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Arizona State University[]

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Modern Middle East

(Hebrew/Arabic, Israeli-Palestinian conflict)

Postmarked 11/15

Cross-posted at African/Middle East History, 2010-11

According to the Middle East History page, this search has been cancelled.

Brown University[]

Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in German-Jewish studies focusing on any field or combination of fields in the humanities, including intellectual and social history, during the "long nineteenth century," roughly from the 1780s through 1914. (Advertised in MLA JIL, 11/24; AJS, 11/20; AATG job list, 12/13; announcement also posted on Brown German Studies website).)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Cambridge Univ., UK[]

Five years, Kennedy Leigh Lectureship in Modern Hebrew.

Deadline: noon (GMT) on Friday, 3rd June, 2011

Planned interview date: Tusday, 28th June, 2011.

Starts: 1st October, 2011

A good command of spoken and written English, as well as Hebrew, is essential.

See link for details.

Colby College[]

One Year Faculty Fellow, Jewish Studies

Deadline 11/15

Cross-posted at Biblical Studies, 2010-2011

Request for AJS interview -- 12/2

Email scheduling campus visits for February and Early march, received 1/4

Offer made and accepted.

Duke University[]

seeking senior scholars for Smart Family Professor of Judaic Studies

Deadline 12/1

Cross-posted at Biblical Studies, 2010-2011

Elon University[]

Jewish Studies (Hebrew Bible)

Deadline 10/18

Receipt of application promptly acknowledged by email

Anyone apply to this or heard from them?

Interviewed at AAR. Told that they would be contacting people in Dec. for campus visits in Jan.

Interviewing at AJS

I also interviewed at AJS. Told that they would be contacting people in Jan. for campus visits in Feb.

12/22: Campus interview scheduled for February

Did anyone else get a campus interview?

Rejection via e-mail (1/13)

Offer made, 2/20

Offer accepted

Cross-posted at Biblical Studies, 2010-2011

Franklin & Marshall College[]

Visiting Assistant Professor in premodern Judaism with possible subfields in rabbinics, medieval philosophy, or Kabbalah. It is renewable for up to three years on evidence of good teaching and administrative approval.

HigherEdJobs Ad.

Deadline: February 1, 2011

Hebrew Union College[]

Hebrew Bible

Visiting Assistant Professor; 3 year position renewable for additional 2

Deadline: 11/30

Cross-posted at Biblical Studies, 2010-2011

Hebrew University of Jerusalem[]

Jewish History AND/OR Yiddish Language AND/OR Herbrew Literature

Multiple positions available for tenure-track and tenured positions

Deadline: 10/31

Cross-posted at Biblical Studies 2010-2011

Indiana University - Bloomington[]

Ancient Judaism

Assistant professor

post-biblical, Second Temple Judaism and/or the classical texts of early rabbinic history and culture

Deadline 11/1

acknowledgment of receipt and HR form (10/26)

Cross-posted at Biblical Studies 2010-2011

Three finalists were selected

Q: Have the 3 finalists already been contacted?


Indiana University - Bloomington[]

Assistant Professorship in study of Modern Israel

Deadline 12/1

Loyola Marymount University[]

Jewish Studies

Deadline 10/15

Contacted for interview 11/1

Anyone heard anything more about this one?

At my interview in November, I was told to expect notification of finalists in mid-December, but haven't heard anything yet.

Got notification that they've picked three people for campus visits in January...

Were selection/rejection notifications by phone, email, or snail mail?

It was an e-mail rejection in response to an e-mail inquiry on my part.

Ah - thanks for letting us know.

Cross-posted at Religious Studies 2010-2011

Middlebury College[]

Modern Hebrew

Three-year term position; Visiting Assistant Professor, Instructor (Ph.D. or ABD), or Lecturer (M.A. or equivalent) Deadline: Candidates based in Israel should submit applications by 10/1; final deadline is 11/1.

on-campus interviews conducted

Cross-posted at Religious Studies 2010-2011

The Ohio State University[]

The Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University announces the establishment of the Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies and invites applications at the Associate Professor and Professor ranks. Candidates from various disciplines are sought. 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 internship opportunities for students related to Israel and the area of Israel Studies.

Qualified applicants must be sufficiently fluent in Hebrew and knowledgeable about contemporary Israeli society and culture. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service. A PhD or terminal degree in the field of expertise is required for this position.

Application Instructions: The evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication and/or writing samples, and at least three letters of reference to: Professor Matt Goldish, Director, Melton Center for Jewish Studies, The Ohio State University, 306 Dulles Hall, 230 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

Any new about the search?

Interviewed and were not able to make a final decision. WIll reopen in the fall

Pepperdine University[]

Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will be a dynamic communicator and teacher, capable of engaging a mostly Christian student body in the study of contemporary Judaism, Jewish culture, and post-biblical Jewish history.

Deadline: Application review will begin January 15

Chronicle Ad

Did they change the deadline? I rushed to get it in by their original Dec. deadline, and then I saw this posting for Jan. 15!!

Any updates on this one?

Phone interviews occurring

Does anyone know if they've selected people for campus interviews?

Still haven't heard anything. (3/2)

Rejection letter (dated 3/14) following phone interview

Princeton University[]

Israel Studies Position (joint between Near Eastern Studies and Judaic Studies program)

Deadline: 10/1/10

Contacted on 11/2 to arrange campus visit in Jan. No first round interviews.

Rice University[]

Jewish Studies; one-year postdoctoral fellowship.

HigherEdJobs Ad.

Deadline: Please apply by December 31, 2010

Rutgers University[]

Jews under Islam

Deadline 9/15

Committee contacted for letters of recommendation (10/12)

Cross-posted at Religious Studies 2010-2011

San Francisco State University[]

Israel Studies Position (in Dept of Jewish Studies)

Deadline 9/29/10

Any updates on this search?

phone interviews conducted

Campus interview scheduled, 11/9

Rejection email received 1/31, saying that someone else had accepted the offer

Texas Austin[]

Gale Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, Texas-Austin

Full time for a half year or half time for a full year.

Deadline 11/1

AJS Interview scheduled 11/12

Offer made and accepted in mid-February (not by me).

Towson University[]

The Department of History and the graduate programs in Judaic Studies at Towson University invite applications for a full time, tenure-track assistant professorship in medieval or early modern European Jewish History.

Ad at InsideHighered

Deadline: All materials are due by January 3, 2011

Cross-posted at European History Jobs, 2010-11

Rejection via e-mail 2/6/11

University at Buffalo []

Fannie Kestenbaum Paull Professor of Jewish Studies

Cancelled the search -- will readvertize in the Fall

UC Irvine[]

H-Net Posting

Teller Family Chair in Jewish History. We are seeking an Associate Professor or an accomplished Assistant Professor who is working on Jewish history in any place or period.

Deadline: Please submit a Cover Letter, CV, and Three Letters of Reference on-line at by December 17, 2010.

Invitation to submit more material, 1/6.

Anyone else hear anything? A: nothing.

Rejection via e-mail (1/26) --That's interesting. I've neither been rejected nor been asked for more materials.

It's probably not all that interesting; I e-mailed them inquiring into the status of my application, and they replied with an e-mail rejection. If you haven't heard anything at all, but others have been asked to submit more materials, perhaps that is a bad sign? I hope not, for you, but I'm just saying...

Four finalists on campus in February.

Notified mid-March that someone else was offered job. During campus visit it became clear that this is mainly a fundraising job.

Isn't every position in Jewish Studies ultimately about fundraising? (sad, but true)


H-Net Job Posting

Viterbi Visiting Professor in Mediterranean Jewish Studies. The position is open-rank, and we will consider post-doctoral fellows as well as junior and senior professors.

Deadline: December 13, 2010

Any news?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign[]

Assistant Professor in Judaism

Deadline: 11/1

Job offer made and accepted 12/22/10

Was this one re-opened? I saw it re-posted somewhere a few days ago...


University of Kentucky[]

Jewish history

Deadline 11/1

Has anyone heard anything?

Apparently they've done skype interviews already

Cross-posted at Religious Studies 2010-2011

apparently they've scheduled campus interviews for January

offer made and accepted.

University of Maryland[]

Hebrew Bible, Jewish Studies

Assistant Professor

Deadline: 11/30

1/13 - email from chair of search committee saying they have narrowed down a list of finalists.

Cross-posted at Biblical Studies 2010-2011

University of Pittsburgh[]

Modern Judaism

Deadline 11/10

Cross-posted at Religious Studies 2010-2011

Contacted for AJS interview 12/1

Was this search canceled?

No, they conducted campus interviews this month (Feb).

University of Washington[]

Assistant Professor of Modern European Jewish History

Deadline 11/1

Did phone interview 11/17

Did anyone else have an interview, or hear anything additional?

I also had a phone interview on 11/17 but have not heard anything further (today is 12/1) x2 (12/3)

Any news? (12/13)

Polite note informing candidates that 4 finalists have been chosen (12/16). (x2)

email or snail?


Rejection email 12/18

Offer made and accepted.

University of Wisconsin Madison[]

Hebrew Bible/Semitic Languages

Deadline 8/15

Department secretary told me they had only 36 applications (!?)

Acknowledged receipt of application materials promptly.

9/1 — Contacted for online interview.

Cross-posted at Biblical Studies 2010-2011

Washington University in St. Louis[]

Friedman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Deadline Nov. 15

Request for AJS or phone interview received by email 12/6 (x2)

Has anyone heard if they've picked finalists?

They requested additional materials from me (two additional diss. chapters), after the AJS interview, by email, on 12/29

Was told they will make a decision by the end of February (x2)

Any news, now that it is March? Offers were made in mid-February.

Would've been nice to have been told something, especially since I did have a preliminary interview and sat with them face-to-face. Common courtesy. The lack of professionalism on this job market never ceases to astound me.