Post-Doc : The Dialogical Context of Near-Eastern Polemical Literature (date limite: 17 Mai 2016)
The Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters (I-Core), is seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to contribute to the project “The Dialogical Context of Near-Eastern Polemical Literature,” under the direction of Dr. Uri Shachar.
This project seeks to redress the study of Near-Eastern interreligious polemics, from the Ayyubid through the early-Ottoman periods in the Near-East (including Lusignan Cyprus), covering the Frankish, Mendicant, Coptic, Armenian, Muslim, and Jewish perspectives with their various languages. It aims to employ a large scale approach that brings together the various vectors, languages, registers, historical contexts, and ambitions there were involved. Among the objectives of the project are to trace the history of the questions that authors chose to treat, as well as the analytical and linguistic methodologies that they employed. Members of the project will identify, trace, locate and retrieve compositions that have not yet surfaced in the scholarship, as well as re-interpret more well known, high profile, polemical treatises.
The term of appointment is for one year, with an option for an additional year (upon satisfactory performance). The fellow will receive a yearly stipend of approximately 80,000 NIS with additional funding for research purposes. The fellow will be expected to contribute to the research objectives of the project and to be an active member in the Center for the Study of Conversion (attending the bi-weekly seminars at Ben-Gurion University, and making regular contribution to the Center’s database of converts).
In order to be considered for this position please send the following:
- cover letter
- research statement (two pages)
- CV (including publications and languages)
- names and contact details of two referees (letters will be solicited after a shortlist is composed)
Date limite: 17 mai 2016
Please send the requested material by May 17th 2016, as well as any questions about the position, to email@example.com.