The Centre is conducting three international searches to fill senior faculty positions in Israel Studies and Modern Hebrew Literature at the University of Oxford and a junior research fellowship in European Jewish History and Culture.
The Fellowship in Modern Hebrew Literature, which is also the University’s Cowley Lecturership in Post-Biblical Hebrew, is a core post that builds on the University’s 460 year-old legacy of Hebrew studies. The post was once held by David Patterson, founder of the Centre, and later by Glenda Abramson and Jordan Finkin.
The Fellowship in Israel Studies has been established in memory of Rabbi Dr Sidney Brichto, the first Executive Director of the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues, author of several books on Judaism, and a Governor and fundraiser for the Centre. He served as rabbi, mentor, and friend to many distinguished leaders and philanthropists in the UK. The Brichto Fellowship in Israel Studies is a University Research Lectureship in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. This new post will memorialize Sidney Brichto’s commitment to Israel, promote objective understanding about the modern State of Israel, and strengthen Israel Studies at the University of Oxford.
The Lehmann Junior Research Fellowship in European Jewish History and Culture is a two-year Centre appointment that provides an opportunity for postdoctoral scholars to conduct research at the University of Oxford.