• Postdoctoral Fellowship – Ben-Gurion University

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ben-Gurion University


Geopolitics and Border Studies


Date/duration: 24 month fellowships starting March 2014 or October 2014 (negotiable within this period)

Deadline for Applications: 31 January 2014

The post doctoral fellow will have a Ph.D in any of the following fields: Political Science, International Relations, Geography (Political  Geography speciality preferable but others may also apply).

He / She will work with Professor David Newman in the Department of Politics and Government,  assist in the establishment of the new Chair in Geopolitics, work as part of a research team which focusses on ongoing projects relating to Borders and Territory. In particular the FP7 project on Euroborderscapes and other international consortium work in this area. The Fellow may also become involved in the ongoing management of the editorial review process of  the journal, Geopolitics.

We are especially interested in the ability to think conceptually about borders within a comparative perspective. Interest in, and knowledge of, the Israel-Palestine case study is useful but not essential. We are NOT looking for someone who is only interested in the Israel / Palestine arena.

The fellows must have their PhD submitted by the January 2013 (for post doc to commence in March) or  August 2014 (for commencement in October).


The Fellowship will be for a period of two years (24 months) and will be to the value of $20,000 each year. The Fellow will be expected to establish a research base at Ben Gurion University and to commit to working at the university for a minimum of three full days per week. Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to commit to working at the university during the entire week.


The following materials should be submitted:

–       CV and list of publications;

–       Proposal for a postdoctoral project;

–       Transcripts of degrees and other relevant material;

–       Two letters of reference.


Please send your application to the following address:


Professor David Newman

Dean, faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ben Gurion University

Beer Sheba, Israel 84105


Application package can be sent by email to: geopol@bgu.ac.il

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