Six five-year postdoctoral research fellowships

Applications are invited for 6 post-doctoral fellows to work on the European Research Council funded interdisciplinary, collaborative project entitled The Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth-Century Culture, to be located in the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge.

Applications are encouraged with regard to any relevant field including history, art history, classics, literary studies, Jewish studies, history of archaeology, history of education, cultural history, history of scholarship, theology, history of biblical interpretation, philosophy, history of science, Egyptology, Assyriology. Applicants may propose to work on any relevant aspect of the five major themes of the project: the bible in and as history; the bible in and as fiction; the bible and its institutions; the material bible; archaeology and the bible.

As well as completing the proposed research project, fellows will be expected to help develop, organize and contribute to further collaborative and interdisciplinary research on the themes of the project; help develop, organize and participate in the group's weekly reading group, termly seminars and colloquia, and yearly conferences; and help select, invite and organize the visits of termly visiting professors.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the further particulars, available on http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/1093/bible-antiquity.htm, where you will also find details of the project and how to apply. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field by the application deadline of 2 April 2012.

Limit of tenure: Appointment is for five years, from 1 September 2012, and is non-renewable.

Quote Reference: VM13252,Closing Date: 2 April 2012
Interview Date(s): 23 and 24 May 2012

7 Mar 2012