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New Page for 2013 Jobs: Jewish Studies 2012-2013

American University, one-year term position in Jewish Studies[]

  • The Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, one-year term position in Jewish Studies. Applicants should hold the PhD or have completed the doctorate by August 2012. The applicant should be prepared to teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate students in the Jewish Studies Program and to direct the program. Applicants will have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching in any area of Jewish Studies which complements the strengths of the existing program and have relevant administrative experience. The position is contingent upon funding
  • Send a letter of application addressing teaching and research interests and describing administrative experience, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee, Jewish Studies Program, American University, Battelle-Tompkins 137, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016-8038. Materials may be submitted electronically to For more information about the American University's Jewish Studies Program, visit the website at For best consideration, applications should be complete by November 15th.
  • Any news from AU?
  • I just wrote in and heard that the short list had been contacted. Oh well.
  • received an email 2/16 that they hired someone.

Bucknell -- Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew[]

  • Three year position begining fall 2012
  • Native or near native speaker with experience in college teaching.
  • will teach Elementary and Intermediate Hebrew, courses in Jewish American Literature, and Israeli and Yiddish literature in translation, and courses in the candidates area of interest. Ability to teach biblical Hebrew is a plus. Looking for candidate who can help building program.
  • Teaching load 3/3
  • Submit cover letter, c.v., 3 letters of recommendation to
  • Review begins March 15, 2012
  • Any supplementary materials should be sent to Pamela Glass, Academic Assistant, Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or electronically to
  • Any news anyone?
  • Campus visits conducted 2nd week of April.

Chapman University - Assistant Professor, History of Holocaust & Jewish Studies[]

  • The History Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor, History of Holocaust and Jewish Studies, with expertise in German History, whose scholarly work promises to make a significant contribution. Position begins Fall semester, 2012, contingent on budgetary approval.
  • Submit a signed letter of application with curriculum vita, evidence of effective teaching, and three letters of recommendation electronically to Ashley Liberio, History Departmental Assistant, at Application review begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at European History 2011-12
    • phone interviews conducted 11/3
    • any word on campus interviews?
    • Yes, they are scheduled for beginning of December. 11/8

Colgate University --Mellon Postdoc in Post-Biblical Jewish Studies[]

  • Two year, beginning in Fall 2012
  • Focus on Second Temple Through Early Modern
  • Teaching: first year--one course of choice, one course in core, "Legacies of the Ancient World"; second year--two Jewish studies courses, and one in the core "Legacies of the Ancient World," which explores texts from the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern world such as Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Greek and Roman literature.
  • Open to those who have finished Ph.Ds in last three years.
  • Apply at, with letter, vita, 3 rec letters.
  • Deadline, April 1 for full consideration
  • email stating that they hired someone (5/10)

College of Charleston, Distinguished Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies[]

  • The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston invites applications for the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Distinguished Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies for the 2012-2013 academic year. Leading academics, writers, artists, and policy makers with expertise on any aspect of the Jewish experience are encouraged to apply. The visiting scholar will participate in the intellectual life of the Jewish Studies Program and the broader college community, teaching either one course each semester (1-1) or two courses in a single semester (2-0), in which case residence in Charleston, South Carolina for the other semester is optional. The position offers an ideal opportunity for research and writing in a beautiful, relaxing environment and carries a salary of up to $40,000, plus free housing in a spacious three bedroom house a short walk from campus.
  • Interested applicants should send a c.v. along with syllabi or proposals for two courses. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2012. Finalists will be notified by February 15. For further information, please contact Prof. Martin Perlmutter, Director of Jewish Studies, at For more information about the Jewish Studies Program, visit our website at
  • Does anyone have any idea whether they would take someone who just received their phd? I wrote an e-mail to the address above but got no answer.
  • Letter of Rej. decision was made

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - Postdoctoral Fellow, Jewish Studies[]

  • The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University announces a post-doctoral fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The fellowship will consist of a stipend of $45,000, with an additional $8,500 subsidy which can be used for research, airfare and/or housing. This fellowship is open to scholars in all fields not currently taught by our permanent or visiting faculty (see our website at (
  • Requirements are a Ph.D. granted between January 1, 2010, and June 30, 2012, and an excellent command of Hebrew. Fellows will be expected to be in residence at Columbia between September 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, to teach one undergraduate course per semester, and to give one lecture during their fellowship period.
  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and syllabus for a proposed course, and the names of three references VIA EMAIL ONLY to Ms. Kerren Marcus at, by February 15, 2012.
  • If the Ph.D. has not yet been granted, please also include a letter from the academic sponsor attesting to the fact that it will be granted by 6/30/12. Please do not send any references or any other written materials or attachments.
  • Any news?
  • rejection 4/16 (x3)

Florida Gulf Coast University[]

  • "Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust & Human Rights Studies, Associate/Full Professor"
  • "Mentors undergraduate and graduate research with a 2-1 teaching load. In addition to leading the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, pursues external funding and partnerships with community organizations and local schools."
  • "Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in modern European history with emphasis in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust."
  • Deadline date is 11-01-2011 (extended to Dec. 10)
  • The ad reads, "Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region" -- but that's incorrect (their HR dept. inserts that language in all job ads). The job is at the main (and only) campus.
  • Also posted at European History 2011-12
  • Oct. 25: it looks like they've modified the ad - opening up the rank, for example, and in other ways making it more attractive (and open to more applicants): (LINK)

Florida International University -- Sephardic Studies, Open Rank[]

  • FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY. The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce an open rank search for a professor with a specialization inSephardic-Mizrahi Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad knowledge of the entire field of Judaic Studies and a research focus in Sephardic/Oriental Judaic Studies and will become the President Yitzhak Navon Professor of Sephardic-Mizrahi Studies. Further information about the program may be found at Candidates must have completed the doctoral degree prior to taking the position. The successful candidate will be able to teach introduction to religion and comparative or thematic topics in addition to his or her specialization. Candidates should have demonstrable knowledge of Hebrew and a language of the region of focus, such as either Arabic, Judaeo-Arabic, Ladino, Judaeo-Persian, Judaeo-Malayalam, etc. If the appointment is at a senior level, the successful candidate will have a publication and grant writing record commensurate with the level of appointment. There are expectations about involvement with the local and national communities, in addition to the usual academic activity. The department, with nine full time members, offers B.A. and M.A. degrees, and is located within FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
  • Applications should be made online at Look for Open Rank Professor: Sephardic Studies, under the Religious Studies Department. Attach letter of application, CV, and writing sample to online application. The writing sample can be either a published article or a thesis chapter. FIU is an urban Research-Extensive institution with substantial research expectations of its faculty. In addition, send three letters of reference, transcripts and course syllabi to Professor Nathan Katz, Sephardic Studies Search Committee Chair, DM 305A, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin 12/31. Send inquiries to:
  • 2/2 - Anyone out there have a phone interview and heard something since??
  • 2/17 Wondering the same thing. Also wondering how much of a chance we newbies have. Are they leaning toward someone young/cheap or do they really want someone more established?

Gratz College--Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Administration and Teacher Leadership[]

  • pluralistic education rooted in Jewish values.
  • Requirements: Ph.D. Education, experience in educational ledaership, teaching and advising experience, research mentorship skills.
  • Responsibilities: teaching grad sources, direct grad programs, collaborate with faculty, advising
  • Requirements: experience in online teaching and course development, program development and evaluaton, familiarity with Jewish community
  • Send letter, vita, 3 references to Gratz College, Office of Academic Affairs, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027 Fax: 215 635 7399; e-mail: No phone calls please.

Harvard - Open Rank, Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature[]

  • Harvard University seeks to make an appointment in Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature. The successful applicant will be a scholar of Hebrew language and literature, who studies the subject comparatively and contextually (e.g. through the comparative study of other languages and literatures, through the application of various disciplinary approaches, etc.). Modern period expertise is preferred, and a solid grounding in classical Hebrew texts is strongly desired. The rank of the appointment is open; junior scholars are especially encouraged to apply. A strong doctoral record is required. Departmental affiliation to be determined. Teaching duties include four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels; demonstrated excellence in teaching strongly desired.
  • Candidates should submit cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references by applying online at The committee will begin to review applications on October 17, 2011.
  • Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
  • Contact: Wanda L Di Bernardo, Harvard University , Ph.: 617 495 2543, Fax: 617 496 4343, E-mail:
  • Also posted at Comparative 2012
  • rejection e-mail (12/7)

Hebrew Union College -- Assistant Professor of Rabbinics[]

  • Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, announces the opening of a junior level tenure-track position in Rabbinic Literature, to begin July 2012. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in Rabbinic Literature; specialties might include Talmud, Midrash, or Halakhic Literature. Broad knowledge of the Jewish tradition and its texts, as well as proficiency in Hebrew and Aramaic, is essential. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students at the graduate level in the School of Rabbinic Studies, the Rhea Hirsch School of Education, and the Edgar F. Magnin School of Graduate Studies, as well as teaching undergraduates through the Jerome H. Louchheim School, which provides courses in Judaic studies for the University of Southern California. While the candidate need not be affiliated with the Reform Movement, all HUC-JIR faculty members are expected to participate in the communal and religious life of a Reform Jewish seminary and the Jewish community.
  • Candidates should indicate their interest in this position by sending an email to Dr. Reuven Firestone, Chair of the Search Committee ( as soon as possible. The full application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one or more published articles and/or chapters of a dissertation, and three letters of recommendation (which can arrive separately). Send materials to Dr. Reuven Firestone, Chair of the Search Committee, HUC-JIR, 3077 University Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007-3796.
  • The review of applications will begin after December 15th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Informational meetings may be held at the AAR/SBL and AJS.

Monash University--Kronhill Lectureship in East European Jewish History[]

  • tenure track lecturer in East European Jewish history with a specialization in Polish Jewish history to join the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation
  • The successful applicant will have the capacity to contribute to a teaching and research program of international standing in Jewish Studies
  • For any queries please contact Professor Leah Garrett at

New York University - Second Temple Period Judaism[]

  • The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies of New York University invites applications for a position in Second Temple Period Judaism, to begin September 1, 2012, pending administrative and budgetary approval. We contemplate appointing at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured). Candidates with expertise and academic training in all specialties are encouraged to apply, including history, literature, thought, philology, history of exegesis, liturgy and culture. Applicants should have research and teaching competence in Hebrew texts.
  • Application deadline is December 1, 2011. To apply, see the NYU Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies web site at . Instructions can be found under the home page link “Employment.”
  • Anyone heard anything at all? I wonder if they are planning to interview at AJS.
  • Dear NYU: I know you are a crazy long shot, but I am still obsessing, so please just put me out of my misery...
  • 1/23: Invitation for campus visit.
  • 3/27 rejection letter (dated 3/3)

New York University -- Goldstein-Goren Research Fellow[]

  • The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies seeks to appoint one Goldstein-Goren Research Scholar in American Jewish History for the Academic Year 2012-2013. This position is a project of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, an institute at New York University dedicated to the study of the mutual impact of Jews and America. We are particularly interested in scholarship which explores the intellectual and literary encounters between the Jews and America.
  • The Goldstein-Goren Research Scholar will have an academic year to conduct an independent research project on some aspect of American Jewish history with the goal of producing a scholarly monograph, to be published by New York University Press. Final decisions on matters of publication are decided by NYU Press and the Goldstein-Goren Center.
  • The Scholar is expected to be in residence at New York University for the duration of the appointment. He/she may not have other full-time obligations. In addition the Scholar is required to make a scholarly presentation of her/his work, the format to be determined. This position does not involve any teaching or the assumption of any departmental responsibilities. However, the appointed Scholar is highly encouraged to be an active member of the academic, intellectual, and social community of the Department.
  • The successful applicant will have earned his/her Ph.D. prior to 2006. He/she will be a tenured or tenure-track professor with significant research, presentation, and publication history. Compensation includes a salary of $48,000 and a $2,000 research fund.
  • Applicants are asked to submit their curriculum vitae, a research proposal and a sample of previously published scholarship by December 15, 2011. To apply, see the NYU Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies web site at Instructions can be found under the home page link "Employment." NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

New York University -- Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish Civilization, Fellowship Program[]

  • The NYU Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Tikvah Fellowship Program. It is directed at the very finest scholars and educators who engage in legal, normative, and existential issues pertaining to Law & Jewish Civilization. Non-academics such as school principals and rashei yeshivot are also welcome to apply. While in residence at the Center, Fellows work on their individual projects consistent with the Center's Mission Statement, and, where applicable, with the Annual Theme. The Fellowship carries a stipend of US$65,000 and an additional housing subsidy of US$10,000 for non-New York residents.

NYU Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish Civilization--Scholars in Residence Program[]

  • The Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization is now accepting applications for the Post-Doctoral and Visiting Doctoral Tikvah Scholar-in-Residence Program for the academic year 2012-2013. The Center also accepts applications from recent J.D. Graduates. The Program is directed at outstanding graduate students and young scholars interested in spending a year researching, writing, and learning in the company of some of the best scholars in the field of Law & Jewish Civilization. Candidates should submit the application materials as described on the Center's website: The positions are awarded on a rolling basis.
  • letters of rejection and acceptanse were sent.

Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies / St. Peter's College -- Junior Research Fellowship in Jewish History and Culture[]

  • Two year from Sept 2012
  • The Fellow appointed will be expected to undertake research into Jewish history or culture in the early modern or modern period in western and/or central Europe.
  • Salary £29,099
  • Applications by 15 January 2012; shortlisted candidates to be interviewed mid-Feb
  • Candidates should send a covering letter, CV, project proposal and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by their referees by post or e-mail (in PDF format) to: The Academic Administrator; Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford, OX5 1PY, UK; Tel: +44-1865-377946; E-mail:
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Penn State University -- Postdoctoral Fellowship -- Jewish Studies (Israel Studies)[]

  • Research specialization in any area of Israel Studies pertaining to the modern State of Israel.
  • The appointment will be for one year (Fall 2012 through Spring 2013), with possible renewal for a second year upon review.
  • Applications received by January 31, 2012, will be given full consideration, though applications may continue to be considered until the search is concluded.
  • In order to apply, please upload letter of application and CV to Under separate cover, please have three letters of recommendation sent to Sandi Moyer via email at
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12
  • Skype interview last week
  • Letter of rej. some one got it

Portland State University - Israel Studies[]

  • Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Professorship in Israel Studies, a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin in fall 2012. Specialization is open and PhD required. The successful candidate will bring intellectual passion and scholarly expertise in Israeli history, culture, society, philosophy, and/or politics within the wider contexts of Jewish history and civilization; add curricular strength to a growing Judaic Studies program; and enjoy interacting professionally with a diverse range of students, academic programs, and community groups.
  • Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Michael Weingrad, Academic Director, The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Portland State University, Post Office Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207-0751. Materials may also be e-mailed as Word attachments or pdf files to Correspondence will primarily be conducted by email.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10, 2011 and initial interviews conducted at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Washington, D.C.
    • Got a rejection email (10/25)
    • Phone interviews during November
    • Any news after the skype interview?
  • Reviewing writing samples
  • Did they ask for a writing sample?
  • Any news?
  • Still nothing (12/7) - anyone else?
  • Still nothing - was any one asked for writing samples after the interview?
  • Yes they asked for 2 samples.
  • rejection email (12/13)
  • did some one get the job?
  • Heard that offer was made/accepted. (X2)

Princeton University - Asst. Professor, classical Judaism[]

  • The Department of Religion, in conjunction with the Program in Judaic Studies, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in classical Judaism, to begin September 1, 2012. The candidate should be an expert in classical Judaism with strength in rabbinic literature and interests that complement those of continuing faculty in the Religion Department's subfield of Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity.
  • Interested applicants should apply online and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample at Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Mary Kay Bodnar, Department of Religion, 141 1879 Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2011, and will continue doing so until an appointment has been made.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2011-2012
    • Rumor has it there's an inside candidte....
    • What do you expect from Princeton?
    • By "inside candidate," do you mean someone currently teaching in the department?
      • Skype interview called for in Mid November
  • Heard that offer was made and accepted.

Princeton University - Postdoc in Jewish thought[]

  • Princeton University's Tikvah Project on Jewish Thought and the Program in Judaic Studies invite applications for a Tikvah postdoctoral researcher in Jewish thought. Jewish Thought is defined here very broadly to include any relevant time period, figure, or topic. We aim to appoint someone who is interested in grappling with great human questions from a Jewish perspective and committed to bringing Jewish ideas and thinkers into conversation with the broader historical, philosophical, and theological traditions of the West and beyond. The successful candidate will be integrated fully into the Program in Judaic Studies as well as into any and all appropriate departments, programs, and centers at Princeton University. The candidate will pursue research and teach one course of his/her design each semester, subject to sufficient enrollments and approval by the Dean of the Faculty. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance.
  • Applicants will be evaluated in terms of: scholarly excellence, the potential of the proposed project to contribute to a broad understanding of Jewish thought, and the contribution an applicant's presence might make to the growing intellectual community at Princeton working in the broad area of Jewish thought.
  • Online App. Form
  • Open until Filled (posted 10/19/11)
  • rejection email 4/16

Rice University - History of Judaism or Jewish Thought and Philosophy[]

  • Professor in History of Judaism or Jewish Thought and Philosophy, starting in Fall 2012, at assistant rank, preferably with interests and expertise in one or more of these areas: Judaism in Late Antiquity, Rabbinics, Jewish Mysticism, and Religion and Secularism.
  • Ad at Chronicle
  • See to apply.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2011-2012
  • interview scheduled for AAR
  • Any one get an on campus interview?
    • They said they'd notify candidates of on-campus interviews in January
    • Has anyone had an on-campus interview scheduled?
    • rejection email (and a strange one)
    • What was strange? (I didn't apply for this, I'm just curious; definitely uderstand if you can't answer).
  • Was an offer made on this one?
  • Yes, offer made and accepted

Rutgers - Comparative Monotheism[]

  • Tenure-track position in Comparative Monotheism with an interest in Ancient Judaism to begin Fall 2012, subject to the availability of funds.
  • Candidates should specialize in ancient Judaism but show strong interest in its comparative religious contexts. Area of specialization may range from the ancient near eastern to the Hellenistic contexts of Judaism. Teaching duties will include undergraduate (and soon graduate) courses in the Hebrew Bible, especially Prophets, Psalms, and the Wisdom books, as well as in the candidate's primary specialization.
  • All applications must be submitted online:
  • Completed applications submitted by September 30, 2011 will receive full consideration.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2011-2012
    • I had submitted an application last week but never received a confirmation email and when I logged back in to check the status of my application on the Rutgers website, they don't seem to have an application for me. Arghh. Anybody else having this trouble?
    • 10/05 - email invitation for Skype interview on 10/12
    • According to Religious Studies 2011-2012, on-campus interviews have been scheduled for late Oct-early Nov.

San Diego State University, Jewish Studies Program, Visiting Israeli Scholar 2012/13[]

  • The Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University invites applications to fill a Visiting Israeli Professor position for two semesters during the 2012-2013 Academic Year (September 2012 - May 2013).
  • Rank is open. Applicants from a variety of disciplines are invited to apply, but the successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in a field of specialization such as History, Political Science, Literature, International Studies, Public Affairs, or Communications Studies. Fluency and undergraduate teaching experience in English are essential for consideration.
  • The appointee will be expected to teach two courses in each of two semesters on topics relating to modern Israel and the Arab/Israeli conflict, and should also be prepared to give public lectures in the San Diego area as well as to the San Diego State University community.
  • The Visiting Israeli Professor receives the same benefits package, medical, dental, and vision insurance and clerical assistance that all San Diego State faculty receive.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest, list of courses you are prepared to teach, a C.V. and three confidential letters of reference by January 15, 2012. Submission should be done electronically to the program director at: or by mail to: Jewish Studies Program, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego CA 92182-6062
  • Just an FYI--Past scholars on this program appear to be senior lecturers from Israeli universities who have a rather substantial publication record.
  • rejection letter by mail, not even an email

See Also: Religious Studies 2011-2012

St. Thomas More College (Saskachewan) -- Assistant Professor, Religion and Culture[]

(cross posted at Religious Studies 2011-2012)

  • Catholic Liberal Arts College
  • The Department has teaching and research needs in the area of Judaic Studies. The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in a relevant area of study at the time of appointment. In addition, the ideal candidate should have a broad background in the history and teachings of Judaism, and any vernacular languages relevant to the candidate’s specialized research. An ability and willingness to teach Introduction to World Religions and introductory Hebrew are required.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to one or more of STM’s inter-disciplinary programs (e.g., Catholic Studies; Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good; Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Jewish and Christian Origins; etc.) according to his/her interest or requirements of the position. Candidates will be expected to develop an active, externally funded program of research, and to participate in collaborative research in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Deadline: September 15, 2011
  • Applicants are to forward their application materials to: Dr. Chris Foley, Acting Head, Department of Religion and Culture, St Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W6. Email:
    • Has anyone heard anythiing regarding this position? It is now a month and a half past the application deadline, and I'm wondering if they've made any progress...
    • [posted 11/7]: I got an email asking for a response to their mission statement, maybe two weeks ago. I have not heard anything since then.
    • I just got a rejection letter via e-mail (11/8)
      • Religious Studies pages says someone has scheduled a campus interview (mid-Nov.)
      • Religious Studies page says someone has been offered the position and has accepted it

Temple University--Non Tenure Track Appt in Modern/Contemporary Jewish Culture and History[]

  • 2012-2013 with possibility of renewal
  • ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in Modern Jewish thought and/or history and exhibit some interest in issues of race, ethnicity, and Jewish diversity.
  • Teaching load 3/4 including two sections of Jews and Race and one of core Secular Jewish culture courses each semester),with one additional course of his/her choosing to be coordinated with the Department of Religion.
  • Deadline March 22, 2012.
  • Mark Leuchter
    Director of Jewish Studies
    Temple University Department of Religion
    650 Anderson Hall
    1114 West Berks Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

Tulane University--Visting Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern/Israeli History[]

  • One year position starting August 2012
  • Areas of preference include, but are not limited to, the history of Islam, modern Israel and/or the Arab-Israeli conflict.
  • The position will be a joint appointment between the History and Jewish Studies departments.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, teaching portfolio or sample syllabi, and three letters of reference to the chair of the search committee, Michael Cohen, at, by March 26, 2012.

University of Colorado Boulder - Assistant Professor of Judaism & Teaching Fellow[]

  • The University of Colorado Boulder seeks a dynamic and innovative scholar of Judaism to join the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies and participate in the Program in Jewish Studies. The successful applicant will serve for two years as a Foundation for Jewish Culture Teaching Fellow, and then be redesignated as tenure-track faculty in the Department of Religious Studies ( at the rank of Assistant Professor. Tenure clock to be negotiated. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2012.
  • The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, strong critical skills in the academic study of religion with the capacity to situate Judaism in broader contexts, will teach a 2/2 load, including undergraduate surveys as well as specialized, upper-division and graduate courses, and participate in the Religious Studies department’s emerging Ph.D. program. For the first two years as a Teaching Fellow, the scholar will work with the Program in Jewish Studies ( to raise the visibility of Jewish studies and cultural events on campus and beyond. Interviews will be held at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in San Francisco, November 19-21, 2011 and at the Association for Jewish Studies Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., December 18-20.
  • Applications are accepted electronically at, posting #814946. Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement/portfolio, a writing sample of article length, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications to begin on October 15, 2011. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For information regarding the application process, contact See for full job description.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2011-12
    • Interview schedule for AJS (10/27)
    • Interview schedule for AAR (x3)
      • Are interviews actually scheduled for these conferences?
    • Any news since the AAR?
    • Any news after AJS?
    • e-mail announcing reveiew of candidates has been completed; no mention of whether someone was hired (3/7).
    • Princeton grad got the job

University of Maryland, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships[]

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for the 2012-13 academic year. Appointments will be one or two semester positions. Full health benefits are included.


  • Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by August, 2012.
  • We are less interested in the Israel-Palestinian conflict and more in other aspects of Israel Studies.


  • Fellows will be expected to be at College Parl full-time, teach two courses each semester, and participate in the Institute's activities. Some teaching may be at the post-graduate level.


  • Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, C.V. (including publications - with links if possible - and teaching experience), the names and emails of 3 references, and at least 3 descriptions (2-3 sentences each) of courses they would be qualified to teach. A sample syllabus is welcome but not required.

Applications are due by February 15, 2012. All materials should be emailed to Jennifer Kilberg at For more information about Israel Studies at UMD visit

    • Post docs offered and accepted.

University of Maryland - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in Israel Studies[]

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for the 2012-13 academic year. Appointments will be one or two semester positions. Full health benefits are included. Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by August, 2012.
  • We are less interested in the Israeli Palestinian conflict and more in other aspects of Israel Studies.


  • Fellows will be expected to be at College Park full-time, teach two courses each semester, and participate in the Institute's activities. Some teaching may be at the post-graduate level.


  • Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, C.V. (including publications - with links if possible - and teaching experience), the names and emails of 3 references, and at least 3 descriptions (2-3 sentences each) of courses they would be qualified to teach. A sample syllabus is welcome but not required.
  • Applications are due by February 15, 2012. All materials should be emailed to Jennifer Cornejo at For more information about Israel Studies at UMD visit

University of Manitoba -- I.L. Peretz Yiddish Teaching Fellow[]

  • Two year fellowship beginning July 1, 2012
  • Teach for High school students at Gray Academy and at University of Manitoba
  • Minimum qualification--M.A.
  • Application review begins March 15.
  • Applications should be sent to: Anita King; Program Assistant ; Judaic Studies Program; University of Manitoba; 328 Fletcher Argue Building ; 15 Chancellors Circle ; Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

University of Michigan--Lecturer in Yiddish []

  • Full time up to three years, with possibility of renewal.
  • Six courses per year, focus on Yiddish language courses to undergrads and graduate students. Up to two courses on Yiddish in English translation.
  • Benefits eligible. Deadline: March 30, 2012. Offer expected to be made by April 30, 2012
  • Native or near-native proficiency in YIddish.
  • Send letter, c.v. letter of recommendation and second reference to Administrative Secretary, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, 202 S. Thayer St., Suite 2111, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Modern European Jewish History[]

(cross listed at European History and Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented pages)

  • Jointly held senior position in History and Judaic Studies as Professor of Modern European Jewish History. Specialization is open but historians working in the “long” twentieth century are preferred. We seek a scholar comfortable in interdisciplinary dialogue with broad intellectual interests, possessing an ability to teach a full range of Jewish history courses in the modern era and provide seminars utilizing primary sources. Linguistic training should include Hebrew and at least one other language (such as Yiddish, Russian, Polish, Czech, German, or Hungarian, etc).
  • Deadline: no later than Oct. 31
  • Contacted for campus visit, December 15

University of New South Wales, Sydney - Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish History[]

  • This is a full-time, fixed term appointment available for three years, from mid-2012.
  • Although the majority of the fellowship (approximately 75%) will be spent pursuing a self-directed research project, the successful candidate will be required to teach one course per year in Jewish History, normally offered in the Summer teaching period. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be involved in all academic activities of the School, and will make some further teaching contribution to the broader History program.
  • Applications close : 02 March 2012
  • Has anyone found any information about this at all? The application asks that we address "selection criteria" that are nowhere to be found.
  • Please direct any enquiries to Professor David Cahill, History Coordinator, School of Humanities, UNSW. Professor Cahill can be contacted on telephone (61 2) 9385 1434 or email
  • To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.
  • The posting information does not say anything about requiring a visa before applying. Here is the full information:
  • Has anybody heard back from them? It's been almost a month since I applied and no feedback received...
  • Offer made and accepted. [6/4]

University of Notre Dame - Abrams Chair in Jewish Thought and Culture[]

  • open rank, open field
  • applications due 11/1
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2011-2012
    • Any new updates on this one? I still havent heard anything -- not even the "thank you for your didnt make the short list...
    • Isn't it way too early to have heard anything? The application deadline was 11/1.
    • It can't be "way too early," the AAR is around the corner!
    • AJS isn't until mid-December. They could be planning to hold interviews there.
    • Perhaps, but I think I remember their add on the AAR website as one that is going to be offering pre-arranged interviews in San Francisco.
    • Hmm. I don't remember seeing that. Only update here is my recommenders got confirmation that their letters arrived.
    • So now it has been over a month...anyone heard anything?
    • AJS is now around the corner... any news?
    • JUST today, 1/13, I received email confirmation of receipt of my application, in response to an email sent 11/16
    • Rejection letter 5/24/12

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON--Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies (replacement position). Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies and Department of Religious Studies, University of Oregon.
  • September 16, 2012 through June 15, 2013, with possibility of renewal for two more years.
  • Primary responsibilities are to teach five undergraduate courses annually over three ten-week terms.
  • Ability required to teach survey courses in medieval and early modern Jewish history and culture, and modern European and Middle Eastern Jewish history and culture, as well as a course on Jewish gender sutdies. Expertise to teach a text course in Classical Hebrew is also desirable.
  • Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, resume/curriculum vitae, syllabi from relevant courses taught, and contact information for three references to:
Search Committee
Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
1415 Kincaid Street, Room 837
5273 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5273
  • Deadline for application: April 1, 2012, or until filled.
  • any news?
  • Offer made and accepted

University of South Carolina - Assistant Professor, Jewish Diaspora/Jewish Studies []

  • The History Department ( at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a new tenure-track position in Jewish Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the Jewish diaspora, specialty and time period open, beginning Fall 2012. One of a cluster of approved positions in the area of diasporas (including positions in Music, Anthropology, and the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department), the person hired for this position will join a highly-ranked History Department and a vibrant and growing Jewish Studies Program.
  • To assure full consideration, applications should be received by November 4, 2011.
  • Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented 2011-12
  • Have interviews been scheduled yet?
  • Additional material requested.
    • When and how did they request additional materials???
    • Before TG.
    • Rejection e-mail (11/30) (x3)
    • Did anyone else receive neither a rejection email nor a request for additional materials?
    • Rejection e-mail (12/1)
    • Any news on interviews? (1/11)
    • skype interview scheduled (1/10)

University of Sussex-Yossi Harel Chair in Modern Israel Studies.[]

  • expected to promote and develop links between academic researchers and teachers in the Middle East and the UK.
  • We conceive that the post will appeal to an ambitious individual, with a demonstrable track record of high quality teaching and research, who is keen to take a leading role in developing this and related subject areas across the School.
  • For an informal discussion of the post, please contact the Head of the School of History, Art History & Philosophy, Professor Matthew Cragoe, in the first instance by email at:
  • Closing date for applications: 12 March 2012

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Early Judaism[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Early Judaism to begin August 2012.
  • Review of applications begins October 14, 2011 for applicants wanting to be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature in San Francisco, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Ad at Chronicle - Also posted at Religious Studies 2011-2012
    • Interview scheduled for AAR
    • Received e-mail stating that principal candidates will be contacted Dec. 9-16 for campus interviews, to take place from mid-Jan to early Feb (11/23).
    • E-mail invitation to campus visit (4:30 pm Dec. 12) x2
    • Anyone know what's going on here?

University of Western Ontario -- 1 yr. position, Modern European History, Preference for Jewish History[]

  • One year position 2012-2013
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D in History, a strong record of scholarly publication, and some university-level teaching experience in his or her subject area. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in the area of Jewish History. The Department is especially interested in scholars who have research and teaching strengths coincident with those of the Department: Conflict and Society, International, Transnational and/or Global History, Public and Digital History, Environment/Health/Technology, Business and Economy, Politics, Law and Governance, Culture and Society, Social History, and Gender
  • Deadline 3/31/12
  • Also psoted at European History 2011-12
  • any news?
  • rejection letter