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Dr. Eli Reinhard Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Chen Bar-Itzhak

Dr. Eli Reinhard Post-Doctoral Fellowship

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

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University is proud to invite qualified candidates to apply to the inaugural Dr. Eli Reinhard Post-Doctoral Fellowship.  The Reinhard Fellow will be appointed for two-years, beginning in the Fall of 2019. 

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies draws on Stanford’s world-class, 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. We are committed to:

                  - Promoting research and the production of outstanding scholarship

                  - Offering opportunities for the interdisciplinary study of Jewish history, languages and literatures, Talmudic Studies, mysticism, Sephardi Studies, and the social sciences.

                  - Serving as an intellectual resource for the broader community.

We invite applications from people from any disciplinary background whose research interests would complement and contribute to the ongoing efforts 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 Colloquium on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Culture, and presenting one public lecture each year reflecting the progress of their research. We may explore opportunities to teach, as well. 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, 2019.  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

  • 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 (

Applications were due: November 12, 2018. We are not accepting late applications at this moment.