The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for the 2021–2022 academic year in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures.

The highly competitive fellowships are offered to researchers across many disciplines and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Applicants should have received their Ph.D. in a relevant field within the last three years from an institution other than Tel Aviv University. While appropriate training in archaeology, biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern cultures and/or biblical history is required, the nature of the applicant’s specific research interests and areas of expertise is open.

The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2021, and is for a period of
one academic year. There is an option to apply for a second year of a post-doc position as part of the 2021–2022 application circle. The appointment carries an NIS 103,275 (= to approximately $30,500) stipend.

Successful candidates are expected to submit a detailed research proposal (up to 2000 words) describing their research endeavor at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology. They are also expected to make a substantive contribution to the institute by organizing a colloquium on a subject related to their research that will stimulate an intellectual environment and foster innovative and interdisciplinary research. The outline of this colloquium, to be held at TAU in mid-June 2022, should be part of the research proposal. Candidates should supply letters from two leading scholars in relevant fields confirming their participation in the colloquium. The candidates will continue to develop their respective colloquium during their stay at the institute.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a copy of their Ph.D. certificate and three letters of reference (to be submitted directly by the
recommenders). Post-doctoral fellows must state if they are applying for other sources of funding for the fellowship period.

The scientific committee includes Prof. Oded Lipschits, Prof. Yuval Gadot,
Prof. Ran Barkai, Prof. Yoram Cohen, Prof. Erez Ben-Yosef, Dr. Dafna Langgut, Prof. Amir Gilan and Dr. Guy Stiebel.

Application materials should be sent as one email with the relevant
attachments, to: Professor Oded Lipschits ([email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>)
and to Mrs. Nirit Kedem ([email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>) .
Subject heading should read: Post-Doctoral Application
Last date for submission of material: March 1, 2021.
Results will be published no later than March 22, 2021.