THE SIDNEY M. EDELSTEIN CENTER
FOR THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
invites applications for
SENIOR VISITING FELLOWSHIPS for 2019-2020
The Edelstein Center invites scholars with seniority in the history and philosophy of science to spend up to 3 months (except during the summer vacation) at the Center in order to carry out their research and interact with the Israeli community of researchers in these fields.
Candidates should have a record of outstanding scholarship in the field. The Center especially encourages applications from candidates who have common research interests with members of the Edelstein Community (see list in the Center’s website) and wish to work with them. The criteria for evaluation are academic merit of the proposal and academic strength of the candidate.
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. Financial support will amount to the equivalent (in NIS) of up to US$5000 per month, which includes a return air ticket economy class to Israel, and apartment rental, subject to receiving a valid contract (the university does not provide lodging). The balance will be received as stipend or salary for the duration of the fellowship (the sum includes tax should it be incurred). Fellows should provide evidence of comprehensive health insurance for the duration of the stay.
Senior Fellows are expected to dedicate their time to research (and acknowledge the support of the Center in any relevant publication or lecture) and to participate throughout their fellowship in the Center’s activities, such as colloquia, discussion groups, conferences and workshops. In addition, the Senior Fellows are expected to contribute actively to the Center by initiating activities such as discussion groups or workshops, for which the Center will provide organizational assistance and possibly partial funding. In the application the candidates should specify clearly in what way they intend to contribute to the Center during their fellowships. Fellows are expected to reside in Israel for the duration of their fellowship.
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) specification of the preferred period of fellowship; (7) a clear description of ways in which the candidate intends to contribute to the Center’s activities during the fellowship period; and (8) letters of reference from two knowledgeable scholars, blinded to the applicant, one of them by a member of the Edelstein Center’s Community (see Center’s website for list).
Applications (no forms are required) should be sent electronically in PDF format to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be received by 31 January 2019.