ORGANISATION/COMPANYHebrew University of Jerusalem / Faculty of Humanities
RESEARCH FIELDGeosciences › OtherHistoryOther
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/07/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONIsrael › Jerusalem
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
REFERENCE NUMBERERC-2019-ADG, Proposal No. 882894
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
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.
Evaluation of the candidates merits based on the application materials. For farther information potential candidates are welcome to contact: TheWall@mail.huji.ac.il
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REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELHistory: PhD or equivalentEthics in health sciences: PhD or equivalentOther: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
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.
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
EURAXESS offer ID: 525887
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