Hirschfeld Presidential Scholar in Comparative Studies (Judaic Studies) at Brown University

The Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University is seeking applications for the Hirschfeld Presidential Scholar in Comparative Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. (Applications for one semester will also be considered.) The successful candidate will receive $50,000 for the year (or $25,000 for a semester), a health insurance subsidy, and access to university library, athletic, and computing services.

She/he will be expected to participate in the regular intellectual activities of the Program and teach one course.  In addition, the successful candidate will be available to meet with and advise graduate and undergraduate students, conduct research, lead a faculty research seminar meeting, and give a public lecture.


Only applications from senior scholars will be considered.  Preference will be given to applicants who work on Jews and Judaism in the Medieval and/or Early Modern periods. We welcome applications from scholars in any academic discipline. 

Application Instructions

Applications should be made at Interfolio and include a cover letter, the applicant’s research agenda for the year, brief descriptions of courses she/he would be prepared to teach, a CV, and a recent article or book chapter.  Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted at Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017.

Application date
16 Oct 2017
1 term or 1 academic year
America United States New England
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 10 and 99 years
Grants available
Award granted
US$ 50.000/year + health insurance