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Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Jewish Studies advertised during the 2023-2024 hiring season.

6/6/24 Page for 2025 is now available: Jewish Studies 2024-2025

See also: Religious Studies and Theology 2023-2024

Earlier year's page: Jewish Studies 2021-2022 (there was no 2022-2023 page)


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Jobs for 2024[]

ADL - Director of Research Operations for the Center for Antisemitism Research/Fellowship at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University

https://careers-adl.icims.com/jobs/2360/director-of-research-operations/job?mobile=true&width=428&height=751&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

Overview[]

POSITION TITLE: Director, Research Operations

REPORTS TO: VP, Center on Antisemitism Research

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: TBD

LOCATION: All geographic locations considered

Grade/Class: Grade G, Exempt, PSA-Eligible


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:


The Director of Research Operations is a critical member of the Center for Antisemitism Research team and is primarily responsible for ensuring the quality design, progress, and execution of research projects.  

Responsibilities[]

Primary:

  • Direct the development of research projects and production strategy.
  • Serve as a key thought partner on the design of research strategy, projects, and agendas.
  • Manage production of research projects to ensure quality over the development life span.
  • Owning the last mile of research projects.
  • Collaborate within CAR and across ADL units to ensure the full range of necessary stakeholder engagement through the research process.

Qualifications[]

Skills:  

  • Strong product and project management abilities.
  • Expertise with research (discipline agnostic).  
  • Some knowledge of issues related to antisemitism, Israel and related advocacy.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Exceptional written presentation skills.
  • Ability to deftly move between strategic vision and small details.


Work Experience:  

  • The ideal candidate has multiple years of progressively responsible relevant experience working in action-oriented research.
  • Working knowledge of research methodologies required.
  • Multiple years of experience in guiding research projects from idea to publication.
  • Experience working in similar fields preferred.


Education:  

  • BA or equivalent experience required.

Work Environment:

  • ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated periodically): ADL is adhering to public health guidance regarding COVID-19. ADL will require that all employees are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious accommodations. ADL is requiring proof of vaccination. ADL is a hybrid environment; this role may require 3 days in the office.

Compensation:

  • This position has a salary range of $65,000 to $115,000. This salary range is reflective of a position based in New York, New York. Please note that actual salaries are commensurate with experience and reflect the budget for a given position, and since ADL has a location-based compensation structure, there may be a different range for candidates in other locations. For an overview of our total rewards package, please visit https://www.adl.org/about/careers.


ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of underrepresented ethnic groups, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. ADL is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, promotions and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment shall be maintained in a manner which does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or military status, or in violation of any applicable Federal, state or local laws.    


ADL will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation to support the interview process, please contact Talent & Knowledge at talentacquisition@adl.org.    


ADL will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable State, Local, and Federal laws.


The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job, nor is it to be interpreted as a contract for employment.


Carnegie Mellon University - Askwith Assistant Professor in Holocaust Studies

Deadline 1 December 2023

Any news here?

[Feb 13] I had a Zoom interview with the committee in mid-January and haven't heard anything since

West Point - Genocide & Holocaust Studies

This was a little confusing but there seemed to be 3 lines for this position: one that was Race and Ethnic Politics, one with a world history (but mostly East/ Central Europe), and another one. Any news about any of the lines?

Occidental College – Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies[]

The Religious Studies Department at Occidental College seeks to hire a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies (non-tenure track) who will teach 6 courses total across the 2024-2025 academic year.

We invite applications from Jewish Studies scholars who specialize in any time period or geographic region. We particularly, but not exclusively, encourage applications from scholars who can teach courses that will meet Occidental’s pre-1800 requirement, and the Global Connections and/or Regional Focus requirements. We encourage applicants who can teach a broad range of courses that will attract students with a variety of interests and/or that might be cross-listed with other departments. Applicants may propose courses already in our course catalog, courses of their own design, or a mixture of both. Applicants should feel free to propose as many courses as they are prepared to teach to provide the selection committee with options to choose from.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be trained in Religious Studies or an affiliated field, either with a PhD or doctoral candidates in the ABD stage.
  • Strong candidates will possess a record of or potential for teaching excellence.
  • Strong candidates will engage a variety of teaching approaches, as well as best practices to support the intellectual flourishing of all members of our diverse student body.

Expected salary: $60,000

Application Instructions:  

Applications are due by 15 February 2024. Applications should include: (1) A cover letter describing your teaching experience; (2) Titles and paragraph-length descriptions of the courses you could teach at Occidental. The best descriptions provide us with a detailed and specific sense of the course topics and assignments. Again, you may include courses already in our course catalog, courses of your own design, or a mixture of both. For courses already in our catalog, please provide your own course description that indicates how you would teach the course. (3) Curriculum Vitae.

Please submit applications to http://apply.interfolio.com/138274 no later than 15 February 2024.

Inquiries about the position, about the Religious Studies department, or about current and proposed courses can be directed to the search committee Chair, Prof. Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa at tagchung@oxy.edu.

Full job ad can be found here: https://www.oxy.edu/sites/default/files/REV%20VISITING%20ASSISTANT%20PROFESSORS%20%28NON-TENURE%20TRACK%29%20122023.pdf

University of Toronto - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Jewish Family in North Africa (2 years)[]

The Evolution of the Jewish Family in North Africa working group is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto that will begin on July 1, 2024. The fellowship is to be held in the History Department and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.

Candidates must have a good working knowledge of rabbinic Hebrew and familiarity with Jewish legal sources. Knowledge of Arabic and familiarity with Islamic sources is strongly desired.

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Apply by February 15, 2024. For details, please see https://www.history.utoronto.ca/about-us/employment-opportunities/postdoctoral-fellow-positions

UC Irvine - Assistant Professor, Jews in the Muslim World (deadline extended to December 3)[]

The School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a position in the study of “Jews in the Muslim World” (any time period, medieval to modern), in any discipline in the humanities, including history, literary studies, or visual studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in a department within the School of Humanities. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of their home department as well as to the development of the Jewish Studies Program/Center for Jewish Studies at UCI. For more information on the UCI School of Humanities and its academic departments, visit https://www.humanities.uci.edu/.

UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.

Candidates should submit a cover letter that describes their accomplishments and experience; a current CV; an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement; a teaching statement; an article or book chapter not to exceed 30 pages; and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation, which will be requested if the candidate is being considered on the long list. Applications need to be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF08614 . Questions about the electronic submission procedure should be directed to Marc Kanda (mhkanda@uci.edu). All other questions about the position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Professor Houri Berberian (houri.berberian@uci.edu).

  • Zoom interview invitation 11/30/23

University of Michigan - Contemporary Jewish Life[]

The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for the Lama Shetzer Professorship in Contemporary Jewish Life. Successful candidates will be appointed at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of August 26, 2024. We invite scholars whose research and teaching engages the complexity of Jewish identities, experiences, and practices in the contemporary world. Scholars whose work draws on social science theories and methods (including, but not limited to, anthropology, sociology, political thought, ethics, and media & communication studies) are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should demonstrate outstanding scholarly achievement as well as excellence in teaching and mentorship. They will also be expected to contribute to the Frankel Center’s public outreach efforts and participate in cross-departmental initiatives and collaborations.

- 10/30 Any news on this job?

- 10/31 - nope!

- 11/30 anything?

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Institute for Research in the Humanities[]

The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce competitions for two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships, four Solmsen Fellowships, and one Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellowship for the academic year 2024-2025, to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The awards provide a stipend of $60,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application.

Kingdon Fellowships sponsor scholars working in the humanities in the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions and their role in society. Solmsen Fellowships are to be awarded to any scholars working in the humanities on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art, and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods (before 1700). Projects on the relationship of pre-1700 Europe to other parts of the world are also welcome. Ciplijauskaité fellowships are available to scholars with a Ph.D. (at any stage of career), working in Spanish literature of the Iberian Peninsula. Please see IRH Fellowships page for more details and full calls for applications https://irh.wisc.edu/irh-fellowships/ (scroll down to external fellowships section). All applications should be submitted through Interfolio and are due on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

Sarah Lawrence College[]

Link: https://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2094

Sarah Lawrence College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Jewish Studies, to begin August 2024. While candidates may specialize in any time period or geographical region, they must be able to demonstrate competency in the broad sweep of Jewish history, religion, and culture from late antiquity to the present. We are especially interested in receiving applications from dynamic, interdisciplinary scholars whose research and teaching interests reflect any variety of possible intersections such as the arts; race and ethnicity; science, technology, and society (STS); gender and/or sexuality. In addition, candidates should demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) relevant to their research specialty, and ideally the wider field of Jewish Studies (e.g., Hebrew, Yiddish, Greek, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, etc.).

—10/5 anyone hear anything yet?

-10/6 invitation for Zoom interview

- 10/31 did they already invite finalists to campus?

- 11/30 just got rejection email, the position is filled

UVA[]

Link: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37542619/assistant-professor-of-religious-studies/

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the study of Judaism, expected to begin August 25, 2024. We invite applications from scholars of Judaism with any methodological approach or geographical area of focus. We particularly, but not exclusively, encourage applications from scholars who engage with any of the following topics: ethnography of religion; lived religion; gender and sexuality; religion, race, and/or colonialism; religion, law, and secularism.

- 11/29 anyone hear anything yet?

-12/1 nothing yet, anyone else?

-1/8 long list interviews happened last week.

Word on the Street[]

Anyone heard anything concerning the Cambridge Position in 2nd Temple Judaism? 12/26

Has anyone heard anything from the Jewish studies postdocs at McGill or Penn? 2/21

(yes—Penn, semifinalist, 3/11)

  • Penn: rejection email indicating three finalists have been selected (4/16)

anyone heard anything about Jewish studies duke postdoc? 3/11

  • Heard by email that they won't be contacting candidates for interviews until May

Any news about the postdoc at the University of Washington? 3/14

(a colleague had an interview last week, 3/14)

Any news about the postdoc at Yale? 3/28

Any news on the postdocs in Israel studies and Holocaust studies at Cornell? 4/9

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