Foundation is pleased to invite applications from highly qualified postdocs from the fields of history, political science, and social science for a lecturer program set to begin for the first time on October 1, 2020, lasting 5 years. We support cutting-edge research on the history and aftermath of the Holocaust as well as the exploration of digital methods to educate future generations - with a special focus on innovative approaches that relate to present-day challenges.
Alfred Landecker Lecturer Program
The Alfred Landecker Foundation is pleased to invite applications from highly qualified postdocs from the fields of history, political science, and social science for a lecturer program set to begin for the first time on October 1, 2020. The five university lectureships will each run for five years, and candidates will be selected by the Alfred Landecker Foundation’s Academic Council.
The program’s mission is to support outstanding, cutting-edge research by individuals on the history and aftermath of the Holocaust and on the social and political transmission of memory of the Holocaust. Because there is no lack of research on such matters, we are explicitly looking in this call for applications for innovative approaches that relate to present-day challenges regarding the politics of memory and democracy. We are also interested in projects that deal with the methods and practices for educating and imparting knowledge about history in the digital age.
About the Foundation
Within various program areas, the Alfred Landecker Foundation funds projects and efforts that raise awareness of the causes of the Holocaust and its consequences, that keep the memory of victims alive, and that help safeguard the democratic values of a peaceful and united Europe. With a view to the present and to the future, the program will serve to strengthen these values as well as the inviolable dignity of the individual by establishing an academic network of Alfred Landecker lecturers and their research projects.
The call for applications is open to applicants regardless of their place of residence and their country of origin. To apply, a binding acceptance letter from a European or Israeli university is required. Ensuring that the researchers it funds are involved in teaching at the host universities is a priority for the Alfred Landecker Foundation.
The host university will be provided with up to 100,000 euros annually to cover the salary of the grantee and their personal research budget. Alfred Landecker lecturers are employed directly at the respective universities.
To be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed their doctorates within the last five years at the time when the application is received.
The research project at the heart of the application should have an overall time frame of five years.
The host university must be in Europe or Israel; in addition, it must directly employ the grantee and provide the Alfred Landecker Foundation with an annual account of funds for each fiscal year.
Documents to be submitted:
Interested applicants should submit the following documents. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. All submitted documents must be in English.
Completed application form. Link to the form:
Usual application documents (CV in tabular form, list of publications, references, transcript of records, doctoral diploma);
Confirmation that the university where the research project is meant to be carried out is prepared to host you;
Abstract of the research project (maximum of 1,500 characters);
A detailed project description (no more than 20,000 characters in total without attachments) with the following structure:
1. How does the project relate to the present? (at least 2,000 characters, including spaces)
2. Detailed description of the approach, which takes into account the key question of how this project differs from existing Holocaust research;
3. Cost and time schedule
Please submit your application documents in English compiled in a single file in PDF format (max. 8 MB) to email@example.com with the subject line “Application for Lecturer Program” by June 30, 2020.