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Meltzer Postdoctoral Fellowship

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 3, 2023

The Center for Israel Studies at American University invites applications for the inaugural Alan and Amy Meltzer Postdoctoral Fellowship, for the 2023-2024 academic year (August 28, 2023-May 31, 2024).

American University’s Center for Israel Studies offers an Academic Year postdoctoral fellowship to support the work of exceptional scholars at an early stage of their careers in Israel and Middle Eastern Studies. The postdoctoral fellow will teach one class per Academic Year while in residence. The fellow is expected to be present on campus during the full Academic Year and participate actively in AU programs, including our annual conference. The fields of research are unlimited, and can include areas such as political science, international relations, business, economics, history, sociology, religious studies, theater, literature, and arts. The deadline for Postdoctoral Fellow applications is March 24, 2023.

Review of applications will begin on March 24, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Established in 1998, American University’s Center for Israel Studies (CIS) was the first university center in the United States dedicated to the academic study of modern Israel. A pioneer in its field, CIS takes a multidisciplinary and pluralistic approach to examine modern Israel’s history, its diverse society and culture, and its complex geopolitical challenges. CIS offers a variety of courses, student trips, faculty-led discussions, and regular public programming featuring Israeli scholars, writers and artists.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation's capital. Our more than 12,000 students are globally diverse, and the university's mission is carried out by 848 full-time faculty and nearly 1,700 full¬ time staff. 94 percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field and among our adjunct faculty are policy makers, diplomats, journalists, artists, writers, scientists and business leaders. For more information about American University, visit .

The fellow should have academic expertise in the study of Israel and another country in the Middle East.

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 2023.

They should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a dissertation or book abstract, a proposal for a class, a one-page outline for a research project, and a one-page description of events or programs that they would be interested in organizing at AU as well as two letters of reference.

Please submit applications via Interfolio. Questions about the application process can be addressed to Laura Cutler at

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