Leadership Seminar 2016-17

Leadership Seminar for Scholars in Jewish Studies
New Post-Tenure Award

The American Academy for Jewish Research announces a new Leadership Seminar program: an intensive workshop for outstanding tenured Associate Professors who are playing a prominent role in developing Jewish Studies on North American campuses led by Deborah Dash Moore (University of Michigan) and Maud Mandel (Brown University).

The Leadership Seminar will consist of a two-and-a-half-day session from Sunday, June 11 to Tuesday June 13, 2017 at Brown University that will focus on the challenges of doing innovative scholarship in the context of increased service and teaching responsibilities, with a special emphasis on researching and writing a major post-tenure academic project or second book. It will address trends in Jewish Studies scholarship as well as research opportunities. In addition, attention will be paid to issues facing Jewish Studies in the contexts of university, local, and national communities, along with different strategies for leadership and development.

The AAJR invites applications for Leadership Seminar from faculty members with a distinguished record of publications and teaching as well as service in the fields of Jewish Studies. The Leadership Seminar includes an honorarium of $1,000, a budgeted sum for travel expenses, and room and board.

Eligibility: applicants must have received tenure within the past seven years.

Applications due January 20, 2017 and should include the following:

  • a CV
  • a proposal describing the second scholarly project (book proposals are acceptable)
  • one (1) published article
  • syllabi of two (2) courses
  • a short personal statement (300-400 words) describing the applicant’s past service in Jewish Studies, current involvement, and a brief assessment of future individual challenges as well as those facing Jewish Studies on campus
  • two (2) letters of recommendation sent directly to Susan Rottenberg.

Please send all applications to: Susan Rottenberg, Program in Judaic Studies Brown University, Box 1826, Providence, RI 02912.

Questions regarding the Fellowship should be addressed to: Kelly_Colvin@Brown.edu.