Jobs/Nov 22, 2019

Lectureship/Professorship in the Environmental History of the Mediterranean, University of Haifa

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The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Haifa, Israel, invite applications for a tenure track position in Mediterranean history (prehistory to 1800). HCMH, which began its work three years ago, promotes the historical study of the pre-modern Mediterranean in Haifa, and aims to connect it to the vibrant international networks of Mediterranean research. HCMH encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration on Mediterranean themes within the University of Haifa and outside it. Having recently hired a specialist in Mediterranean religions, in this recruitment round we encourage applications from candidates with distinct environmental perspectives.

Environmental history (in various forms) has been at the core of Mediterranean historiography since the early 20th century. Since its foundation, one of the Center’s main goals has been to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion which focuses on aspects of environmental history and human relationship with nature in the Mediterranean region. The University of Haifa already made a breakthrough in developing significant facilities and programs which focus on the natural aspects of the Mediterranean Sea. HCMH aims to harness these resources in order to promote the topic of environmental history in Israel, and to join current international research in the field.

We are looking for candidates with proven academic excellence in their respective fields of expertise, together with an extensive background in Mediterranean studies; a fully-developed Mediterraneanist approach guiding their research; and proven interest in environmental issues in the history of the Mediterranean. While the candidate should be firmly rooted within the historical discipline, additional background in supporting social and natural scientific fields, such as biology, geology, geography, ecology, etc., is a distinct advantage.

The position is open to any rank. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrable commitment to both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year (undergraduate, graduate), supervise theses, and carry usual nonteaching duties. Primary teaching language (eventually): Hebrew.