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Post-Doctorate

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Faculty of Humanities
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    GeosciencesOther
    History
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/07/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Israel › Jerusalem
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    ERC-2019-ADG, Proposal No. 882894

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant project: The Wall: People and Ecology in Medieval Mongolia and China at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the direction of Prof. Gideon Shelach-Lavi is offering fellowships beginning October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidates will be part of a unique interdisciplinary team. The project combines archaeological, historic and paleo-climatic research. It focuses on what is, perhaps, the most enigmatic episode of ‘Great Wall’ construction in China and Mongolia: A wall system located in North China and Mongolia that covers a distance of over 3,500 km. The construction of this complex system, which includes long earthen walls and accompanying ditches, auxiliary structures and roads, is dated roughly to the 10th to 13th centuries CE, but it is unclear who built it, for what purposes, and how it functioned. Through the understanding of this monumental wall-system our project aims to understand the context, ambitions and administration of long-wall construction in Chinese and world history. To learn more about The Wall: People and Ecology in Medieval Mongolia and China project, visit our web site: https://gideonshelachlavi.huji.ac.il/wall-erc-project

Scholarships are offered in the three disciplines that make up this project: Archaeology, History and Paleo-climate

 

More Information

Benefits

Post-doctoral fellowships for one academic year in Jerusalem (with a possibility of extension to two or more years). Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 9,000 NIS and travel expenses to Israel. They will be given offices and research facilities at the Hebrew University. Travel money to participate in conferences is available on a competitive basis. The post-doctoral fellows will participate in the project's seminar and its other activities, including our field expeditions. They are expected to produce a project-related article(s) or monograph.

Eligibility criteria

Selection process

Evaluation of the candidates merits based on the application materials. For farther information potential candidates are welcome to contact: TheWall@mail.huji.ac.il

Additional comments

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    History: PhD or equivalent
    Ethics in health sciences: PhD or equivalent
    Other: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Knowledge of relevant languages – Chinese (modern and medieval) and Mongolian – is an advantage and so is the knowledge of relevant methods of data recovery and analysis.

 

Specific Requirements

Interested individuals are requested to submit the following documents (in one PDF file):

(i) Cover letter describing your academic experience and motivation for participating in the project (2-3 pages);

(ii) Curriculum vitae;

(iii) Abstract of the PhD dissertation;

(iv) A writing sample: dissertation chapter or a paper that has been published or accepted for publication (no more than 30 pages);

(v) Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to TheWall@mail.huji.ac.il

Please send the requested materials electronically in one PDF file by July 1st, 2020 to TheWall@mail.huji.ac.il

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Hebrew University
Israel
Jerusalem
91905
Mt. Scopus

EURAXESS offer ID: 525887

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