The Alfred Landecker Foundation is pleased to invite applications from highly qualified postdocsin the humanities and social sciences, for a full-time lecturer program set to begin on October 1, 2022. Up to five university lectureships will each run for five years. The selection process is led by the Alfred Landecker Foundation’s Academic Council.
The program’s mission is to support outstanding, cutting-edge research by individuals on the following topics:
Because there is no lack of research on such matters, we are in this call explicitly looking for applications with innovative approaches that relate to present-day challenges regarding the politics of memory and democracy. We are also interested in projects that deal with the methods and practices for educating and imparting knowledge about history and threats to democracy in the digital age.
Within various program areas, the Alfred Landecker Foundation funds projects and efforts that raise awareness of the causes of the Holocaust and its consequences, that keep the memory of victims alive, and that help safeguard the democratic values of a peaceful and united Europe. With a view to the present and to the future, the program will serve to strengthen these values as well as the inviolable dignity of the individual by establishing an academic network of Alfred Landecker lecturers and their research projects.
The call for applications is open to applicants regardless of their current place of residence and their country of origin. To apply, an acceptance letter from a European or Israeli university is required in the second stage of the application process (see below).
The host university will be provided with up to 100,000 euros annually to cover the salary of the grantee and their personal research budget. Alfred Landecker lecturers are employed directly at their respective host university.
The application process consists of three stages.
For the first stage, interested applicants need to submit the following documents. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. All submitted documents must be in English and compiled in one PDF-document (max. 8 MB) in the following order:
Please submit your application until February 28th, 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Both the subject line of the E-Mail and the name of the PDF document need to be “Last Name_First Name_Name of host university”. The interviews will be held in May or June 2022.
The Alfred Landecker Foundation seeks to have a diverse group of lecturers. Members of groups underrepresented in academia are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. If you have questions about the application process, please send an email to lecturer@. alfredlandecker.org