Claims Conference Kagan Fellowship in Advance Shoah Studies University Lecturer Position in Holocaust Studies

The Claims Conference is planning to fund several new university lecturer positions for Holocaust-focused courses in key European-based universities and is seeking universities that are interested in creating a partnership.

In order to be eligible, the university must:

  • Be European based and well established
  • Be a public (government supported) university
  • Have an established History or other Humanities related department
  • currently be offering no more than 1 Holocaust-focused course in any department (this includes universities who are not offering any Holocaust-focused courses)
  • Be willing to add a new lecturer to their department for a year

The Claims Conference will offer a maximum salary of $40,000 for a full-time lecturer position, which will start in September of 2019 and end in June of 2020. The lecturer will be expected to teach at least 3 Holocaust-focused courses in the university, including one course that must be an Introduction to Holocaust in a Bachelors level program. The other courses can either be in a Bachelors or Masters level program. The courses can be taught in the local language. The lecturer will also offer lectures open to the public. The university will not be able to add to the lecturer’s responsibilities beyond those related to teaching these courses unless the university offers the lecturer a stipend.

The Holocaust-focused courses cannot be part of a Jewish or Yiddish Studies program, but, rather, must be in a History or related department. It is expected that the university will conduct significant outreach and marketing of the Holocaust-focused courses in advance so as to ensure sufficient student registration.

The lecturer will be selected by the Claims Conference, with priority given to Kagan Fellowship alumni, and offered to the university. The curricula will be approved by the Claims Conference Kagan Fellowship Academic Committee and the university.

While there is a possibility of a second year of funding for this position, it is expected that the university will look for additional funding sources in order to make this position a permanent one.

If interested, please email Ms. Chavie Brumer at Chavie.brumer@claimscon.org indicating your intent to apply.

Download the application form.

The application form must be submitted by April 30, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Chavie Brumer at the email above.