Judaic Studies enables students to develop a broad knowledge of the history, religion, literature, philosophy, languages, and politics of the Jews. Jewish societies, texts, ideologies, material cultures, and institutions are studied in a comparative perspective in the context of histories, cultures, and intellectual traditions among which Jews have lived throughout the ages. As an interdisciplinary program, Judaic Studies employs historical, literary, political, social and philosophical methods of analysis.
The Judaic Studies major — especially as a second major with Economics, Political Science, Literature, English, Philosophy, or History — offers a broad and interdisciplinary liberal arts background combined with an intensive preparation in the historical and religious experience of Jewish culture in its various civilizational contexts, from antiquity to contemporary times. The major epochs of Jewish history are the Persian and Hellenistic period, including biblical, para-biblical and Hellenistic Jewish writings; the classical period, including the literature, history and thought of rabbinic Judaism and its antecedents; the medieval period, including Jewish history, literature and thought in both Christian and Islamic lands; the early modern period, including Jewish history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries; and the modern period which includes the history, literature and thought of Jews and Judaism from the late eighteenth to the twenty-first century with attention to the impact of modernization.
The major includes a set of core requirements and two areas of concentration. Students may count up to three Hebrew language courses toward the completion of the major requirements. Those who choose not to study modern Hebrew must enroll in at least two courses in Hebrew literature in translation.Students considering the major in Judaic Studies should contact the director of undergraduate studies as soon as possible.
Post Doctoral Associate in Ancient Judaism/History
Program in Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Associate in Ancient Judaism/History
The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University is offering a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2019. Candidates for the fellowship must have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019 and must have received the degree no earlier than 2016. The Program seeks a specialist in Ancient Judaism/History who will work closely with appropriate members of Yale’s faculty.
The Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Yale’s library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, teach two courses, one per year, with the option of substituting the organization of a conference, seminar, or colloquium for the second year’s course. The annual stipend will be $59,000 plus health benefits. Candidates send a cover letter, CV, project proposal, three letters of recommendation, and a list of proposed courses to:
Judaic Studies Program
P.O. Box 208282
New Haven, CT 06520-8282
The deadline for receipt of application materials is February 4, 2019.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority professionals.
The deadline for receipt of application materials is February 5, 2018.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority professionals.
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