Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Haifa Center for Mediterranean History

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TWO-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) seeks applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the academic years 2019-21. HCMH began its work some three years ago, promoting the historical study of the pre-modern Mediterranean in Haifa and Israel, and aiming to correspond with the vibrant international networks of Mediterranean research. 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 devote his/her time to research, 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. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $25,000, for two years. Second year funding will depend on significant academic progress, to be reviewed in April 2020. 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.
If interested and the opportunity arises, fellows may be allowed to teach at the University of Haifa (up to 8 weekly hours), as long as their research work is not impeded. Teaching is compensated separately by the relevant departments and is taxable.
Please submit a dossier including: 
• Statement of research plans (3 pages, and 1-page bibliography)
• Dissertation abstract (1 page)
• Statement of support from a University of Haifa faculty member (if available)
• 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. Shiri Barnhart, HCMH administrator, at hcmh@univ.haifa.ac.il by March 1st 2019. Results may be expected within one month after the deadline.