Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Center for Jewish Studies at Duke University will not be taking applications for the Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2018-19 academic year.

About the Fellowship:

The Fellowship provides a stipend of $47,500 per year, as well as benefits, for one full year. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Duke's library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, to teach two semester courses over two years, and to give a public lecture on their research. 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.

Priority deadline: January 15, 2017.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past 3 years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2017. 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 5 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 statement of teaching interests, syllabi (both proposed, as well as those already taught);
  • 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

Phone interviews may be conducted for finalists.

Further information about the Duke Center for Jewish Studies may be found at  Further information about post-doctoral services at Duke may be found at: Please send any questions to