Plessner Postdoctoral Fellow in Antisemitism and Holocaust Studies for 2023-2024 Academic Year
Columbia University's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies invites applications for a full-time, academic year post-doctoral appointment in Antisemitism and Holocaust Studies beginning fall semester 2023-spring semester 2024. This appointment is for a one-year term starting on July 2023. The fellowship will consist of a stipend of $78,000.
The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies was founded in 1950 with a broad mission to engage in the study of the Jewish past and the history of Israel. It has been a focal point of activity for faculty, students, and staff across the disciplines interested in all areas of Jewish studies. The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies is looking for a candidate to teach undergraduate courses in the field of Antisemitism and Holocaust Studies, pursue their own scholarly research, organize two lectures and public programs concerning the Holocaust and antisemitism, and create a curriculum on the Holocaust and/or antisemitism to teach to high school students who participate in Columbia's Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Program. We expect the fellow to contribute to the broad mission and multidisciplinary orientation of the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies.
See iijs.columbia.edu for more information about IIJS and its activities.
Thematic areas of interest for the postdoctoral fellowship can include:
- Antisemitism in its local and global contexts
- The history and historical memory of the Holocaust
- Refugees, Migrants, & Human Rights
- Antisemitism & Racism
Qualifications: Ph.D. or terminal degree in the humanities, social sciences, or arts awarded after 2016; active scholarly engagement with the Holocaust and/or antisemitism; two years of university-level teaching or equivalent professional experience; and proficiency in the English language are required.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates who have a track record of interdisciplinary scholarly engagement and community engagement. An ideal candidate will also have experience connecting and engaging with undergraduate students of all backgrounds.
Responsibilities: The Plessner Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one course in both the fall & spring semesters at the undergraduate level, take active role in the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies’ seminars and public programs, arrange two public lectures concerning the history of antisemitism or the Holocaust, collaborate with Columbia's Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center.
Appointment: The appointment is for academic year 2023/24 (July 2023 to June 2024). It includes healthcare and full benefits.
Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, two syllabi, two reference letters, two-page statement of research and teaching, and a sample lesson on antisemitism and/or the Holocaust for a public high school student.
Materials should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin March 30, 2023.
Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
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