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HEFNU accepting applications for position of Post- Doctoral Fellow in Holocaust Studies/Assistant Director

May 12, 2022

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for Post- Doctoral Fellow in Holocaust Studies/Assistant Director of HEFNU.
Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University – Postdoctoral Fellowship in Holocaust Studies/Assistant Director Application review will begin May 31st and remain open until the position is filled.

 The Holocaust Educational Foundation of NU (HEFNU) invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Holocaust Studies/Assistant Director, to run from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2024.

 Application review will begin May 31 and remain open until the position is filled.
o Degree in hand by start of appointment
o PhD in any discipline in the field of Holocaust Studies
o Commitment to the mission of HEFNU
o Keen wish to development Higher Ed/Non-Profit Administration Skills

The Postdoc/Assistant Director will be responsible for managing and helping to grow several initiatives at HEFNU. With the support of HEFNU’s graduate assistant and HEFNU’s Events and Outreach Coordinator and mentorship from the Director, the Postdoc will be responsible for creating, implementing, and managing a new outreach strategy to universities and individual scholars who could benefit from HEFNU programs and resources. In addition, the postdoc will help the Director manage other HEFNU programs, including the Lessons & Legacies Conference, the annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, several Regional Institutes, teaching and research grants, and the “certificate of achievement” in Holocaust Studies at NU. All of this with an eye to gaining experience in non-profit leadership. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to network with Holocaust scholars around the world.

The Postdoc will contribute 20-hours per week to HEFNU tasks and will have the remaining 17.5 working hours to pursue teaching or research interests.

The Postdoc position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. The term is two years.

Applicants should submit a 2-page cover letter that illustrates the applicant’s familiarity with HEFNU programs, describes not only what the applicant brings to the position, but also what they hope to gain from it, and that identifies teaching or research goals for the term of appointment; and a 2-page curriculum vitae. Two letters of recommendation should be forwarded as part of the application.

For more information and to apply visit:

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Questions? Please contact Sarah Cushman, PhD, Director:

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