Senior Visiting Fellowships 2016-2017

THE SIDNEY M. EDELSTEIN CENTER

FOR THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

The Edelstein Center invites applications for

SENIOR VISITING FELLOWSHIPS

For the academic year 2016-2017

The Edelstein Center invites scholars with seniority in the history and philosophy of science to spend up to 3 months (not during the summer vacation) at the Center in order to carry out their research and collaborate and interact with the Israeli community of thinkers in these fields.

 

Candidates should have noteworthy scholarship in the field. The Center especially encourages applications by candidates who have common research interests with members of the Edelstein Community and wish to work with them during their fellowship period. The criteria for evaluation are academic merit of the proposal and academic strength of the candidate.

 

The Senior Fellows will be provided with office space at the Center; a computer if necessary; and access to all libraries and collections of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The financial support will be in the total amount of the equivalent (in NIS) of $5000 per month, in which the following will be included: (a) single air ticket economy class to Israel and back; (b) apartment rental, subject to receiving a valid contract (the university does not provide lodging). (c) The rest will be received as stipend or salary for the duration of the fellowship (the sum includes tax should it be incurred). The fellows should provide themselves with suitable health insurance.

 

The Senior Fellows are expected (a) to dedicate their time to research (and acknowledge the support of the Center in any relevant publication or lecture) and (b) to participate throughout their fellowship in the Center’s activities, such as colloquia, discussion groups, conferences and workshops. (c) In addition, the Senior Fellows are expected to contribute actively to the Center by initiating activities such as discussion groups or workshops, which the Center will help organize and may partially help in funding. In the application the candidates should specify in what way they intend to contribute to the Center during their fellowships.

 

Applications should include: (1) A cover letter including personal details (including email address) indicating that a Senior Fellowship is sought; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) list of publications, (4) A sample of written work; (5) a proposal for a focused research project in the history or philosophy of science to be undertaken during the term of the Fellowship (500-1000 words); (6) letter (can be in cover letter) specifying the preferred period of fellowship and (7) ways in which the candidate intends to contribute to the Center’s activities during the fellowship period. (8) Letters of reference from two knowledgeable scholars, blinded to the applicant – one of them by a member of the Edelstein Community (see Center’s website for list).

 

Applications (no forms are required) should be sent electronically in PDF format to :  edelstein.center@mail.huji.ac.il

 

Applications must be received by 1 March, 2016.