Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

All postdoctoral fellowship competitions at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies are now closed. Please check back for updates in the coming months.


The Ray D. Wolfe Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2021-2023)

The Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto offers the Ray D. Wolfe Post-Doctoral Fellowship to support advanced research in Jewish Studies. Applicants must be engaged in research related to the history, culture, literature or thought of the Jewish people. Award winners will be designated as Ray D. Wolfe Fellows. They will spend two academic years at the University of Toronto to further their research or prepare a completed dissertation for publication. Ray D. Wolfe fellows will teach one course in each of the two terms of the academic year. They will also deliver one public lecture. Applicants from foreign as well as Canadian universities are welcome.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $47,000 CAD per year inclusive of teaching. An additional $1,000 will be available for research support, including conference travel or other professional purposes. The position begins on 1 July 2021 and will terminate on 30 June 2023. The successful candidate will be an employee of the University of Toronto and as a member of a bargaining unit will be subject to the UofT-CUPE (Unit 5) Collective Agreement.

Applicants must hold a PhD that is completed not more than three years prior to the application deadline. Persons who are ABD are eligible to apply, but if appointed the fellow must defend the doctoral thesis before June 30, 2021 in order to retain the position.

Applications must include: (1) a letter of interest, not exceeding 1500 words, that describes the research project and specifies the questions to be considered, the approach to be taken, the goals to be achieved, and the contribution to be made; as well as a bibliography, not exceeding 500 words; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests, not exceeding 500 words, including proposals for two undergraduate courses; (4) a writing sample, not exceeding 30 pages. Applicants must also arrange to have a transcript of graduate courses taken and a minimum of two or maximum of three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Centre of Jewish Studies.

Please submit application material by e-mail to cjs.toronto@utoronto.ca.

All application materials must be in English, including Letters of Recommendation and Writing Samples.

Complete applications for the Ray D. Wolfe Fellowship must be submitted by: November 10, 2020 at 5:00pm.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Christian-Jewish Relations (2021-2022)

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (ATCJS), in partnership with the Toronto School of Theology (TST), invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of Christian-Jewish relations with a special interest in theology, broadly construed. The postdoctoral fellow will engage in scholarship that contributes to the understanding of Jewish and Christian faiths and cultures and their inter-relationship. Housed in the ATCJS at the Jackman Building for the Humanities, the fellow will spend the year working on a defined research project, deliver two public lectures, and contribute to the intellectual life of the ATCJS and the TST by participating in reading groups, colloquia and other academic gatherings. The public lectures will be called the Igor Kaplan Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations.

The successful candidate will be an employee of the University of Toronto and as a member of a bargaining unit will be subject to the UofT-CUPE (Unit 5) Collective Agreement. Remuneration is $36,500 per annum. An additional $1,000 will be available for research support, including conference travel or other professional purposes. The position begins on 1 July 2021 and will terminate on 30 June 2022.

Applicants must hold a PhD in theology or religious studies (or in a humanities disciplines where both faiths have played a role in the doctoral research), completed nor more than three years prior to the application deadline. Persons who are ABD are eligible to apply, but if appointed the fellow must defend the doctoral thesis before June 30, 2021 in order to retain the position.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that describes the candidate’s research project, including what the outcomes will be by the end of the fellowship (publication by the end of the fellowship is not a requirement, but applicants are encouraged to describe how the fellowship will facilitate future publication). Applicants must also include a curriculum vitae, a writing sample that does not exceed 8,000 words, and three letters of reference sent directly by the referee.

Application materials should be sent to cjs.toronto@utoronto.ca.

Applications must be received no later than November 10, 2020 at 5:00pm.

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