Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate of Israeli Culture, U Illinois UC (Deadline: March 1, 2015)

The Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Proposed research projects should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of Israeli Culture.  Recipients must be in residence full-time at the Universitys Urbana campus for the duration of the service period (August 2015-May 2016) and may not hold other fellowships or awards during the service period.  Associates will teach one course each semester. Please include information about teaching experience and list 2-3 courses focusing on Israeli culture you would be interested in teaching. You may include syllabi with your application.Responsibilities include a public lecture and participation in the faculty workshop as part of the Israel Studies Project at the university. Initial interviews may be conducted at the American Comparative Literature Association annual conference in Seattle, March 26-29, only for those attending. The majority of interviews will be conducted via Skype.


Stipend and Benefits

Nine-month salary of $42,000 paid over a 12-month period, including health, dental and life insurance benefits, as well as participation in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS).  Eligibility for the listed benefits is contingent on your citizenship or work authorization.  For full details on eligibility requirements, please reference


Minimum Qualifications

 PhD (degree conferral obtained between 8/16/12 – 3/1/15).  The primary focus of the successful candidates research must be Israeli Culture, Hebrew Literature, Israeli Cinema, Israeli Art or other relevant field. Expected to teach courses in Hebrew literature and Israeli Culture.


To Apply

To apply for the postdoctoral position, we will need the following:

  • Letter of intent addressed to Professor Harris
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of the research/writing project to be undertaken during the appointment
  • Scholarly writing sample
  • Graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable, but official transcripts may be requested at a later date)
  • Contact information for two professional references.  You must request that your letter writers email their recommendations directly to the program by the deadline:


Please send all documents to

To be considered, applications must be submitted by March 1, 2015.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date.


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