The Shalom Spiegel Institute of Medieval Hebrew Poetry at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, will be dedicated to the work of Qalonymos b. Qalonymos (c. 14th century, Provence/Catalonia/Italian Peninsula) from June 16-21, 2024 at the Seminary. The week will include daily seminars with leading scholars on various aspects of Qalonymos’ work (Hebrew poetry and philosophical writings) as well as instruction in developing skills in the close reading of medieval Hebrew texts. The seminar will meet for morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Thursday, concluding with one session and lunch on Friday. The program is intended to supplement academic programs that offer medieval Jewish studies, general Hebrew literature and Jewish philosophy, but do not provide courses in which medieval Hebrew texts are read in the original. It is also expected to benefit students and faculty who have had access to such courses, but whose academic work would benefit from more intensive training in this area.
The departments of Jewish studies and religious studies at Colby College invite applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor (sabbatical replacement), beginning September 1, 2024. The successful candidate will teach four courses, including two surveys on Jews and Judaism (one premodern, one modern). The remaining courses should draw on the candidate’s own interests and relate to the requirements of the Jewish studies and religious studies departments. Applicants should not only demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduates in a liberal arts setting but provide evidence of their effectiveness as an educator. We welcome applicants from all relevant disciplines and areas of expertise. A terminal academic degree in hand by the time of appointment is strongly preferred.
The Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will award up to seven Fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for up to four years, beginning October 1, 2024. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $40,000 and $2,000 for research and related expenses, and other benefits. Yearly renewal will be contingent upon demonstrated progress in research. Fellows are expected to be physically present at the Institute for consecutive years during the period of the award. Applications will be considered from those awarded a Ph.D. on or after October 1, 2019. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2023.
The Program in Jewish Studies at Yale University is offering a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2024. Candidates for the fellowship must have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2024 and must have received the degree no earlier than 2021. The Program seeks a specialist in Jewish Thought and/or Philosophy who will work closely with appropriate members of Yale’s faculty.
The Tauber Institute welcomes Paola Tartakoff of Rutgers University to the Jewish Studies Colloquium. She will present her paper “Mendicant Jewish Converts and Miracle Stories around the Medieval Pyrenees” at 12:45pm on December 5, 2023 in Lown 315 and stream live on Zoom.
The event is free and open to the public, and a light kosher lunch will be served at 12:30pm.
The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Pennsylvania announces the Goldin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies for the 2024-2025 academic year. This fellowship is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies, broadly conceived; preference will be given to applicants who strengthen and/or complement the intellectual interests of the faculty and its research activities. The program is open to a variety of approaches to Jewish Studies and seeks a scholar who possesses both an expansive conception of the field and demonstrates a willingness to work closely with colleagues and students.