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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions
Grinnell C (IA), 2-yr. asst. prof., German-Jewish studies, due 2/1/19, link
Ohio State U, 3-yr. visiting asst. prof., Yiddish Studies, due 2/19/19, link
University of Toronto Associate Professor/Professor - Samuel J. Zacks Chair of Jewish History 
Job Closing: Nov 15, 2018
The Department of History and the Centre for Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Jewish History. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed as the endowed Samuel J. Zacks Chair of Jewish History for a five-year term, renewable following a favourable review, and will be appointed to the Department of History (51%) and the Centre for Jewish Studies (49%).
The successful candidate must hold a PhD in History or a closely related field, and have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching with a focus on Modern Jewish History. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths: http://www.history.utoronto.ca and http://www.cjs.utoronto.ca. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
Excellence in research must be demonstrated by an exceptional, sustained record of scholarship, including a well-received book or books, high impact articles in leading journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at international conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The committee seeks candidates whose work speaks to a broad geographic range. The committee seeks candidates whose work speaks to a broad geographic range. Required specializations include the modern history (in the broad sense of the term "modern") of the Jews in Europe, or in the Middle East and North Africa. Candidates will also be expected to teach the history of Zionism, the Zionist-Palestinian conflict, and the state of Israel. Command of languages relevant to the subject area is essential.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and graduate supervisions, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate program and supervise theses at the honours, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. Undergraduate courses will include an introductory survey of Jewish history from antiquity to the present, an upper-level course on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and more specialized courses that complement the Department’s existing strengths in the history of early modern Mediterranean Jewry, modern Polish Jewry, and the Holocaust. The Zacks Chairholder should demonstrate active engagement with innovative methodological and theoretical approaches. The Zacks Chairholder will also teach interdisciplinary courses administered by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and contribute to the collaborative graduate program in Jewish Studies.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). Learn more about the History Department at http://www.history.utoronto.ca and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at http://www.cjs.utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, sample(s) of recent scholarly work (e.g., an article or book chapter), a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, description of graduate supervisions, and a proposal for a “dream” course intended for advanced undergraduates in History.
Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent directly by the referees via email (on letterhead and signed) to Amy Ratelle at firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date. Please ensure “Zacks Chair” and the applicant’s name are in the subject line.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin after November 15, 2018, however the position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration during the first round of review, applicants should submit complete applications (including letters of reference) by the above-mentioned date.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
- Anyone recevied an interview?
- Anyone heard anything about this? (January 26)
I heard that there is a short list of 4 candidates, mostly from the field of Israel Studies. (Feb. 21st)
University of Connecticut - Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies & Director of the Center for Judaic Studies
The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies at the advanced associate or full professor level. The holder of the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies will serve as Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. The successful candidate will spearhead the Center’s interdisciplinary Judaic Studies program (https://judaicstudies.uconn.edu) on campus and in the community, and contribute through research and teaching to further the development of the Hebrew and Judaic Studies section of the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (https://languages.uconn.edu/hebrew/).
Minimally qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. in a related field; equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. We seek a candidate with distinguished scholarly accomplishments of national and international recognition, whose research and teaching focus on the Jewish experience in the modern era and who has a vision for advancing our undergraduate and graduate programs in close collaboration with the Center’s Academic Director.
The successful candidate should have experience in organizing events that attract students, faculty, and members of the broader community. The director will work with UConn’s programs in Human Rights; Middle East Studies; Africana Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; the NEAG School of Education; and with interested faculty across the disciplines to further enhance the diversity of the program.
The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in teaching and strong managerial, communication, and public relations skills as well as a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The director reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and oversees all personnel, financial, and administrative functions of the Center, including the work of a program assistant, graduate assistant, and student workers.
Effective fundraising and outreach are vital to the future of the Center, and the incoming director should be experienced and prepared to invest time and energy in these endeavors.
This position is a full time, tenured 10-month appointment and applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.
The operations of the Center of Judaic Studies include programming at the main campus in Storrs and the regional campuses in Hartford and Stamford. The director will work with the coordinator of Judaic Studies at the Stamford campus and engage with partners in the Greater Hartford area to offer cutting-edge programming for students, faculty, and the community at these campuses.
The position is based at the Storrs campus. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach at the campuses at Hartford and Stamford.
Select “Apply Now” to submit the following on Academic Jobs Online: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research and scholarship statement, vision statement for Center leadership, commitment to diversity statement, and the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to write in support of your application if requested.
For search-related inquiries, please contact Ms. Pamela Weathers, Program Assistant at the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life (firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-486-2271).
It is preferred that applications are received by January 10, 2019, and evaluation of applicants will continue until position is filled.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2019185)
This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
- Has anyone received an interview or campus request?
- Straight to campus interviews. Invite: 2/4/2019
Brandeis University (MA) - Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization (incl. Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel) The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in ancient Mesopotamian Civilization at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2019. The position is for a scholar with a specialization in ancient Mesopotamian languages and literatures (Assyriology). Competence in the broader critical and academic study of the languages, literatures, and cultures of the ancient Near East, including the Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel, is desirable. Duties include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, including advanced Akkadian language and literature courses and broad general courses on aspects of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern culture and history. The candidate will also be expected to participate in and supervise MA and PhD students in a program of the Bible and Ancient Near East as well as advise undergraduates in this field. Applicants must have a completed PhD by June 2019 and demonstrate a potential for academic productivity.
Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, a curriculum vitae, two academic writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Because Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty activity (including scholarship, instruction, and service), applicants should also submit a statement (of no more than 500 words) indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or goals may contribute to this goal.
Please submit all materials to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11428.
- First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to the search chair, Dr David Wright at email@example.com.
- Also posted at Biblical Studies 2018-2019
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the inaugural Bertram and Gladys Aaron Professorship of Jewish Studies, effective August 2019. The successful candidate for this newly endowed chair must present a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship and service that warrants an appointment with tenure at the rank of associate or full professor. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Religion or a closely related field is required.
The University seeks a passionate and engaged teacher and productive scholar who will lead the department's efforts in broadening its course offerings in the Jewish tradition and in developing a Jewish Studies minor. The Aaron professor will support the University's related programs and organizations that promote a hospitable environment for Jewish religious and social life on campus. The successful candidate will also provide outreach to the vibrant and active Jewish community of the Virginia peninsula, with whom an open presentation will be scheduled as part of the interview process.
To apply, please provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation (letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Quick Link for Internal Postings: http://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/6785
- Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2018. Applications received after October 18, 2018, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
- Request for phone interview (10/30).
- Campus visit scheduled (11/2).
- Any news? Has offer been made?
Clark University (MA) - 20th C Jewish History
- Endowed Chair & tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Twentieth Century Jewish History, to begin Fall 2019
- Specialization in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Near or Middle East, and/or the transnational movement of peoples and cultures between these regions are especially welcome. The candidate’s research and teaching should complement and not duplicate department strengths. Evidence of excellent scholarship and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as a willingness to mentor graduate students are required.The candidate should have the ability to teach broad survey courses as well as upper level courses in their area of specialization.
- Ph.D. required by the time of appointment.
- Please send a letter of application including a statement of research and teaching interests, c.v., and three letters of reference to Professor Thomas Kühne, Chair, Leffell Chair Search at LeffellChairSearch@clarku.edu.
- Review begins: 15 Sept. 2018 and continues until the position filled
- Crossposted to Non-Geographic/Methodologically_Oriented_History_2018-19 and European History 2018-19
- Did they send invitations to campus visit yet?
The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA invite applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Jews in the Islamic World. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2019. Disciplinary, geographical, and chronological focus open. Applicants should be able to teach survey courses in both Jewish studies and Middle Eastern Studies as well as more specialized courses in their area of expertise. We expect the successful applicant, whatever the area of specialization, to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the cultural and historical context of Jewish-Islamic interactions across time and space and to have excellent relevant language skills. The successful applicant will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship, ability to teach undergraduates, and capacity to guide graduate students in Jewish Studies and Islamic Civilizations Studies. The candidate will be expected to participate actively in the life of both the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.
Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest, a c.v., two sample course syllabi, a writing sample, and a statement in which the candidate reflects upon his or her experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should request three recommenders to submit letters on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio.
We will start reviewing applications November 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration.
Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Interview invitation for mid December; any other news?
Jewish Theological Seminary (NY) - Assistant Professor of Medieval Jewish Literatures and Cultures, with preferred specialization in Liturgy and/or Gender Studies
The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Medieval Jewish Literatures and Cultures, with preferred specialization in Liturgy and/or Gender Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency teaching Hebrew texts, utilizing current methods in relevant fields, and employing additional language(s) for comparative research. The candidate will be committed to and supportive of the academic, religious, and communal mission of JTS.
The position is a three-year, non-tenure track, renewable position, with all rights, responsibilities, and benefits of a full-time faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2019. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019. The faculty member will teach students from all five JTS schools and may participate in other JTS programs.
Applications should be sent to 2019FacultySearch@jtsa.edu and should include the following: -- letter of application -- current CV -- teaching portfolio or statement of teaching philosophy -- writing sample or representative publication -- names and contact information for three referees
- Applications received by December 10, 2018 will be given full consideration. JTS welcomes applications from all qualified applications without regard to race, color disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factors as prohibited by law.
- Inivitation for Skype interview 1/15.
- Any campus invites after interviews?
- rejection e-mail (2/28)
McGill University (CAN) - Modern Jewish History (pref. Eastern European)
The Department of Jewish Studies, McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-track position in modern Jewish history. Candidates with expertise in the Eastern European Jewish experience are of particular interest. A strong application will provide evidence of outstanding research potential and the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Command of Hebrew and of the relevant languages for her/his subfield of study is essential; knowledge of French an asset. The position start date is August 1, 2019.
If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Modern Jewish Studies which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.
Tier 2 Chairs are for emerging researchers (individuals who are no more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree). However, career interruptions (e.g. maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, family care, etc.) may be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justification process to review the candidate’s eligibility. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier 2 justification process. The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3.
JOB DUTIES: -Superior teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, normally 4 courses per year. -Outstanding research abilities in the candidate’s field of expertise. -Service to the department, the Faculty and the Profession.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should have already completed the PhD or be very near completion. Candidates who do not satisfy CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 chair are nevertheless invited to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a complete CV, a sample of written work, descriptions of four courses (three at the undergraduate level) that they are qualified to teach, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent from the referees' institutional email accounts to the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11539
Internal applicants to the Canada Research Chair need to submit a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests aligned with the designated subject area for the chair.
- Application deadline: October 20, 2018.
- Also posted at European History 2018-19
- Any new?
- Rejection email 11/14
- Heard that an offer was made.
Monash University (AUS) - Pratt Foundation Chair of Jewish Civilisation and Director, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation
The Pratt Foundation Chair is a teaching and research Professorship based in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation. The appointee will be an outstanding academic who has excelled in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision and has a highly successful record in academic research in a field of Jewish studies. The position requires proven leadership skills and attributes to direct and guide the Centre into the next phase of its strategic development. The appointee will have proven capacity to:
- Identify and act upon opportunities for advancing subject offerings within Jewish studies;
- Ensure effective interaction between the Centre’s programs and other parts of the faculty and University, particularly in relation to cooperative teaching and research activities; and
- Participate effectively in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies policy-making and management process.
The Professor will also hold the position of Director, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, for a period of 3 years, with responsibility for leading and coordinating the teaching and research activities of the Centre. The Director is responsible for management of the Centre; building its teaching profile across the Faculty; building research capacity; and enhancing research performance. A key component of the role is external engagement and involvement with the Jewish community through ongoing development of the Centre’s external activities, which include an innovative and expansive public program.
The position of Pratt Foundation Chair will be underpinned by a continuing appointment as Professor.
Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to How to apply for a senior academic position.
Enquiries: Professor Christina Twomey, +61 3 9905 2182, email@example.com
- Closing Date: Sunday 9 December 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT.
Monash University (AUS)- Loti Smorgon Chair of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture
The Loti Smorgon Chair is a teaching and research Professorship based in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation. The holder of the Loti Smorgon Chair will have expertise in a discipline relating to contemporary Jewish life and culture: relevant fields include, but are not restricted to, cultural studies, literature, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and religion. The incumbent will be responsible, in conjunction with the Director of the ACJC, for leading and coordinating research and teaching activities in the field of contemporary Jewish life and culture, and the Centre’s innovative and expansive public program.
The incumbent is an outstanding academic who has excelled in research, undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision. The incumbent will be able to:
- Identify and act upon opportunities for advancing a range of subject offerings within contemporary Jewish life and culture
- Ensure effective interaction between the Centre’s programs and other parts of the faculty and University, particularly in relation to cooperative teaching and research activities.
The position of Loti Smorgon Chair will be underpinned by a continuing appointment as Professor.
Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to How to apply for a senior academic position.
Position Description: Loti Smorgon Chair of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture
Enquiries: Professor Christina Twomey, +61 3 9905 2182, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Closing Date: Sunday 9 December 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT.
New York University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Modern Hebrew Literature
The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University seeks to fill a tenure track position in Modern Hebrew Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in the broad corpus of Modern Hebrew Literature and will be able to teach a varied range of undergraduate and graduate courses in both Hebrew and in translation. The ideal candidate will be conversant with key discussions in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences and be able to engage other units in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Ability to relate to other aspects of a comprehensive program in Jewish Studies, including the Taub Center for Israel Studies and NYU’s study away site in Tel Aviv, is essential. The appointment will begin September 1, 2019, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 31, 2019.
The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read (http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversity-initiative.html). EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
- Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, but applications will be accepted until December 1, 2018. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and all completed dissertation chapters (for dissertations in progress) or the complete dissertation (including in revised form). Within your cover letter, please discuss how your teaching and research can address issues of intellectual diversity and a diverse student population like that of NYU. More information about the department can be found at http://hebrewjudaic.as.nyu.edu.
Oberlin College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies
The Program in Comparative Literature (CMPL) and the Program in Jewish Studies (JWST) in the College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position in the intersecting curricular areas of Comparative Literature (.5 FTE) and Jewish Studies (.5 FTE). Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years beginning fall semester 2019, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.
The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load of 4.5 courses per year in the area of Jewish literatures. In addition to literature in Hebrew and Yiddish, this includes literary sub-traditions in Arabic, English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and other languages. It is expected that most or all of the incumbent’s literature courses will be cross-listed between JWST and CMPL. This is an equal joint appointment in CMPL and JWST so the incumbent will teach core courses for these interdisciplinary programs as well as intermediate and advanced topics in their subfields. Once every two to three semesters, the incumbent will teach Introduction to Jewish Studies and Introduction to Comparative Literature, which has units in Literary Theory, World Literature, Translation, and Literature and the Other Arts.
The incumbent will also engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.
The successful incumbent will have a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, in hand or expected by the first semester of academic year 2019, with a research specialty in Jewish literatures. Preference will be given for candidates whose languages include those taught at Oberlin College. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will comprise: 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) An unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three recommenders. By providing Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.
All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin’s employment website to https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.
- Review of applications will begin on November 10, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates selected for MLA interviews will be notified in early December. Completed applications received by the November 10 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
- Also posted at Comparative 2019
Ohio State University (OH) - Open Rank - Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies
Description: The Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies. Candidates may be of any rank. Specialization is open and may include, but is not limited to, areas such as: History, Philosophy, Political Science, Music, English, Economics and Comparative Studies. The academic unit of appointment will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise. The chair appointee will be expected to teach courses on the history of modern Zionism and Israel and provide scholarly mentoring to students in the study of modern Israel. Duties will also include the development and communication of study abroad and internship opportunities for students related to Israel and the area of Israel Studies. The successful applicant will also serve as a community and university resource for Israel Studies.
Qualifications: Specialization is open and may include, but is not limited to, areas such as: History, Philosophy, Political Science, Music, English, Economics and Comparative Studies. The academic unit of appointment will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise. Qualified applicants should possess fluency in Hebrew, be knowledgeable about contemporary Israeli society and culture, and hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field of expertise. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 2 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.
Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12543 A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, writing sample, and three letters of reference.
- Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Lori Botnick Fireman at email@example.com.
Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Holocaust Studies and Visual Studies
The Pennsylvania State University Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Jewish Studies Program invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Holocaust Studies and Visual Studies. The research focus and teaching interests for this position are open. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses at all levels in the history of the Holocaust, undergraduate and graduate courses in GSLL, and will contribute to the new Visual Studies dual-title Ph.D. program. Potential applicants should have a strong grounding in at least one Germanic or Slavic language and culture. Interest in post-Holocaust memory and commemoration and in transnational, postcolonial, and other theoretical perspectives is particularly welcome.
The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Jewish Studies Program, and will begin preferably in August 2019. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of both units, demonstrate an active research agenda, and contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching with a normal load of two sections each during the fall and spring semesters. Dedication to the undergraduate missions of both the GSLL Department and the Jewish Studies Program is essential, as well as to the Visual Studies dual-degree Ph.D. program. This position requires a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment.
Interested candidates should apply online at https://psu.jobs, and should include a curriculum vita, a letter of application, and one to three articles and/or book chapters. Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Carissa Milliman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Application review will begin November 1, 2018, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Ms. Milliman for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.
- Also posted at German Studies 2018-2019
- Any updates?
- Intervew request 11/20
Princeton University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor in American Jewish Studies
The Program in American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from scholars who specialize in American Jewish Studies. The successful candidate may work on any scholarly area that engages with the lives, thought, and culture of Jewish people living in North America, past or present. The time period and field of specialization are open, but the search will prioritize scholars who can enhance the strengths of the Program, soon to become a Center for the Study of America, as it develops an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and integrated mission of teaching and scholarship. Minimum qualifications include a record of academic excellence, and demonstrated success or the potential for success in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. A Ph.D. in a relevant field in the humanities or in the social sciences must be expected, but preference will be given to candidates with a completed degree.
- Review of files will begin November 1, 2018. Applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement outlining the dissertation or book as well as future plans, and one chapter- or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least three recommenders as part of the online application process. For candidates who do not yet have a Ph.D., the recommendation of the principal advisor must include precise information on the present status of the dissertation and the likelihood of completion by summer 2019. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Please apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/8081
- Also posted at American Studies 2019
Syracuse University (NY) - Contemporary Judaism
The Department of Religion and the Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invite applications for the Phyllis Backer Professor of Jewish Studies, and assistant professor tenure-track position of Religion to begin August 2019. We seek a colleague with a specialization in modern and/or contemporary Jewish religion and culture with possible areas including, but not limited to America, Israel, and/or Europe.
Candidates should demonstrate Jewish Studies research and teaching interests at any variety of possible intersections such as the arts, science, history, ethnicity, race, gender, politics, and/or sexualities. We are seeking in particular a colleague trained in Religion and humanistic social sciences and/or cultural studies methodology, with demonstrated interest and competency in Theory and Method in the study of Religion.
The successful candidate would make significant contributions to both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. At the undergraduate level, we are looking for a scholar with research focus in modern and/or contemporary Jewish Studies, and teaching competence across a broad range of Jewish Studies outside her or his direct area of specialization. At the graduate level, in addition to their area of specialization in “Judaism,” the successful candidate would contribute to the exploration of religion and spirituality in contemporary and/or modern societies, both local and global, through the lenses of anthropology of religion and history of religions. Areas of possible interest include globalization and religion, religious materialities, ritual and performance, space and place, and spirituality and community.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in directly relevant area of job description and in hand by beginning of appointment.
Job Specific Qualifications: Eligible candidate must be a scholar with a specialty in modern and/or contemporary Jewish religion and culture with possible areas including but not limited to America, Israel, and/or Europe. Candidates should be able to engage theories and issues in religious studies broadly conceived and should be prepared to teach a range of courses from the introductory undergraduate level through graduate seminars.
Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Responsibilities: Teach at least 6 credit hours per semester and participate in graduate level dissertation committees and examinations; service through advising, committee works, etc.; research and publications in areas of expertise.
- Job Posting Date: 08/13/2018. Open Until Filled: Yes.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
- (11/30) Email received scheduling Skype for the second week in December x2
- (1/2) Post-Skype interview rejection email received, indicating on-campus interviews are being scheduled
University of California Berkeley (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Modern Hebrew Literature - Comparative Literature
The Departments of Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley seek applications for an Assistant Professor in Modern Hebrew Literature (tenure track) with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will have a rigorous grounding in modern Hebrew literature and culture, with additional areas of specialization in one or more of the following: Biblical or medieval Hebrew literature; Yiddish or Ladino literatures and cultures; Arabic, German, or other literatures of relevant comparative focus; critical approaches such as gender theory, critical race theory, post‐colonial theory, area studies, film and media studies, or social/cultural history.
We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. Additional information is available on https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity
Minimum basic qualification: PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree‐granting program at the time of application. Preferred qualifications: native or near‐native fluency in Hebrew and English; broad competence in literary studies and in critical approaches to theoretical frameworks, demonstrated through formal study and/or publication record; proven ability to conduct research in more than one language, literature, and culture, working with texts in the original languages of the relevant literatures/cultures; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.
Applicants should submit: 1)A cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy; 2) a current C.V.; and 3) a statement on contributions to diversity. Please submit a 2 - 3 page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Berkeley faculty member (for additional information go to https:// ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). 4) Three letters of reference. When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees, and must then request letters through the application system. Additional writing and teaching materials will be solicited for finalists.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
- Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by December 3, 2018. Please direct inquiries to: email@example.com. Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01848
- Also posted at Comparative 2019
University of California Los Angeles (CA) - Endowed Chair in Israel Studies
The UCLA International Institute seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in Israel Studies to fill the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Israel Studies. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD, JD, MBA, MFA, or other equivalent terminal degree and be an outstanding scholar and teacher, an enterprising intellectual leader, and a collegial presence who forges collaborations with faculty and students across UCLA to further multidisciplinary research on Israel.
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Israel Studies at the UCLA International Institute was established in 2005 with the intention that the Chair will address key issues on contemporary Israel and will be a catalytic institution builder linking UCLA with community and policy leaders.
The UCLA International Institute is the central hub for global and area studies at UCLA. Founded in 1958, the International Institute educates students, champions scholarship and builds academic partnerships here and abroad. Its more than 25 centers and programs including the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies promote innovative multidisciplinary research and educational opportunities in virtually every region of the world and on global issues. More information about the International Institute can be found here http://www.international.ucla.edu/institute.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, research agenda, select relevant publications, the names and contact information of three references, a statement of contributions to diversity, and an optional statement of teaching to UCLA Recruit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF03708
- Application deadline is October 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2018 and continue until a candidate is selected. Salary is commensurate with experience.
University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Professor - Women and Gender Studies and Jewish Studies
The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Women and Gender Studies invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level for social science candidates working on women and gender in Jewish culture, religion, or politics. Historical period is open. We are interested in candidates from the following fields: anthropology, psychology, economics, political science, geography, and sociology. A PhD in a relevant field is required at the time of appointment. The appointment begins August 19, 2019. The position will be fully rostered in Women and Gender Studies, with teaching split evenly between the two academic units. The successful candidate must have demonstrable strength and interest in teaching courses, including those at an introductory-level, in the areas of both Jewish Studies and Women and Gender Studies.
Who We Are: The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.
The Program in Jewish Studies is an academic, degree-granting program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Open to students of all backgrounds, Jewish and non-Jewish, PJS’s mission is to provide students with an outstanding, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education in Jewish history, literature, language, and culture. The Program fosters critical thought, engages students in professional development opportunities, and instills a keen appreciation of humankind’s inter-relatedness and diversity. PJS also engages both the CU and external communities through extra-curricular programming, events, and projects aimed at furthering intellectual engagement in Jewish Studies topics. Further, the Program is deeply committed to the encouragement and development of faculty research and teaching.
The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) has experienced rapid growth over the past few years and is searching for a candidate to complement its interdisciplinary and intersectional focus. WGST offers an undergraduate bachelor of arts degree, a minor, and certificates in LGBTQ Studies and Global Gender & Sexuality Studies as well as a graduate certificate for CU students enrolled in another disciplinary master’s or doctoral degree program. The WGST faculty is composed of 10 core and 18 associated members from over 12 different departments or programs across campus. Over 135 students are enrolled in our undergraduate program, which strives to foster critical thinking skills applied to the study of women and gender, particularly in relation to our three key areas of concentration: race/ethnicity, sexuality, and global studies.
Benefits: The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
Be Statements: Be Diverse. Be Engaged. Be Boulder.
What We Require. Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in a relevant field is required at the time of appointment.
Special Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials: 1. Please include a sample of work. 2. Resume/CV 3. Cover Letter 4. List of references 5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy 6. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
- Apply at: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Assistant-Professor-Women-and-Gender-Studies-and-Jewish-Studies/13155?
- Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2018-2019
- Skype interview week of 12/10
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2018-2019
University of Michigan (MI) - Contemporary Jewish Life
The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenured appointment at the Associate or Professor rank in the field of contemporary Jewish life. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2019. Specialization within the field is open. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the Frankel Center’s strengths in graduate training, and offer undergraduate courses that contribute to the curriculum of Judaic Studies. Applicants should submit a letter of application, which includes a statement of current and future research plans and teaching philosophy and experience, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, a writing sample, and the names of three references. Note that references will be contacted for finalists only.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples, and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1134 to apply.
- Review of applications will begin November 5, and will continue until an appointment is made.
University of North Carolina at Asheville (NC) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Prof. of German & Directorship of the Center of Jewish Studies
The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina Asheville invites applications for a tenure-track position in German and the Directorship of the Center of Jewish Studies to begin Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in German Studies/Jewish Studies/Comparative Literature or related field is required for a tenure-track appointment (secondary area of expertise open). Candidates currently at the Assistant or Associate rank preferred; however, candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2019 and with substantial relevant administrative experience may be considered. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on the liberal arts and interdisciplinarity are strongly encouraged to apply. Initial interviews will be conducted via video conference in January 2019.
The person selected for this position will be expected to teach all levels of German, at least one course a year in Jewish Studies, and engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession. The qualified candidate will also direct the Center for Jewish Studies. The duties of the director include oversight of the Jewish Studies program course offerings, visiting lecturer and performer series, development of the Western North Carolina Jewish Archives housed in Ramsey Library, and moreand collaboration with Asheville's Jewish community. There are also opportunities for developing interdisciplinary study abroad summer programs as well as local, regional, national, and international internships. The Center for Jewish Studies has generous funding to support faculty development, student engagement, and community outreach. The CJS director and an advisory committee oversee and distribute these funds. The directorship comes with one course release. Experience in an administrative position is a plus.
In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens providing a premiere liberal arts education. Faculty members are expected to teach across the University's Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum, in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (first-year) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses (depending on a faculty member's areas of expertise) that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science, and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.
UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for more than 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this aspect of a faculty member's work.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic and educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender-identity backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests align with this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to engage students from among under-represented groups and to assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences appropriate for diverse learning styles and perspectives. We expect applicants to each write a 1-2 page Diversity Statement describing: (a) their experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and (c ) their understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university.
Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses (discipline) pedagogy in the context of the liberal arts, a diversity statement (described above), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The applicant should provide names and contact information for three references who should submit their references separately; these references should address the candidate's written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research or creative program.
- Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2018. The deadline for submission of applications is Nov. 9, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Richard Chess (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee.
- Also posted at German Studies 2018-2019
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - German-Jewish Studies
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor in German-Jewish Studies to begin July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in German and Jewish culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and other units in the university such as the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.
Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by July 1, 2019 and native or near-native competence in German required. Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes German-Jewish literature, film, or other media. We invite applicants with a Ph. D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, or a related field. Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148941, and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) statements of research and teaching philosophy; 4) an English- language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 pages; and 5) the names, titles, and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.
- Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 2, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Inquiries to: GermanJewishStudiesSearch@unc.edu.
- Also posted at German Studies 2018-2019
University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Ancient Rabbinics
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Ancient Rabbinics (1st through 7th centuries). We are interested in exceptional teacher-scholars who possess expertise in the textual traditions of Talmud and midrash, mastery of the Hebrew language, and the ability to bring their subject matter into conversation with contemporaneous cultures of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern world. PhD expected at time of appointment. Subspecialty open.
Applications should be submitted online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1424 and include an application letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, writing sample, and the names of three references. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions for submitting their letters to the website.
The Department is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
- Review of applications will begin November 9 and will continue until the position is filled.
- Request for Skype interview (11/27) X3
- Any updates? 2/17
- Three candidates came out for campus interviews. I was one. I haven't heard back yet. (2/27)
- Any word on who got this position?
Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - Judaic Studies
Mission or Goal of Unit: The School of World Studies’ mission is to advance our knowledge of the diversity and commonality among the world’s diverse languages, religions, cultures, and forms of social organization and creative expression, with a focus on matters of human rights and social justice. The School of World Studies is comprised of teachers and scholars with training in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and offers degrees in Anthropology, Foreign Languages, International Studies, and Religious Studies.
Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal: The chief purpose of the position is to contribute to the development and implementation of the new Bachelor of Arts degree in Global and International Studies through teaching and research on Jewish culture, religion, and life and by overseeing the endowed program in Judaic Studies.
Position Responsibilities: The principal responsibilities for this position are: - Contribute to the development of the new BA in Global and International Studies. - Teach and conduct research on Jewish culture, religion, and life. - Oversee the endowed program in Judaic Studies. - Develop new courses in support of the BA in Global and International Studies. - The successful candidate may be considered for the endowed professorship in Judaic Studies.
Required Qualifications: - PhD in International Studies, Judaic Studies, History, Religious Studies, or related field in hand by August 2019. - A demonstrable potential for excellence in scholarship. - A record of successful university teaching at the undergraduate level, ideally in a public urban university like VCU. - Experience stewarding endowed funds, fundraising, and overseeing an endowed program. - Ability to teach a range of Judaic Studies courses. - Ability to develop new courses in support of the BA in Global and International Studies - Demonstrated experience working in and fostering the development of a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment is required.
Preferred Qualifications: - Research and teaching interest in matters of identity, diversity, and community, Black-Jewish relations, and/or experience with curriculum that demonstrates the value of the humanities as a vital component of 21st century education.
The School of World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of Assistant professor. Electronic application submitted at https://www.vcu.jobs/posting is mandatory and requires applicants to upload the following: 1. cover letter; 2. curriculum vitae; 3. personal statement; and contact information for three professional references to provide letters of recommendation as requested by the search committee.
- Completed applications must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2018 to be considered for this position. For additional information, please visit http://worldstudies.vcu.edu. Questions may be directed to Dr. Angelina Overvold, chair of the committee, at email@example.com.
- Also posted at Religious Studies and Theology 2018-2019
- Request for Skype interview, 11/20 (via e-mail) x2.
Wellesley College (MA) - Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies
Wellesley College is seeking to hire the next Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies, to teach in, and to lead, its now 30-year-old program in that field. Candidates may come from any sub-field within Jewish Studies. The Robison Professorship is a tenured position; candidates should be tenured in their current institution or at the point of being reviewed for tenure. We are especially interested in candidates with a wide range of scholarly and pedagogic interests, an eagerness and ability to work in collaboration with other disciplines, and a thoughtful vision of what a Jewish Studies program should strive to be. The search will begin in 2018 for a tenured appointment to begin on or after July 1, 2020. The preferred candidate will have an opportunity for a one- or two-semester visiting appointment (terms negotiable) in 2019-2020.
Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted online through the College’s career application website (http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/594) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short description of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and experience, and three letters of reference.
- The position will remain open until filled, but we hope to begin interviews at the Association for Jewish Studies annual meeting in Boston (Dec 16-18, 2018).
- Email invitation for interview at AJS conference sent 11/19/18.
- Congrats--would you mind sharing your area of focus?
- Sure -- modern Jewish history (Eastern Europe).
- Same here: modern Eastern European Jewish history.
- modern western european Jewish history
- Rejection received 12/14 (field: Not Eastern Europe) - x3
- Anyone recieve a campus invite yet?
- Yes. 1/11/19
Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs
College for Jewish Studies Heidelberg (DEU) - Lilli and Michael Sommerfreund Guest Professorship in Jewish Studies 2019/20
The Hochschule für Jüdische Studien / College for Jewish Studies Heidelberg (HfJS) seeks to appoint a guest professor to the Lilli and Michael Sommerfreund Chair in Jewish Studies for the academic term 1 April 2019 - 30 March 2020.
Founded in 2018, the Lilli and Michael Sommerfreund Guest Professorship in Jewish Studies commemorates two survivors of the Shoah that devoted their lives not only to rebuilding the Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, but also to fostering the city`s greater cultural and social growth. To honor its namesakes, the chair is dedicated to the teaching of Jewish History and Culture at the HfJS.
Conditions for appointment are a doctorate in Jewish studies or a comparable study and in accordance with Article 47, Paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg a habilitation or comparable qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude.
The successful candidate will be able to teach in English and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, especially students pursuing the international Master of Arts degree in “Jewish Civilizations”. The course load is 9 hours per week, one of which is to be taught as a specialized lecture (Vorlesung).
Preference will be given to early career scholars with a doctorate in Jewish Studies, or related discipline, that have research expertise in Sephardic, Judeo-Arabic, and/or Mizrakhic history and culture from the medieval to modern periods. The HfJS also welcomes applications from scholars of adjacent fields within Jewish Studies that are not currently represented in the HfJS course listings.
The appointee will be expected to take residency in Heidelberg throughout the duration of each semester.
The HfJS aims to increase the number of women on its faculty, hence specifically encourages qualified women to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.
- Please send all inquiries and application materials (letter of application, CV and list of publications) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January 2019.
Duke University (NC) - Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides a stipend of $47,500 per year, as well as benefits, for one full year. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Duke's library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, to teach three semester courses over two years, and to give a public lecture on their research. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at Duke. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of research and teaching most enriches the offerings already available on campus and whose presence in the Research Triangle promises the greatest contribution to the faculty and student intellectual community, as well as those for whom the use of the Duke library holdings and Special Collections will be most profitable. This postdoctoral fellowship honors the memory of Rabbi Nathan Perilman, who, after serving at Temple Emmanu-El in New York City, joined the Triangle-area Jewish community in his retirement.
Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past 3 years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: A letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further his/her research and scholarly publication (not to exceed 5 pages); A current CV; A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages; Three letters of recommendation, including one that speaks to applicant's teaching ability, emailed directly to Duke in .pdf form; A statement of teaching interests, syllabi (both proposed, as well as those already taught); An official transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution.
Duke welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited by law. Previous applicants are eligible to re-apply. Candidates from all American and foreign universities are welcome.
Phone/ skype interviews may be conducted for finalists.
Further information about the Duke Center for Jewish Studies may be found at http://jewishstudies.duke.edu. Further information about post-doctoral services at Duke may be found at: http://postdoc.duke.edu/. Please send any questions to email@example.com
- Priority deadline: January 15, 2019.
- Has anyone heard anything? (3/7/19)
- Rejection email (3/29/19)
Freie Universität Berlin (DEU) - Research Associate (Postdoctoral) in Jewish Studies
- Contract duration: 48 months, fixed term
- Starting date: 1 July or as soon as possible thereafter
- Location: Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Institut für Judaistik, FU Berlin
- Salary: TV-L 13, full time
- Reference code: WiMi/2019/13056401/1
The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in Jewish Studies within the framework of Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Patterns of Knowledge Circulation: The Transmission and Reception of Jewish Esoteric Knowledge in Early Modern East-Central Europe,” founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
The project is seeking a candidate with expertise in Jewish history and/or Jewish thought to fill in the post of research associate (postdoctoral). A preference will be given to candidates who express interest in examining intersections between a variety of Jewish esoteric literatures and practices and natural sciences in the context of early modern East-Central Europe. Research focus may include, but is not limited to, the corpus of manuals of practical kabbalah, how-to books and recipe compilations, occasional pamphlets and calendars as well as other relevant textual formats of early modern Ashkenazi provenance.
The work of postdoctoral researcher includes the following duties:
- Independent library and archival research on handwritten and printed texts of early modern East-Central European (Ashkenazi) provenance pertinent to the project theme
- Preparation of a monograph based on the project-related as well as research papers for dissemination (publication)
- Preparation of data for project database; analysing data and results
- Joint-preparation of an international conference and other collaborative research events
- Contribution to the project website and public engagement work of the project
- Presence at the FU Berlin campus during working hours
- PhD in Jewish studies or a relevant field
Knowledge of one or more of relevant fields, such as: Jewish manuscript cultures, history of kabbalistic and/or Jewish magical literatures, history of early modern science and knowledge; experience of working with manuscript and archival material; excellent command of English and Hebrew; command of one or more of the following languages will be an advantage: Yiddish, German, Latin, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian; excellent writing and communication skills; ability to work well both collaboratively and independently; high motivation and excellent organisation skills; IT skills and experience of working with databases; publication record.
- Application documents should include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a research proposal related to the project theme (max. 1800 words); a writing sample (max. one article or a chapter of dissertation); copies of degree certificate(s), including transcripts of records.
- Two recommendation letters must be submitted directly by the referees to Dr Agata Paluch (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the deadline for applications.
- The deadline for applications is 1st March 2019.
Please submit all the application documents, quoting the reference code WiMi/2019/13056401/1, as one pdf file by email to email@example.com. For informal enquiries and further information about the position, please contact Dr Agata Paluch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should be prepared to reside in the Berlin area. We especially encourage international applications. As Freie Universität Berlin aims to increase the number of female researchers, it expressly encourages women to apply. Applications from suitable candidates with severe disabilities will receive preferential treatment.
Mount Holyoke College (USA:MA) - Visiting Lecturer in European and Jewish History
- One year visiting lecturer in European and Jewish History
- A doctorate in history (anticipated or acquired) is required.
- Candidates must have teaching and research competence in Jewish history, broadly defined, and be able to teach a survey course in early-modern and modern European history. Teaching load is five courses per year, of which a minimum of two courses will be cross-listed in Jewish studies.
- Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke, CV, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably student evaluations), sample syllabi in one or more of the areas of teaching need identified above, and statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.
- Submit your application by February 15 to ensure full consideration.
New York University (NY) - Language Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language
The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University invites applications for the position of language lecturer in Modern Hebrew. The appointment will begin September 1, 2019, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. The initial appointment will be for three years, with a possibility for renewal. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of excellence in language teaching including expertise in the use of technology in language instruction, superb academic credentials, native or near-native fluency, and a minimum of an M.A in an appropriate area. Ability to relate to other aspects of a comprehensive program in Hebrew and Jewish Studies is essential. Opportunities exist for collaboration with the Taub Center for Israel Studies and NYU’s study away site in Tel Aviv. The teaching load is three courses per semester at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Salary commensurate with qualifications.
- Applications are due on November 15, 2018. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and student evaluations (if available) at https://apply.interfolio.com/55915. Within your cover letter, please discuss how your teaching can engage a diverse student population like that of NYU. More information about the department can be found at http://hebrewjudaic.as.nyu.edu.
University at Buffalo, SUNY (NY) - Irving M. and Marilyn C. Shuman Visiting Assistant Professor
The Department of Jewish Thought at the University at Buffalo, SUNY seeks to fill the position of Irving M. and Marilyn C. Shuman Visiting Assistant Professor for a two-year appointment beginning August 2019. We invite applicants in the area and discipline of Jewish Thought broadly construed to include all aspects of Jewish tradition and its contributions to human civilization at one or more chronological periods and to extend beyond the traditional rubrics of philology and history. Area of expertise should complement existing strengths of the department. The position includes normal research and teaching duties of an assistant professor; it implies advancing an active research program, participating in the intellectual life of the department, teaching two courses each semester in the undergraduate curriculum for majors and minors in Jewish Studies and for the general education curriculum. The Visiting Professor will also participate in department programming to build knowledge and awareness of Judaism tradition, culture and history for both Jewish and non-Jewish students and community members, and will work directly with Hillel and the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo to create connections that serve the community, the region, and the university. A tenure-track Assistant Professor search is anticipated in two years. UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
- To see the full ad and to apply please visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/16477
- Q1. Any news after the interviews at AJS?
University of Hamburg (Germany) — Research Associate (PhD) Jewish Studies 
Humanities/Faculty of Philosophy
Institute for Jewish Philosophy and Religion
Pending approval of external funding Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate for the project “Jewish Moralistic Writings (Musar) of the Early Modern Period:1600-1800” in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on July 1, 2019.
It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 29,25 work hours per week.
The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed to June 30, 2020 with the possibility of an extension for an additional 24 months pending approval of the second funding period of the project.
The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in ac-cordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).
Responsibilities: Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pur-sue independent research and further academic qualifications.
Specific Duties: The PhD candidate will be a member of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Jewish Moralistic Writings of the Early Modern Period: 1600–1800” funded by the German Research Foundation. The group’s objective is to compile an inventory that systematically documents musar-writings that were composed between 1600 and 1800. The inventory aims at presenting the diversity of musar, identifying different schools, literary genres, and literary strategies. The joint project will be supplemented by individual studies that will give the group’s members the opportunity to evaluate the data brought together in the inventory.The successful applicant will pursue an individual research project on a topic related to the project’s thematic focus, and contribute to the preparation of the corpus of musar-writings of the inventory.
Requirements: A university degree in a relevant field. Graduate students with an M.A. degree in a relevant field, who focus on Early Modern Jewish History, Jewish Thought, the History of the Hebrew Book, or other subjects related to the project, and who have a keen interest in current theoretical trends in the humanities and social sciences (textual criticism, gender, the study of emotions etc.), as well as interdisciplinary approaches, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of English, as well as an additional language relevant for the intended individual research project (Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish, or Judeo-Arabic). The candidate should have a high degree of personal responsibility and be willing to work closely with the other members of the group.
Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
For further information, please contact Patrick B. Koch or consult our website at https://www.philosophie.uni-hamburg.de/en/jewish-philosophy/forschung/emmy-noether.html.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s), a research proposal (no longer than three pages) that outlines the intended research and its rele-vance for the project, as well as two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly to Patrick B. Koch, see contact below). The application deadline is March 20, 2019. Please send applications to: email@example.com.
University of Pennsylvania (PA) – Katz Center Visiting Fellowship (2019-2020) - The Jewish Home
The Herbert D. Katz Center at The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2019–2020 academic year on the theme of The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In.
The Katz Center will devote our 2019–2020 fellowship year to the home—to what happens inside Jewish homes and what connects those homes to life outside. We invite applications from scholars in any academic field who are seeking to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of contexts for Jewish life, including the very definition of home.
As an object of inquiry, the home has not one door but many. We are planning a year that will look into the Jewish home across many different thresholds/entryways and look back out from the home into the broader world. Relevant topics may include the history of domestic architecture and material culture, anthropological research into kinship, parenting, gender roles, and master-servant relationships; literary instantiations of the home as an object of memory and imagination; representations of Jewish domesticity in the visual arts, including theater, film, and television; the analysis of Jewish law as it relates to family life and sex; the economics of consumption and display; the ritual study of the life cycle as it plays out in domestic contexts; and urban studies that approach the home as part of neighborhoods or larger social contexts, among others.
Eligible projects may be focused on the home in any period of Jewish history, extending from the four room houses of Iron Age Canaan to contemporary Jewish retirement communities. The year is also open to projects that may not be focused on the home per se but are helpful for understanding it, such as research on the history of privacy or the anthropology of childhood. The Center’s goal is to support individual projects, but it also seeks to develop an intellectually diverse cohort which means the ideal applicant will be one willing to learn from and work with scholars from other disciplines or focused on other periods.
Eligibility: The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or expect to receive their degree no later than August 2019.
An additional opportunity for 2019–2020: Israel Institute Fellowship
With funding from the Israel Institute and in partnership with Penn’s Jewish Studies Program, the Katz Center is offering a teaching fellowship in 2019–2020. Full details are available on our website.
Announcement of fellowship recipients: March 31, 2019
Commencement of fellowship period: Variable, from September 2019 to May 2020
Duration of fellowship period: One semester (fall or spring) or full academic year
Please visit http://katz.sas.upenn.edu for more information about the Katz Center’s fellowship program and to access the online application portal.
- Application opens: June 1, 2018. Application deadline: October 31, 2018.
- Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019
- (2/22) Rejection letter received
University of Toronto (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies
The Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto offers a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support advanced research in Jewish Studies. The position will run July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021. Applicants must have completed their doctoral dissertations by July 1, 2019 on a topic related to the history, culture, literature or thought of the Jewish people. The successful candidate will receive a fellowship of $47,000 (CAD)per year as well as an additional $1500 to support participation in academic conferences. The Fellow will spend the 2019-21 academic years at the University of Toronto, during which time they are expected to continue their research; deliver a public lecture; teach one course in each of the two terms each year; and contribute to the intellectual life of the Centre for Jewish Studies. Applicants from foreign as well as Canadian universities are welcome. Applications must include: (1) a letter of interest that describes the candidate’s research project; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a brief statement of teaching interests, including proposals for two undergraduate courses; (4) a writing sample, not to exceed 8,000 words. These materials should be emailed to the firstname.lastname@example.org by October 26, 2018. By this date, applicants must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed or sent by mail to: Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, 170 St. George Street, Room 218, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8. Canada.
- Closing Date: 10/26/2018.
- Email for AJS inteview 11/27/18.
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Yale University (CT) - Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies - Geoffrey H. Hartman Fellowship
The Fortunoff Video Archive is a collection within the Manuscripts and Archives Department of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. The Archive, which began as a grassroots effort in New Haven to record on video the testimonies of survivors, witnesses, and bystanders in 1979, currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising over 10,000 hours of moving image materials. These testimonies were produced with the cooperation of 37 affiliate projects working in over a dozen countries and just as many languages. The archive is still recording testimony today at Yale University. The Fortunoff Archive is a unique collection that has served as an important resource for scholarship in a wide range of disciplines for more than three decades.
Much of this would not have been possible without the vision and leadership of Professor Geoffrey H. Hartman. An eminent professor of comparative literature at Yale, Professor Hartman produced important works on English poetry, as well as helped to pave the way for the study of deconstruction in literary theory in North America. In addition to these impressive achievements, and many others, he was one of the founders of the Fortunoff Video Archive. The impact of his writings and thought on the significance of the Holocaust in general, and the importance of testimony to scholarship in the broadest possible sense, is undeniable. To honor Professor Hartman, the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies has established the Geoffrey H. Hartman Fellowship Program. The program is designed as a dynamic, multidisciplinary fellowship that will encourage use of the Fortunoff Video Archive as a foundation for scholarly research and production.
Fellowship cycle 2019-2020
The Fortunoff Video Archive will offer the second Geoffrey H. Hartman Fellowship to a visiting postdoctoral scholar for the academic year 2019-2020. Postdoctoral researchers from around the world are invited to apply. Preference will be given to applicants from outside the Yale community. This fellowship encourages applications from scholars in history and other fields in the humanities and social sciences who can demonstrate the value of research in the collection to their ongoing work. Granted for 12 months, the fellowship will run during the academic year 2019-2020 starting August 1, 2019. Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.
The fellowship offers a salary, medical benefits, as well as the cost of travel to and from New Haven. The recipient is expected to be in residence during the period of their award, and to be free of other major professional obligations. The fellow will have an office in Sterling Memorial Library.
In addition to pursuing research as described in a detailed research proposal, fellows will be asked to produce a critical edition of a single testimony, or small subset of testimonies, working closely with the Director of the Fortunoff Archive and the archive’s Faculty Advisor. This critical edition will consist of an annotated transcript of the testimony in the original language. The annotations are conceived as a means to provide important historical and contextual information to illuminate the complexities of the unedited narrative. The critical edition may also include a short essay describing the significance of this particular testimony to the fellow’s current research effort. During the fellowship, the fellow will be asked to present their research as a “work in progress” to the Yale community. The postdoctoral scholar will also be expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university.
Applications: Applications for the 2019-2020 postdoctoral fellowship are due February 4, 2019. Applicants are required to submit a packet with the following information:
a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae in English; a research proposal (1200-word maximum) describing in detail this research’s inherent relationship to the Fortunoff Video Archive’s collection, and its potential significance for the larger scholarly community; two letters of recommendation.
Application materials may be submitted in PDF form by email to Fortunoff.email@example.com.
Once an application or letter of reference has been submitted, no revisions will be accepted.
A fellowship review committee will examine all valid applications and the award will be announced approximately two months after the application deadline has passed.
- Closing Date: 02/16/2019.
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