Karesh Annual Lecture

Our Program is proud to announce a new opportunity for junior scholars (untenured or not on the tenure track, but with a PhD) to deliver the annual Stanley and Charlot Karesh Annual Lecture in Jewish Studies. Every fall, a scholar will come to Charleston to meet with students, faculty, and the community, teach a class, and deliver a public lecture. Application is now open for this opportunity, and the deadline to apply is June 15, 2021. Description is below. For questions, please contact Program Director Dr. Ayalon.



The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston invites applications from junior scholars (untenured or scholars not on the tenure-track) to present the Stanley and Charlot Karesh Annual Lecture in Jewish Studies in Charleston, SC, in October or November 2021. The scholar will receive a $2000 honorarium (+ travel expenses), spend a few days in Charleston, interact with students, faculty, and members of the community, teach a class, and deliver the formal lecture.

Any topic within Jewish Studies, broadly defined, will be considered. We are particularly interested in scholars who can speak to a lay audience and whose area of expertise and the topics they propose do not directly overlap with those of our Program’s faculty. PhD is required by the end of August, 2021. To apply, please send a CV and a one-page letter of application detailing the proposed topic for the lecture and its appeal to a broad audience to Dr. Yaron Ayalon, Director, Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, via email to ayalony@cofc.edu. Applications received by June 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.