CLS Visiting Fellowship at Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
The Academic Year 2021-2022
The Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) welcomes applications to its Visiting Fellowship at The Faculty of History, the University of Cambridge, for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fellowship will be for two academic terms, and the successful candidate will start either in Michaelmas 2021 (October) or Lent 2022 (January).
Applicants should be scholars of Lebanon of postdoctoral standing or equivalent, currently based in the country and with a demonstrable track record of academic excellence. Current Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply. Applicants should currently be engaged in a research project in either the humanities or social sciences on a topic of relevance to modern Lebanon (nineteenth century to present day). It is expected that they will already have made some progress in their research before arriving in Cambridge and that they will use their time here primarily in preparing a research output. In addition, they must demonstrate sufficient command of English to take full advantage of and contribute to the academic life of the University of Cambridge.
The Fellow is expected to promote knowledge and scholarship in Lebanon through individual research and public lectures. In addition, the Visiting Fellow will typically organize a workshop or conference related to the subject of their research during their time in Cambridge, in cooperation with the Centre for Lebanese Studies.
The Visiting Fellowship comes with a stipend of USD20,000 and dining privileges at St. John’s College. The Visiting Fellow will be based in the Faculty of History. The successful applicant will have access to Cambridge libraries and electronic resources. They will also receive informal mentorship from Dr. Maha Shuayb, CLS Director, and Dr. Andrew Arsan, Reader in Arab and Mediterranean History, Faculty of History.
Please fill in the application and send the additional supporting documents to
Ms. Maysa Achkar [email protected]
- 700- 1000 words cover letter
- a research proposal of no more than 5pp.,
- and a CV listing current institutional affiliation
- Two recommendation letters sent to Ms. Achkar’s email address no later than the stated deadline
Deadline July 30, 2021
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The CLS fellowship post-doctoral grants are awarded to research in the form of fellowships lasting 6, 12, 18 or 24 months, on subjects directly related to and supporting CLS’s own research strategy and priorities. Such fellowships will be funded as part of a project for which dedicated funding has been received. Fellow candidates will be evaluated and selected by the CLS Research Committee and and submitted for the Board of Directors for final approval.