Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Please see below for ongoing postdoctoral fellowship competitions at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.


Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and Department for the Study of Religion Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (ATCJS), in partnership with the Department for the Study of Religion, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed for students who are currently in the very last stage of their PhD and will defend sometime between April – August 2021. The postdoctoral fellow will spend the year working on a defined research project, deliver one public lectures, and contribute to the intellectual life of the ATCJS and the Centre for the Study of Religion by participating in reading groups, colloquia and other academic gatherings.

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 $37,000 per annum. The successful candidate will also develop and teach one course in the Department for the Study of Religion, which will be remunerated separately under CUPE Unit 1 guidelines. An additional $500 will be available for research support, including conference travel or other professional purposes.

The position begins on September 1, 2021 and will terminate on 31 August, 2022.

Applicants must hold a PhD from the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, completed between April and August 2021 and must have completed the requirements of the Collaborative Program in Jewish Studies. Persons who are ABD are eligible to apply, but if appointed the fellow must defend the doctoral thesis before August 31, 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 two letters of reference sent directly by the referee. Application materials should be sent to cjs.events@utoronto.ca

Applications must be received no later than February 25, 2021 at 5:00pm.

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Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and Department of History Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (ATCJS), in partnership with the Department of History, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed for students who are currently in the very last stage of their PhD and will defend sometime between April – August 2021. The postdoctoral fellow will spend the year working on a defined research project, deliver one public lectures, and contribute to the intellectual life of the ATCJS and the Department of History by participating in reading groups, colloquia and other academic gatherings. 

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 $37,000 per annum. The successful candidate will also develop and teach one course in the Department of History, which will be remunerated separately under CUPE Unit 1 guidelines. An additional $500 will be available for research support, including conference travel or other professional purposes. The position begins on September 1, 2021 and will terminate on 31 August 2022.

Applicants must hold a PhD from the Department of History, University of Toronto, completed between April and August 2021 and completed the requirements of the Collaborative PhD Program in Jewish Studies. Persons who are ABD are eligible to apply, but if appointed the fellow must defend the doctoral thesis before September 1, 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 two letters of reference sent directly by the referee.

Application materials should be sent to cjs.events@utoronto.ca
Applications must be received no later than February 25, 2021 at 5:00pm.

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Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and Department for the Study of Religion Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (ATCJS), in partnership with the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed for students who are currently in the very last stage of their PhD and will defend sometime between April – August 2021. The postdoctoral fellow will spend the year working on a defined research project, deliver one public lectures, and contribute to the intellectual life of the ATCJS and the Department of History by participating in reading groups, colloquia and other academic gatherings.

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 $37,000 per annum. The successful candidate will also develop and teach one course in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, which will be remunerated separately under CUPE Unit 1 guidelines. An additional $500 will be available for research support, including conference travel or other professional purposes. The position begins on September 1, 2021 and will terminate on 31 August 2022.

Applicants must hold a PhD from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, completed between April and August 2021 and completed the requirements of the Collaborative PhD Program in Jewish Studies. Persons who are ABD are eligible to apply, but if appointed the fellow must defend the doctoral thesis before September 1, 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 two letters of reference sent directly by the referee.

Application materials should be sent to cjs.events@utoronto.ca
Applications must be received no later than February 25, 2021 at 5:00pm.


The competition for the Ray D. Wolfe Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2021-2023) is now closed.

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.