Postdoctoral Fellows

Applications for Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2018 - 2020

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Israel Studies.

In partnership with the Tel Aviv University, the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Israel Studies to run September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2020. Applications are welcome from scholars who research any aspect of the history, culture, or society of the modern State of Israel. The Fellow will be affiliated with both the Crown Center and an appropriate disciplinary department within Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (e.g., history, political science, religious studies, sociology, etc). If appropriate, placements can be made in other units of the university. Fellows pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach two one-quarter undergraduate classes over the course of each three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both the Crown Center and their affiliated department and to be available for public programs in the community. Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed it after September 1, 2013.

Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2018. At the time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term in Evanston, Illinois, USA. The salary is $55,000. In addition, Fellows are eligible for $2000 per year to fund research and conference travel and for one round-trip airfare to Chicago. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2018.

Applications must include curriculum vitae, abstract of Ph.D. dissertation, statement of proposed research and teaching interests, two course outlines, and three letters of recommendation with at least one commenting on candidate's teaching capabilities. Please mail to: nutaupost@tauex.tau.ac.il. Recommenders should send their letters to the same address with the name of the applicant in the subject line of the e-mail.

Administrative questions should be directed to Joel Parker at nutaupost@tauex.tau.ac.il and/or Claire Sufrin at c-sufrin@northwestern.edu. For more information about the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, see http://www.jewish-israel-studies-center.northwestern.edu/. For more information about departments or programs in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, see http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/departments/index.html.

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

 

Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellows for 2017 - 2018

Joseph Ringel (Ph.D, Brandeis University, 2011) arrived at Northwestern University in the fall of 2016. Ringel specializes in the sociology of Judaism, and the political and cultural differences of various Jewish communities, with particular focus on the oft-marginalized Mizrahi and Sephardic communities.

Efrat Daskal (Ph.D, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2015) began her postdoctoral fellowship at the Crown Center for Jewish and Israel studies at Northwestern University in the fall of 2017.  Efrat explores the following issues: digital rights advocacy, youth involvement in the Internet Governance Forum, and the work of computer security incident response teams (CERT/CSIRT). Her work so far has been published in several journals such as: Information, Communication and Society, International Journal of Communication and Media, Culture and Society.  

 

Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellows for 2016 - 2017

Yael Dekel (Ph.D, New York University, 2014) is a postdoctoral fellow at The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies. She is interested in Israeli literature and specifically the way in which it takes part in the relationship among discourse, social norms, power dynamics, ideology and the State. Her teaching interests include: trauma studies, silence in literature, protest poetry, Palestinian and Israeli war literature. She is currently working on her first book, exploring the poetics of silence and the making of the national subject in the war fiction of S. Yizhar. Yael is also a translator and editor at the independent publishing house Ra'av.

Joseph Ringel (Ph.D, Brandeis University, 2011) Ringel specializes in the sociology of Judaism, and the political and cultural differences of various Jewish communities, with particular focus on the oft-marginalized Mizrahi and Sephardic communities.

To see a full list of our faculty and their bios, visit our Jewish Studies Program site.