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The Profession

A guide to articles, conference papers, and other materials on professional issues in the field of Jewish Studies, with particular emphasis on issues facing advanced graduate students and pre-tenure scholars.

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Articles

Non-Academic Careers for Jewish Studies Scholars

"Five Lessons for Jewish Studies PhDs Who Are Contemplating Working Outside of Academia (and Specifically in Philanthropy)," Felicia Herman, Executive Director, Natan (AJS News October 2015: Careers Beyond Academia)

"Career Paths Beyond the Academy," Christopher Barthel, Senior Manager for Academic and Public Programs,
Center for Jewish History (AJS News October 2015: Careers Beyond Academia)

Papers Presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies AJS/AAJR Panel: "Beyond the Ivory Tower: Career Opportunities for the Jewish Studies Scholar"

Aleisa Fishman, Ph.D., Editorial Coordinator, Academic Publications, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Felicia Herman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Natan

Avinoam Patt, Ph.D., Applied Research Scholar for Jewish Life and Culture, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Judith Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Director of Education, Jewish Women's Archive

Getting the First Book Published

"How Not to Get Published," Dee Mortensen, Editorial Director, Indiana University Press (AJS News December 2015: Getting Published)

"What Potential Authors Should Know about Publishing," Jennifer Hammer, Senior Editor, New York University Press (AJS News December 2015: Getting Published)

"Publishing Advice," Heather Gold, Assistant Editor, Yale University Press (AJS News December 2015: Getting Published)

"Publishing the First Book: A Conversation with Eric Zinner," AJS Perspectives Fall/Winter 2004

Papers Presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies AJS/AAJR Panel: "Getting the First Book Published"

Glenn Dynner, Sarah Lawrence College

Melissa R. Klapper, Rowan University

The Job Interview

"What to Expect in a First-Round Interview," The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 31, 2011

"What to Expect in a Second-Round Interview," The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 1, 2012

"Applying for an Academic Position," AJS Perspectives Fall/Winter 2003