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Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Jewish Studies advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

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For 2021-2022, see:Jewish Studies 2021-2022

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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[]

California State University, Northridge.[]

Associate/Assistant Professor. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

—received request for interview.

---offer made and accepted

Johns Hopkins University.[]

Lecturer (full-time), modern Hebrew language. Deadline: December 1, 2020. Listing and application at:

University of Portland (USA:OR). []

Associate Professor/Professor for Development of Ethnic Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 November 2020. Job ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

University of British Columbia (Canada).[]

Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies Department, Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies (Tenure-Track) . Deadline: October 31, 2020

- 12/5 - has anyone heard anything from UBC Vancouver?

Concordia University (Canada) Religions and Cultures, North American Judaism[]


2/18 - has anyone heard anything from Concordia?

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

College for Jewish Studies Heidelberg (Germany).

Tenure-Track Professor position in Jewish Education and Pedagogy (m/f/d) (W1).Deadline: February 15, 2021.

Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA USA).[]

Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew. Tenure Track. Deadline: January 11, 2021.

Zoom interviews took place middle of February

Offer was made and accepted according to an email sent

Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA).[]

Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Humanities with specialization in Ethnic Studies in the Department of Humanities and Politics. Deadline: Open until filled. NTT. FT.

Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)[]

Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish-Christian Studies specializing in Judaism (or Jewish studies) and Jewish-Christian relations in late antiquity. The range of study to be covered in the position includes: Talmud, Midrash, comparative (Christian-Jewish) Biblical exegesis, and Christianity in a Jewish context (and vice versa). The candidate will teach courses in the Department’s Graduate M.A. Deadline January 15, 2021

Lafayette College[]

Tenure-Track-Faculty Easton, PA

Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to fill the newly endowed Robert Weiner and Ilan Peleg Chair in Jewish Studies, starting July 1, 2021. This is an open-rank position, with a strong preference for candidates at the rank of associate professor or advanced assistant professor. The successful candidate will be jointly affiliated with the Jewish Studies program and a department/program appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and area of teaching and scholarship. We are interested in a candidate who will teach courses in Jewish Studies related to one or more of the subjects of Jewish history, religion, politics, philosophy, literatures, and the arts, communities, languages, and cultures from their ancient origins through present times in societies around the world, including the Holocaust and Arab-Israeli relations. The candidate will also provide undergraduates with research opportunities and mentor them in their independent scholarship. We welcome candidates with a doctorate from any of a range of departments and disciplines, including but not necessarily Jewish Studies. The candidate will play a leadership role in further strengthening the Jewish Studies program at Lafayette College, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the many facets of Jewish civilization.

We seek exceptional teacher-scholars with evidence of innovative and effective undergraduate teaching, a strong and productive research program, and widely recognized or potential leadership in the field. The teaching load is four courses in the first year of appointment and five courses each year after that. Applicants should upload the following items to Interfolio at by March 12, 2021: a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a recent writing sample in English (e.g., an article, chapter, etc., 25 pages maximum), up to two course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should discuss how the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or community service will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications completed by March 12, 2021 will receive full consideration. Further inquiries may be addressed to the search committee co-chairs, Eric Ziolkowski ( or Ethan Berkove (

Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The College is approximately 70 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. More information about the Jewish Studies program is available at Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all its students, staff, and faculty. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  

--Any updates on this job?

--4/19 - nothing. anyone heard anything?

--4/20 Nope. Spoke with someone at Lafayette (but not involved in the search) who said that there had been no job talks advertised to the department, so do with that information what you will.

--Do you know anything about the other searches at Lafayette at all, there is total silence on Intl Studies search as well?

-- I do not, sorry. I don't think I have a contact in that department but if I hear anything that might shed light on what's going on more broadly I will post.

4/25 allegedly contacting applicants this week

-5/3 - anyone heard anything?

-5/5 - just the sound of my teeth grinding and my soul shouting into the void.

-5/20 - anything yet?

-5/20 still nothing over here.

-5/20 - same. nothing over here. Did anyone else notice that they gave about 3 weeks between posting it to the deadline, and the day after the search deadline, they extended the application for another 2 weeks? maybe they were waiting for a specific candidate to apply or they cancelled the search?

-6/23 - did anyone hear anything? the person with the connection to Lafayette - do you know if the search was cancelled?

-6/24 no, the search was no canceled. As of last week the department chair hoped to be in touch with people "in a week or two." My gut sense is that they skipped most normal steps and made an offer to someone and the rest of us will hear once the contract is signed, but that is just a guess.

-7/28 Finally got the rejection letter. Never heard a word from the SC until now. 84 applications from across disciplines. Winner of this search is Monika Rice. I feel like they never gave newly minted PhDs a look.

York University, Premodern Jewish Studies[]

deadline: March 12th

4/23 - anyone heard anything?

4/29 I believe interview requests have gone out

6/23 - anyone get any further updates?

6/25 nothing here--i assume they're in negotiation with another candidate

Academy for Jewish Religion (Yonkers, NY)[]

Assistant Professor with an Administrative Portfolio (one year, part time)

The Academy for Jewish Religion, a vibrant rabbinical, cantorial, and graduate school in Yonkers, New York seeks an individual with academic and/or rabbinic experience to join our team for the 2021-2022 academic year. The position would begin in August 2021 and run through July 2022. The position is primarily administrative with teaching responsibilities. The successful candidate will be a valuable member of our administrative team, working on projects which may include curricular work, institutional visioning, job and internship placement for students and alumni, assessment, and student support. It is also expected that the successful candidate will be a part of our teaching staff, teaching one to two courses per trimester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). The specific areas of administrative work will be determined by the skill set of the candidate; the area of teaching competency is open, but the candidate will be expected to teach required courses within the rabbinic program curriculum. The candidate should be organized, dynamic, and collaborative, comfortable in a fast-paced setting, and enthusiastic about working alongside a diverse, professional and warm population of staff, students and volunteer leadership. Communication skills and multi-tasking abilities are integral to success in this position.

Professorial rank commensurate with academic experience (those without a PhD would hold the rank of Lecturer)

This is a one-year appointment. The position is part-time, preferably three days per week, around 25 hours per week. We are open to spreading out the hours over four or five days.

Reports directly to the CEO and Academic Dean.

Qualifications required:

·       PhD in an area of Jewish Studies and/or rabbinic ordination required.

·     Commitment to working and teaching in a pluralistic environment that trains clergy across the Jewish spectrum

·     Strong verbal and written communication skills

·       Takes the initiative

·       Strong interpersonal skills, professional and friendly presentation

·       Strong organizational and planning skills, organized with attention to detail

·       Ability to prioritize in a busy, fast-paced work environment

Interested candidates should send their CV/resume along with a one-page cover letter that speaks to the candidate’s administrative experience and strengths, as well as their areas of teaching competency, to Dr. Matthew Goldstone ([[1]]). Applications will be accepted through July 14, 2021 with Zoom interviews to be tentatively scheduled for the week of July 19th.


Word on the Street[]