The Jacob Robinson Institute was established in 2020 and is dedicated to investigate the relationship between individual and collective human rights in the domains of general and legal history, philosophy, anthropology, political science and other disciplines. In doing so, the Institute follows the spirit of its namesake, the Jewish jurist and minority rights activist Jacob Robinson (1889-1977) who stands for the implementation of universal human rights and the preservation of collective Jewish rights. In accordance with Robinson’s legacy, the Institute pays special attention to reparations studies.
- The Institute is offering up to two post-doctoral fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Applications will be accepted from candidates from any discipline who work on topics relevant to the Institute’s research interests – individual and collective rights as well as reparations studies – and completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than October 1, 2017. Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they will have submitted their dissertations by March 31, 2022. If awarded the fellowships, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by October 1, 2022.
- Successful candidates will devote their time to research and may not be employed elsewhere. They will receive a stipend of approximately 10,000 NIS per month and office space on Mount Scopus campus, where they are to carry out their ongoing research. Fellows are expected to engage in the Institute's academic activities. Following their research stay at the Institute, fellows are required to submit a manuscript for a peer-reviewed publication.
- The fellowships are subject to the Hebrew University's postdoctoral regulations.
Applications are to be submitted via the Humanities section of Hebrew University's Scholarship System. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials. Applicants must submit:
1. Online application form
2. Curriculum vitae (up to two pages)
3. List of publications
4. Statement of purpose – please describe your research project
Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2022