post-doctoral position

Eitan Grossman eitan.grossman at MAIL.HUJI.AC.IL
Tue Oct 26 21:47:05 UTC 2010

Dear typologists,

I am writing to let you all know about a fairly new post-doctoral fellowship
in the humanities and social sciences, including linguistics, at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. It's a generous grant, including housing, and the
conditions for doing research are fantastic. The terms of the application
are detailed in the attached files, and I am pasting them into this mail as
well. It should be mentioned that the program is a joint Israeli-German
venture, and is limited to people with a connection to one of the two

It would be great if you would let people know about this. Israel is a great
place for linguists, including those interested in field research on a
pretty wide range of languages.

Best wishes,
Eitan Grossman

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, a joint venture of the Hebrew
University and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF),
aims at fostering inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural academic discourse
at the highest level among outstanding young scholars (post-doctoral) from
Israel and Germany together with selected senior colleagues. Each year the
Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society selects up to ten
exceptionally gifted young scholars (five from Israel, five from Germany) in
all fields of the humanities broadly defined and including social sciences
(with the exception of law and economics). Scholars who have completed their
Ph.D. at an Israeli or German university, or citizens of Israel or Germany
who have received their Ph.D. in other countries, are eligible to apply. The
Ph.D. degree must have been approved after October 1, 2006 and no later than
March 15, 2011. Doctoral candidates submitting their dissertation in U.S.
universities in the winter-spring of 2011 are entitled to submit their
candidacy, subject to approval of the dissertation by May 2011.

Fellows will become part of a vibrant scholarly community reflecting the
widest possible disciplinary spectrum in the humanities and social sciences
and embodying a spirit of shared intellectual adventure. *No special
connection to Jewish studies or Israel is required*. We are looking for
creative humanists and social scientists with broad intellectual horizons.
Discussions in the Martin Buber Society will take place in English (not in
Hebrew or German).

The Fellows will be asked to move to Jerusalem. They will receive a monthly
stipend of approximately 9000 Israeli shekels and a housing subsidy either
for apartments in the university’s Student Village on Mount Scopus or in
town. They will be given offices at the Hebrew University (Mount Scopus
campus) and will participate in bi-weekly seminars, lectures, study
excursions, and other interactive academic modes. Each will have the
opportunity to pursue his or her individual research under optimal
conditions for the term of his or her fellowship.

Scholarships are initially granted for two years (subject to a review at the
end of the first year), beginning October 1, 2011, on the basis of a
detailed outline and description of a research project of major scope and
innovative character. The scholarship may be further extended beyond two
years upon the approval of the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber

The deadline for applications for 2011-2012 is January 30, 2011. Documents
should not arrive after this date. Applications must be sent as hard
copy, *without
staples*, and accompanying diskette and must include: a complete CV and list
of publications; a discursive description of the research project to be
pursued in Jerusalem (up to five pages double-spaced); a one-page abstract
of the Ph.D. dissertation; two letters of recommendation; and the
evaluators' reports on the dissertation, if available. Applications must be
sent *in English* (with the exception of the evaluators' reports if they are
written in another language). Applications should be submitted, by post, in
3 hard copies, in a simple plastic folder, preferably with a transparent
cover, along with a CD containing an electronic copy of all of the
materials. Please avoid using staples on any of the documents and please do
not send us application materials via email. Letters of recommendation must,
however, be sent either directly by the recommender to the email address
below or in sealed and signed envelopes.  Please do not send applications by

The Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society will meet at the end of
March to choose next year’s fellows. Outstanding candidates will be invited
--at relatively short notice-- for an interview either in person or on

Postal Address:

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rabin Building, Room 2201, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905.

For further inquiries please contact Yael Baron on buberso at
   Tel. 00972 (0)2-5883901 or 00972(0)2 5881747 Website:
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