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Dr. Eli Reinhard Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Applications due: December 1, 2019


The Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University invites qualified candidates to apply to this year's Dr. Eli Reinhard Post-Doctoral Fellowship.  The Reinhard Fellow will be appointed for two-years, beginning in the Fall of 2020.

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies draws on Stanford’s interdisciplinary faculty that includes scholars of ancient Jewish texts, Modern Jewish History, Sephardi Studies, Yiddish and European Jewish Literature, Hebrew and Israeli culture, Contemporary Jewish Life; Education, Sociology, Music, even Genetics. 

This year we invite applications from Jewish Studies scholars with a focus in Religious Studies in any time period, whose research interests would complement and contribute to the ongoing work of our faculty and our students, and whose work promises to make a significant contribution to the field of Jewish Studies.

The Fellowship will provide a minimum annual salary of $65,000, and will include benefits. This is a full-time position, housed in the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.  The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at Stanford, and to be an active member of our scholarly community. This includes being available to students participating in the Graduate Student Research Colloquium, and presenting a public lecture or workshop each year reflecting the progress of their research. Teaching opportunities are a possibility. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained employment for the duration of their post-doctoral appointment.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past 3 years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the Ph.D. conferred by July 1, 2020.  Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously held another post-doctoral appointment.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically, in pdf form.  Please send inquiries and applications to lindamh@stanford.edu.

  • A letter of intent stating how the applicant would use the fellowship period to further their research and scholarly publication (not to exceed 5 pages);
  • A current CV;
  • A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages;
  • An official transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution.
  • Names and contact information of three recommenders

Stanford University welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited by law. Candidates from all American and foreign universities are welcome.

Phone or in-person interviews may be conducted for finalists.

Questions?  Please contact Linda Huynh (lindamh@stanford.edu)

Applications are due: December 1, 2019. 

Congratulations to Chen Bar-Itzhak, our inaugural post-doctoral fellow for 2019-2021.