The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Pennsylvania announces the Goldin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies for the 2024-2025 academic year. This fellowship is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies, broadly conceived; preference will be given to applicants who strengthen and/or complement the intellectual interests of the faculty and its research activities. The program is open to a variety of approaches to Jewish Studies and seeks a scholar who possesses both an expansive conception of the field and demonstrates a willingness to work closely with colleagues and students.
The fellowship will cover the 12-month period between August 1, 2024 and July 31, 2025, and provide a salary of $65,000 plus health benefits, as well as a modest research stipend. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year, based on satisfactory performance, the existence of funding, and programmatic need.
The fellow is expected to be fully resident, an integral participant in the Program in Jewish Studies, and will be eligible for affiliation with an appropriate academic department. The appointment includes teaching one course per academic year, and the appointee will also be expected to offer a public presentation of their work.
The fellowship is available to holders of a doctorate granted between May 1, 2021 and July 1, 2024. Those who have not defended their thesis at the time of application should supply a statement attesting to their expected graduation date by a departmental graduate chair or supervisor.
- Cover Letter (including a description of research projects to be carried out during the fellowship, and teaching interests/experiences)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Research Statement (2 pages)
- Writing Sample (20-25 pages)
- Two Course Proposals (including sample sessions and assignments) that are geared to attract a broad and diverse group of students
- Two Letters of Recommendation
Applications will be accepted only via Interfolio here: http://apply.interfolio.com/136492
Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2024, and will continue until the position has been filled.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
Joshua Teplitsky, Director, Jewish Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania