The Jewish Theological Seminary
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies
The Graduate School of The Jewish Theological Seminary invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in any field of Jewish Studies for the 2013-2014 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the following year. The fellowship provides a stipend of $50,000 per year plus faculty benefits, including funds for research and conferences. The postdoctoral 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 beneficial.
Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past five years. Advanced doctoral students applying for the fellowship must include a statement from their dissertation supervisors indicating that they will have the PhD in hand by August 15, 2013. Each applicant should submit:
• A letter of intent stating how the applicant would use the year to further his or her research and scholarly publication(s)
• A current CV
• Three letters of recommendation, including one that addresses the applicant's teaching ability
• A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages
• A teaching portfolio, including a 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.
For more information about the fellowship, please contact Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, dean of The Graduate School, at (212) 678-8024. Applications should be sent to Tsivia Finman, manager of Academic Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who have submitted all materials by December 14, 2012, will be given full consideration.