Schusterman Center for Israel Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Please note that as of fall 2018, the paid post-doctoral fellowships have been suspended indefinitely. 

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. We look forward to hosting our next post-doctoral fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will not have a fellow during 2018-2019. The application deadline is October 31, 2018, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Priority is generally given to candidates in Gender Studies, Economics, Politics, Social Sciences, and Theater, Film and Media Studies.

Candidates teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, in the relevant Brandeis department.

The fellow is expected to be in residence at Brandeis, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and to present at least one public lecture. There may also be an opportunity for participation in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies.

The annual stipend is $52,500 plus a $3,000 research fund, and the position is benefits-eligible. The fellowship may be renewable for a second year. 

How to apply

Apply on the Academic Jobs Online website next year. They offer the option to register on the site or to simply apply directly for this position. You will be prompted for contact information and the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Project proposal
  • Two letters of recommendation (posted directly by reference writers)
  • Description of courses in Israel Studies you are qualified to teach
  • Abstract of PhD


Applications are due by October 31, 2018. A PhD must be in hand by September 1 of this academic year with no exceptions, and may not have been received more than five years prior.

For more information:

Selection Criteria

Decisions concerning applications will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. We respond to applications by the end of January.

We are grateful to the Israel Institute for its generous support of our post-doctoral fellowship program.

Application date
1 year, renewable
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology
Social sciences : Information and Communication Sciences, Economy, Gender studies, Identities, gender and sexuality, Political science, Sociology