Antisemitism Postdoc

New Fellowship Opportunity 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism


Application will begin to be reviewed on September 27, 2024

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The Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania announces a new postdoctoral fellowship that will combine teaching, public scholarship, and research in the field of contemporary antisemitism studies. 

The appointment, renewable for up to three years, combines teaching students, helping to develop learning opportunities and other resources for the broader public, and serving as a source of expertise within and beyond the university. The person in the role will also serve as an adviser to the Katz Center as it seeks to develop a concurrent multiyear initiative to support new research in the study of antisemitism.  

The ideal candidate for the position will be a scholar/educator with strong research and teaching, and an ability to make connections to the broader scholarly treatment of racism, prejudice, and hatred, as well as the study of how to address and overcome them.

The search will continue until a suitable candidate is found, with a start date either in the spring semester of 2025 or the fall of 2025. Applications received by September 27  will be assured of consideration.  As a way of enriching the experience, the person selected for the role will be invited to join the cohort of the Center’s fellowship year in 2025–26 focused on contemporary Jewish life.

The fellowship is available to holders of a doctorate from any discipline. 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.  

Scholars wishing to apply should fill out the application (available here) to submit information about relevant research, teaching, and potential public programming. The application requires an updated CV and two letters of recommendation.