Jewish Translation and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe
Call for Applications:
Post-doctoral Position in Judeo-Italian
The collaborative research project Jewish Translation and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe (JEWTACT), directed by Dr. Iris Idelson-Shein and funded by the European Research Council (ERC), invites applications from scholars in the field of Judeo-Italian studies for one post-doctoral position. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the dept. of Jewish history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and will receive a full-time monthly stipend of ~9200 ILS.
JEWTACT is a collaborative research project, which aims to expose the hidden corpus of Jewish translations of non-Jewish texts in early modern Europe across different languages, genres, spaces, and periods. For further information on the project see: www.jewtact.com.
- Language proficiency in Judeo-Italian
- Excellent knowledge of early modern Jewish and/or European history and/or literature
- Excellent command of English
- Academic excellence and dedication to collaborative research
In addition to working on their research project, the successful candidate will be expected to:
- Contribute to the development of an online database of translations
- Prepare entries for an encyclopaedia of Jewish translation
- Actively participate in collaborative research ventures
- Present the project and related research at a bi-weekly seminar
- Be physically present on campus at BGU at least 3 times a week
To apply please submit:
- A cover letter in English describing the proposed research project
- A CV including language proficiency
- A writing sample of at least 20 pages (e.g., dissertation, published articles)
- Transcript of grades (BA and MA)
- Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: rayaED@bgu.ac.il
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online-interview. For further information see: www.jewtact.com, or contact the project administrator, Raya Even David, at: rayaED@bgu.ac.il.
For best consideration apply by July 1, 2020.
*Applications by women and first-generation students are particularly encouraged.*