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Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications are invited for one year postdoctoral fellowships in Israel Studies. The fellowship will begin in the Fall of each academic year. One or two fellowships may be provided each year, depending upon funding availability.

Those who are accepted to the postdoctoral program will be expected to:

• Pursue original research about the modern state of Israel and produce work for submission to appropriate academic publications
• Teach at least one undergraduate course (one quarter)
• Present one public lecture while in residence
• Participate actively in Center research seminars and other public programs during the fellowship year.

2020-21 Application Opening and Deadlines:

The application for 2020-21 postdoctoral positions will open on December 2, 2019. Completed applications including all the required materials should be submitted no later than March 9, 2020. Decisions will be announced on April 6, 2020.

Who Should Apply:

• Applicants must have a PhD degree from an accredited university (conferred by start of fellowship in September, 2020)
• The Center welcomes applications from students in a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to history, political science, economics, sociology, literature, visual and performing arts, management, engineering, law, public health, environment and sustainability.

Application Guidelines:

Materials required to complete the electronic application include:

• Current Curriculum Vitae
• Brief abstract of planned research activities at UCLA (150 words)
• Proposed Research Project Title
• Research Project Description (up to 1,500 words)
• Letters of reference (3). One letter of reference should be from a UCLA faculty member expressing interest in serving as your postdoctoral research adviser.
• 3 or 4 titles and brief descriptions of proposed courses that you would be able to teach 
• Applicants must provide the names and contact information of the references in the online application; once the application has been submitted, the references will receive automated emails from the system, instructing them where and how to upload their letters of reference. Applicants should therefore ensure that they submit the application well in advance of the advertised deadline.

This is a paid position with health coverage provided. Office space, and access to a computer, the UC library system, and other facilities available to members of the UCLA community will also be provided. UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UCLA values diversity among its students, staff and faculty, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.

For more information about the position and the application process, please contact the Center at israel@international.ucla.edu or (310) 825-9646.

For technical assistance, please contact Nora Joswig, UCLA International Institute IT Special Projects Coordinator, njoswig@international.ucla.edu.