Call for Applications
The Department of Jewish Thought and the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will award one doctoral or post-doctoral research fellowship for the academic year 2019/20
On Behalf of The Olga and William Lakritz Foundation for the legacy of Martin Buber
The theme for research at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for the 2019-2020 academic year is “Bildung and Therapy: German-Jewish Self-Formation.” We seek a doctoral or post-doctoral scholar studying conceptions of the self and of self-formation in the German-Jewish context, from any one of a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to Jewish thought, philosophy, comparative literature, Jewish history, education, and cultural studies. Applications may engage with questions of pedagogy and self-formation; with the role of the emotions in the formation of the self; with formulations of moral perfectionism; with the centrality of the dialogical turn in German-Jewish accounts of self-formation; with German-Jewish literary depictions of Bildung; or with the politics of German-Jewish selfhood. Alternatively, scholars may address therapeutic aspects of self-formation, studying the role of psychoanalysis within German-Jewish culture; the relationships between therapeutic forms of thinking and German-Jewish philosophy of dialogue; and the ways a wide array of intellectual, cultural, religious, and political activities have been taken up as therapeutic activities. What struggles must be undertaken (individual or social), what kinds of loss or confusion must be overcome in the formation of the self? Priority will be given to applicants whose research engages Martin Buber’s work on these questions.
The successful applicant will be awarded a fellowship between October 2019–June 2020. The fellow will be expected to contribute research on topic in context of seminar, workshops, and in form of publications in Center’s journal.
Applicants may be of all nationalities. Israeli citizens applying for a doctoral fellowship must be registered at the Hebrew University as a Ph.D. student. Israeli citizens who are registered as Ph.D. students at a university abroad will be treated as international applicants.
The monthly stipend is 5,500 NIS. International applicants will be entitled to health insurance coverage. Fellows from abroad will also be allotted a round-trip flight (up to $800 or €600).
Applicants interested in a postdoctoral fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than October 01, 2015. Candidates can submit an application for a post doctoral fellowship as long as they submit their dissertation no later than June 1st, 2019.
Applications for a doctoral fellowship can only be accepted if the applicant has been a Ph.D. student for no more than five years.
Applicants must submit:
- Application Form
- A letter of application
- Research proposal (3-5 pages)
- Curriculum Vitae
- One example of written work, max. 30 pages
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official M.A. or Doctoral Diploma
All material can be written either in English, German or Hebrew.
Applications should be submitted through the HUJI Scholarships System:
http://scholarships.huji.ac.il (the call for applications can be seen under: select faculty > Humanities).
Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2019. Decisions will be made within two months and applicants will be informed accordingly.
Phone: 00972-2-588 1909