One-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Jewish Studies Program

Application deadline date: 
April 30, 2021
Starting date : 
September 1, 2021

The Jewish Studies Program at the Central European University invites applications for a twelve-month post-doctoral research fellowship on a topic related to Jewish cultural, visual and literary studies with a preferred focus on the representation, remembrance and memorialization of the Shoah. The specific disciplinary and thematic areas of research are open, but preference will be given to candidates working on Central and/or Eastern Europe research and whose research interests can be linked to the Democracy in History Working Group at the CEU Democracy Institute. The post-doctoral Fellow will be hosted by the Democracy Institute at the CEU in Budapest.

Duties and responsibilities:
The post-doctoral Fellow is expected to carry out systematic research on the subject, offer a condensed thematic seminar for the students of the university, give a public lecture, organize a conference, workshop, or exhibition in collaboration with other units of the university, plan a study field trip, and engage with the life and activities of the faculty and students at Central European University.

Applicants should have received their doctoral degrees after September 1, 2014 and should have a publication record that is appropriate for the stage of their career. There are no restrictions concerning citizenship, race, gender, or age. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021. Current doctoral students must show evidence that they will successfully defend their dissertation before the start date of the fellowship.

We offer a competitive remuneration that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • An updated academic CV
  • Writing sample or representative publication
  • Research proposal with an abstract
  • Contact information for two referees.

For pre-application inquiries, please contact Lilla Kukor (

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2021/007.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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