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Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Post-docs participate in intellectual life of the center

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. To that end, we invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in 2016-2017.

Candidates teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, related to programs in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Israeli arts and culture, politics, sociology, economics, or other relevant disciplines.

The fellow is expected to be in residence at Brandeis, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and to present at least one public lecture. There may also be an opportunity for participation in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies.

The annual stipend is $52,500 plus a $3,000 research fund, and is benefits-eligible. The fellowship may be renewable for a second year. 

How to apply

Complete this online form. It will ask for contact information and the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Project proposal
  • Two letters of recommendation (emailed directly to
  • Description of proposed courses
  • Abstract of PhD


Applications are due by October 31. A PhD must be in hand by September 1 of that academic year with no exceptions, and may not have been received more than five years prior.

For more information: 781-736-2154; Email:

Selection Criteria

Decisions concerning applications will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. We respond to applications by the end of January.