CFA: Jewish Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Central European University, Vienna)

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The Jewish Studies Program at Central European University Vienna is offering a twelve-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship for research on a subject related to Jewish history, culture, and society in Europe, with a preference for modern and contemporary topics. This postdoctoral position – made possible through a partnership with two family foundations – is an exciting opportunity to join a collegial and vibrant environment, with the freedom and facilities to develop your research and strengthen your position in the academic job market. The specific disciplinary and thematic focus is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose projects speak to the Jewish experience in Central and Eastern Europe.

The primary duty of a Junior Research Fellow is to pursue his/her own research for publication. The Jewish Studies Program will provide access to the rich archival sources on Jewish history and heritage in the Blinken Open Society Archives (in Budapest) and offer academic support and peer mentorship for a Fellow who is developing his/her doctoral dissertation into a monograph-length publication and/or is advancing a new independent research project.

The Fellowship includes a monthly stipend. The Fellow is also eligible for the reimbursement of a one-off round-trip ticket to and from Vienna, Austria. The Fellow is responsible for his/her own travel arrangements and health insurance.  In addition, the Fellow is entitled to a discretionary research allowance over the 12-month period.

We accept applications from candidates who have been awarded their doctoral degree after August 1, 2016, or are about to complete their doctorate. Current doctoral students must provide evidence that they will receive their degree before the start date of the fellowship. 

The fellow is required to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship.  The application should include an academic CV, a writing sample or one representative publication, a research proposal of not more than 1,500 words and the contact information of two referees. The cover letter should describe research and achievements so far and a statement of what the candidate hopes to accomplish during the tenure of the Fellowship.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2022.

Please submit your application to: 

For informal inquiries, please contact Lilla Kukor at

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Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as law, business, and public policy.  It is located in Vienna and accredited in the United States and Austria. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs and enrolls about 1400 students from 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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