Two postdocs at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology (Tel Aviv University) — Deadline March 2, 2014

The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2014-2015 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures.

The highly competitive fellowships are offered to researchers across many disciplines, and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Applicants should have received their Ph.D. in a relevant field within the last five years from an institution other than Tel Aviv University. While appropriate training in archaeology, biblical
studies, ancient Near Eastern cultures and/or biblical history is required, the nature of an applicant’s specific research interests and areas of expertise is open.

Successful candidates are expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology by organizing a colloquium on a subject to be decided at the beginning of the academic year that will stimulate an intellectual environment in which research and new interdisciplinary connections are pursued and developed.

In addition to engaging in their own research, the successful candidates will be expected to teach one two-hour graduate level seminar during one of the two semesters (interdisciplinary offerings are desirable).

The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2014, and is for a period of one academic year. The appointment carries an NIS 85,000 (= approximately $24,000) stipend and teaching salary for each candidate.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a CV, a detailed statement of current research interests (up to 2000 words), and two letters of reference (to be submitted directly by the recommenders). In addition, post-doctoral fellows must state if they are applying for other sources of funding for the fellowship period.

The scientific committee includes Prof. Oded Lipschits, Prof. Israel Finkelstein, Prof. Ran Barkai, Prof. Rafi Greenberg and Dr. Erez Ben Yosef..

Application materials should be sent to: Professor Oded Lipschits (lipschit@post.tau.ac.il) with a copy to Mrs. Sara Lev (saralev@post.tau.ac.il). Subject heading should read: Post-Doctoral Application.

Last date for acceptance of material: March 2, 2014.
Results will be published on April 4, 2014.