Yale University intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in the Study of Antisemitism for the academic year 2019-20. The position will come with two main responsibilities:
Design and teach a one-semester course for undergraduates on the theory/history of antisemitism
Help the director develop the intellectual and programmatic vision of YPSA.
Housed at the Whitney Humanities Center, the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to promoting research into the phenomenon of antisemitism from antiquity to the present. It brings together scholars from across the university and from a variety of different disciplines—History, Political Science, Literature, Sociology, Psychology, etc. Currently, the main activities of the program involve sponsoring research projects and hosting lectures and conferences. YPSA has also produced videos relating to antisemitism and plans to expand its curriculum development. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to attend all YPSA events and participate in all YPSA activities.
While the funding for the position will come from YPSA, the Postdoctoral Associate will be associated with the Humanities Program, and the course taught by the Associate will be listed with that program. Additional affiliations with Yale departments are also possible.
Initial appointment will be for one year. A Ph.D. involving research centrally related to antisemitism is required, although disciplinary specialization is open. The annual salary is $55,000 plus healthcare benefits.
Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff, and especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
and must include: a) cover letter; b) curriculum vitae; and c) three letters of recommendation, including one that discusses teaching experience. We will begin reviewing applications on March 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.