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Post-doc fellowships

Haifa Center for Mediterranean History


The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) seeks applications for one postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2018-19. HCMH, which began its work last year, promotes the historical study of the pre-modern Mediterranean in Haifa, and aims to connect it to the vibrant international networks of Mediterranean research. We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate proven academic excellence in their respective fields of expertise, together with an extensive background in Mediterranean studies. We encourage applications from candidates working in all related fields. The eastern Mediterranean basin, and/or environmental history are themes of particular interest.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the beginning of the fellowship tenure period, and no longer than 5 years. We expect the successful candidate to devote his/her time to research, be present on the Haifa campus and to take an active role in the academic life of HCMH: attend all seminars and lectures, present their research in different forums, meet informally with advanced students, etc. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $34,000. A stipendiary extension for another year is unlikely at the moment, but this policy may be reviewed at a later point. It is advisable but not obligatory to obtain the sponsorship of a faculty member in the University of Haifa, with whom the candidate wishes to collaborate. HCMH may choose to nominate some candidates for institutional funding available in the University of Haifa.

If interested and the opportunity arises, fellows may be allowed to teach at the University of Haifa (up to 8 weekly hours), as long as their research work is not harmed. Teaching will be paid for separately by relevant departments and is taxable.

Please submit a dossier including: 

  • Statement of research plans (3 pages, and 1-page bibliography)
  • Abstract of previous research (1 page)
  • Statement of support from U of Haifa faculty member (if available)
  • Writing sample (up to 8,000 words)
  • Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
  • Three references (emailed directly by referees)

Application materials in PDF should be emailed to Ms. Noa Melamed, HCMH administrator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 March 2018. 

We aim to complete the selection process within one month.