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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Salary: £32,816-£40,322

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Modern Hebrew Studies for the 2021-22 academic year beginning 1st October, 2021.

The Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis to one Post-Doctoral Fellow in the fields of Modern Hebrew literature, Israeli Cinema or Israeli Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to advance research in their designated field by working independently on their own project and by contributing to the intellectual life of the Faculty and the University through collaborations, lectures and teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate by 31st July, 2021. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree and cannot have accepted or hold a tenure-track position. The fellowship is open to all nationalities, and underrepresented groups in academia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Further Information.

Application: To apply for this vacancy, you must use the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter, a current CV, a well-defined project proposal of 3-5 pages as well as a sample of written work. Please also provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work. Please note that if you would like us to take your references into account in deciding whether to shortlist you, it is essential that you select the box 'At any point in this process' on the online system in response to the question when references can be requested.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Yaron Peleg (e-mail: For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Molly Carrick, HR Co-ordinator (Email:

Please quote reference GX25788 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is midnight, GMT on Friday, 30th April, 2021.

We expect to hold interviews (online due to COVID-related travel restrictions) with shortlisted candidates in the week commencing 10th May, 2021 but this is subject to change.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.