Jobs: Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies (Rutgers, apply by Dec 7, 2015)

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
School of Arts & Sciences: Department of Jewish Studies

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Closes: Dec 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
(GMT-5 hours)

The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a visiting scholar during the 2016-17 academic year. Candidates may apply for a one-semester fellowship, either Spring or Fall term, or for a full academic year. The field of expertise within Jewish Studies is open. The deadline for applications and letters of reference is December 7, 2015.

The visiting scholar will receive a stipend of $30,000 per semester, an office at the Bildner Center on the Rutgers New Brunswick campus, as well as access to the University’s library system. The scholar may be asked to teach a course in Jewish Studies, depending on the needs of the Department of Jewish Studies. In addition, the scholar will be asked to participate in the Bildner Center’s educational programs, which may include giving a public lecture or a faculty seminar, conducting informal meetings with students, or a teachers’ workshop.


A Ph.D. is required at the time of application; academic rank and field of expertise within Jewish Studies are open.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and short descriptions of public lectures and courses that the candidate can offer. Candidates should request two letters of reference to be addressed to Professor Yael Zerubavel, Director of Bildner Center. All materials must be received by December 7, 2015.  Inquiries may be sent via email to

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