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Visiting Scholars and Dr. Eli Reinhard Fellowships in Jewish Studies

The core mission of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies is to promote scholarship in Jewish Studies, a mission that includes the welcoming scholars at all stages of their careers with expertise in various aspects of Jewish Studies. The center seeks to provide a supportive context for scholars from other universities and institutions seeking to do Jewish Studies related research at Stanford and to advance the careers of Stanford graduates. 

 

Dr. Eli Reinhard Postdoctoral Fellowship

Overview

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University invites qualified candidates to apply to the Dr. Eli Reinhard Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The Reinhard Fellow will be appointed for two-years, beginning in the Fall of 2022.

We invite applications from Jewish Studies scholars with a focus in Religious Studies, law, or gender 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 $69,000, and will include benefits and an annual research stipend. 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 for  mentoring or teaching a course, participating in the Graduate Student Research Colloquium, and presenting a public lecture or workshop each year reflecting the progress of their research. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained employment for the duration of their postdoctoral appointment.

Applicants must have earned their 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, 2022.  Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously held another postdoctoral appointment.

Application Requirements and Eligibility
  • 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, 2022. 
  • 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 sjhammer@stanford.edu and include "Reinhard Postdoc" in the subject line.

  • 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.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is December 10, 2021.

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

 

Dr. Eli Reinhard Stanford Alumni Postdoctoral Fellowship Or Stanford Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Overview

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University invites qualified candidates to apply to the Dr. Eli Reinhard Stanford Alumni Postdoctoral Fellowship Or Stanford Dissertation Completion Fellowship.  The Stanford Reinhard Fellow will be appointed for one year, from September 2022-August 2023.

We invite applications from Stanford graduates or Stanford PhD students in any discipline who work on Jewish Studies topics, broadly defined. We seek to support the finalizing or revising of  the dissertation with an eye toward publication alongside promoting the recipient's ongoing research using Stanford Libraries and with access to the Taube Center's core and affiliated faculty.

The Fellowship will provide a minimum annual salary of $68,500, and will include benefits and an annual research stipend. 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 participating in the Graduate Student Research Colloquium and presenting a public lecture reflecting the progress of their research. Teaching opportunities may also be possible. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained employment for the duration of their postdoctoral appointment.

Application Requirements and Eligibility

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Applicants must have earned the PhD from Stanford University in 2021 or 2022.

Dissertation Completion Fellows

  • Advanced doctoral students must be currently enrolled in a PhD program at Stanford University.
  • Applicants must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the Ph.D. conferred by the end of the fellowship period, August 2023.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically, in pdf form.  Please send inquiries and applications to sjhammer@stanford.edu with the subject heading of "Alumni Postdoc" or "Dissertation Completion Fellowship."

  • A letter of intent describing the dissertation project and intentions for publication. Additionally, the letter should describe how the applicant would use the fellowship period to further their research beyond the dissertation (not to exceed 3 pages);
  • A current CV;
  • A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages;
  • Names and contact information of dissertation advisor and committee members;
  • Name and contact information of up to one reference outside of Stanford (optional).

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. 

The deadline for receipt of application materials is February 10, 2022.

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

 

Taube Center Visiting Scholars

Overview

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University welcomes visiting scholars for short and long-term appointments who may either self-nominate or be nominated by faculty affiliates of the Taube Center.

The Taube Center covers visiting scholars' travel costs and provides honoraria to help cover living expenses during residency. During the visiting scholar's period in residence at Stanford, they will make an intellectual contribution to the Stanford community at large and the Taube Center specifically, by participating in colloquia, workshops, and events. They may be asked to contribute to courses and deliver public lectures. Precise details regarding the intellectual contribution will be determined with the Center's Associate Director after fellowships are awarded.

Application Requirements and Eligibility
  • Taube Center visiting scholars must be visiting from, and have an ongoing affiliation with, an outside academic or research institution or organization. 
  • They must have leave from the academic or research institution where they hold an appointment which will not expire prior to expiration of the Stanford appointment
  • Visiting scholars must have a doctoral degree or recognized research-related expertise in Jewish Studies
  • The source of salary funding for the individual must not be Stanford University
  • Visiting scholars are not employees or students of the University, and therefore are not entitled to Stanford compensation or other benefits available to regular staff, faculty, or students (including health insurance)
  • Visiting Scholars do not teach courses and the Taube Center cannot provide office space
  • Nominees should provide a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that describes their goals and objectives for the time of the visiting scholar residency. All materials should be submitted electronically, in pdf form.  Please send inquiries, nominations, and applications to sjhammer@stanford.edu.

Stanford University welcomes nominations for 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 American and foreign institutions are welcome.

Visiting Scholar Program Benefits
  • Participation in a thriving Jewish Studies intellectual community that includes renowned scholars across a disciplines, a cohort of outstanding graduate students, Stanford undergraduates, and an active, educated general public 
  • Official affiliation with Stanford University (Stanford ID) issued to visiting scholars who are in residence for a minimum of one quarter (fee to be paid at the ID card office)
  • Library privileges
  • Use of recreational facilities
  • Access to off-campus housing information
  • Audit university courses without fee, subject to permission of the instructor
  • Campus parking privileges for a fee (arranged through Parking & Transportation Services)

Visiting scholars must also adhere to the overall Stanford University policy on visiting scholars

 

Learn about current and former postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies

Visiting Scholars and Postdocs