FEATURED JOB: Alfred and Isabel Bader Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish History, Queen's University

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Queen's University, Department of History

Alfred and Isabel Bader Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish History


The Jewish Studies Program in association with the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, invites applications for the Alfred and Isabel Bader Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish History. The Fellowship will be awarded to a scholar with a completed PhD who has demonstrated distinction in research in any area of Jewish history and outstanding teaching. The Fellowship will be awarded initially for a two-year term commencing July 1, 2022 and is renewable for an additional one-year term. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three one semester courses on Jewish history per year. Courses will be determined in consultation with the Chair of the Department of History with input from the Director of Jewish Studies and will include a combination of lecture courses and seminars in the incumbent’s area of specialization. Teaching in the first year of the fellowship will consist of one full-year seminar and one half-year lecture course.

The successful candidate will receive a total stipend for research and teaching of approximately $62,000 CAD (plus benefits), in addition to a research and travel allowance of 4,000 CAD/year. The stipend consists of a postdoctoral Fellowship, which carries a minimum full-time equivalent salary of no less than $35,958, as well as a separate appointment as a Term Adjunct, contracted to teach the equivalent of three (3) one semester university courses.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that takes into account an employee's accessibility needs due to disability.

Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The Post-doctoral Fellow Collective Agreement governs the overall terms of the appointment. The candidate will also be appointed to a term adjunct teaching position as defined by the Collective Agreement (Faculty, Librarians and Archivists) Between QUFA and Queen’s University.

Applications should be submitted electronically and include:

  1. 1)  a cover letter of application that outlines current or proposed research project(s) to be pursued during the fellowship; teaching experience; and courses in Jewish history that the candidate would be interested in teaching at Queen’s

  2. 2)  a complete and current curriculum vitae

  3. 3)  letters of reference from three referees, at least one of which addresses teaching; and

  4. 4)  a writing sample any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit such as a teaching dossier.

Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent electronically to history.chair@queensu.ca

Applications will be received until April 4, 2022. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of History can be found at the departmental website.

Posted: March 3, 2022

Please direct inquiries to the chair of the selection committee, Dr. Rebecca Manley, at history.chair@queensu.ca.

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