The Jewish Museum Berlin – a direct federal foundation under public law – is looking to hire:
A W. Michael Blumenthal Postdoc (m/f)
a W. Michael Blumenthal Postdoc (m/f)
from October 1, 2016
The postdoctoral fellowship program is aimed at candidates who will have completed their doctorate or an equivalent academic qualification by the time the scholarship begins and who are planning further academic research.
The candidate’s subject area should fall within the framework of the "Jewish-Islamic Forum", which includes the history of Jews in the Arab-Muslim world, Sephardic history and culture, debates and dialogs on the historical and current situation in the Middle East and on current relations between Jews and Muslims both within and outside Israel, as well as questions addressing comparative religion from a Jewish perspective.
The scholarship will initially be granted for the period of one year, with the possibility of a maximal extension for one further year. The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the "Richtlinie für die Vergabe von Stipendien für Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler durch die Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin" (Directive for the granting of academic scholarships by the Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation) from February 19, 2016. (Richtlinie)
The scholarship holder will receive a basic monthly stipend of 1900 Euros plus a research expense allowance of 300 Euros per month. The directive stipulates that supplements for family and children shall be provided where appropriate. A legal claim to the scholarship only exists when the Foundation and the scholarship recipient have entered into a contractual agreement.
Scholarships may not be granted to applicants who are receiving or have received public funds or are sponsored by institutions subsidized by public funds for the same purpose.
• Doctorate with a minimum overall evaluation of magna cum laude or an equivalent academic qualification with a similar evaluation, completed by the beginning of the scholarship period and dating back no more than two years
• Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining the motivation for the project and how this proposed project can offer an important contribution to the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin
• Synopsis (maximum 5 pages) of the proposed research project with a corresponding time schedule
• Supporting documents (doctoral certificate, college degree, references where applicable, résumé, and a list of academic publications etc.)
The Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation ensures the equality of women and men in accordance with the German Equal Opportunities Act.
Disabled applicants will be given preferential treatment if qualifications and personal suitability are equal.
Applications and along with all required additional documents, must be sent by post or in electronic form by July 31, 2016 (date of the postal stamp for applications sent by post) to: Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation, Mr. Jakim Amstelveen, Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all submitted application documents will not be returned. We thus request that only reproductions be sent, without an application folder. The documents will be kept for two months following the end of the application procedure and thereafter destroyed.
For further information on the application procedure, please contact Mr. Jakim Amstelveen at +49 (0)30 25 993 521 or by email at email@example.com.