The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the UCLA Initiative to Study Hate (ISH) seek applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar position in the study of antisemitism (with the possibility of a one-year renewal). To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between September 1, 2019, and June 30, 2023.
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be a scholar who understands antisemitism within broad historical and political contexts and is open to exploring its connection to other forms of group-based hate; preference for work centered in the United States. The Fellow will join the vibrant research communities of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Initiative to Study Hate, and will have the following responsibilities: participating in shaping and implementing ISH research undertakings, as well as in research team meetings; serving as a resource for ISH grantees, as well as Jewish studies scholars and students, across campus; mentoring undergraduate and graduate fellows; helping to conceive public programs for the Alan D. Leve Center and ISH. To learn more about the Alan D. Leve Center, visit https://levecenter.ucla.edu/. To learn more about ISH, visit http://studyofhate.ucla.edu.
We are seeking to interview candidates with a demonstrable commitment to the success and mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations and with an enthusiasm for building ties across fields within the university. The appointment (which includes benefits) will be for a 12-month period. Salary will follow university standards for post-doctoral scholars and will reflect the applicant’s experience.
To apply, candidates must submit a (a) curriculum vitae, (b) cover letter, and (c) a statement outlining how their research connects to antisemitism and the study of hate, including a brief description of the kind of research project they would be interested in pursuing. A statement addressing the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also required. Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-searchcommittee-resources/sample-guidance/. Applicants should also have three referees submit letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin May 1, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. The preferred start date is July 1, 2023.