Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Any Field of Jewish Studies

Press Contact: Beatrice Mora
Office: (212) 678-8950

September 4, 2013, New York, NY

The Graduate School of JTS invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in any field of Jewish Studies for the 2014–2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the following year. The fellowship provides a stipend of $50,000 per year and faculty benefits, including funds for research and conferences.  The fellow will be expected to teach two courses and to present his or her scholarly research annually both to the JTS faculty and in a public forum.  The fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his or her tenure at JTS. Preference may be given to candidates whose research interests correspond to those of faculty and graduate students at JTS, or to those for whom the use of The JTS Library and its special collections will be most profitable.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past three years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the PhD in hand by August 15, 2014. Each applicant should submit electronically:

  • A letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further his or her research and scholarly publication
  • A current CV
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one that speaks to applicant's teaching ability
  • A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages
  • A teaching portfolio, including statement of teaching interests, syllabi, and evaluations as available  

JTS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited by law. Previous applicants are eligible to reapply.  

Applications should be sent to Applicants who have submitted all materials by November 11, 2013, will be given full consideration.