Tikvah Postdoctoral Research Associate in Jewish Thought
Princeton University's Tikvah Project on Jewish Thought and the Program in Judaic Studies invite applications for a Tikvah postdoctoral researcher in Jewish thought. Jewish Thought is defined here very broadly to include any relevant time period, figure, or topic. We aim to appoint someone who is interested in grappling with great human questions from a Jewish perspective and committed to bringing Jewish ideas and thinkers into conversation with the broader historical, philosophical, and theological traditions of the West and beyond. The successful candidate will be integrated fully into the Program in Judaic Studies as well as into any and all appropriate departments, programs, and centers at Princeton University. The candidate will pursue research and teach one course of his/her design each semester, subject to sufficient enrollments and approval by the Dean of the Faculty. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance.
Applicants are asked to apply online and submit the following materials:
- cover letter
- curriculum vitae
- a statement (of 1000 words or less) describing the proposed research project
- a draft syllabus for a potential seminar on Jewish Thought and a broad humanistic theme
- contact information for 3 references
PhD is required.
Applicants will be evaluated in terms of: scholarly excellence, the potential of the proposed project to contribute to a broad understanding of Jewish thought, and the contribution an applicant's presence might make to the growing intellectual community at Princeton working in the broad area of Jewish thought.