FEATURED JOB: Postdoctoral Associate at the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, Boston University

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Boston University, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies

Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish Studies

Postdoctoral Associate at the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies

Call for applications for AY 2021-22

The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish Studies, with a possible renewal for a second year.

This fellowship is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies; preference will be given to scholars who strengthen and/or complement the intellectual interests of Center-affiliated faculty. To that end we particularly encourage applications in the fields of Archaeology of the Southern Levant, Kabbalah and Hasidism, and Medieval to Modern Jewish Philosophy.

The Fellowship provides a stipend of $52,000 per year. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, conduct research, participate actively in the intellectual life of the University, and give a BU Jewish Studies Research Forum presentation on the subject of their research. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at Boston University. 


Application deadline: January 15, 2021.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past 3 years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2021. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically, in form of a single pdf, by email to ewcjs@bu.edu, with “Postdoctoral Associate application” in the Subject line:

  • A letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further his/her research and scholarly publication (not to exceed 5 pages);
  • A current CV;
  • A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages;
  • Three letters of recommendation, emailed directly to ewcjs@bu.edu in .pdf form
  • An official transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.



Theresa Cooney, Ph.D., Program Administrator

The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies