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Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies

The Nazarian Center offers a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Israel Studies. The Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to support the work of exceptional scholars at an early stage of their careers, whose presence at UCLA would strengthen the study of modern Israel. The fellowship will begin in the Fall of each academic year. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to:

• Conduct original research about modern Israel and produce work for submission to appropriate scholarly publications.

• Teach at least one undergraduate course (one quarter).

• Present one public lecture while in residence.

• Participate actively in Nazarian Center research seminars and other public programs during the fellowship year.



• Applicants must have a recent PhD degree from an accredited university conferred by start of fellowship.

• Citizens from any country are eligible for this fellowship.

• Academics who are permanently employed in full-time, tenure-track positions are not eligible to apply.


Application Guidelines:

Materials required to complete the electronic application include:

• Curriculum Vitae.

• Brief abstract of planned research activities at UCLA (150 words).

• Proposed Research Project Title.

• Research Project Description (up to 1,500 words).

• Two recommendation letters, one of which must be from a UCLA faculty member expressing interest in serving as your postdoctoral research adviser.

• Three titles and brief descriptions of proposed courses that you can teach.


Application Deadline:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Nazarian Center's 2020-21 postdoctoral fellow has been deferred to the 2021-22 academic year. Therefore, we are not accepting applications for AY 2021-22 at this time. 

 For more information, please contact the Center at israel@international.ucla.edu. Thank you.