The Rabin-Shvidler Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies at Columbia University and Fordham University

Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and Fordham University’s Jewish Studies Program announce a post-doctoral fellowship in Jewish Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowship will consist of a stipend of $50,000, with an additional subsidy for travel and relocation. Fellows will be affiliated with both institutions.
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 the faculty at both institutions.

Requirements are a Ph.D. granted between June 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018, and an excellent command of Hebrew. Fellows will be expected to be in residence between September 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, teach one undergraduate course per semester, and give one public lecture and a faculty seminar during their fellowship period.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, two syllabi for proposed courses, and three reference letters through Interfolio (, by January 30, 2018.

If the Ph.D. has not yet been granted, please also include a letter from the academic sponsor attesting to the fact that it will be granted by 6/30/18. Please do not send any references or any other written materials or attachments.

For more information, please email:

This fellowship has been made possible by the Stanley A. and Barbara B. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund at Columbia University and the Eugene Shvidler Gift Fund at Fordham University. Columbia University and Fordham University are equal opportunity employers fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff, and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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