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American U invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow faculty position for Academic Year 2020-2021 and is pending funding. This fellowship is offered in conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. The appointment is a 12-month term position and will commence on August 1, 2020.

    Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree by August 1st, 2020. The position will require the incumbent to teach one course during the Fall 2020 semester and one course in the Spring 2021 semester at American University, in any area of Holocaust Studies. Course assignments will be made in consultation with the Director of the Jewish Studies Program. In addition, the fellow will have opportunities to conduct research and participate in the community of fellows at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

    Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  Include a letter of application describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.  Please contact Professor Pamela Nadell, Director of the Jewish Studies Program, if you have any questions.  Apply at

    American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. Our more than 12,000 students are globally diverse, and the university’s mission is carried out by 848 full-time faculty and nearly 1,700 full­ time staff. 94 percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field and among our adjunct faculty are policy makers, diplomats, journalists, artists, writers, scientists and business leaders. For more information about American University, visit

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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