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Lecturer in Biblical and Targumic Aramaic
Leo Baeck College, based in North London, is seeking to recruit a lecturer in Biblical and Targumic Aramaic to start in the spring semester, January 2018.  The post entails teaching one module (2 sessions a week).
For the right applicant this position has the potential to grow in the future depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Most students at the College will be pursuing academic studies leading to degrees and rabbinic ordination for the Reform, Liberal and Masorti Movements in the UK, Europe and the FSU.
Applications, including a full CV, should be sent to Rhona Lesner, Leo Baeck College, Sternberg Centre for Judaism, 80 East End Road, London N3 2SY.
Deadline: 1st September 2017
Enquires please telephone 020 8349 5621
For more information about the College, see www.lbc.ac.uk

BAJS Studentship 2017/18

The British Association for Jewish Studies is offering the BAJS studentship for a postgraduate researcher to support the activities of the Association. The studentship will be £1500 for one year. The awardee must be a registered PhD student but can be based at any university in the UK and Ireland. The studentship holder will be responsible to the Secretary and Officers of the Committee.

Proposed start date: 1st September 2017 and end date: 31st August 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 15th May 2017

Interview Date: 10th-12th July at the annual BAJS conference in Edinburgh

Studentship Purpose

  • To contribute to the administrative organisation and activities of the British Association for Jewish Studies, with specific projects determined by the Committee.
  • To provide valuable academic administrative experience, career development and networking opportunities for a PhD student in the field of Jewish Studies.

The British Association for Jewish Studies aims to nurture, cultivate and advance teaching and research in Jewish culture and history in all its aspects within Higher Education in the British Isles. This studentship would suit an applicant who is studying for a PhD in the field of Jewish Studies, and is considering the possibility of an academic career. The studentship holder will support the activities of the British Association for Jewish Studies through assisting the Committee Officers in the work of the Association. This will involve supporting expansion of the membership of the Association, and supporting maintenance and development of the BAJS database and website. The studentship will involve building effective working relationships with members of the Committee, academics and departments working in the field of Jewish Studies, liaison with schools and colleges, and other academic organisations with an interest in Jewish Studies. The ability to organise effectively and communicate to a diverse range of professionals is essential to this studentship.

 Application requirements

  1. Covering letter, including a statement addressing the following areas:
    1. The subject matter and contribution of your PhD in Jewish Studies.
    2. Evidence of your ability to organise and communicate effectively (e.g. committee work, society work, IT skills, etc).
    3. Any other reasons for your suitability for this studentship.
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  1. A letter of reference from your PhD supervisor, which can be sent directly to the Secretary of the BAJS committee.

 All materials should reach Helen Spurling (h.spurling@southampton.ac.uk) by 15th May 2017.

PhD position, University of Gothenburg

Place: Gothenburg, Sweden

Institution: Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg

Date: 01.09.2017 – 31.08.2021

Application Deadline: 28.02.2017 (may be extended)

Url:  http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/ledigaanstallningar/?id=19144&Dnr=820716&Type=S

We are seeking a PhD student to work within the project “The archives of Antisemitism in Scandinavia: Knowledge Production and Stereotyping in Long-Term Historical Perspective”. The Project will investigate and explain the medieval roots of modern-day antisemitism in Scandinavia by questioning where knowledge about “the jew” comes from and how different aspects of religious and racial Jew-hatred are used and brought up-to-date. The project leader is Cordelia Hess.

Knowledge in German and Latin are desirable. Knowledge in one modern Scandinavian language is necessary.

The successful applicant is expected to write her/his PhD thesis and to research pertinent issues within the framework of the project, namely, Reformation history, Jewish history and/or medieval studies. To a limited extent, the successful applicant may also have to perform duties relating to teaching, research and administration.

Project description:

http://historiskastudier.gu.se/digitalAssets/1612/1612036_the-archives-of-antisemitism-in-scandinavia—project-description.pdf

Contact:

Cordelia Heß, Department of Historical Studies

University of Gothenburg

cordelia.hess@gu.se

 

Archival Fellowship, University of Manchester

The Centre for Jewish Studies is seeking to fund a short-term project to generate a Guide to the Marmorstein Collection, held at the University of Manchester. This would focus upon its relevance for the history of Wissenschaft des Judentums and of the Jewish Book in Eastern Europe, and would be designed to facilitate future scholarly research. Payment: A consultancy fee of £3500 for 4-6 weeks. Period in which the work must be completed: Anytime in the period 1 March 2017 – 31 Aug 2017.

Deadline for application: 16 January 2017.

Further information: www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/cjs-archival-fellowship/

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2018

The Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship.

The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2018:

Lent term: 16 January–16 March 2018

Easter term: 24 April–15 June 2018

The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in a project of academic research or public education in an area relevant to the Institute’s work. The Fellow will be asked to present their work at a symposium on the subject of their project proposal.

There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and one round-trip journey to Cambridge. They will also have access to the Woolf Institute and Cambridge University libraries.

The Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar of any academic rank, a policymaker or analyst in a relevant area of work and will most likely be asked to participate in some of the Institute’s teaching or practice-based activities. Further information about the Institute can be found at: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk.

A letter of application, CV, the names of two referees who may be approached, a project proposal (1,500 words max.), and a sample of work should be sent to:

Electors of the Visiting Fellowship, Woolf Institute, 12-14 Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DU, UK or e-mailed to Tina Steiner at bs411@cam.ac.uk.

Questions may be addressed informally to the Deputy Director, Dr Shana Cohen at sc736@cam.ac.uk.

 Deadline for the submission of applications is 17 February 2017.

Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme
BMBF – Studienstiftung – Leo Baeck Institute London

Aim of the Programme
The international Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme awards fellowships to doctoral students who carry out research into the history and culture of Central European Jewry. We welcome projects on any period or field (including literature, philosophy, history, musicology), and any region (such as Europe, Israel, the Americas), as long as they relate to German-speaking Jewry. In addition to financial support for one year, the programme offers an opportunity to exchange ideas and to network. It is open to doctoral candidates of any nationality, studying at any university. All fellows remain at their home institution, but get together for two workshops which are jointly organised by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.

Requirements
– University degree(s) with outstanding marks
– Date of latest degree not before February 2014
– Formal qualification for doctoral studies
– Research project focussing on the history and culture of Central European Jewry

Programme schedule
Up to twelve fellows will be selected for the programme in the academic year 2017/18. The fellowships run from October 2017 to September 2018. Regular workshops and a common intranet will support scholarship holders in presenting their research and discussing methodologies and findings with other fellows. Working languages are German and English. After the first year, students enrolled at a university in Germany may apply for an extension, provided that the Studienstiftung has funding available.

Funding
Fellows receive a stipend of 1,350 EUR per month, generally supplemented by a monthly research allowance of 100 EUR. For research trips and conference participation monthly supplements and travel allowances are available on application. Tuition fees are not covered.

Application
Candidates are invited to submit the following documents in English or German:
– Application form (download from the website)
– Cover letter outlining the motivation for participation in the programme (1 page)
– Curriculum vitae with details on education, general interests and language skills
– Photocopy of university degree(s), including marks/grading
– Research proposal (5 pages)
– Research schedule for the academic year 2017/18, including planned research trips
– Letter of recommendation by the supervisor of the PhD project
– Second letter of recommendation

The deadline for application is the 1st February 2017.

We accept applications by e-mail (as a single pdf document please, including the letters of recommendation) or conventional mail. Only complete application sets will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in Frankfurt in May 2017.

Contact : Dr Matthias Frenz

Telephone +49 228 82096-283

leobaeck@studienstiftung.de

Secretary: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Christine Schade,  Ahrstraße 41,  53175 Bonn, Germany

Telephone +49 228 82096-281

schade@studienstiftung.de

Reference Number 015271
Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service: COLLEGE OF ARTS
Department: SCHOOL OF CRITICAL STUDIES
Job Family: Research And Teaching
Position: Type Full Time
Salary Range: £33,943 – £38,183

Job Purpose

To join the AHRC research project Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces: Jewish Migration to Scotland, 1880-1950, in order to carry out archival research along with the PI (based at the University of Edinburgh) and the Co-I (based at the University of Glasgow). The RA will be based in Glasgow and play a key role in analysing, publicising, and presenting relevant materials on twentieth-century Scottish Jewish life and culture, both available at the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC) and related repositories in the UK. The RA will contribute their own research, including conference papers, and articles, under the thematic umbrella framed by Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces.

For details, please see: http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/

John Rylands Research Institute Visiting Early Career Research Fellowships

The Institute is pleased to announce the call for this new Fellowship.

Visiting Early Career Research Fellowships are an opportunity for applicants currently completing, or within two years of the award of their doctorate, to work on an application for an externally funded postdoctoral fellowship (for example, from the British Academy, Leverhulme Trust or Wellcome Trust) to conduct a future research project using The University of Manchester Library’s Special Collections. It is intended to allow those unfamiliar with either archival research or Special Collections, or specifically the rich holdings of The University of Manchester’s  Special Collections, to identify areas of particular research promise for them, and, with the assistance of a skilled grant writer, to produce an application for a postdoctoral fellowship which would be focused on the holdings of the Library’s  Special Collections and would be held at the John Rylands Research Institute for the duration of the fellowship.

The John Rylands Research Institute is a unique partnership led by the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Humanities  and The University of Manchester Library in which humanities scholars, scientists, curators, conservators and digital imaging specialists are brought together to uncover, explore, unravel and reveal hidden ideas and knowledge contained within the Library’s world-leading Special Collections. The Library’s unique collections count among the foremost repositories of primary sources in the UK, offering research potential across an exceptionally broad array of disciplines, chronologies and geographical areas.

Further information on how to apply can be found at: http://www.jrri.manchester.ac.uk/research/funding/

 

The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies is intended to bring distinguished scholars from around the globe to share their expertise and perspectives with students and faculty at Dalhousie University and members of the broader Halifax community. The Chair maintains a focus on contemporary topics, but is otherwise broadly inclusive of scholars from a wide variety of arts, humanities, and social science backgrounds. We welcome applications from scholars engaged in teaching and research related to, among other interdisciplinary themes, multiculturalism and diversity, Jewish literatures and cultures, Jewish diasporic studies, holocaust studies, ethnicity and ethnic rivalry, memory and heritage, migration studies, comparative internationalism, contemporary Middle Eastern politics, international relations, and global studies.

The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair fund provides grants of $50,000 CAD per academic year (or $25,000 per term) to invite a professor to Dalhousie for teaching and research in the area of Jewish Studies. Up to $10,000 of travel and research expenses will also be reimbursed for year-long visiting chairs (or $5000 per term).

Normally, the visiting chair joins the Dalhousie community for a full academic year, teaching one course and giving one public talk in each of the two terms.

Visitors might be of any academic rank. Interested parties are asked to secure a letter of sponsorship from the chair or coordinator of the academic unit with which they want to have their primary affiliation during their stay and to provide additional attachments as noted below.

See the detailed brochure here.

APPLICATION MATERIAL

– a cover letter

– a summary of research, teaching and outreach plans while at Dalhousie – five pages

– a letter from a Dalhousie sponsor

– three academic references – References should be from established scholars who are qualified to provide detailed comments on your research, scholarship and the merits of your project in relation to the mandate of the Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring the letters reach the committee by the deadline.

Please send complete applications in hard copy or in PDF format to Dean’s Office,

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2, or fass@dal.ca.

Deadline: November 25 (if this date falls on a weekend, deadline will be the first Monday thereafter).

A 3-year post at University of Manchester, suitable for a specialist in Jewish-Christian relations. “You will hold a good first degree and a completed or near-completed PhD in Theology, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies, or a related discipline, have broad expertise in Religious Studies (especially in the Christian tradition), and be flexible and adaptable, including being willing to teach outside your own research area.” Salary: £34,576 p.a. Period of post: 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019. Deadline for application: 22 July 2016.

Further information: http://www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/news-blog/2016/7/13/new-lecturer-position-in-religions-and-theology-manchester.html

The University of Münster (Germany) wishes to appoint a Research Assistant

in a half time position in the field of Jewish Studies under the direction of Prof. Dr. Katrin Kogman-Appel, at the Department of Philology, Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Jewish Studies.

The assistant position is scheduled to start on November 1st, 2016, and will run for one year. It may be extended to two more years. According to the German collective labour agreement for public sector employees (TV-L E 13), the gross salary for the position starts at approximately 1.719 € (half-time) per month during the first year. The regular working hours amount to 19 hours and 55 minutes per week half-time.

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Jewish Studies professorship focusses on medieval Jewish Art, Sephardic Judaism and Jewish cultural history of the Middle Ages.

Standard duties:

  • Participation in the research project “From Manuscript to Printing Press: The Illustrated Book in Late Medieval Jewish Culture”

Research fellows are expected to pursue their academic career (doctoral thesis, post-doctoral publications) in conjunction with the duties pertaining to the position.

Qualifications, knowledge and experiences:

  • Knowledge of Hebrew
  • Above-average higher education diploma or PhD in Jewish Studies or related disciplines (advantage will be given to candidates with an expertise in the Middle Ages, Art History, Print Culture, Manuscript Culture)
  • Knowledge of medieval Jewish primary sources and reading skills in Hebrew and Aramaic texts from late antiquity and the Middle Ages (both Ashkenazic and Sefardic);
  • Interest in medieval Jewish culture, material culture, and manuscript culture

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

Among applicants of equal qualifications and equal position-relevant skills, disabled candidates will be given preference unless other candidate-related reasons prevail.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and names/addresses of two referees within a single PDF document, and to be submitted by July 31, 2016 to:

Prof. Dr. Katrin Kogman-Appel
Institut für Jüdische Studien
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Johannisstr. 1-4
D-48143 Münster

Leila.Prousch@uni-muenster.de

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed by email to Ms Leila Prousch (Leila.Prousch@uni-muenster.de).

 

Application deadline: April 15, 2016
Starting date: September 2016

The Jewish Studies Program at the Central European University invites applications for a twelve-month teaching and research fellowship on a topic related to Jewish society, history and culture in 20th-century Central and Eastern Europe.  The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in the winter semester.  The specific disciplinary and thematic areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates working on the interwar period or the communist period.

The fellowship includes: 2600 EUR monthly stipend for research and compensation for teaching and a monthly contribution to accommodation in Budapest. The fellow is also eligible for the reimbursement of a round-trip ticket to and from Budapest in the value of 880 EUR but the fellow is responsible for his/her own travel arrangements and health insurance. During his/her stay the fellow will be also eligible to be reimbursed for his/her costs of participation at scientific events in the total amount of 880 EUR.  The fellow is required to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship.

Applicants should have received their doctoral degrees after September 1, 2011, and should have a publication record appropriate to their career stage. There are no restrictions concerning citizenship, race, gender, or age. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2016. Current doctoral students must show evidence that they will successfully defend their dissertation before the start date of the fellowship.

In addition to teaching a two- or four-credit course, the post-doctoral Fellow is expected to engage with the life and activities of the faculty and students at Central European University. The stipend has been set according to CEU standards and is competitive for the region.

Interested candidates should apply via e-mail to applications@ceu.edu including code in subject line: 2016/017. The application should include an academic curriculum vitae, a writing sample or representative publication, a research proposal with an abstract, a sample syllabus and the contact information for two referees. The cover letter should describe research and achievements so far and a statement of what the candidate hopes to accomplish during the tenure of the Fellowship.

For pre-application inquiries, please contact Daniel Rapp at RappD@ceu.edu

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as law, business and public policy. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls about 1400 students from 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information on the Central European University, please visit www.ceu.edu

 

This is an opportunity to join the Lincoln Theological Institute (LTI) working on our Study of Religion and Society. The study aims to (1) create a national and international centre of expertise in the theological study of religion and society; and (2) promote theological research and study into a variety of ethical,  pastoral, social and ecclesial issues. While any project proposed must be consonant with the LTI’s aims and ethos, which are found in Christian life and thought, Jewish Studies specialists might be interested in offering comparative or interfaith approaches. The position is tenable from 1 Sept 2016, salary £30,738 per annum. Applications close on 14 February 2016.

Further information:

https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=10905

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

Post:           Events Coordinator
Hours:         17.5 hours

Able to work flexibly

Salary:        £27,848 to £31,693 pro rata per annum

Closing Date: 24 January 2016

The Pears Institute has a national and an international profile. It has a reputation for its innovative approach to research and teaching, and for the range and quality of events it runs through the year.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with initiative and drive to support the Institute’s work. Working closely with the Institute’s Manager, you will play a key role in organizing and promoting the Institute’s extensive programme of symposia, conferences and public lectures through the year.

You will also act as the first point of contact for enquiries from the general public external organizations, academics and students. In addition, you will provide administrative support to the Institute’s Director and Manager to ensure the smooth running of the centre; this will include maintaining the Institute’s database and updating the website.

You will also have the ability to work flexibly to support the Institute’s event programme. The events, around 20 each year, take place on different days of the week, sometimes in the early evening and occasionally at weekends.

About the Pears Institute

The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism is unique in Britain. It is dedicated to the study of antisemitism and to understanding all forms of racism, prejudice and xenophobia.

The Institute is a centre of innovative research and teaching and contributes to discussion and public policy formation on antisemitism and intolerance as well as holding a range of academic and public events through the year.

Based at Birkbeck, University of London, and established by Pears Foundation, the Institute is both independent and inclusive.

For further information about the Pears Institute please visit the following website: www.pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 24 January 2016

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3 February 2016

For further information on this opportunity contact Jan Davison, Head of Communications and Institute Manager: j.davison@bbk.ac.uk

For further information and to apply visit the Birkbeck Jobs Page

 

 

 

 

Call for proposals in Jewish and Hebrew Studies:  The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to announce that it intends to sponsor Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships beginning in 2016. Projects must demonstrate a strong connection to the University of Manchester Library’s Special Collections, which include extensive Judaica and Hebraica holdings (www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/judaica-collection/) and many other collections relevant to Jewish and Hebrew Studies. Potential applicants are invited to submit preliminary applications by Mon 11 January 2016. An internal panel will then decide which applications to put forward to the Leverhulme (by 10 March 2016). For further information, see www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/leverhulme-fellowships/

Closing date : 26/11/2015
Reference : HUM-07313
Faculty / Organisational unit : Humanities
School / Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Division : Classics & Anc Hist, Archeology & Relig
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 1 January 2016 to 31 August 2018
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £25,769 to £29,847 pro rata per annum
Hours per week : 14

This is a pivotal role whereby you will support the co-directors and their team in developing the university’s Centre for Jewish Studies as a European Regional Hub for Jewish Studies (2016-18). It represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to this development by administrating a wide range of research and knowledge exchange activities. To include: web content design and management, working with a variety of digital media; report writing, financial reporting, drafting of research grant applications; co-ordination of workshops, conferences, public lectures and seminar series.

You will be educated to degree level, have good IT skills and be able to work effectively with MS Office and Excel, and with experience or willingness to train in Photoshop and web-design related software.  You will also have excellent written communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal amiably with people at all levels.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Professor Daniel Langton, Professor of the History of Jewish-Christian Relations
Email: Daniel.r.langton@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:
Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk
Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further Particulars
HUM-07313 Research Centre Administrator FPs

Location:   Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:   Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications
School/Institute:   School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
Category:   Academic
Grade:   Grade 7
Salary:   £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Contract Type:   Fixed Term (from 15 January 2016 to 15 January 2017)
Closing Date:   Friday 20 November 2015
Reference:   PVART1008

Fixed term 15 January 2016 to 15 January 2017. Secondment opportunities will be considered.

Jewish Studies at the University of Leeds has a long tradition, going back to a lectureship established by Montague Burton’s benefaction to the university during WW2. The Montague Burton Fellowship was instrumental in setting up the Centre for Jewish Studies during the 1990s. Scholars at Leeds explore the changing roles of emancipatory projects and critically-reflexive approaches to historiography, conduct pioneering research on issues of cultural and sexual difference in Jewish culture, especially visual culture, and the presence/difference of Jews, Jewishness and Judaism in pre-modern as well as modern cultures.

You should hold a PhD in a relevant field. Your research will demonstrate a sustained interest in the critical interdisciplinary project of both the Centre and the School as a whole. You will have proven skills and experience in both teaching and research. You will be expected to teach at undergraduate and MA levels, contribute to postgraduate supervisions, have a research project that they would like to pursue, and participate in the research culture of the School and its associated research centres, especially the Centre for Jewish Studies. In particular, you will be expected to teach the undergraduate and postgraduate module From Trauma to Cultural Memory: The Unfinished Business of the Holocaust.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Eva Frojmovic, tel +44 (0)113 343 5197, email e.frojmovic@leeds.ac.uk

Click here for further information about working at the University of Leeds www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20025/university_jobs

The Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University is in urgent need of a Visiting Lecturer (hourly paid) to teach Jewish Studies to undergraduate students this academic year at the following levels: 

1. Level 4 – an introduction to Jewish traditions. This is usually a 5 week block with 3 lectures and 2 seminars per week on Thursday and Friday. Because of the timing of the Friday lecture and seminar, however, last year the lectures and seminars were stretched over 10 weeks so that everything was on a Thursday – to accommodate sha b bat. We would do the same this year if necessary.

2. Level 6 – Advanced Studies in Jewish traditions – a course of 8 one hour lectures, which will be on a Monday.

The Level 4 teaching will begin in January and the Level 6 teaching will start either in November or February depending on how soon someone can be recruited. 

The Department is looking for someone with a relevant PhD and preferably some teaching experience. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact: Dr Elizabeth Harris;   harrise@hope.ac.uk

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is a London-based charitable organisation supporting a range of Jewish cultural, heritage and community-based initiatives in over 40 European countries. More information is available at www.rothschildfoundation.eu

The Foundation is currently recruiting a part-time editor for its Yerusha project. Yerusha is a digital humanities initiative to virtually unite scattered Jewish documentary heritage in Europe by setting up an online database on Jewish and Jewish-related archival collections from the continents’ archives. More information can be found at www.yerusha.eu and https://twitter.com/yerushaproject

The role will require frequent consultation with the London-based Yerusha project director. However, the editor does not have to be based in the UK. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Editing archival collection descriptions in accordance with a preset format and style sheet
  • Language editing of the descriptions
  • Indexing the descriptions according to a preset thesaurus 

Person specification

Essential:

  • Experience in language and/or content editing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Native proficiency in English 
  • The ability to work alone and be self-motivated

Desirable:

  • Cataloguing/indexing experience
  • Understanding of the major outlines of European Jewish history
  • Working knowledge of a modern European language other than English  

Benefits

This is a freelance position available to self-employed individuals responsible for their own taxes and employment status.

A fee of £20 – £25/hour (depending on experience and qualifications) will be payable on regular submission of invoices.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter summarizing your interest in the role and how your experience would make you suitable for the position. The application should be sent to G.Kadar@rothschildfoundation.eu no later than November 9, 2015.

Short-term fellowships at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to announce its latest call for Visiting Research Fellowships. The Library’s Special Collections include highly significant collections of Judaica and Hebraica. The Institute welcomes applications for these Fellowships, which offer financial support up to a maximum of £1500 per month for three months to cover travel and living expenses. The closing date is Fri 27 Nov 2015 and further details of how to apply, including application form, can be found at www.jrri.manchester.ac.uk/opportunities/visiting-research-fellowships/

Call for applications for Fellowships

Closing date: 1 October 2015

Project Leaders: Abigail Green (Brasenose College, Oxford) and
Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

The Seminar examines the place of Jews in the liberal political culture of Europe and the United States of America from the first period of emancipation to the birth of the State of Israel and the postwar struggles for human rights in which Jewish activists played a prominent role. In particular, the Seminar will explore the tension between the key role of Jews in constituting liberal political culture in a wide variety of contexts, and the limits and constraints imposed on Jewish political activity by the rise of modern Anti-Semitism, including their tragic climax in the Holocaust seen especially through Jewish reactions to persecutions.

This broad focus will enable us to illuminate three key issues: (1) the scale and significance of Jewish engagement in liberal political culture, including parliamentary and municipal politics, the press, the public sphere, salons and associational life, intellectual and political circles. (2) the politics of Jewish assimilation and dissimilation that was central to liberal political culture, including efforts and projects of nationalisation, integration and empire, and of secularism, religious reform, and conversion, as well as attempts at the re-interpretation of Jewish identity in the private and public sphere. (3) all forms of hostility, prejudice, stereotype or organized anti-Jewish activity that gave rise to and shaped the ‘Jewish question’, especially insofar as they affected the role and action of Jews in the sphere of liberal politics.

These three issues will be examined through different local, national, and international case-studies, and through an engagement with prominent individuals such as Rahel Varnhagen, Johann Jacoby, Adolphe Crémieux, Fanny Lewald, Benjamin Disraeli, the Reinach brothers, Theodor Herzl, Rudolf Mosse, Luigi Luzzatti, Raphael Lemkin, Hannah Arendt, and Isaiah Berlin. The seminar consequently intertwines analysis of collective and individual experiences and practices, working closely on sources not only at the level of the history of ideas and culture, but also by deploying new approaches from gender studies and the history of emotions.

In particular, the Seminar will provide an opportunity to integrate established historiographical concerns like liberalism, emancipation, Anti-Semitism that have traditionally been studied in national and local contexts, with the new perspectives opened-up by trans-national history and the imperial turn. The Seminar therefore looks beyond national frameworks, emphasising the unique quality of specific local milieux (including Oxford itself), the role of Jews in translating and exporting liberal ideas and practices between different contexts and cultures, and the importance of transnational and, increasingly, trans-Atlantic liberal and Jewish networks in coordinating Jewish responses to anti-Jewish atrocities: from the Damascus and Mortara Affairs through the pogroms, to the humanitarian disasters on the Eastern Front during World War One and, eventually, the Holocaust.

Weekly seminars will be convened through the duration of two Oxford terms: 9 October to 3 December 2016, and 15 January to 11 March 2017. These will offer a forum for the fellows to address central research topics related to the overall theme of the Seminar. The concluding conference will be held on 13 and 14 March 2017.

Visiting Fellows will receive an allowance of £2,515 (pro rata) per calendar month for the period of their tenure. Travelling expenses up to £550 pounds sterling will also be provided, and Fellows will be provided with a college association during their time at Oxford. Applications by senior scholars, and by scholars at postdoctoral and advanced doctoral level, are welcome.

Closing date for applications:  1 October 2015

For more detailed information see: http://www.ochjs.ac.uk/academics/visiting-academics/visiting-fellows/

or contact: Dr. Abigail Green (abigail.green@bnc.ox.ac.uk); Dr. Simon Levis Sullam (levissmn@unive.it)

For any other queries contact: Martine Smith-Huvers (registrar@ochjs.ac.uk)

The University of Münster (Germany) wishes to appoint a two year half-time or full-time (depending on the qualifications of the applicant)

Research Assistant

in the field of Jewish Studies under the direction of Prof. Dr. Katrin Kogman-Appel, at the Department of Philology. Katrin Kogman-Appel has recently been elected a recipient of the “Alexander von Humboldt Professorship – International Award for Research in Germany” that has been endowed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The assistant position is scheduled to start on January 1st, 2016, and will run until December 31st, 2017. It may be extended to a third year. According to the German collective labour agreement for public sector employees (TV-L E 13), the gross salary for the position starts at approximately 3.438 € (full-time) respectively 1.719 € (half-time) per month during the first year. The regular working hours amount to 39 hours and 50 minutes per week which equates to 19 hours and 55 minutes per week half-time.

The post can, as a rule, also be filled as part-time position if there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so.

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Jewish Studies professorship focusses on medieval Jewish Art, Sephardic Judaism and Jewish cultural history of the Middle Ages. It will be set up in the Department of Philology and, together with the professorship for Jewish Studies which already exists and which considers in particular Rabbinic Judaism and Jewish intellectual history, it will establish an Institute of Jewish Studies there.

Standard duties:

  • Participation in research project “The Visual in Medieval Jewish Culture”
  • Teaching (4 hours/weekly) in a field relevant to Jewish cultural history: art history, book culture, archaeology, material culture, manuscript culture (codicology and palaeography) etc.

Research fellows are expected to pursue their academic career (doctoral thesis, post-doctoral publications) in conjunction with the duties pertaining to the position.

Qualifications, knowledge and experiences:

  • Above-average higher education diploma or PhD in Jewish Studies or related disciplines (with an expertise in the Middle Ages)
  • Profound knowledge of medieval Jewish primary sources and reading skills in Hebrew and Aramaic texts from late antiquity and the Middle Ages (both Ashkenazic and Sefardic); paleographic skills towards the study of manuscript sources
  • Interest in medieval Jewish culture, halakhah
  • Practical experience in handling late antique and medieval primary sources in Hebrew and Aramaic; paleography; Talmud and halakhic sources; basic knowledge of philosophy and ethical texts; some experience in mystical sources would be an advantage.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

Among applicants of equal qualifications and equal position-relevant skills, disabled candidates will be given preference unless other candidate-related reasons prevail.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and names/addresses of two referees within a single PDF document, and to be submitted by October 31, 2015 to:

Prof. Dr. Katrin Kogman-Appel
Geschäftsstelle des Exzellenzclusters „Religion und Politik“
Johannisstr. 1-4
D-48143 Münster

Julia.Lingens@uni-muenster.de

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed by email to Julia Lingens (Julia.Lingens@uni-muenster.de).

Roth Foundation Lecturer in Israel, Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust Studies

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School of Languages and Cultures
Reference no. 800/0315

  • Work alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment
  • Make a contribution to the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies’ teaching and research program
  • Full time, fixed term for four years: $114K – $135K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

The Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, within the SLC, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the fields of Israel, Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust Studies. Over the last decade the faculty has developed a strong program of Jewish Civilisation, Holocaust and Israel Studies and Contemporary Jewry, including studies relating to Israel, looking at its historical past, contemporary domestic policies and external conflicts, at undergraduate, including Honours, masters and doctoral levels, as part of its strong program in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies. This is your opportunity to develop your skills and expertise alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment.

In this lectureship you will:

  • teach and supervise at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and help coordinate and promote the Israel, Jewish Civilisation, and Holocaust Studies programs in an interdisciplinary environment, working closely with the Department of History, and developing links with other Faculty departments
  • undertake research in your area of specialization and secure grant funding
  • take part in administrative activities in the Department and serve on School and Faculty committees
  • contribute to professional and community collaborations in the field.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • possess a PhD in Jewish Studies with a preference for Modern Jewish Studies including Holocaust or Israel Studies
  • have a proven ability to teach in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture, with a knowledge of Modern Hebrew
  • be an innovative and creative thinker who can strengthen and expand the program, as well as being able to contribute to the broader Jewish Civilisation program
  • have teaching experience in Israel and Holocaust Studies, as well as medieval and early modern Jewish Studies
  • be self-driven and experienced, working well in teams
  • have research potential that is demonstrated by publications and grants.

Highly desirable for appointment is your:

  • knowledge of at least one European language
  • evidence of community involvement including professional Jewish Studies societies
  • experience in teaching adult education.

The successful candidate will commence this role in January/February 2016. You must have had your PhD conferred by this time.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 5pm 15 October 2015

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2015

Over the course of their history, Jews have championed a range of ideological views and operated within a variety of political contexts. These experiences have generated a rich body of political thought, but there is an ongoing need to advance such thought in light of new developments in political theory and a changing world beyond academia. One way forward is to continue to stretch the boundaries of Jewish political thought in ways that intersect with the study of law, religion, history, literature, and other subjects, or that approach the subject in a comparative framework.

During the 2016–2017 academic year, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to expand the study of Jewish political thought. The Center seeks applications from scholars working in fields from ancient to contemporary, welcoming projects that enlist philosophy and theory to unsettle regnant paradigms of power and statehood, that draw on archival research to challenge established understandings of Jewish political history, or that make use of other less expected sources for political thought. Research themes may include but are not limited to: 

  • Intersections with Religion and Culture. Recent years have seen a revived interest in the subject of political theology. How does Jewish political thought address the entanglement between religion and politics? Can and should political debates inform the development of Jewish theology, and can Jewish theology provide conceptual resources with which to tackle political problems?
  • Comparative Study. How do categories and concepts from general political theory inform Jewish traditions of authority and membership? And what, conversely, can Jewish thought contribute to wider debates about topics such as sovereignty, allegiance, and citizenship?
  • Law as Politics. Relevant projects could raise questions that span law and politics such as those concerning governance, jurisdiction, and Halakhah. They may investigate the politics of those who develop Jewish legal traditions or explore the relationship between those traditions and their political contexts.
  • Finding the Political in the Local and the Everyday. General political theory has identified political logics and structures not only in the state but also in a range of more local contexts, including family, city, school, and congregation. What insights emerge from applying this theoretical approach to Jewish life?

The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels, as well as outstanding graduate students in the final stages of writing their dissertations. Stipend amounts are based on academic standing and financial need with a maximum of $60,000 for the academic year. Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2016.

Applications are available on our website: katz.sas.upenn.edu

For questions contact:

Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Tel: 215-238-1290 x. 505   email: carrielo@sas.upenn.edu

Call for applications for Fellowships

Closing date: 1 October 2015

Project Leaders: Abigail Green (Brasenose College, Oxford) and
Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

The Seminar examines the place of Jews in the liberal political culture of Europe and the United States of America from the first period of emancipation to the birth of the State of Israel and the postwar struggles for human rights in which Jewish activists played a prominent role. In particular, the Seminar will explore the tension between the key role of Jews in constituting liberal political culture in a wide variety of contexts, and the limits and constraints imposed on Jewish political activity by the rise of modern Anti-Semitism, including their tragic climax in the Holocaust seen especially through Jewish reactions to persecutions.

This broad focus will enable us to illuminate three key issues: (1) the scale and significance of Jewish engagement in liberal political culture, including parliamentary and municipal politics, the press, the public sphere, salons and associational life, intellectual and political circles. (2) the politics of Jewish assimilation and dissimilation that was central to liberal political culture, including efforts and projects of nationalisation, integration and empire, and of secularism, religious reform, and conversion, as well as attempts at the re-interpretation of Jewish identity in the private and public sphere. (3) all forms of hostility, prejudice, stereotype or organized anti-Jewish activity that gave rise to and shaped the ‘Jewish question’, especially insofar as they affected the role and action of Jews in the sphere of liberal politics.

These three issues will be examined through different local, national, and international case-studies, and through an engagement with prominent individuals such as Rahel Varnhagen, Johann Jacoby, Adolphe Crémieux, Fanny Lewald, Benjamin Disraeli, the Reinach brothers, Theodor Herzl, Rudolf Mosse, Luigi Luzzatti, Raphael Lemkin, Hannah Arendt, and Isaiah Berlin. The seminar consequently intertwines analysis of collective and individual experiences and practices, working closely on sources not only at the level of the history of ideas and culture, but also by deploying new approaches from gender studies and the history of emotions.

In particular, the Seminar will provide an opportunity to integrate established historiographical concerns like liberalism, emancipation, Anti-Semitism that have traditionally been studied in national and local contexts, with the new perspectives opened-up by trans-national history and the imperial turn. The Seminar therefore looks beyond national frameworks, emphasising the unique quality of specific local milieux (including Oxford itself), the role of Jews in translating and exporting liberal ideas and practices between different contexts and cultures, and the importance of transnational and, increasingly, trans-Atlantic liberal and Jewish networks in coordinating Jewish responses to anti-Jewish atrocities: from the Damascus and Mortara Affairs through the pogroms, to the humanitarian disasters on the Eastern Front during World War One and, eventually, the Holocaust.

Weekly seminars will be convened through the duration of two Oxford terms: 9 October to 3 December 2016, and 15 January to 11 March 2017. These will offer a forum for the fellows to address central research topics related to the overall theme of the Seminar. The concluding conference will be held on 13 and 14 March 2017.

Visiting Fellows will receive an allowance of £2,515 (pro rata) per calendar month for the period of their tenure. Travelling expenses up to £550 pounds sterling will also be provided, and Fellows will be provided with a college association during their time at Oxford. Applications by senior scholars, and by scholars at postdoctoral and advanced doctoral level, are welcome.

Closing date for applications:  1 October 2015

For more detailed information see: http://www.ochjs.ac.uk/academics/visiting-academics/visiting-fellows/

or contact: Dr. Abigail Green (abigail.green@bnc.ox.ac.uk); Dr. Simon Levis Sullam (levissmn@unive.it)

For any other queries contact: Martine Smith-Huvers (registrar@ochjs.ac.uk)

King’s College London is seeking an outstanding Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies (0.4 FTE). This is a permanent post with a start date of 1st September 2015. The successful candidate will teach in the field of Jewish Studies with a particular focus on rabbinic literature. S/he will have a track record or potential as a researcher in the area of specialisation. Expertise in related areas, such as Jewish history and culture in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Jewish-Christian or Jewish-Muslim relations, and Jewish Thought, will be welcome.

Jewish Studies at King’s offers students the opportunity to combine the academic study of Jewish sources in their historical contexts with intense explorations of their significance for current issues and debates. In cooperation with other programmes in the Department and beyond (Biblical Studies; History; Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies; Middle Eastern Studies) and through cooperation across London and internationally, it has created a vibrant environment for excellent research and teaching.

The Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King’s, located at the hub of London’s artistic, legal, financial and commercial worlds, is one of the oldest, largest and most renowned of its kind. Committed to excellence in research, the Department’s results in the 2014 Research Assessment exercise (REF) rank it within the top four departments of Theology and Religious Studies in the UK for world-leading research.

The new Teaching Fellow will teach to the highest professional standards, offering undergraduate modules (courses) in Jewish Studies that will attract students from all three BA programmes in the Department and across the Faculty. S/he will also design and teach modules for the MA in Jewish Studies that reflect excellent research and a creative approach to teaching, and will supervise dissertations at all levels. The successful candidate will be involved in the recruitment and supervision of MA and PhD students, and in initiatives to expand our developing Jewish Studies programme. The ability to work within a dynamic team in a large department, to undertake assessment and administrative tasks as required and to fulfil duties as a personal tutor will be essential.

This post offers a chance to make a substantial contribution to Jewish Studies at King’s College London and in the UK, and to gain experience of teaching in a world-class university.

Interviews will be held on 6th August 2015. Equality of Opportunity is College policy.

For further details and to apply please visit: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=63125

Closing date: 30 July 2015

If you have questions, please contact: Dr Andrea Schatz, Tel: +44 20 7848 2337, Email: andrea.schatz@kcl.ac.uk

As a Research Associate you will catalogue and promote the University of Manchester Library’s outstanding collections of codices, scrolls and other manuscripts in Hebrew script. You will produce an online catalogue compliant with current cataloguing and metadata standards (in particular TEI P5) and will also promote the collections within the University and amongst diverse other audiences. You will have a Ph.D. in Jewish studies or a related area, ideally dealing with Jewish book culture, possess an excellent command of Hebrew and have extensive experience of cataloguing manuscripts in Hebrew script. Knowledge of other languages written in Hebrew will be a distinct advantage.

Closing date: 07/06/2015. Reference: HUM-06441. Hours per week: 0.50 FTE. Duration (fixed term): from 01/09/2015 until 28/02/2018. Hours per week: 0.50 FTE. Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 pro rata per annum.

For enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews, please email Dr Renate Smithuis, Lecturer in Medieval Jewish Studies: renate.smithuis@manchester.ac.uk

For full details see: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=9737

Reference Number: 010576
College / Service: COLLEGE OF ARTS
Department: SCHOOL OF CRITICAL STUDIES
Job Family: Research And Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: £33,242 – £37,394
Closing Date: 11 June 2015

To join the AHRC research project Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces: Jewish Migration to Scotland, 1880-1950, in order to carry out archival research along with the PI (based at the University of Edinburgh) and the Co-I (based at the University of Glasgow). The RA will be based in Glasgow and play a key role in analyzing, digitizing and cataloguing relevant materials available at the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC) and related archives in the UK. The RA will contribute their own research, including conference papers, articles, and a monograph under thematic umbrella framed by Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces.

For further particulars and application details, please see here.

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism is the only centre dedicated to the study of antisemitism in the UK and one of only two such centres in the whole of Europe.

The  Institute intends to appoint an Early Career Fellow for a period of two years, commencing in September 2015. Salary:  £35,343 – £40,460 per annum, including London Allowance.

The successful applicant will have an area of specialism in nineteenth and twentieth century history in one of the following areas: Europe (including Britain), Middle East, United States of America or the history of Empires. Applicants should have completed their doctorate, or be close to completion, and have identified an area for further original research. Their research interests should align closely with the remit of the Institute.

For further information on this opportunity contact Professor David Feldman, Director of Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism d.feldman@bbk.ac.uk.

For more information on the post and to apply visit Jobs at Birkbeck. The closing date for completed applications is Thursday 4 June 2015. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24 June 2015.

www.pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk

Lecturer with a specialist interest in racialization and/or antisemitism in Geography, Sociology, Psychosocial Studies or Contemporary History

Birkbeck, University of London

Reference Number

11539

Position Type

Fixed term

Hours

35 hours per week

Salary from/to

£35,343 – £49,020 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance)

 

Applications are invited for this unique post which will be associated with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism and, depending on the expertise of the successful candidate, will be located in the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies (GEDS), the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology or the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.

We seek to appoint an outstanding scholar whose research focuses on any aspect of contemporary antisemitism and/or racialization. Applicants should have a doctorate and a research record, appropriate to their career stage, which shows evidence of outstanding potential to contribute to the national and international profile of their department and the Pears Institute. In addition to undertaking scholarly research, the person appointed will take a leading role in integrating the study of antisemitism within the teaching of racialization at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in an innovative development in teaching and to participate in the research work undertaken in a richly multi-disciplinary School.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for five years. The initial salary will be dependent on the level of appointment and the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 17 May 2015.

Interviews will be held on Monday 8 June 2015.

For further information on this opportunity contact Professor David Feldman, Director of Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism: d.feldman@bbk.ac.uk.

For more information on the post and to apply visit Jobs at Birkbeck

Reference ARTS057815

Closing Date Tuesday, 5th May 2015

Job Type Research & Teaching

Department Theology

Salary £25513 to £27864 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Fixed-term

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at University of Nottingham. The post-holder will provide cover for a member of staff on research leave.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the teaching of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Teaching duties will include the core modules ‘Introduction to Judaism’ for first year undergraduates and ‘Explaining Religion’ for second year undergraduates. The ability to teach biblical Hebrew at advanced undergraduate level is desirable. Further teaching duties will be assigned in consultation with the Head of Department.

Candidates must have a good first degree, a Masters degree and a relevant PhD, or a doctorate near completion. Experience of undergraduate teaching in the UK or abroad is essential. Experience of administration in a university department is desirable.

This full-time post is available on a fixed-term contract from 1st September, 2015 to 15 June 2018.

Interviews will take place week beginning 25th May.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Simon Oliver, Head of Department, tel: 0115 951 5853, email: simon.oliver@nottingham.ac.uk.

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ARTS057815

Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies
Vacancy Ref: : 033018 Closing Date : 11-May-2015
Contact Person : Mingyuan Cao Contact Number :
Contact Email : divinity@ed.ac.uk
Applications are invited for the position of Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies in the School of Divinity from candidates with expertise in Jewish Studies and relevant historical and cultural studies methods.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide teaching to cover research leave in the Religious Studies Subject Area in each academic session, and to take responsibility for designing and delivering course materials and assess student performance

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Jewish Studies or equivalent, or must have submitted before taking up the appointment. They must demonstrate good teaching ability at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A proven record of publications in related subjects will be an advantage.

The successful candidate will also contribute to the knowledge exchange and impact profile of the School by engaging in professional development, funding bids and other events for external audiences.

This is a part-time post at 0.7FTE (24.5 hours per week). The post is fixed-term and is available from 1st September 2015 to 15th June 2018.

Salary: £31,342 – £37,394 per annum (pro rata)

Closing Date: Monday 11th May 2015 at 5pm (GMT)

For further details and application information please see https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk and search for Vacancy Reference 033018.

REFERENCE NO. 2099/1014

  • Work alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment
  • Make a contribution to the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies’ teaching and research program
  • Full-time fixed term, with an attractive remuneration package

    The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

    The Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, within the School of Languages and Cultures, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the fields of Biblical and post-Biblical Hebrew, and Biblical Studies. The University of Sydney is the only tertiary institution in Australia which offers a full program in Classical Hebrew and Biblical Studies at undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels.

    In this role you will:

    • teach and supervise at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
    • coordinate and help promote the Biblical Studies program
    • be self-driven and capable of working well in a team
    • have research potential that is demonstrated by publications and grants
    • demonstrate evidence of community involvement
    • undertake research in an area of specialisation and secure grant funding. To succeed in this role you will:
    • be qualified in the fields of Classical and/or Medieval Hebrew and Biblical Studies
    • have a completed doctorate or under examination in the field
    • have teaching experience in rabbinical studies -post-Biblical Hebrew, Mishnah, and Talmudic studies is

      essential

    • demonstrate proven ability to teach in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew at all levels.

      The Department is looking for an innovative and creative Lecturer who is qualified to fill this challenging position. The position is full-time fixed term for six years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

      All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

      CLOSING DATE: 3 May 2015 (11.30pm Sydney time)

      It is preferred that referees listed in your online application form are direct supervisors/managers from your recent employment. Academic staff are encouraged to give referees of international standing who can provide impartial evidence of the applicant’s academic work. Written references are not required at the time of application.

      The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

      © The University of Sydney
      The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to work on a Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) funded research project entitled ‘Making War, Mapping Europe: Militarized Cultural Encounters, 1792-1920’. The post is available for a fixed term of one year from 30 June 2015.

‘Making War, Mapping Europe’ brings together scholars from Freie Universität Berlin, Trinity College Dublin and the Universities of York and Swansea in a collaborative international research project examining militarized cultural encounters in Europe and its borderlands during the long nineteenth century. This transnational research explores the experiences of British, French and German armies in Eastern Europe, Italy, the Balkans and the Middle East from the Revolutionary wars to the First World War and asks how military cultural encounters helped to shape collective perceptions of ‘the self’ and ‘the other’, of Europe and its borders, in the period between 1792 and 1920.

For full details and application information, please see here.

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles.

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a

W3 PROFESSORSHIP FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, with Co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism”

commencing on 1 October 2015, Ref. No. 2220/W3

Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally-funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and we therefore especially encourage qualified female academics to apply. Section 14 (3) of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG) applies.

Tasks:

  • The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and teach in the field of the history of philosophy.
  • The successful candidate will become a member of the Department of Philosophy and co-direct the research group Jewish Scepticism. This interdisciplinary group examines skepticism from different disciplinary perspectives, with a particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on skepticism in the Jewish tradition. The successful candidate’s research is expected to engage with the research themes of the group during its lifetime (Aspects of Skepticism; a focus on Jewish philosophers is welcomed but not mandatory).
  • The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the instruction of students pur-suing a teaching degree in the respective discipline.
  • Section 12 (7) of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG) applies.

Requirements:

  • Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in §15 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have a research focus on the field of epistemology in the Early Modern period, as evidenced by a record of excellent publications in international journals.
  • Competence in the English language is needed to be fully involved in the research group and is thereby a necessary condition of appointment. Competence in the German language is not a necessary condition of appointment, but applicants who do not speak German are expected to gain competence in the German language in an adequate period of time upon appointment.

Qualified disabled candidates will receive preference in the application process.

The deadline for applications is 19. March 2015. Please submit your application, including the standard documents and reference code 2220/W3 to:

An den
Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg
Stellenausschreibungen
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

or via email to: UniHHAusschreibungsstelle@verw.uni-hamburg.de

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles.

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a

JUNIOR PROFESSORSHIP (W1) IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION, with Co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism”

commencing on 1 October 2015, Ref. No. JP 234

Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally-funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and we therefore especially encourage qualified female academics to apply. Section 14 (3) of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG) applies.

Tasks:

Representation of the field in research and teaching. Responsibilities include co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism”.

Section 12 (7) of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG) applies.

Requirements:

  • Academic qualifications and further requirements as specified in §18 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act.
  • Qualified disabled candidates receive preference in the application process.
  • We seek a candidate with outstanding record of research in the field of medieval or/and early modern Jewish Philosophy. Candidates must hold a PhD, or receive a PhD before filling the position.
  • High proficiency in Hebrew and English are expected, desirable is a good knowledge of Arabic or at least one other language that is relevant in the Jewish philosophical tradition. Applicants not proficient in German are expected to acquire proficiency in due time

The deadline for applications is 19 March 2015. Please submit your application, including the standard documents and reference code JP 234 to:

An den
Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg
Stellenausschreibungen
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

or via email to: UniHHAusschreibungsstelle@verw.uni-hamburg.de

Job description

You will work within the framework of a project entitled Reconfiguring Diaspora. The Transformation of the Jewish Diaspora in Late Antiquity. The project has been funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (N.W.O.). The project’s director is Prof. dr. Leonard V. Rutgers. You will be based at Utrecht University. There you will be part of the Department of History and Art History, Section Ancient History and Classical Civilization.

The prime objective of the research project is to reconfigure the classical notion of Diaspora by studying the massive social and cultural changes that affected Jewish communities throughout the Mediterranean during the transitional period that saw the demise of the classical world and the rise of medieval society. This project places special emphasis on the phenomenon of linguistic change as it seeks to come to a new understanding of the larger social and cultural patterns at play in named process. Questions to be addressed include: why and how were the Jewish communities of the Diaspora marginalized, how did this affect their Diasporic self-consciousness, and what factors explain why intragroup relations in Europe have developed along the lines laid down during precisely this period?

Within the project, two PhD positions and one Postdoc position are available for the following projects:

  1. The Renaissance of Hebrew among the Jewish communities of the West (PhD)
  2. The Renaissance of Hebrew and Aramaic among the Jewish communities of the East (PhD)
  3. The Construction of Eretz Israel in Rabbinic Literature (postdoc)

The project has been structured in such a way that PhD and the postdoc candidates are expected to cooperate closely and intensively with one another and with the project leader. You must be willing to do some research travel and are also expected to participate in the organization of several international conferences and in the writing of occasional blogs for the project’s website.

For more information and application details see https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/UU/vacancy/26166/lang/en/

The Woolf Institute is an independent, academic institution with close links to the University of Cambridge. An Associate Member of the Cambridge Theological Federation, Woolf Institute staff teach on Cambridge University courses. The Woolf Institute also offers e-learning courses, conducts policy and academic research projects, and delivers public educational programmes to a variety of audiences.

The Woolf Institute has an opening for a part-time role in its Development Office supporting funding applications towards its outreach projects, for e.g. Diversity in End of Life Care. Full training will be given, and therefore the role would suit someone interested in developing skills in preparing grant applications.

Duties:

  • Preparation of grant applications to support ongoing projects
  • Assisting in the preparation of reapplications to existing supporters
  • Researching grant-makers – private and institutional, and researching individuals to identify potential new supporters
  • Other activities including logistical and administrative help for events organisation

Skills / person spec:

  • Based in Cambridge
  • Bright, enthusiastic, articulate, with good written skills
  • Motivated, and able to work on own initiative

Experience:

Would suit a graduate or post-grad student from a relevant academic discipline. Experience of interfaith work preferred, and/or a basic grasp of the intricacies of interfaith dynamics.

Hours and remuneration:

1-2 days per week initially (flexible), with possibility for additional hours. £10-15 per hour depending upon experience.

Application procedure:

Please apply by Friday 30th January 2015 with a covering letter, an up-to-date CV, and the name of a referee to:

Matthew Teather
Associate Director of Development
mt585@cam.ac.uk

The Woolf Institute
12 – 14 Grange Road
Cambridge CB3 9DU
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 741048   www.woolf.cam.ac.uk
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LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN HEBREW, BIBLICAL AND JEWISH STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEBREW, BIBLICAL AND JEWISH STUDIES, SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURES, FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

REFERENCE NO. 2099/1014A

  • Work alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment
  • Make a contribution to the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies’ teaching and research program
  • Full-time continuing, with an attractive remuneration package

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Over the last decade the faculty has developed a strong program of Holocaust Studies, its history, aftermath, memory and representations at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, as part of its strong program in Jewish Studies, and this is your opportunity to develop your skills and expertise alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment.

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies (Academic level B/C) in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies. Applicants will be expected to make a contribution to the department’s teaching and research program.

In this role you will:

  • teach and supervise at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and help coordinate and promote the Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust programs in an interdisciplinary environment, working closely with the Department of History, and developing links with other faculty departments
  • undertake research in your area of specialisation and secure grant funding
  • take part in administrative activities in the department and serve on school and faculty committees
  • contribute to professional and community collaborations in the field.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • possess a PhD in Jewish Studies with a preference for Modern Jewish Studies including Holocaust Studies
  • have a proven ability to teach in Jewish Civilisation, thought and culture, including Biblical and Post-Biblical religious thought utilising classical Hebrew texts and preferably also Modern Hebrew
  • be an innovative and creative thinker who can strengthen and expand the program, as well as being able to contribute to the broader Jewish Civilisation program
  • have teaching experience in Holocaust Studies, including Holocaust History and Holocaust Education
  • be self-driven and experienced working well in teams
  • have research potential that is demonstrated by publications and grants.

Highly desirable for appointment is your:

  • ability to contribute to the Museum and Heritage Studies program
  • evidence of community involvement including museum studies
  • experience teaching adult education.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2099/1014A for more information and to apply.

Remuneration package Lecturer: $110K – $131K p.a. (which includes a base salary Level B $93K – $111K p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

Remuneration package Senior Lecturer: $135K – $156K p.a. (which includes a base salary Level C $114K – $132K p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

CLOSING DATE: 11 January 2015 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

The UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies invites applications for a Lectureship in Jewish-Muslim Relations, with a particular focus on contemporary Israeli and Palestinian society and culture.

The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the Department’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to contribute to the running of the Department and University, and to conduct active research, leading to academic publications and to broader impact through public engagement. The post-holder will be encouraged to develop his/her individual research interests on the highest scholarly standards, as well as to apply for research funding, lead or participate in collaborative research projects, and supervise PhD students.

The UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies is well known for its wide ranging research and teaching provision, and looks forward to developing this new area of research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 September, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are pleased to be able to offer this Lecturership thanks to the joint philantropic funding from the Mohamed S Farsi Foundation and the Polonsky Foundation.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have proven ability to undertake academic research of high quality, and to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A PhD or equivalent is essential, as well as a record of publications and knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed here.

Further enquiries to the Head of Department, Professor Sacha Stern (sacha.stern@ucl.ac.uk).

This post will be based in Middle Eastern Studies (MES) which is part of the Language-Based Area Studies (LBAS) division in the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures.

Research proposals should address some periods, years and aspects linked to the history, society, culture or politics of Palestine / Israel from the mid-19th century up to the present day; you may choose to include in your proposal time allocation for revising PhD dissertation into a book.

You must have a native or near native reading command of Hebrew and/or Arabic. In addition you must hold a PhD in one of the disciplinary areas within the humanities or social sciences at the day your application is submitted.

You will be expected to take a keen interest in both research and teaching. Beginning in the post’s second semester, you will be required to teach every semester ONE 20 credit undergraduate course unit of your own design within the field of Israel / Palestine studies OR assist in an equivalent notional time and capacity in teaching of existing course units within the field of Israel / Palestine studies.

The successful candidate must be open-minded and flexible and able to collaborate closely with colleagues in the delivery of teaching and learning. You will share responsibilities for student progress and academic management with full commitment to the school’s ideals of collegiality and academic integrity at all levels of activity. Oral interviews may be conducted via skype.

Closing date : 04/12/2014

Employment type : Fixed Term

Duration : 3 years

Salary : £30,434 to £37,394 per annum

Full details : https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=8770

The University of Leeds is delighted to advertise a Postdoctoral Fellowship as part of the major research project ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’.

Location:   Leeds – Main Campus

Faculty/Service:   Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications

School/Institute:   School of Music

Category:   Research

Grade:   Grade 7

Salary:   £31,342 to £37,394 per annum

It is likely that an appointment will be made at or below £35,256 since there are funding limitations which dictate the level at which the appointment can start.

Contract Type:   Fixed Term (40 months)

Closing Date:   Monday 27 October 2014

Reference:   PVMUS1000

Fixed term from 30 November 2014 to 29 March 2018

“Performing the Jewish Archive” (AHRC Theme ‘Care for the Future’)

You will work on this £1.8m international project funded under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) ‘Care for the Future’ theme. You will be part of a large international team of researchers led by Dr Stephen Muir (Principal Investigator), with Co-Investigators from the Universities of York, Wisconsin-Madison and Sydney, working with unique archival materials relating to Jewish music, theatre and literature c.1880-1950. You will interact with a large number of external partner organisations, including The National Archives, British Library, Anne Frank Trust, Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association, Hans Gál Trust, major Jewish and non-Jewish museums and archives around the world and a number of high-profile community, educational and performance organisations in the UK, Europe, USA, South Africa and Australia. You will be based in Leeds, though the project will offer the opportunity of (and may sometimes require) substantial travel both within the United Kingdom and internationally during the course of the project.

During the long 20th century, displacement has affected the musical, theatrical and literary output of Jewish artists in myriad ways. Many works are thought to have been lost or have, until recently, languished in obscurity. ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’ is motivated by our desire to recover and engage anew with these creative artefacts, and to stimulate the creation of new works to re-animate existing archival repositories. We aim to theorise and reconceptualise the Jewish archive as ‘co-textual’: all artefacts are components of a non-hierarchical, non-linear system that destabilises the relationship between past, present and future, origin and diaspora. We aim to explore archives that have recently come to light and seek out archives that have yet to be located. We will disseminate our research through scholarly conferences and publications, educational projects, and public performances, including five international festivals foregrounding for audiences the relationships between the past and the present established in performance. We will also develop methods of audience response testing to help determine how successful our performances are in generating audience engagement. The project will produce an interactive public web resource featuring an online database of our project performances and a ‘co-textual archival user dashboard’, and will make recommendations to Governmental Commissions and Parliamentary Groups.

You will possess a PhD in Music (or a subject area relevant to the project) or an equivalent level of research experience.  You will also have expertise in areas related to: Jewish music, theatre and literature; archival studies and/or Holocaust studies. Experience of both archival and ethnographic research methodologies (interviews, transcriptions, observations, etc) is desirable, as is experience in organising and participating in public performances. Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills, and the ability to work with colleagues from academic institutions and non-academic organisations, are essential, as is the ability to work independently, under pressure and to deadlines. Good communication and writing skills are essential and experience of conference organisation and public-engagement activities is desirable. Fluency in one or more of the following languages would be an advantage: German; Czech; Polish; Hebrew and Yiddish.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Stephen Muir, email: s.p.k.muir@leeds.ac.uk

More details can be found here: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=PVMUS1000

Early Modern or Modern European Jewish History

The Department of History at Fordham University is seeking to hire the first holder of the Shvidler Chair in Jewish Studies to broaden our existing offerings in Jewish history and Jewish studies, and to help build Jewish Studies as a field at Fordham University. We are looking for a senior scholar of the early modern and/or modern periods in Europe, with a preference for Eastern Europe.  Candidates should have demonstrated prominence as leaders in the interdisciplinary field of Jewish Studies and an ability to establish a public profile for Jewish Studies at Fordham. The position will begin in fall semester 2015, or sooner depending on the candidate’s availability. Letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted via Interfolio by October 20, 2014. http://apply.interfolio.com/25779 Please direct queries to Dr. Daniel Soyer, Chair, Search Committee, Soyer@Fordham.edu. Fordham University is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.  Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds; it is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: November 9, 2014

Please visit: https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/fellowship-program/next-year
for more information

The mind, as the Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria recognized two thousand years ago, is not guided by rationality alone; it is also driven by appetite and by the passions, and from his age until our own, Jewish thinkers and producers of culture have recognized something nonrational at the core of being human. Ancient rabbinic sources speak of the yetser, an inclination or impulse, as a driver of human behavior, and source of creativity and destructiveness. The medieval philosopher Maimonides subordinated imagination to philosophy, and yet without imagination, he also realized, there would be no prophecy. And the world owes the discovery of the unconscious to the Jewish physician Sigmund Freud. Jewish thought, history, and culture offer many opportunities to explore those aspects of the mind that lie beneath reason, that go beyond it, that resist it.

During its 2015-2016 fellowship year, the Katz Center will focus on those aspects of internal life that lie beyond reason–emotions and feelings, the unconscious, sensation, imagination, impulse, intuition, and the nonrational dimensions of reason itself. The topic can be explored through various disciplinary perspectives such as history, literary criticism, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, art, and musicology.

Relevant fellowship proposals might address any of the following topics:

  • Emotions and feelings. Though rooted in neurological and physical responses, scholars recognize that emotions-like love, anger, anxiety, joy, fear, empathy, sympathy, sadness, desire, pain, and pleasure-are shaped by culture. What is there to be learned about emotions in Jewish cultural contexts?
  • Sensation. Another area of research that engages fields such as art history, film studies, ethnomusicology, ethics, and literature is sensation, a topic that includes sight, sound, touch, or scent within Jewish cultural or artistic contexts.
  • The unconscious. Interest in psychoanalysis continues to thrive, as does the deployment of psychoanalytic approaches to analyze literature and understand behavior. The Center welcomes proposals that bridge Jewish studies and the study of psychoanalysis and its history.
  • Mental illness. The idea of “madness” or mental illness in Jewish contexts approached from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
  • Imagination. What is the history of imagination in Jewish culture? How is the imagination understood within specific periods of history or by particular thinkers, and how does that history relate to the broader history of imagination? Also potentially relevant are studies of Jewish artists and their engagement with movements that emphasize the non-rational (Romanticism, Expressionism, etc.).
  • The nonrational within rationality itself. One of the projects associated with post-modernism is a critique of rationality, the exposure of its metaphysical foundations and blind spots. The year is open to research that explores nonrational dimensions of Jewish philosophy or other modes of rationality, including that which draws on new methods or theories to challenge the distinction between reason and nonrational dimensions of subjectivity/cognition.

The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels, as well as outstanding graduate students in the final stages of writing their dissertations. Stipend amounts are based on academic standing and financial need with a maximum of $50,000 for the academic year.

Fellowship recipients will be notified by February 6, 2015.

NEW: Proposing an annual theme for a research group at the Katz Center

For full guidelines, please visit:
https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/fellowship-program/theme  

Shaping the theme of a fellowship year at the Katz Center is an opportunity to have a major impact on scholarship, directing the center’s resources in support of more than twenty scholars each year, generating new conversations and collaborations that include conferences and a book, and helping to set an agenda for new research and thought. The center welcomes scholars to propose a theme and will consider all submissions it receives.

About the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is devoted to post-doctoral research on Jewish civilization in all its historical and cultural manifestations, and is a model for institutions of its kind. The Katz Center’s distinguished scholars and superb library holdings, along with Penn’s outstanding faculty in Judaic studies, have established the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s major centers for the study of Jewish civilization.

For more information and questions, please visit:
https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/fellowship-program/next-year

or contact:
Carrie Love, Fellowship Coordinator
carrielo@sas.upenn.edu
P: 215-238-1290 x.505

The University of Münster (Germany) wishes to appoint a Research Fellow (Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Position) within the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Modern and Pre-Modern Cultures”, research project C2-24 “Integration and Diversification in the Judaism of Palestine during the Hellenistic-Roman Period (300 BCE–135 CE)” under the direction of Prof. Dr. Lutz Doering.

This three-year temporary position is scheduled to start on October 1st, 2014, and will run until September 30th, 2017. According to the German collective labour agreement for public sector employees (TV-L E 13), the gross salary for the position starts at approximately 1680 € per month (doctoral position, 50%) or 3360 € (post-doctoral position, 100%) during the first year. The regular working hours amount to 19 hours and 55 minutes (doctoral position) or 39 hours and 50 minutes (post-doctoral position) per week.

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Modern and Pre-Modern Cultures” was established at the University of Münster in 2007 and has been awarded funding through the German Excellence Initiative until 2017. Some 200 academics from 20 disciplines within the humanities and the social sciences examine the sensitive relationship between religion and politics, which has shaped all ages and cultures. Research projects are divided into the fields of research normativity, mediality, integrative procedures, and violence. For more information on the structures and research outline of the Cluster, please refer to http://www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-Politik/en/forschung/.

Standard duties:

  • Participation in the research project C2-24 “Integration and Diversification in the Judaism of Palestine during the Hellenistic-Roman Period (300 BCE–135 CE)”.

Research Fellows are expected to pursue their academic career (doctoral thesis, post-doctoral publications) in conjunction with the duties pertaining to the position.

Qualifications, knowledge and experiences:

  • Above-average MA or equivalent (doctoral position) or PhD or equivalent (post-doctoral position; completed or near completion) in Theology (especially Biblical Studies), Jewish Studies, Ancient History or related disciplines
  • Profound knowledge of Ancient (especially Koine) Greek and Post-Biblical Hebrew (Qumran, Rabbinic literature); desirable: reading proficiency in Modern Hebrew
  • Interest in work on a topic in the area of Ancient Judaism leading to a doctoral thesis or to post-doctoral publications, respectively.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

Among applicants of equal qualifications and equal position-relevant skills, disabled candidates will be given preference unless other candidate-related reasons prevail.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, degree transcripts, statement of research interests, and names/addresses of two referees within a single PDF document, and to be submitted by August 15th, 2014 to:

Prof. Dr. Lutz Doering
Institutum Judaicum
Wilmergasse 1
D-48163 Münster
Germany
lutz.doering@uni-muenster.de

Enquiries regarding this position may be directed by email to Prof. Doering.