AAJR Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Jewish Studies

The American Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR) announces a nine-month postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Jewish History in American Jewish Studies for a recent recipient of the Ph.D.

The postdoctoral position requires a commitment to research and write a history of the AAJR from its founding in 1920 to the present. It is expected that at the end of the nine-month fellowship (September 1, 2017 – June 1, 2018) the fellow will have completed a 25,000 word publishable article on the history of the AAJR based, in part, on the archives located at the American Jewish Historical Society. As part of the intellectual community of the Center for Jewish History, the postdoctoral fellow will participate in regular bi-weekly seminars and will give a public presentation based on the research completed under the fellowship’s auspices.

Requirements: Ph.D. in a field of American Jewish studies (e.g. history, literature, social sciences) received no earlier than 2012 and in hand by June 2017.

Stipend: $50,000

Application: Interested applicants should send the following items as a single pdf to Christopher Barthel (cbarthel@cjh.org) by March 31, 2017. Fellowship winner will be notified by April 30.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal state of interest in the fellowship (not to exceed two pages)
  • Writing sample (not to exceed 30 pages)
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Christopher Barthel (cbarthel@cjh.org)

For more information, please visit www.fellowships.cjh.org.