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STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

October | November | December | February 2013 |


M.A. in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

Where: Nyack College - New York City Campus
Web Site: www.facebook.com/nyackcollegeajco
Contact Information: AJCO@nyack.edu


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October



Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2014-2017

Where: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The Faculty of Humanities
Application Dadline: October 16, 2013
Web Site: www.scholion.huji.ac.il/en
Contact Information: scholarships.huji.ac.il

The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Scholion - Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Humanities and Jewish Studies

The fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence, depth, and originality, and whose research may enrich academic and cultural discourse.

Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees recently, no earlier than October 2009. Candidates who have not yet graduated may apply if their dissertations are submitted by October 16, 2013. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their degrees by April 1, 2014. Shortlisted candidates from Israel and abroad will be invited for an interview and lecture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Thursday, January 2, 2014.



November



Saving the Stones: Practical Conservation Training Internship

Where: February 17 - July 17, 2014
Date: Application Dadline: November 15, 2013 (Earlybird discount if received by November 2)
Web Site: http://conservationcenter.org.il
Contact Information: info@conservationcenter.org.il
Download an application: http://conservationcenter.org.il/sts/application

Saving the Stones is a three or five month training internship in conservation and historic preservation. The program is intended to give recent graduates of archaeology, architecture, design, history, art, geography, and other related subjects, the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge hands-on in the field of conservation.

Held at the campus of the International Conservation Center - "Citta di Roma", Israel 's primary technical institute for the training of practical conservation and restoration, in partnership with ICCROM and the Israel Antiquities Authority. This training internship provides intimate access to the veritable living laboratory for the study and application of practical heritage conservation methods and skills in the inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Acre, Israel.

Acre is an historic port city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to remains of world cultures including the Hellenistic, Roman, Mamluk, Crusaders, Ottoman Empire , and the British Mandate.

The program includes:
Three intensive months foundational conservation and historic preservation studies, including theoretical and practical documentation and survey methods, and treatment planning through to application. Two months optional advanced practicum, during which the knowledge acquired by the foundation unit is applied and thorough personal research is conducted.

On site practical application with ongoing national conservation projects. Including: mortar and stone preservation at the Western Wall Tunnels, mosaic conservation at Caesarea, and historic building technologies in Acre .


Throughout the program, you will work alongside conservation specialists, archaeologists, and architects of the highest professional and academic level.

You will develop your conservation skills and techniques, make important contacts, and gain the practical experience you need to stand out in the eyes of future employers and graduate school admissions. Generous tuition grants are available to eligible applicants.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Where: Jewish Theological Seminary
Application Deadline: November 11, 2013
Contact Information: Postdoc@jtsa.edu

The Graduate School of JTS invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in any field of Jewish Studies for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the following year. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $50,000 per year and faculty benefits, including funds for research and conferences. The Fellow will be expected to teach two courses and to present his/her scholarly research annually both to the JTS faculty and in a public forum. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at JTS. Preference may be given to candidates whose research interests correspond to those of faculty and graduate students at JTS, or to those for whom the use of the JTS library and special collections will be most profitable.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past three years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the PhD in hand by August 15, 2014. Applicants should submit electronically:

- A letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further his/her research and scholarly publication
- A current CV
- Three letters of recommendation, including one that speaks to applicant's teaching ability
- A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages
- A teaching portfolio, including statement of teaching interests, syllabi and evaluations as available

JTS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited by law. Previous applicants are eligible to re-apply.


December



Visiting Research Scholar Program

Where: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World - New York University
Application Deadline: December 2, 2013
Web Site: http://isaw.nyu.edu/academics/visiting-scholars


February



PhD in Groningen

Where: The Qumran Institute ( University of Groningen , the Netherlands )
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
Web Site: http://www.rug.nl/gradschoolthrs/admissions/phd/index
Contact Information: m.popovic@rug.nl

The Qumran Institute ( University of Groningen , the Netherlands ) is offering a possibility for applicants with an interest in Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls is to compete in the general round of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen;

Research proposals should fit within the research profile of the Faculty and of the Qumran Institute, which is aimed at studying the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective within their ancient cultural contexts (ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman). For examples of the Institute's research profile, see, e.g., the two conferences in 2008 (Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism) and 2010 (The Jewish Revolt against Rome : Interdisciplinary Perspectives), published by Brill in 2010 and 2011.
See: www.rug.nl/qumraninstitute

A PhD in Groningen , some of the benefits:

  • broad multidisciplinary context for study, e.g., within the department of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Origins (http://www.rug.nl/ggw/onderzoek/vakgroepen/JCI), or the research institute CRASIS, in which Ancient History, Classics, Archaeology and Theology/Religious Studies participate; in addition to monthly seminars, we have an annual meeting and masterclass, last year with Greg Woolf on social networks, this year with Martin Goodman on cultural encounters; see www.rug.nl/crasis
  • opportunities to cooperate with other European universities nearby
  • a short research period at another university (such plans should already be indicated in the application)
  • the Qumran Institute is involved in the Journal for the Study of Judaism and Dead Sea Discoveries
  • international faculty and university, both staff and students, from all over the world (PhD courses and supervision are in English)
  • good salary (e.g., pension, social benefits), and no tuition


For more information, contact
Prof. Dr. Mladen Popovic
Chair Old Testament and Early Judaism
Director Qumran Institute
m.popovic@rug.nl
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen , the Netherlands


Saving the Stones: Practical Conservation Training Internship

Dates:February 18, 2013 - July 13, 2013
Application Deadline: December 12, 2012
Web Site: www.antiquities.org.il/akko/
Email: center@israntique.org.il

Saving the Stones is a three or five month training internship in conservation and historic preservation. The program is intended to give recent graduates of archaeology, architecture, design, history, art, geography, and other related subjects, the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge hands-on in the field of conservation.

Held at the campus of the Center in the inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Acre, this training internship provides intimate access to the veritable living laboratory for the study and application of practical heritage conservation methods and skills.

Acre is an historic port city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to remains of world cultures including the Hellenistic, Roman, Mamluk, Crusaders, Ottoman Empire , and the British Mandate.

The program includes:
Three intensive months foundational conservation and historic preservation studies, including theoretical and practical documentation and survey methods, and treatment planning through to application.

Two months optional advanced practicum, during which the knowledge acquired by the foundation unit is applied and thorough personal research is conducted.

On site practical application with ongoing national conservation projects. Including: mortar and stone preservation at David's Tomb and the Western Wall Tunnels, mosaic conservation at Caesarea, and historic building technologies in Acre .

Throughout the program, you will work alongside conservation specialists, archaeologists, and architects of the highest professional and academic level.

You will develop your conservation skills and techniques, make important contacts, and gain the practical experience you need to stand out in the eyes of future employers and graduate school admissions.
Generous tuition grants are available to eligible applicants.

Contact the International Conservation Center : center@israntique.org.il for more information and to request an application package. Short term workshops and courses are also available. TOP


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