Friday, November 7, 2008

McGill University - Postdoctoral Fellow

FWD from Alice Mary Talbot, Dumbarton Oaks

McGill University - Postdoctoral Fellow, Transmission, Translation and
Transformation in Medieval Textual Cultures Research Group

Location: Quebec, Canada
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow
Submitted: Thursday, October 16th, 2008
Main Category: Medieval History
Secondary Categories: Sociology
Social and Cultural History
Religious Studies
Jewish History
History of Science/Medicine/Technology
European History

The research group "Transmission, Translation and Transformation in
Medieval Textual Cultures" (TTT), Faculty of Arts, McGill University,
seeks applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, starting August
1, 2009. We are a six-member interdisciplinary research team supported by
the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture
(FQRSC), and consisting in Professors Robert Wisnovsky (Islamic Studies --
Principal Investigator), Jamie Fumo (English), Carlos Fraenkel (Jewish
Studies/Philosophy), F. Jamil Ragep (Islamic Studies), Sebastian Sobecki
(English) and Faith Wallis (History). We are looking for a scholar who has
completed a doctorate in a humanistic discipline on a topic related to the
processes by which the textual cultures of medieval Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam re-shaped the legacies of Greco-Roman antiquity and the ancient
Near East. We are particularly interested in scholars who study how
cultural forms were transmitted from Antiquity to the Middle Ages or
between medieval cultures, translated (literally and metaphorically) into
the learned idiom of the recipient culture, and transformed into new
cultural productions. The responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellow will
include conducting research in his/her field of specialization, and
co-teaching a graduate research seminar on Transmission, Translation and
Transformation in Medieval Textual Cultures, with substantial
participation from each of the current members of the group and colleagues
from McGill and other Montreal universities. The postdoctoral fellow will
be given a stipend of $38,000 p.a., and provided with the use of a shared
office and a research/travel fund of $2,000 p.a. Please send a CV, a
letter detailing your doctoral work and future research plans, a sample
chapter from your dissertation, and two letters of reference (one of which
must be from your doctoral supervisor), to Prof. R. Wisnovsky, Principal
Investigator, TTT Research Group, Institute of Islamic Studies-McGill
University, 3485 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y1, Canada. The
general requirements for postdoctoral status at McGill are outlined at Informal inquiries may be
directed to Prof. Wisnovsky at Application
deadline: December 12, 2008.

Contact Info:
Prof. R. Wisnovsky
Principal Investigator, TTT Research Group
Institute of Islamic Studies
McGill University
3485 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y1

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