Ph.D. Placement

PhD Placement

The Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies has a strong record of placement in academic jobs for our PhD students who graduate from the program, with the vast majority obtaining tenure-track positions anywhere from one to five years after graduation.


For a breakdown of placement statistics for the past five years (2011-2015), please click here: 2011-2015 PhD Placement Statistics

Our PhD graduates have held the following types of positions:

Tenure Track

Barry University (Associate Professor of Theology & Hebrew Scriptures) 
Brandeis University (Assistant Professor of Hebrew Literature)
Brooklyn College (Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies)
Catholic University of America (Assistant Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literature)
Chapman University (Assistant Professor of History)
Columbia University (Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies)
Cornell University (Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies) 
DePaul University (Associate Professor of Religious Studies)
Ha-Kibbutzim College (Chair of Department of Media & Film)
Harding University (Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew)
Hebrew Union College (Assistant Professor of Rabbinics)
Indiana University (Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Culture)
Lander College for Women-Touro College (Assistant Professor of History and Humanities)
Mount Saint Vincent University (Associate Professor of History)
Muhlenberg College (Assistant Professor of Religion Studies, Associate Professor of Religious Studies)
New York University (Associate Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies)
Nyack College (Assistant Professor of Old Testament)
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (Associate Professor of Rabbinic Literature)
Stern College for Women-Yeshiva University (Associate Professor of Bible)
SUNY Stonybrook (Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish History)
Touro College (Associate Professor of Jewish Studies)
UCLA (Gilbert Professor of Israel Studies, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures)
Union Theological Seminary (Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible)
University of British Columbia (Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible)
University of Hartford (Associate Professor of Judaic Studies)
University of Nebraska at Omaha (Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at the Department of Philosophy and Religion)
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Assistant Professor of History)
University of Pittsburgh (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies)
University of South Carolina (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies) 
University of Toronto (Assistant Professor of the Study of Religion)
William Jewell College (Assistant Professor of Religion)
Yeshiva University (Assistant Professor of Bible, Associate Professor of Jewish Mysticism, Strauss Professor of Talmud)
York University (Assistant Professor)


Non-Tenure Track/Academic Staff

Brown University (Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion)
City College of New York (Adjunct Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies)
Hebrew Union College (President)
Hunter College (Director of Pre-Law Programs)
Jewish Theological Seminary (Assistant Dean of the Graduate School)
Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at University of Pennsylvania (Adjunct Assistant Professor of History)
NYU Law Office of Gradate Affairs (Director) 
Oberlin College (Senior Assistant Director of Admissions)
University of Cambridge (University Lecturer in Hebrew & Aramaic)
University of Chicago (Collegiate Assistant Professor of the Humanities)
University of Memphis (Visiting Scholar of Judaic Studies)
University of Monash (Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies)
University of Sydney (Lecturer, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies)
University of the Holy Land (Bible and Jewish Studies Lecturer)             
Ursinus College (Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies)
Visiting Scholar, New York University
Yale University (Senior Lector in Modern Hebrew)
Yeshiva University (Instructor of Medieval Jewish History)


Postdoctoral Fellowships

Albert and Rachel Lehmann Junior Research Fellow, Oxford University
Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
Fellow, The Centre for Jewish Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies-University of London
Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Kreitman Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Ben Gurion University 
Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Hebrew University
Program for Jewish Civilization Fellow, Georgetown University
Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Ruth Meltzer Fellow, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at University of Pennsylvania
Weinstein Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison