Call for Applications : Postdoctoral research associate position in Medieval Hebrew Palaeography-Hebrew Manuscripts in the Digital Age, EPHE, Paris Sciences Lettres

Monday March 18, 2024

 Application deadline: 30 May 2024 Midnight, Central EUropean Summer Time

The École Pratique des Hautes Études, PSL-University in Paris, France, is hiring one postdoctoral research associate in Hebrew Palaeography. The successful candidate will join the team led by Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger in the framework of the project Hebrew Manuscripts in the Digital Age directed by Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra.  

Working closely with Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and the other team members, the selected postdoctoral research associate will be responsible for annotating palaeographical samples of Medieval Hebrew manuscripts for the online Hebrew Palaeography Album (HebrewPal).

Position : Full-time postdoctoral research associate (35h/week)

Employer : Paris, France : Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, PSL, Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques. The postdoctoral research associate will be also affiliated with the research cluster EA 4116 - SAPRAT-Savoirs et pratiques du Moyen Âge à l’époque contemporaine.

Place of employment : EPHE, PSL, Condorcet Campus, Paris, France.

Length of the contract : 1 year with possibility of extending for 1 additional year.

Start date : 1 October 2024

Essential qualifications :

  • Doctorate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, with specialisation in medieval history, manuscripts, art history or book history
  • Training / experience with Manuscript Studies

Required skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of Hebrew
  • Excellent writing skills in English and preferably knowledge of French
  • Experience with / knowledge of large databases
  • Research experience
  • Excellent organisation and sense of responsibility
  • Capacity to work in a team


To apply :

Send (as a single PDF file with your name and HMDA):

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Sample of a published work or a thesis chapter
  • Two letters of recommendation from thesis advisers and/or senior academic figure

To:  Judith Olszowy-Schlanger at the address: by 30 May 2024 at the latest

 Contact : For further particulars, please contact Judith


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