Duke CJS Announces: Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Friday, December 13, 2013
Duke CJS Announces: Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship

 The Center for Jewish Studies at Duke University invites applications for the Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in any field of Jewish Studies for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the following year. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $39,264 (US) per year, as well as benefits, for one full year.  The Fellow will be expected to present a public lecture on his or her research in the Fall of 2014, to teach one undergraduate course in Spring 2015, and participate in the intellectual life of the Center.  The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at Duke. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of research and teaching most enriches the offerings already available on campus and whose presence in the Research Triangle promises the greatest contribution to the faculty and student intellectual community, as well as those for whom the use of the Duke library holdings and Special Collections will be most profitable.  This postdoctoral fellowship honors the memory of Rabbi Nathan Perilman, who, after serving at Temple Emmanu-El in New York City, joined the Triangle-area Jewish community in his retirement.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past three years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the PhD in hand by August 15, 2014. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically, in .pdf form:

-   A letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further his/her research and scholarly publication (not to exceed five pages);

-   A current CV;

-  A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages;

-   Three letters of recommendation, including one that speaks to applicant's teaching ability, emailed directly to Duke in .pdf form;

-  A teaching portfolio, including statement of teaching interests, syllabi, and evaluations as available;  

- An official transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution.

Duke welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited by law. Previous applicants are eligible to re-apply.   Candidates from all American and foreign universities are welcome.

Applications should be sent to serena.elliott@duke.edu.

Applicants who have submitted all materials by February 1, 2014, will be given full consideration.  Phone interviews may be conducted for finalists.



Further information about the Duke Center for Jewish Studies may be found on our website: http://jewishstudies.duke.edu.   Further information about post-doctoral services at Duke may be found at: http://postdoc.duke.edu/. Please send any questions to serena.elliott@duke.edu