Call for Proposals – Post-Doctoral Fellow


The Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters is seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work on broadly defined questions of conversion or inter-religious encounters in the Indonesian-Malay world under the direction of Professor Ronit Ricci of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The research may be historical or contemporary but must involve work with primary sources in a local language (or languages). Exploring relevant interactions between the Indonesian-Malay World and the Middle East is an option. The Indonesian-Malay World is defined broadly to include the region covering present-day Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Singapore, southern Thailand, Brunei and the southern Philippines.

The term of appointment is for one year, from 1/10/2019 to 30/9/2020, with a possible extension of an additional year upon satisfactory performance. Fellows will receive a one year stipend of 105,000 NIS (inclusive of travel to Israel) with additional funding for research travel during the Fellowship period.

The Fellow will be expected to conduct independent research and to be an active member in the Center for the Study of Conversion – attending bi-weekly seminars at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev (Be’er Sheva). Shared work space will be provided at the Center.

For more information about the Center, its activities and members please see:

In order to be considered for this position please send the following:

  • cover letter
  • research statement (two pages)
  • CV (including publications and languages)
  • writing sample
  • names and contact details of two referees (letters will be solicited after a shortlist is composed)

Please send the requested material by May 10, 2019, as well as any questions about the position, to