Call for Applications
New Directions in Jewish Studies
Lecture series at UC Davis
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
The Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis is pleased to launch the New Directions in Jewish Studies lectureship. Four lecturers will be named for the 2020-2021 academic year. We invite applications from scholars whose research stakes out bold, innovative new directions in any area of Jewish Studies.
The lectureship carries an honorarium of $1500 and is open exclusively to scholars who do not currently hold a tenured or tenure track position.
Each New Directions Lecturer will offer 1) an online public talk on their research during the 2020-2021 academic year, AND 2) either a guest class in a relevant course taught by aUC Davis Jewish Studies faculty member OR a smaller research workshop for UC Davis faculty and graduate students.
Eligibility: The lectureship is open to active scholars who are not employed in a tenured or tenure track (or equivalent permanent) position in 2020-2021. Lecturers must hold a PhD in any discipline related to Jewish Studies, but applicants who have not yet graduated but are in the final stages of dissertation completion may also be considered.
Application process: Please email a CV and, in the body of the email, a one paragraph description of research and a one paragraph description of a proposed New Directions in Jewish Studies public lecture to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2020. Descriptions should clearly indicate how the scholar’s research and/or proposed talk represents new directions in Jewish Studies. In the email, please confirm that you are not employed in a tenured or tenured track (or equivalent) position. If you donot yet have a PhD in hand, please indicate the date your dissertation was or will be submitted.
Selection process: New Directions Lecturers will be selected by a committee comprised of Jewish Studies faculty and graduate students at UC Davis. As the name of the lectureship indicates, applications will be evaluated primarily on the potential of the scholar's research to clearly, rigorously, and boldly stake out new directions in Jewish Studies. Lecturers will be announced in October. The online events will be scheduled in collaboration with the lecturer and the Jewish Studies program committee at UC Davis.