Postdoctoral Scholar in Israel Studies, Faculty of Arts – Calgary

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    University of Calgary
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    negotiable / monthly
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  • Posted:
    13 hours ago
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    Education & Teaching

Job ID:20250Updated:March 17, 2020Location:Main CampusPosition DescriptionArea :     Israel Studies     Duration :  1 year, renewable upon mutual agreement     Start date: September 1, 2020    Salary :     $55,000 CAD per annum plus benefitsTheFaculty of Artsat the University of Calgary is accepting applications for aPostdoctoral Scholar in Israel Studies . Job Description : The vision and purpose of this Postdoctoral role is to generate unique learning opportunities for students and to support the training of experts in Israeli Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in independent and collaborative research that contributes to the strength and breadth of expertise in Israeli Studies in the Faculty of Arts. They will work with the Supervisor and Director of the Dr. Jenny and Hy Belzberg Israeli Scholar Endowment, to connect with the Jewish community members, such as the Centre for Israel and Jewish affairs (CIJA), and to co-build a program of community events. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in 4 activities in the course of 12 months; 2 at the University of Calgary campus and 2 other at the Jewish Community Centre (JCC). Expenses such as conference attendance, and other research related expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000 will be reimbursed with submission of receipts. The endowment also covers the extended health benefit plan, which is mandatory for all postdoctoral scholars, as well as the employer’s contribution to Canada Pension Plan/Employment Insurance. Qualifications :PhD in History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology or Geography (or related discipline) must have been awarded within the last 3 yearsExcellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated productivity for peer-reviewed publicationsTo be eligible as a Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, you must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent within the five (5) years immediately preceding the appointment. Please review thePostdoc Eligibility Guidelinesfor more information prior to applying for this position.Application details :  Interested candidates should e-mail Dr. David J. Bercuson ( ) by the posting closing date ofMarch 31, 2020 . Please include: A cover letter outlining relevant qualifications, research experience, and career goalsA curriculum vitaeSamples of three related peer-reviewed publicationsThe names and contact information of at least two referees with knowledge of your research and academic experience To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourPostdoc Careers website .   Additional InformationTo learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourPostdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visitCareers in the Faculty of Arts.About the University of CalgaryThe University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. 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We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.