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2017-2018 JEWISH STUDIES JOBS - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[]

Aarhus University (DK) - Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies[]

The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent position as professor of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies within the Department of Theology. The position is available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of employment: Jens Chr. Schous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The position: The professorship is offered with a view to attracting a particularly talented person who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of innovative, internationally recognised research. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society in general and the study of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The professor will also be expected to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development as well as contributing actively to the further development of the department, both nationally and internationally.

Research: The Department of Theology at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in developing the research programme with special emphasis on the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible in its historical, literary and theological context and to contribute to research initiatives in terms of new research projects with internal and external partners, including the attraction and administration of external research funding.

Applicants must therefore be able to document academic qualifications at the highest international level within the field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible research. It is of vital importance that the successful applicant takes part in the daily activities of the department.

Education: Applicants should be prepared to teach and contribute to developing courses, learning and supervision on Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies at all levels of the department’s degree programmes in theology (BA, MA and PhD), and will be expected to have considerable teaching experience at university level. Applicants must also be able to collaborate on teaching in connection with other degree programmes offered by the School of Culture and Society, such as the departments of the Study of Religion, Philosophy and the History of Ideas, History and Archaeology.

Talent development: The successful applicant is expected to be able to identify the development potential of junior researchers and to contribute to the talent development and supervision of PhD students and to teaching and developing PhD courses.

Knowledge exchange: It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in cooperation with civil society actors or in connection with the public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to formulate a vision for the contribution of their research to the wider field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies. Applicants must be able to document: Academic publications at the highest international level, corresponding to a Danish higher doctoral degree, including research innovation in the field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies. Thorough knowledge of historical-critical and contextual approaches to the exegesis and theology of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible. Thorough knowledge of relevant human and social science fields which are relevant to Old Testament / Hebrew Bible research. Thorough knowledge of sources and cultures in the Ancient Near East, adjacent to Ancient Israel and Judah. Experience of active participation in international research collaboration. Experience of research organisation, including the obtaining and administration of external funding in the field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies. Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at all levels. Commitment to teaching development, the supervision of student projects, talent development, research management, and the development of PhD courses.

If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years. The application must be written in English.

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Ulrik Nissen, email

Research environment: The professor will be part of a strong international research environment at the department and will be expected to contribute to ongoing research activities through participation in meetings, seminars, etc., and to stimulate the development of new research projects at all levels within the field of the study of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible.

College of Charleston (SC) - Director of Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program (Assoc. Prof. or Prof. Rank)[]

The College of Charleston seeks a dynamic scholar, teacher, and leader at the associate or full professor rank to become Director of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, the premier program of its kind in South Carolina. Assisted by a robust support team and a substantial endowment, the director will guide and sustain the Program’s distinctive threefold model of academic excellence, community outreach, and student life. 

The Program is housed in the Jewish Studies Center, a 15,000–sq. ft. facility on campus with classrooms and offices, a multi-purpose lecture hall, and a kosher dining hall. The Program includes four faculty lines, an endowed chair of Holocaust Studies, and an endowed visiting chair. It is also home to endowed centers for Southern Jewish Culture and Holocaust Studies. Jewish Studies enjoys a long-standing collaboration with the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, a statewide grassroots organization, and the Jewish Heritage Collection, a renowned repository of archival material on southern Jewish life. The Program recently completed a $10 million capital campaign. 

The director will serve as a full-time faculty member in the Jewish Studies Program, which is in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. She or he is expected to have research and teaching interests in Jewish Studies or a related field, an established record of publication, and be qualified for tenure at the associate or full professor rank. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position’s overall workload includes a reduced teaching load commensurate with administrative duties.

Submit online at : letter of application addressing administrative experience, as well as teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references, who can provide recommendations at a later date.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Morgan Koerner, search committee chair, at Representatives of the search committee plan to conduct preliminary interviews at the AJS conference in Washington D.C. Select candidates will be invited for on-campus interviews. 

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Hebrew Bible/Old Testament[]

The Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2018, in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. We particularly welcome candidates with contemporary methodological frameworks such as post-colonial, ecological, critical race theory, or feminist approaches. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to .

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service would support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in mid to late November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by electronic presence or at the Annual Meeting of the AAR/SBL in Boston, November 17-20, for those who will be attending the meeting.

College of Idaho (ID) - Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies[]

The Department of History at The College of Idaho invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track appointment to the Berger-Neilsen Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies to begin in fall 2018. This position is the first endowed chair in Judaic Studies in the state of Idaho, and one of the few such chairs in the Pacific Northwest and the intermountain region.

The successful candidate will be a passionate, engaged teacher and productive scholar, who can provide outreach to the broader campus and local communities. The responsibilities of the Chair also include administering the fully endowed Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies. 

Research specialization for this position is open, but candidates should be able to teach at least one course on modern Israel broadly defined.  Preference will be given to candidates who can offer engaging undergraduate courses on various topics of Jewish history, religion, and/or foundational texts (Tanakh, Mishnah, and Talmud).  The ideal candidate would also be able to teach courses that would be accessible to a broad range of undergraduate students (e.g., courses on modern Middle East, north Africa, greater Mediterranean, and so forth).  Candidates must have PhD in hand at the time of appointment in August 2018.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to with subject line, Judaic Studies Search.  Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from referees or through Interfolio. 

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private college. The C of I has a national reputation for academic excellence and for preparing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, a community of 50,000 located in Idaho’s vibrant Treasure Valley. Campus is just 30 minutes from downtown Boise, a thriving city with a multitude of dining and entertainment options including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, professional sports and more. The area also offers world-class opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting.  

For more information on The College of Idaho, visit The College of Idaho is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

  • Review of applications will begin on March 1 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything from College of Idaho? 3/14
  • Course evaluations requested 3/5 (x2)
  • Skype interview 3/14
  • Skype interview 3/15
  • Any updates? 4/25
  • Offer made and accepted 5/1

College of William and Mary (VA) - Hebrew Bible and Israelite Religion[]

The Department of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Hebrew Bible and Israelite Religion. We are seeking a colleague with a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence whose expertise in the history and literature of the Israelite period will complement our faculty line in New Testament and Christian Origins. Particularly welcome are applicants with secondary research interests in the material culture of ancient Israel or in the cognate cultures of the ancient Near East. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2018).

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, university transcripts, and evidence of teaching excellence. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

  • To ensure full consideration for a preliminary interview during the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion, submit application materials by the review date, October 23, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Cornell University (NY) - Associate or early Full Professor of Modern European Jewish History[]

The Department of History at Cornell University, in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program, seeks applicants for the Laurie B. and Eric M. Roth Professorship of Modern European Jewish history, at the rank of associate or early full professor, with a preference for the history of Eastern and/or Central Europe. We seek candidates who are willing to contribute to the curricula and activities of both the Department and the Program, and whose research includes work in relevant Jewish languages. Teaching responsibilities will include surveys of Jewish history, courses in the broader history of the relevant region, and courses in the candidate’s specific area of expertise. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018.

  • Also posted at European History 2017-18
  • Finalists invited to campus (3) [posted Jan. 3]
  • Any news about this job? Was it filled? (6/13)
  • Yes, with someone formerly at Clark U.

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - Judaic Studies[]

Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Judaic Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. Rank will be at the Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level (without tenure but with the possibility of a shortened tenure timeline) depending on qualifications. Area and time-period of research specialty are open. Candidates should possess or be close to completing a doctorate by July 1, 2018 and must be well-versed in theoretical approaches and conversations in the academic study of religion. In addition to introductory and upper level courses in Judaic Studies, candidates must also be prepared to teach the department's "Introduction to Religious Studies" and participate in the College's general education curriculum "Connections." Please submit applications to:, 1) CV; 2) Letter of interest detailing research and teaching experience; 3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy that includes reflection on teaching and advising students from diverse backgrounds; 4) Three letters of recommendation; 5) graduate transcripts; 6) teaching evaluations.

  • Deadline for applications is October 15th, 2017.
  • Email request for AAR interview 10/31
  • Any word post-AAR?
  • Email request for on-campus 11/29
  • Offer made and accepted

Georgetown University (DC) - Jewish Civilization, Art, and International Affairs[]

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Jewish Civilization, Art, and International Affairs to begin in the Fall of 2018. The successful candidate’s research will draw broad and meaningful comparisons across cultures, time, and space. She or he will scrutinize the manner in which Jewish artists, past and present, have attempted to make sense of issues of global concern to the Jewish people. Such issues may include, but are not restricted to, the formation of the State of Israel, the Jewish State’s geopolitical relations with its Middle East neighbors, the standing of diaspora communities, international norms of social justice as refracted through the prism of Jewish ethics and theology, economic and political theory.

Competitive applicants will have a primary specialization in a relevant field of Jewish studies, but may possess sub-specializations which permit him or her to identify links with the other cultures, religions, ethnic groups scrutinized by the specialists in international affairs affiliated with the School of Foreign Service (e.g., African Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies). The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a creative and original research agenda, as well as excellence in the classroom and in the related areas of course design, curricular development, and student mentoring. The chosen candidate will also be expected to retain the competence necessary to teach one of our two undergraduate Gateway courses, (“Jewish Texts Across Time and Space,” and/or “Diplomacy, Politics and International Relations in Jewish Perspective”).

In 2016, the Program for Jewish Civilization (founded in 2003) was renamed the Center for Jewish Civilization. The CJC is supported by an endowment of 21 million dollars. Being the only Jewish studies unit of its kind located in a school of foreign service and international studies, its many scholars and practitioners culled from the government and public service explore issues pertaining to the modern State of Israel, Jewish political thought, Jewish-Catholic relations, Holocaust Studies, and the Jewish diaspora.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, evaluations, and a brief statement of preferred teaching approach).

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted.

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of February 1st, 2018.
  • This is an unusual search, the time table is much more fluid, I got an email which I thought was an interview invite but ended up being acknoledgment of recieving the material 
  • Interview request for AJS (november 7)
  • Any news on the search? (Dec. 21)
  • No news here...anyone else hear something? (jan 17)
  • invite to campus (sent Jan 12)

Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) - Jewish Studies[]

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor (or Associate with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Religion to begin September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed as the inaugural endowed chair of Jewish studies, which includes an annual stipend and professional development funds. The purpose of the endowed chair is to advance the teaching of Jewish studies and to facilitate a hospitable environment for Jewish religious life on campus.

Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Jewish Studies or a cognate field with an emphasis on Judaism, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and will complete their degree by September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and a commitment to teaching and advising undergraduates. Candidates must have a clear research and publication trajectory. A commitment to interreligious cooperation and understanding, the ability to mentor Jewish students, and the ability to support students in the cultivation of Jewish religious life are essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer the ability to teach in dialogue with at least one other religious tradition, in particular with some Christian theological sources. The ability to contribute to general education and to provide courses that contribute to an interdisciplinary program, such as Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies or Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies is welcome. Experience participating in and/or leading Jewish religious and community life is advantageous. Finally, we welcome candidates who appreciate Gustavus's mission as a church-related (ELCA) liberal arts college.

Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The annual course load for tenure-track and tenured faculty is six courses; the holder of the Jewish studies endowed position will receive an annual two-course release for administrative responsibilities. All endowed chairs at Gustavus are appointed for renewable three-year terms.

Teaching: Primary teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Judaism and upper-level courses in the individual's area of expertise. Additional teaching responsibilities may include courses contributing to general education, such as First Term Seminar, interdisciplinary programs, or a January term course involving experiential learning.

Administration and Outreach: Administrative duties associated with the endowed position will include: collaborate with various offices on campus (e.g., Chaplains' Office, Admission) to support the religious life and practice of Jewish students; serve on the college's Interfaith Advisory Board; develop interfaith events both on- and off-campus; and cultivate Gustavus's relationships with regional Jewish congregations and agencies.

Application Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to The application materials must include: a letter of application that addresses the applicant's ability to meet the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of research interests, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and the names and contact information for three referees, the combination of whom can speak to the required and preferred qualifications. The letter of application should be addressed to:

Dr. Thia Cooper, Search Chair, Department of Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at For more details, visit the College's website at or contact Dr. Thia Cooper at

  • For full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2017. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Finalists may be asked to submit syllabi, publications, and/or student evaluations. Initial phone interviews will be conducted in November 2017.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2017-2018
  • Received email from HR asking me to fill out a self-identification form on 11/21, but otherwise haven't heard anything from them about interviews - has anyone else?

Harvard University (MA) - Tenured Professor in Hebrew Bible[]

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks to appoint a tenured professor of Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew Bible should be the focus of a candidate’s research and teaching. Candidates are expected to be able to situate the Hebrew Bible within its Ancient Near Eastern context as well as treat post-Biblical Scriptural tradition in Judaism and Christianity. The professor of Hebrew Bible will be appointed in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and will work with colleagues in the Committee on the Study of Religion, the Harvard Divinity School, and other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The professor will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctorate or the equivalent.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates should evince intellectual leadership of, and high impact on, the field, and should show potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community in the future.

  • Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications will begin to be reviewed on November 15, 2017 until the position is filled. 1. Letter of interest; 2. Curriculum Vitae; 3. A recent publication [article(s) or book chapter] not more than 50 pages in length.

Kenyon College (OH) - Judaic Traditions[]

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, welcomes applications for a tenure-track position in Judaic Traditions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning in the academic year 2018-2019. Ph.D. in hand before August 1, 2018 required. Candidates with significant teaching experience at the assistant professor level are encouraged to apply. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and administration. The Department seeks candidates with comprehensive training in Jewish studies, Jewish religious traditions, and the broader academic study of religion. While flexible with regard to the candidate's disciplinary orientation, the Department will favor those whose work is informed by current theoretical trends in the humanities and social sciences as well as those whose work is interdisciplinary in nature (e.g. gender studies, religion and literature, etc.). Candidates should be willing to offer an array of courses including foundational and upper level courses on Judaic Traditions, at least one of which should incorporate Tanakh and Talmud, as well as a yearly section of our department’s introductory course, Encountering Religion in Global Context. The successful candidate will also develop courses in his/her area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with broad training in religious studies and to those with teaching experience. The teaching load will be 2/2 the first year and 3/2 thereafter.

To apply, please submit the following materials, using the online application system at a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three professional references, a teaching statement, including a list of courses taught, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Further materials may be requested after review of applications has begun.

  • Applications completed by October 15, 2017 are guaranteed full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted November 18th-21st at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Boston. Skype interviews may be conducted in advance for those unable to attend the conference. The College hopes to extend a job offer before the beginning of winter break.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2017-2018
  • Email request for AAR interview 10/31
  • Phone request for on-campus interview 11/21
  • offer made 2/13

Michigan State University (MI) - Judaism[]

The Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a tenure system opening at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Judaism. The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of teaching (normally, two courses per semester), research and service, including teaching in the College of Arts and Letters' general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities and contributing to the College of Arts & Letters commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Founded in 1948, the Department of Religious Studies is a vital presence in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, featuring outstanding teachers, engaged students, a lively series of public events and outreach activities. The Department, a dynamic inclusive community, promotes intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University's international engagement. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the Department, teaching courses that include Introduction to Religious Studies and Introduction to Judaism, and other undergraduate-attracting courses on Judaism that are consistent with the research and teaching foci of the candidate.

Active participation in the Jewish Studies Program is expected. The Jewish Studies Program is a dynamic university program spanning multiple disciplines, Colleges and Departments. The position is one of five core positions in the Jewish Studies Program. As a core position, at least two of the undergraduate Religious Studies courses taught each year will count toward the minor in Jewish Studies, and the faculty member will contribute to the needs and growth of the program.

Contribution to one or more of the following is encouraged: community engagement; scholarly outreach and collaborative interdisciplinary work in digital humanities; grant writing; and contribution to the Religious Studies Department’s unique career track for students in Nonprofit Leadership.

Minimum Requirements: A PhD in Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, or other relevant field must be completed and in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2018. A scholarly agenda consistent with a research-intensive land grant institution and demonstrated competence in theoretical and methodological issues in the academic study of religion are expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of strong research and teaching in Judaism, including reading proficiency in relevant research languages. Effective teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate level in the areas of expertise is expected, as is a record of teaching excellence supported by instructional technology. Opportunities to mentor undergraduate research are plentiful.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site at Applications should include: 1) a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a writing sample, 4) a teaching statement, including experience teaching and mentoring diverse students among other aspects of teaching, 5) teaching evaluations from relevant courses to the position, 6) three letters of reference, and 7) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goal of inclusive excellence.

  • Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Does anyone know anything about this job? Didn't they run this search and make a hire last year?
  • The hire fell through so they're re-running the search
  • People invited on-campus
  • Offer made and accepted

Monash University (AUS) - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Kronhill Lecturer in East European Jewish History)[]

This position will strengthen the Centre's existing undergraduate program across diverse areas and to initiate new units in areas of high enrolment potential; develop innovative research projects; identify and apply for external research grants; and build a profile to attract postgraduate research students nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will have a research specialisation in East European Jewish history, with knowledge of relevant languages, and a broad grounding in Jewish studies which includes Modern Israel and its Middle East context. A primary requirement is track record in research. 

This position will provide balance and flexibility to teaching and research capacity within the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation. The candidate may also make contributions to administrative service, commensurate with expertise and experience, within the Department and/or School.

If you believe you fit this profile, we look forward to receiving your application.

These roles are full-time positions; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash jobs"

Position Description:

PD - Senior Lecturer Modern Jewish History
PD - Lecturer Modern Jewish History

Enquiries: Professor Andrew Markus, Director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation,

  • Closing Date: Sunday 11 February 2018, 11.55pm AEDT

New York University (NY) - Hebrew Bible[]

The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University seeks to fill a position in Hebrew Bible at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Hebrew Bible and related areas as well as to join in training and supervising doctoral students in the field. Preference will be given to candidates with training in the early history of the Hebrew language and Northwest Semitics. Ability to relate to other aspects of a comprehensive program in Jewish Studies is an asset. The appointment will begin September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 31, 2018.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and all completed dissertation chapters online at For more information about our department, please go to the web site of the NYU Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, but applications will be accepted until December 1, 2017.

Northeastern University (MA) - Jewish Studies (Open Rank)[]

The Jewish Studies Program in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seek nominations and applications from leading and promising scholars in Jewish Studies with an expected start date of Fall 2018. Candidates at all ranks are welcome. Areas of field expertise are open, however we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in Jewish history or the Jewish textual tradition and with versatility in teaching areas. The person hired will be appointed in the unit in CSSH appropriate to their field and will also have affiliation with the Jewish Studies Program. The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record appropriate to rank, demonstrated teaching effectiveness, and demonstrated potential for excellence in leadership.

The position will support the University's commitment to innovation in teaching as well as the Jewish Studies Program's commitment to interdisciplinary cutting edge research and teaching in Jewish history, religion, and culture. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Qualifications: A PhD or its equivalent is required before the expected start date.

Additional Information: The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest, a research statement, a teaching statement and a writing sample, along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click Apply to this job. Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Prof. Lori Lefkovitz at

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. [posted 10/7/17]
  • References requested on Nov. 9, 2017
  • Any news on this search? It's been a while since the deadline...
  • They conducted skype interviews in December 
  • Finalists have been invited to campus
  • Did they hire someone? 4/25
  • Seems as though they have not, I got this email: Thank you for your interest in the Jewish Studies position at Northeastern University.  I write to let you know that at this time we plan to extend the search process into the fall 2018 semester.  Your application will remain active. 5/2

Rutgers University (NJ) - Israel Studies[]

The Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2018, at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Israel Studies. The position will be located in the Department of Jewish Studies, with the possibility of a joint appointment in the department of the applicant's area of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. is required by the beginning of the appointment.

Open to scholars in all disciplines with an accomplished record of scholarship in Israel Studies; priority given to scholars whose research addresses cross-cultural relations within Israel, among Israel and its neighbors, and/or between Israel and diaspora Jewry. Fields of specialization may include, but are not limited to, Israeli history, culture, politics; the sociology, anthropology, religion, or literature of Israel. The ability to teach about Arab-Israeli relations is a high priority, as is the ability to engage thoughtfully and sensitively with a diverse student body at a public university. Fluency in Modern Hebrew is required; proficiency in other languages spoken in Israel, especially Arabic, is highly desired.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (about 30 pages), two undergraduate syllabi (including one for a course on Arab-Israeli relations), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio ( to Professor Paola Tartakoff, Acting Chair, Department of Jewish Studies, 12 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

  • Priority given to complete applications on file by October 1.
  • It's been over a month since the Oct 1 deadline... any news?
  • nothing here x2
  • Campus visits going on
  • Any updates from those who got campus visit? Has offer been extended? 

Towson University (MD) - Jewish Thought[]

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Modern and Contemporary Jewish Thought, beginning August 2018.

Qualifications: PhD required in Religious Studies, Philosophy, or an otherwise named PhD program clearly emphasizing Jewish Thought. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, the promise of scholarly productivity, and a willingness to participate actively in the department, the College of Liberal Arts, and Towson University. The successful candidate will also be a member of the faculty for the Master’s program in Jewish Studies.

Responsibilities: Teaching schedule will be three courses each semester in the first year and 4/3 thereafter. Courses will include undergraduate offerings in the Core Curriculum of the university, graduate seminars, and upper division undergraduate courses; opportunities are available to participate in the Towson first-year seminar program and the Honors College.

Towson University: Towson University (, founded in 1866, recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

For full consideration, submit a letter discussing your teaching experience and research projects and a CV including the names and contact information of three references to Please describe as well, in the letter or separately, at least two courses you would propose for the graduate level and two for the undergraduate level. The committee may request additional materials from selected applicants in the process of the search. Questions regarding the position may also be sent to

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-3121.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Process: Review of applications begins on December 8, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Early Judaism[]

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in early Judaism at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2018. Applications are invited from scholars with research and teaching interests in the cultures (especially 2nd Temple Judaism) and primary languages (especially Aramaic) of eastern Mediterranean world from the Achaemenid through the Sasanian periods. Candidates will teach a variety of classes including large undergraduate courses, such as an Introduction to Judaism, literature of the Second Temple period, history of ancient Judaism, history of early Christianity, and small graduate text seminars (Hebrew, Aramaic and/or Syriac). We encourage the development of new courses in a candidate's field of expertise. We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by June, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing research and teaching, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, writing samples and the names of three references. Letter should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at

  • Has anyone heard back from them yet for first-round interviews? I'm under the impression that there is a diversity issue slowing down the process.
  • I don't know anything about a diversity issue, but my understanding is that they are also doing a search in Islamic Studies that is happening first (they already had first round interviews) and so this search is therefore a bit delayed.
  • Asked for additional materials due 1/2 back in December. 
  • ^ Letters of recommendation, or something else?
  • ^ Additional materials were syllabi and additional writing samples.
  • It's March. Presumably this search has moved forward?

University of California San Diego (CA) - Endowed Chair in Studies in Ancient Jewish Civilizations (Assoc. or Full Prof.)[]

  • The Department of History ( at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a search for the Endowed Chair in Studies in Ancient Jewish Civilizations and concurrent tenured appointment at the full or associate professor level in the Department of History. Scholars whose research focuses on the Second Temple period, the Rabbinic period, and Jewish interactions with the Hellenic world are particularly encouraged to apply. Income derived from the Chair's endowment will be available for the support of research and related scholarly and teaching activities.
  • The successful candidate will join UC San Diego's cohort of Endowed Chairs specializing in Greek History and Jewish Studies and will help enhance the department's gathering strength in the History of the Ancient Mediterranean.
  • The successful candidate for this tenured position must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment on July 1, 2018.
  • Applications, including a cover letter, statement of research agenda, and curriculum vitae will be accepted electronically at: Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by the letter writers. Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement briefly summarizing their research interests, teaching experience, and leadership efforts. They should also include a separate personal statement summarizing their experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity see: ( for further information.
  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Chicago (IL) - Modern European Jewish History [Open Rank][]

  • Open rank search for a scholar of 19th/20thC European Jewish History, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have a research interest in the Shoah and who have knowledge of Hebrew, Yiddish, or Ladino. The successful candidate will contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs and will be required to teach one undergraduate course per year on the history of the Shoah. It is expected that she or he will participate actively in the Center for Jewish Studies, as well as in the History Departmen
  • Interested candidates must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at
  • All applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) research statement and 5) a recent published chapter or article. Applicants at the level of assistant professor must also include three letters of recommendations in their dossier (instructions for submitting letters will be provided during the application process).
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2017 and continues until position filled.

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - Religion and Politics, Minorities in Politics, Jewish Studies and Politics[]

The Department of Political Science and the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Religion and Politics or Minorities in Politics or Jewish Studies. The appointment begins in August 2018. The search will focus on but will not be limited to scholars with a research interest in Jewish Studies. Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching interests include Jews and Judaism in the public sphere, anti-Semitism in American politics, or the politics of the Jewish experience in America, for example. The position will be fully rostered in Political Science, with teaching split evenly between the two academic units. Because the position requires substantial undergraduate teaching in Jewish Studies, the successful candidate must have demonstrable strength and interest in teaching in courses in the area of Jewish Studies.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted electronically at, posting #10194, and should include a letter of interest along with a current CV, writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and email addresses of three references. Candidates who have completed a PhD in political science and those who are ABD may apply. ABDs will be hired at the instructor level and will be allowed up to two years to complete the PhD. PhDs will be hired at the Assistant Professor level. Please direct inquiries to the Political Science/Jewish Studies Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 333 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0333.

See for full job description.

  • Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration, although we will continue screening applications until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to the Political Science and Program in Jewish Studies Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 333 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309-0333.
  • Is this search actually happening? No word since submitting an application a long time ago...

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies[]

The Program in Jewish Studies and the History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder seek a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in Israel/Palestine Studies with specialized training in history. The position will start August 2018, and the person hired will have completed all requirements for the PhD in history (or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies) by then. The successful candidate will have proficiency in Hebrew and Arabic, be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct independent research, lead regular global seminars to Israel (and the West Bank, if possible), and contribute to the intellectual and institutional life of the Program in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will be rostered in the History Department but teach three out of her or his four classes per year under the auspices of the Program in Jewish Studies. Application materials include:  a Letter of Interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words.

Requirements include:

  • A PhD in History or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Proficiency with Hebrew and Arabic.
  • ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. degree in History/related disciplines must be conferred by August 20, 2018.

Applications are accepted electronically at A background check will be required of the person to whom the position is offered. 

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits.  Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting

  • Review of applications begins on October 16, 2017.
  • Invited to an online interview (8 Nov)
  • Any news on this since online interviews?
  • 3 candidates were invited to campus
  • Anyone got a formal rejection? 
  • Rejection letter is received on Dec 13th, 2017. x2

University of Kentucky (KY) - Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature[]

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature to begin August 2018. The successful applicant’s tenure home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. We seek candidates with the ability to build a literature and culture curriculum for students in Jewish Studies and/or studying the Hebrew language. Responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program, teaching four courses per year in the Jewish Studies Program and the Department (including courses on Hebrew and Jewish literature and core courses for MCL majors; cross-listed courses with English are possible; courses may be taught in translation and/or in Hebrew), and coordinating extracurricular/outreach activities. Active participation in the academic life of the Department is also expected. A Ph.D. and well-established record of scholarship in comparative literature with a focus on Jewish literature of the 20th century in the European and US contexts, Gender Studies and Holocaust Studies are required. Administrative experience is a must.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) research statement (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) writing samples, and 5) teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and recent teaching evaluations (upload as Specific Request 2). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA) - Israel/Palestine Studies[]

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

For questions about the search process, please contact Professor Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair in Holocaust Studies and Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, at

Job Description:: The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Israel/Palestine Studies to begin September 1, 2018.

The field of specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates from literary and cultural studies, history, film studies, or memory studies. The position will be located in the department of the successful candidate's area of expertise, with the possibility of a joint appointment.

We are seeking a colleague who shows excellent scholarly promise, evidence of excellent teaching, and a strong commitment to service. The successful candidate is expected to teach on Arab-Israeli relations and cultural expression and to engage with these topics in sensitive ways in a public university with a diverse student body, innovatively foster and develop Israel/Palestine Studies at UMass Amherst, and take an active role, to be defined, at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.

Requirements:: A Ph.D. in a related field is required by September 1, 2018. Knowledge of Modern Hebrew and/or Arabic is required; ability to conduct research in both is highly desirable. Broad familiarity with Judaic Studies, Palestinian Studies, and/or Middle East Studies is an asset.

  • Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials will not be returned
  • Anynone any news? (01/20)
  • Skype interviews just happened/are happening
  • Any updates after Skype inteview (01/29)?
  • Campus visit invites have gone out
  • Is this search still open, has an offer been made? (4/16)

University of Oxford (UK) - Senior University Appointment (AP/FP) in Hebrew and Jewish Studies and President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies[]

The University of Oxford and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies are seeking an exceptional scholar in the field of Hebrew and Jewish Studies to appoint to a senior academic position (Grade RSIV) in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and to the position of President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (OCHJS). The University appointment may be at Associate Professor or Full Professor level, depending on the experience of the person appointed.

The two roles of the postholder, as a senior scholar in the University and as President of the Centre, carry equal weighting. The person appointed will be elected to a Professorial Fellowship of Corpus Christi College.

Applications are welcome from scholars with advanced academic qualifications (completed doctorate) and a strong record of research, publication and teaching in any area of Hebrew and Jewish Studies which complements existing expertise in the University of Oxford. Applicants should have a track record of success in securing research funding, coupled with the ability and willingness to engage in fundraising and other development activity. Demonstrating proven academic leadership, applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching at all levels, and the ability to supervise research students. Applicants’ outstanding communication skills will be complemented by their competence in managing staff and in administration.

A scholar in any field of Hebrew and Jewish studies which complements existing expertise in the University may be appointed, but preference may be given to an applicant with expertise in pre-modern rabbinics and/or medieval or early modern Hebrew and Jewish studies, where the University has particular teaching needs.

  • The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 27 October 2017.
  • Application instructions are available online.  (If this link does not take you directly to the job listing, follow this link and type in 'Jewish Studies'.
  • Anything coming out from the rumor mill? 12/13
  • The position has been filled.

Xavier University and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (OH) - Hebrew Bible[]

Xavier University and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) seek candidates for a joint tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2018. Ph.D. (or equivalent) or imminent receipt of doctoral degree is required. Candidates should demonstrate a marked excellence in critically assessing the Hebrew Bible documents within their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Candidates should have a facility with diverse interpretive methods and approaches to the biblical texts as well as the ability to reflect on and communicate the theological and ethical implications of the Israelite traditions for an engagement with today’s pluralistic world. Candidates should have the ability and desire to teach the Theological Foundations course at Xavier University. Ability to contribute to Jewish-Christian dialogue is required. Teaching biblical and cognate languages as well as graduate courses is part of teaching responsibilities at Xavier University and/or at HUC-JIR. Candidates are expected to demonstrate fluency in Biblical Hebrew and a solid background in ancient Near East history and languages. Candidates should be willing to advise Ph.D. students at HUC-JIR. The expected yearly teaching load is three courses at Xavier University and two courses at HUC-JIR. .

Xavier and HUC-JIR have a strong commitment to diversity and seek a broad spectrum of candidates who are equally committed to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences and to creating an inclusive environment in the classroom and university setting. Xavier and HUC-JIR are committed to excellence in teaching, high quality scholarly activity, faculty governance, and creative and intelligent engagement with questions of interfaith dialogue, peace, justice and ecological sustainability. Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic University rooted in the liberal arts tradition. HUC-JIR is a Jewish institution in the liberal, Reform tradition. Any candidate must be willing to engage those traditions and be positively inclined toward the community’s religious life at these institutions.

Preliminary interviews of select, qualified applicants will be conducted at the SBL annual meeting in Boston, November 18-20 2017.

  • For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts by October 16, 2017 on Xavier University’s website. Under separate cover, please have three reference letters forwarded to

Visiting Positions /Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs[]

Brandeis University (MA) - Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies 2018-2019[]

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for our Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies 2018-2019. Priority given to PhDs in Gender Studies, Economics, Politics, Social Sciences, and Theater, Film and Media Studies. The fellow will teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, in the relevant Brandeis department. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Brandeis University, participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and present at least one public lecture. There may also be an opportunity for participation in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies. The annual stipend is $52,500 plus a $3,000 research fund, and the position is benefits-eligible.

A PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2018, and may not have been received more than five years prior.*

  • Apply by completing this online form. Applications must be received by October 31, 2017. **Make sure to click on the box requesting a prompt be sent to your reference writers.**

Center for Jewish History (NY) - NEH Fellowship for Senior Scholars[]

Center for Jewish History offers a fellowship to senior scholars through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award supports original research at the Center in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history. Applications are welcome from college and university faculty in any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,400 for a period of one year. Fellows are expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one lecture based on the research conducted, actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center, acknowledge the Center and NEH in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.

For application guidelines and more information about the fellowship, please visit

  • Applications for the 2018-19 academic year are due January 3, 2018. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by this date for consideration.

Columbia University (NY) - Rabin-Shvidler Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies[]

  • Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and Fordham University’s Jewish Studies Program announce a post-doctoral fellowship in Jewish Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowship will consist of a stipend of $50,000, with an additional subsidy for travel and relocation. Fellows will be affiliated with both institutions.
  • This fellowship is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies; preference will be given to scholars who strengthen and/or complement the intellectual interests of the faculty at both institutions.
  • Requirements are a Ph.D. granted between June 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018, and an excellent command of Hebrew. Fellows will be expected to be in residence between September 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, teach one undergraduate course per semester, and give one public lecture and a faculty seminar during their fellowship period.
  • If the Ph.D. has not yet been granted, please also include a letter from the academic sponsor attesting to the fact that it will be granted by 6/30/18. Please do not send any references or any other written materials or attachments.
  • For more information, please email:
  • For more information about our programs visit: and
  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, two syllabi for proposed courses, and three reference letters through Interfolio (, by January 30, 2018.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (NY) - Assistant Professor of Rabbinic Literature (3 yr appt.)[]

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is seeking a dynamic and creative assistant professor of rabbinic literatures and culture, including Talmud and Midrash. The candidate should have a passion for teaching and be engaged with current methodologies in the study of rabbinic history and literatures. The ideal candidate is an accomplished scholar and teacher who is committed to the mission of JTS (

The position is a three-year, non-tenure track, renewable position, with all the rights, responsibilities, and benefits of a full-time faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2018. Candidates must have PhD in hand by July 1, 2018. Teaching will be principally in the JTS Rabbinical School, Kekst Graduate School, List College, and other programs of JTS.

Please send a letter of application, current CV, relevant publications, and the names and email addresses of three referees who can speak to your scholarship and teaching to: <RabbinicsSearch@JTSA.EDU> or to Rabbinics Search, Box 24, JTS, 3080 Broadway, NY, NY 10027.

  • Applications received by October 20, 2017 will be given full consideration. JTS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited.
  • 11/9 "Next round," contacted for supplemental material (syllabi)
  • Rejection e-mail (11/28)
  • Phone request for on-campus interview (12/21)

McGill University (CAN) - Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship[]

The Department of Jewish Studies, McGill University, invites applications for the Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The fellowship is for the 2018-2019 academic year and can be renewed once. This year’s competition is focused on Kabbalah – mystical traditions and mystical movements from the thirteenth century to 2000. Scholars working on any aspect of this topic are invited to apply. Fellows will be given consideration for teaching one course in the Fall term and one course in the Winter term, contingent upon availability. Fellows will also deliver a public lecture during the academic year and participate actively in the intellectual life of the department. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $52,000 CAD (plus benefits), in addition to a research allowance of $8500. Applicants must have received their PhD after June 2014 and have PhD in hand by June 1, 2018.

Applications must include: 1) a one-page statement of interest detailing the proposed research project 2) a full curriculum vitae 3) an official copy of university graduate transcripts (if provided by the university) 4) a copy of the doctoral diploma or a letter from the Department Chair specifying the defense date 5) three letters of recommendation, one of which must speak to competence in teaching 6) a writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages 7) a 500-word statement of teaching interests

  • All materials should be sent electronically to For questions about the postdoc, please contact Electronic letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the referee. All materials must arrive by December 1, 2017.

Northwestern University (IL) - Sava Ranisavljevic Postdoctoral Fellowship in Judeo-Spanish Studies[]

Northwestern University invites applications for The Sava Ranisavljevic Postdoctoral Fellowship in Judeo-Spanish Studies beginning September 1, 2018. The fellow will spend two years at the university and will be required to teach two courses per year and offer an annual public lecture about her/his postdoctoral research related to Judeo-Spanish studies.  The search committee welcomes applications from scholars working in the fields of history, literature, linguistics, religion, Sephardic studies, Latin American and/or Iberian Studies, etc.

The fellow will be affiliated with the appropriate department and/or program.

To view the complete announcement for this position and apply, please visit

The following materials should be included with the application:

CV and university transcripts
Abstract of the PhD dissertation
A writing sample
A description of research to be pursued during the fellowship year
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Three letters of recommendation
Two sample syllabi of courses you propose to offer

Please direct any questions to E. Raluca Rustandi, Department Assistant, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Crowe Hall 3-107, Evanston, IL, 60208,

The academic year salary is $60,000, with access to $2,000 in research funds. 

Eligibility is restricted to applicants who have received the Ph.D. after September 1st, 2015 and do not hold concurrent employment at another institution. All requirements of the PhD must be completed by Sept. 1, 2018.

  • Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2018.

University of Virginia (VA) - Asst. Professor of Modern Hebrew (3 yr. appt. - renewable)[]

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor, General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) in Modern Hebrew. This is a three-year, renewable appointment. The appointment begins with the fall term 2018 with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2018.

The successful applicant will have native or near-native fluency in Israeli Hebrew, demonstrated excellence in teaching Modern Hebrew at an American university, experience developing academic programs, and the ability to contribute to the University's Jewish Studies, Global Studies, and Digital Humanities programs. This position also requires a record of innovation and sophistication in second-language pedagogy that integrates texts derived from the Israeli electronic mediascape while developing students' transnational literacies alongside language skills. Teaching responsibilities include first- and second-year language classes in Modern Israeli Hebrew, as well as advanced Hebrew Language courses that focus on conversational skills, media Hebrew, or topics in Israeli literature, film or culture. This position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester. A Ph.D. in Hebrew language, literature, or linguistics;second language pedagogy; or a related field is required by date of appointment.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (, and electronically attach the following: CV, cover letter, statement of (language) teaching philosophy, a sample of relevant course syllabi (attach as Writing Sample 1), and a representative sample of course evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness (attach as Writing Sample 2); search on posting number 0621351. Please include in the CV the name and contact information for three people who would be willing to write confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about the position to: Daniel Lefkowitz at

University of Virginia (VA) - Visiting Faculty - Israel Studies[]

The University of Virginia's interdisciplinary program in Jewish Studies invites applicants for a one-year, non-tenure-track appointment as Visiting Faculty in Israel Studies, anticipated to begin July 25, 2018. Field of specialization within Israel Studies is open. Rank will be commensurate with rank at home institution. Duties include two undergraduate courses per semester, one public lecture, and service to the Jewish Studies Program.

Applicants must have a PhD and either a current or recent academic position at an institution of higher learning.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, and apply to posting number 0621707. Please electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, one sample of scholarly writing, and the names, emails, and phone information for three professional references.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Daniel Lefkowitz at Questions regarding the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia can be directed to Gabriel Finder at

  • Review of applications begins on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Yale University (CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in Medieval Jewish History[]

  • The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University is offering a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2018. Candidates for the fellowship must have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2018 and must have received the degree no earlier than 2015. The Program seeks a specialist in Medieval Jewish History who will work closely with appropriate members of Yale’s faculty.The Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Yale’s library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, and to teach two semester courses over two years. The annual stipend will be $59,000 plus health benefits.
  • Candidates send a cover letter, CV, project proposal, three letters of recommendation, and a list of proposed courses to: Judaic Studies Program, P.O. Box 208282, New Haven, CT 06520-8282, EMAIL:
  • The deadline for receipt of application materials is February 5, 2018.
  • Any news? They usually turn this around pretty quick. (2/20)

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18[]