Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Rural Religion - Environment and Religion in China at Tel Aviv University

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Rural Religion The Israel Science Foundation Breakthrough Research Grant: Environment and Religion in China at Tel Aviv University under the direction of Prof. Meir Shahar is offering postdoctoral fellowships beginning October 2023 The successful candidates will be part of a unique interdisciplinary team investigating the traditional Chinese peasant’s interaction with his environment through the prism of religious and cultural practice. The team will explore gods and rituals, artworks and legends that mirror the peasant’s conception of his environment: From the threat of drought and epidemics to the growing of crops and the tending of animals.  Candidates specializing in the diverse fields of Chinese popular religion, Chinese Daoism, or Chinese Buddhism are welcomed to apply. The postdoctoral fellowships are for one academic year in Tel Aviv (with a possibility of extension to two or more years). The post-doctoral fellows will be offered a yearly stipend of (in current value) 30,000 US $. The post-doctoral fellows will participate in the project’s seminar and other activities, including possible fieldwork expeditions to China (or to Chinese communities elsewhere in East or Southeast Asia). They are expected to produce a project-related article(s) or a monograph. Interested individuals are requested to submit the following documents (in one PDF file): Cover letter describing your academic experience and motivation for participating in the project (2-3 pages). Curriculum vitae. Abstract of the PhD dissertation. 4) A writing sample: dissertation chapter or a paper that has been published or accepted for publication (no more than 30 pages). 5) Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Deadline for submission of application materials: March 1, 2023. Please send the requested materials electronically, as one PDF file, to If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: