Alfred Landecker Foundation
Full-time Lecturer Program for Postdocs (5 years); History and aftermath of Holocaust and transmission of memory + education in the digital age
The Alfred Landecker Foundation is looking for highly qualified postdocs in the humanities, particularly from the field of history, and social sciences for a full-time lecturer program set to begin on October 1, 2021. 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. Up to five lectureships at universities in Europe (including non-EU countries) and Israel are funded and supported for five years. Application deadline is 31st of March. Please find further information under this link: https://www.alfredlandecker.org/en/article/call-for-applications-alfred-landecker-lecturer-program
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 in this call explicitly looking for applications with 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 current place of residence and their country of origin. To apply, a binding acceptance letter from a European (including non-EU countries) or Israeli university is required.
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 their respective host university.
- Within 5 years after PhD: Applicants must have successfully completed their doctorates within the last five years at the time when the application is received (parental leave and childcare will be accounted for with maximum 2 years per child).
- Time frame of 5 years, starting in the 2021/22 academic winter semester: The research project at the heart of the application should have an overall time frame of five years, starting in autumn 2021.
- Host university in Europe or Israel: 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.
- Teaching & Knowledge dissemination: Disseminating the knowledge to students and the wider public is highly important. Hence, the lecturers must have the possibility to conceptualize classes and to teach at their host university, linked to their research project. However, it is important that the lecturers are not obligated to teach at the host university.
Please submit your application until March 31st, 2021 in English. Please find information on how to apply and which documents to be submitted under the following link: https://www.alfredlandecker.org/en/article/call-for-applications-alfred-landecker-lecturer-program
The Alfred Landecker Foundation seeks to have a diverse group of lecturers. Members of underrepresented groups are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. If you have questions about the application process, please send an email to email@example.com.