Call for applications: Postdoctoral positions at the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University, Jerusalem


A postdoctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University is available for the academic year of 2020-2021. The position is part of the “Old Identities, New Times: Does the Common Legal Identity Withstand Modernity?”, a research project headed by Dr Sharon Shakargy and funded by the Israeli Science Foundation (grant 835/18).

The research project deals with items of personal status, such as age, sex, religion, marital status, parenthood, legal capacity, and the changes in the regulation and perception thereof. The project investigates these items of personal status comparatively, focusing on Western legal systems but not limited to them. More details on the project are available here.

Scholars interested in perusing independent work related to the questions mentioned above are invited to apply. 


  • Candidates’ doctoral dissertation has focused on, or closely connected to, family law, comparative private law, private international law (conflict of laws).
  • Candidates will have submitted their doctoral dissertation by the starting date of the postdoctoral position. 
  • Good knowledge of German, French or English private law/ family law is an advantage.
  • Candidates must have an excellent command of the English language. Other relevant languages are an advantage. No Hebrew proficiency is required. 

Position Details: 

  • The position is available starting from October 18, 2020, for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.
  • Regular participation in workshops and other academic activities is expected throughout the academic terms.
  • The compensation is a stipend of 10,000 ILS/ Month (~$US 2890; €2620). Health insurance, travel, accommodation and any other expenses are not covered.

Interested applicants should submit a 2-page long research proposal, their CV and publication list, and 1-2 letter(s) of recommendation to by March 15, 2020. Please indicate “postdoc position” in the subject line.