Call for Nominations: 2023 Distinguished Early Career Award

This Award is presented to an Early Career Scholar in the social scientific study of contemporary Jewry whose work reflects excellence in applying social science theories and methods in the field.

It aims to honor remarkable scholars to encourage a successful academic career and professional/applied research career.

Awardees do not need to have been active in the ASSJ, but they are asked to join if they are not currently members. The Award will cover the membership dues for one year.


Sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, demography, psychology, social psychology, linguistics, geography, contemporary history, communications, education, gender studies.


Up to 10 years since Ph.D. was awarded.

Minimum publications: 1 peer-reviewed book or four articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, or research reports.

Criteria for Award

Scholars must demonstrate mastery-outstanding academic research/professional practice.

The Selection Committee will primarily consider nominees’ published works to date, teaching, public engagement, service to the academy and research community, and potential for future scholarly contributions.


Self or others

The nomination materials should include:

  • Cover letter with information about the candidate’s publication record, teaching record, mentorship record of others, institutional development and service, professional practice, and public engagement.
  • CV

Materials should be submitted by May 29, 2023, to the following email addresses:

[email protected]
[email protected]

Awardees will be selected by a committee of scholars who will assess the nominees’ work and its impact and will make recommendations to the ASSJ Board.


In addition to the honor of being designated, the awardee will receive the following::

A certificate of recognition, an ASSJ membership for one year, and 1,500 USD

Presentation of his/her work on an ASSJ webinar

The announcement at the AJS annual meeting, in Contemporary Jewry, and on the ASSJ website

Public announcement in coordination with the awardee’s home institution

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