Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University’s Program in Judaic Studies, Deadline: January 29

Brown University’s Program in Judaic Studies, in conjunction with the Program in Medieval Studies and Departments of Religious Studies and History, seek applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for a term of two years beginning July 2010.

Applicants will have received a PhD within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Religious Studies, History, Judaic Studies, or a relevant field.

The successful candidate will study Jews and Judaism in the Middle Ages from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective.  While the precise area of specialization is open, we are looking especially for candidates whose work cuts across the disciplines of religious studies and history and can place the study of Jews in the Middle Ages within the context of the larger hegemonic cultures in which they lived.

This Fellow will be located in the Program in Judaic Studies and will interact closely with the other sponsoring units and the Cogut Center for the Humanities.  The candidate will participate in weekly fellows’ seminars at the Cogut Center, as well as other relevant activities in a stimulating intellectual environment for interdisciplinary research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach one (1) course per semester on an agreed topic.

Fellows receive stipends of $52,000 and $54,080 in their 1st and 2nd years, respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.  The application deadline is January 29, 2010.

Applicants should send: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research areas, (4) one short writing sample that is illustrative of the candidate’s research (e.g. an article of a chapter from a dissertation or book), and (5) a statement describing teaching experience, with a few proposed courses (including descriptions and/or syllabi).  Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly.  All materials should be sent to: Chair, Mellon Search Committee, Program in Judaic Studies, Box 1826, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

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