FEATURED JOB: Post-Doctoral Associate, University of Maryland - College Park

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University of Maryland - College Park, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies

Post-Doctoral Associate


The Department of History and the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland are pleased to announce the availability of a postdoctoral position on aspects of the History and Culture of Jews in North America.  The appointment will be for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2024.  Scholars whose work addresses new issues and areas of investigation within the broad field, and especially those interested in innovative methods and approaches to cultural history and the development and changing definitions of group and individual identity are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty in the Department of History including through mentorship by senior colleagues, to participate in the rich academic life of the Center for Jewish Studies, and to take full advantage of the academic and archival resources at and around the university campus.   Responsibilities of the post-doc will include pursuit of an active research and publication agenda; teaching of one undergraduate semester-long course per year (on a broad topic of inquiry linked to the individual candidate’s areas of research and expertise); and work with senior faculty to organize an interdisciplinary symposium or conference during the two-year term (again, on a topic that builds upon the fellow’s own expertise).  If appropriate, the fellow may also help to organized and edit a publication based on the conference proceedings.  The successful candidate must have completed all requirements for the dissertation before start of the appointment and must be within five years of completion of PhD.  Compensation for this position will be $60,000 annually, plus benefits. Compensation also includes a one-time payment of $7,500 in research funding and $2,500 in moving expenses.

To apply, please submit to http//ejobs.umd.edu (Position Number 127104) the following items: a letter of interest, a CV, a writing sample (a chapter of the dissertation or published peer-reviewed article, or work of equivalent length and scope), and two references, one from the candidate’s primary thesis advisor and another from a faculty member or academic closely familiar with their work. For best consideration, please submit all application materials by April 8, 2022. If you have any questions, please email the chair of the search committee, Professor Bernard Cooperman, at: cooperma@umd.edu.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Contact: Professor Bernard Cooperman, cooperma@umd.edu