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UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Nazarian Center offers a two-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) per year..
• Present one public lecture, per year, while in residence.
• Participate actively in Nazarian Center research seminars and other public programs during the fellowship years.

Award Period: Two academic years

2025–26 Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Dates:

Application Accepted Beginning: Friday, September 6, 2024
Application Due: Monday, December 9, 2024
Applicants Notified By: Monday, January 13, 2025

• 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. If there's a UCLA faculty member whom you would particularly like to work with, please note on application.
• Three titles and brief descriptions of proposed courses that you can teach.

To Apply:
Applicants should complete the electronic fellowship application by the above date indicated. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


For more information, please contact the Nazarian Center at israel@international.ucla.edu or (310) 825-9646. Thank you.