The project “Anatomy in Ancient Greece and Rome: An Interactive Visual and Textual Atlas” (ATLOMY) is offering a Post-Doctoral fellowship beginning October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are based at Department of Classics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Scholars who have received their Ph.D. after October 1st 2017 or will submit their Ph.D. no later than October 1st 2021 are eligible to apply.
The successful candidate will be part of a unique interdisciplinary team, which is working together to produce a visual and textual map and analysis of Greco-Roman anatomical ideas, research and terminology and to re-enact and document ancient anatomical empirical research. The successful candidate will focus on the anatomical ideas and research of Aristotle, in particular on his work Historia animalium.
This position offers the opportunity to be part of an innovative and groundbreaking research which is applying historical, philological and empirical methods as well as digital design and development. The appointed fellow will work closely with other team members from the fields of history of science, classics, modern veterinary and human medicine, 3D modelling and software development. S/he will participate in the project’s colloquium, workshops and its other activities and is expected to contribute to the project’s collaborative outputs and produce project-related publications.
The scholarship will be granted for a maximum of four years (subject to review at the end of each year). The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of approximately 10,000 NIS; additional funding for travel to academic meetings abroad will be available following approval. The fellow will have an office at the Mount Scopus Campus in Jerusalem and is expected to be present in the office (Covid-19-regulations allowing) at least 3 full days a week and devote 100% of their time to the project and their research. Teaching is not required, but might be possible if the fellow wishes to. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required.
Outstanding candidates will be invited for an online interview and informal meetings, which will take place during February and March 2021.
Candidates must have:
– Proven academic excellence
– Excellent skills in Ancient Greek
– Proven experience in studying ancient medical/biological/zoological texts (experience with Aristotle’s texts is an advantage)
– Ability to participate in academic discussions in English
– An interest and ability to work in a team
Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents (in one PDF file):
1) Introduction Letter describing your academic experience and motivation for participating in the project (2-3 pages).
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Abstract of the PhD dissertation
4) A Writing Sample: dissertation chapter or a paper that has been published or accepted for publication (no more than 30 pages)
Please send the requested materials electronically in one PDF file by January 20th, 2021 to [email protected].
In addition, candidates must arrange for two Reference Letters to be sent directly to [email protected].
For a PDF version of the Call visit https://orlylewis.huji.ac.il/sites/default/files/orly.lewis.erc/files/cfa_postdoc_aristotle_atlomy.pdf