FEATURED JOB: Two Doctoral Fellowships in Jewish Studies & Israel Studies, University of Washington - Seattle, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, Jackson School of International Studies

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 Two Doctoral Fellowships in Jewish Studies & Israel Studies

University of Washington - Seattle, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, Jackson School of International Studies 

Details on both fellowships follow short descriptions:

**The Hazel D. Cole Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies** provides financial assistance to a deserving doctoral or postdoctoral fellow in Jewish studies. The two-year in-residence fellowship may be used as a dissertation completion fellowship or for post-doctoral work in any field of Jewish studies. It provides a stipend of $62,500, plus benefits, for each of the two academic years. Learn more below and apply on the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship page: https://jewishstudies.washington.edu/hazel-d-cole-fellowship.

**The Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship** supports a deserving postdoctoral fellow who specializes in the histories, cultures, societies, literatures, languages or politics of modern Israel or Israel/Palestine including in their local, regional, or transnational contexts. The two-year in-residence fellowship provides a stipend of $62,500, plus benefits, in each of the two academic years. Learn more and apply on the Benaroya Fellowship page: https://jewishstudies.washington.edu/israel-studies/benaroya-postdoctoral-fellowship/

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** HAZEL D. COLE DOCTORAL/POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN JEWISH STUDIES**
The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies welcomes applications for the 2020-2022 Hazel D. Cole Fellowship. The two-year in-residence fellowship supports a deserving doctoral or postdoctoral fellow in Jewish studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.

One year of the fellowship may be used as a dissertation completion fellowship (the candidate must demonstrate the intention to complete by the end of the first academic year) or for post-doctoral work (Ph.D. or foreign equivalent within the past three years, and no later than June 2020) in any field of Jewish studies.

The Cole Fellow will contribute to the SCJS intellectual community, and teach one quarter-long twice-weekly undergraduate lecture course per year. The Cole Fellow is also expected to offer one public lecture each year. The fellowship includes a stipend of $62,500 plus benefits for each academic year, as well as access to the UW libraries.

The Cole Fellow must agree to remain in residence at the University of Washington in Seattle during the academic year for the tenure of their fellowship. An additional affiliation with a disciplinary department at the university will be strongly encouraged, depending on the scholar’s research interests.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong academic record, focused research agenda, and enthusiasm about the resources available at the University of Washington. In addition, preference will be granted to applicants who propose lecture courses likely to attract a broad and diverse group of students. While discipline and field of study are open, the search committee has identified several thematic priorities:

    Jewish-Muslim relations
    Gender & sexuality
    Jews and race
    Jewish languages and cultures of the Middle East, Central Asia, or Africa
    Digital Jewish studies
    Jewish philosophy

Potential applicants whose work relates to Israel should apply for the Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship instead. Applicants can only be considered for one of these two Stroum Center fellowships.

How to apply for the fellowship:

Application materials should consist of the following, merged into one PDF in the following order, with the file name: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_COLE:

    1) A statement of your current research project and research plans during your tenure at the University of Washington.  Your statement should specifically include your goals for participation in the UW’s intellectual community. In particular, please indicate which secondary disciplinary department (in addition to Jewish Studies) at the UW you see as the best fit for your research and teaching objectives. (~1000 words)
    2) A teaching statement indicating your approach to pedagogy and potential topics for two quarter-long, twice-weekly lecture courses that you could teach during your fellowship and that you expect would appeal to a diverse student audience. (~250 words)
    3) A current curriculum vitae

In addition, applicants should arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to jewishst@uw.edu with the applicant’s name and “Cole Fellowship” in the subject line.

*Upload all materials to the following Google form by 5:00pm PST on January 15th, 2020*

    APPLY HERE: https://tinyurl.com/ColeApplication

Late application materials will not be accepted.

Finalists will be notified in early February and will be interviewed via phone or video conferencing in mid-February. The successful candidate for the Cole Fellowship will be notified in March 2020.
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**BENAROYA FELLOWSHIP**

The Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowment for Excellence in Israel Studies, housed at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, will support a two-year in-residence postdoctoral fellowship beginning in fall 2020.

The fellow may come from any discipline but must specialize in the histories, cultures, societies, literatures, languages, or politics of modern Israel or Israel/Palestine, including in their local, regional, or transnational contexts. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) within the past three years, and no later than June 2020.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong academic record, focused research agenda, and enthusiasm about the resources available at the University of Washington. They are expected to offer one quarter-long, twice-weekly undergraduate lecture course each academic year, of a size and scope determined in conjunction with the Stroum Center. The Benaroya Fellow is also expected to offer one public lecture each year.

The fellowship includes a stipend of $62,500 plus benefits for the academic year, as well as access to the UW Libraries. The Benaroya Fellow must agree to remain in residence at the University of Washington in Seattle for the tenure of their fellowship. An additional affiliation with a disciplinary department at the university may be possible depending on the scholar’s research interests.

Potential applicants in Jewish studies whose work does not relate to Israel should apply for the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship. Applicants can only be considered for one of these two Stroum Center fellowships.

How to apply for the fellowship:

Application materials should consist of the following, merged into one PDF in the following order, with file name LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_BENAROYA:

    (1) A statement of your current research project and research plans during your tenure at the University of Washington. (~1000 words)
    (2) A teaching statement that includes your pedagogical approaches to teaching Israel or Israel/Palestine and an indication of topics of particular teaching strength or interest for you. (~250 words)
    (3) A current curriculum vitae

In addition, applicants should arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to uwbenaroya@uw.edu with the applicant’s name and “Benaroya” in the subject line.

Upload all materials to the following Google form by 5:00 pm PST on January 15, 2020:

APPLY HERE: https://tinyurl.com/BenaroyaApplication

Late application materials will not be accepted.

Finalists will be notified in early February and will be interviewed via phone or video conferencing in mid-February. The successful candidate for the Benaroya Fellowship will be notified in March 2020.

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Candidates from all U.S. and international universities are welcome to apply for both fellowships. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Please contact the Stroum Center office via e-mail at jewishst@uw.edu or by calling 206-543-0138 if you have any questions about the application process.

About the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies:

Based in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is home to the flagship Jewish Studies program of the Pacific Northwest, with more than two dozen affiliated faculty members. Our offerings include an undergraduate major and minor, as well as an interdisciplinary graduate fellowship that supports graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines.

Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in fields ranging from comparative ancient religions to early modern philosophy and contemporary politics. The Center also presents a wide variety of public programming, including arts and cultural events and academic symposia. Through our website, jewishstudies.washington.edu, our innovative digital projects, and our strong social media presence, the Stroum Center seeks to engage students and the broader community in Jewish studies scholarship.

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Questions should be directed to jewishst@uw.edu.