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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 the Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2017-2018. Priority is given to candidates in politics, economics, social sciences or film.

Candidates teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, in the relevant Brandeis department.

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 the position is benefits-eligible. The fellowship may be renewable for a second year. 

How to apply

Apply on the website for Academic Jobs Online. They offer the option to register on the site or to simply apply directly for this position. You will be prompted for contact information and the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Project proposal
  • Two letters of recommendation (posted directly by reference writers)
  • Description of courses in Israel Studies you are qualified to teach
  • 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;

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.

We are grateful to the Israel Institute for its generous support of our post-doctoral fellowship program.