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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2019 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Yeshiva University, OU Center for Communal Research, PostDoctoral Research Fellowship 2020 - 2022.[edit | edit source]

Due July 31

Hiring: Research Fellow The Orthodox Union’s Center for Communal Research, with Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration The Orthodox Union’s Center for Communal Research, in collaboration with Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Education, invite applications for a two-year, doctoral or postdoctoral research fellowship to begin September 1, 2020. About: The Center for Communal Research The Center for Communal Research advances the OU’s obligation to better understand and serve the Jewish community by developing a high-quality base of knowledge and insights from a rigorous, responsive, and responsible mixed-methods research and evaluation agenda. The Center’s work falls into three major categories that address significant needs for the Orthodox community: 1. Conducting research on American Jewry generally with an emphasis on Orthodox Jews’ lives and institutions. 2. Performing internal evaluations that assists in the strategic development and enhancement of OU departmental programs, our partner organizations, and the larger Jewish ecosystem in which we operate. 3. Facilitating structured conversations and convenings that use our research and evaluation findings to generate and enhance our programs and institutions. About: The Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration The Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration (AGS) is the premier institution in North America for the preparation of Jewish educators and Jewish educational leaders. It offers both a Doctorate in Jewish Educational Leadership and Innovation (EdD) and a Doctorate in Jewish Education (PhD). The faculty at AGS are scholars and practitioners with broad research interests and extensive experience in mentorship. Position Summary The Research Fellowship is for an outstanding emerging scholar who is completing or has recently completed a dissertation in Education, Jewish Studies, or the social sciences; whose scholarly interests align with the focus of the Center and Azrieli on the Jewish community and its institutions, especially its educational ecosystem; and who is prepared to commit two years to the Fellowship. The Research Fellow will:  Undertake their own research and writing projects.  Support all aspects of the Center’s research agenda, with major responsibilities to include managing data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis, facilitating discussions with various stakeholders and audiences, and helping to write and review reports and presentations.  Teach three 3-credit courses in the Azrieli Graduate School of Education over a period of two years, with courses to be determined by Azrieli. This is a two-year, work remote position. Major Responsibilities The Research Fellow will report to the Assistant Director of the Center for Communal Research. Teaching will be supervised by the Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. The specific responsibilities include:  Provide support for all aspects of the research process, including study design, data collection, and dissemination  Conduct literature searches and reviews  Assist in developing and programing survey instruments  Perform data analysis using statistical software packages  Conduct in-depth interviews  Code and interpret qualitative data  Assist in developing and preparing reports and presentations for a variety of audiences. Opportunities for co-authorship will be provided. Competencies and Skills:  PhD in Psychology, Sociology, Education, Public Policy, Economics, Jewish Studies, or another relevant discipline. Graduate students in their dissertation phase will be considered for the position  A proven ability to work with qualitative data. Experience with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo, ATLAS.ti) a plus  A proven ability to work with quantitative data, and experience with at least one major statistical software package (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, R). Experience with survey tools (e.g., Qualtrics, LimeSurvey) a plus  Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  A clear and effective writing and communication style, and ideally a record of publications  Demonstrated time and project management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines  Ability to work as part of a team and independently, and to collaborate with multiple partners  A commitment to ongoing learning and professional development  Sensitivity to and curiosity about a wide range of people and phenomena Compensation Package:  Competitive postdoc salary  Live anywhere in North America (within 40 miles of an international airport). Boston–Washington corridor or Greater Los Angeles preferred.  Travel opportunities to conduct research  Research and teaching guidance from Yeshiva University faculty, and access to the Yeshiva University Libraries and other resources  Opportunity to help execute an exciting research agenda that will inform communal program and policy choices Please submit a cover letter, CV, and two letters of reference to: Rebecca Esses, Managing Director, OU Center for Communal Research essesr@ou.org Your cover letter should include your dissertation title and a 50-word summary of your primary research question and central argument.



College of idaho (USA: ID) - Open Rank, Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies[edit | edit source]

The Department of History at The College of Idaho invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track appointment to the Berger-Neilsen Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies to begin in fall 2020. This position is the first endowed chair in Judaic Studies in the state of Idaho, and one of the few such chairs in the Pacific Northwest and the intermountain region.

The successful candidate will be a passionate, engaged teacher and productive scholar who can provide outreach to the broader campus and local communities. The responsibilities of the Chair also include administering the fully endowed Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies. Candidates must have PhD in hand at the time of appointment in August 2020.

Research specialization for this position is open, but candidates should be able to teach at least one course on modern Israel, broadly defined. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer engaging undergraduate courses on various topics of Jewish history and religion. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses that would be accessible to a broad range of undergraduate students, most of whom have little to no familiarity with Judaism. The department values candidates who have experience in working with and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Approximately thirty percent of the students at The College of Idaho are first generation college students, eighteen percent are international students representing eighty-eight countries, and fifteen percent are Latinx.

Please send a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, recent course evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to HR@collegeofidaho.edu with subject line “Judaic Studies Search.” Shortlisted candidates will be notified and asked to provide a writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from referees or through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on November 15. Initial interviews will be conducted at the AJS Annual Conference in San Diego in December.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private college. The C of I has a national reputation for academic excellence and for preparing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, and countless business leaders and innovators. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, a community of 50,000 located in Idaho’s vibrant Treasure Valley. The campus is just 30 minutes from downtown Boise, one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and a dynamic cultural center. The area also offers world-class opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. To learn more about The College of Idaho, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.

Deadline: November 15, 2019

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Cornell University (USA:NY) - Associate or Full Professor in Hebrew and Jewish Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of Near Eastern Studies together with the Jewish Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, invites applications from distinguished scholars to hold the Herbert and Stephanie Neuman Professorship in Hebrew and Jewish Literature.  We are especially interested in scholars of rabbinic literature and culture, broadly conceived, whose research and teaching links this tradition to related North African and Middle Eastern literatures and cultures. The candidate’s academic interests should complement and expand existing department strengths, and they should have the ability to teach broad survey courses as well as upper level courses in their area of specialization. This is a full-time tenured position at the associate or full professor level to begin July 1, 2020.  The appointment will be in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and the appointee will play an active role in the Jewish Studies Program. Applications should be submitted electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14673 and include a detailed letter describing current and planned research activities, teaching qualifications and interests at both graduate and undergraduate levels, a full curriculum vitae, the names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of at least three academic referees, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion.  For more information on the diversity statement, please see:  http://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/information-for-faculty-candidates/.  The deadline for applications is November 15, 2019.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Deadline: 15 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-5)

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Earlham College - Jewish Studies (Chair position; Visiting Assistant Professor, renewable up to three years)[edit | edit source]

Earlham College invites applications for a Chair in Jewish Studies at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for a one-year appointment, renewable for up to three years. The appointment begins in Fall 2020. The College seeks candidates committed to teaching at a liberal arts institution that serves a diverse body of students.

Primary duties and responsibilities include teaching introductory-level Jewish Studies courses as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. A willingness to teach courses of interest that can contribute to at least one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; Peace & Global Studies; Environmental Sustainability) is highly desired.   

Co-curricular responsibilities (one-third of the position) include coordinating religious activities and observances, engaging and providing support to Jewish students and faculty, participating in interfaith programming, and arranging for Jewish speakers and cultural groups to visit campus.

A Ph.D. in hand by the start date is preferred, but not required. Additionally, Earlham, as a nationally ranked liberal arts college that emphasizes enthusiasm for teaching, requires demonstrated teaching excellence, as well as an active scholarly agenda. 

The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity, inclusion, and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. 

Application Instructions: Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including: a cover letter outlining one’s research agenda, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a statement (approximately 300-500 words) describing the candidate’s ability to contribute to Earlham’s aspirations to be a diverse and inclusive institution. Please also have references submit three letters of reference. All materials should be sent to Terri Hardy, Administrative Assistant, Department of Religion, Earlham College. Email: hardyte@earlham.edu. Further materials might be requested later.

Review of applications will begin on April 13 and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to: Rebekah Trollinger, Ph.D., Plowshares Assistant Professor of Religion, Earlham College. Email: trollre@earlham.edu

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Deadline: Review begins April 13 and continues until filled.

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Northwestern University (USA:Il) - Israel Studies[edit | edit source]

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for a faculty position in the field of Israel Studies, to begin September 1, 2020. The appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate or full professor in accordance with the candidate’s qualifications.

The search committee will consider applicants whose work focuses on modern Israel (including late Ottoman or mandatory Palestine) from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to History, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Art History, Communication Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies. Final departmental affiliations will depend upon the expertise and qualifications of the candidate.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent in their field by the time of appointment, and will be expected to teach a varied range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Northwestern's base teaching load is four courses spread between three academic quarters.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and article or chapter length writing sample at https://www.jewish-studies.northwestern.edu/people/faculty-search/. Applicants at the level of assistant professor must also provide contact information for three academic references, who will be prompted to submit letters of recommendation once the application is submitted; applicants at the rank of associate or full professor may be asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later stage of the selection process.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. Questions about the position may be directed to David Shyovitz, Director of the Crown Family Center, at davidshy@northwestern.edu; logistical questions about the application process should be directed to Nancy Gelman, Center Administrator, at jewish-studies@northwestern.edu.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-5)

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Tulane University (USA:La) - Assistant or Associate Professor: The Stuart and Suzanne Grant Chair in the American Jewish Experience[edit | edit source]

Tulane University’s Department of Jewish Studies seeks applicants for the newly endowed Stuart and Suzanne Grant Chair in the American Jewish Experience, starting July 2020.  Discipline and area of specialization are open, and rank is at the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level.  The successful candidate will play an integral role in building the new Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience, which seeks to contextualize American Jewish Studies within the broader fields of Jewish Studies and American Studies.  The Grant Center also aims to draw links between the contemporary and historical experiences of American Jewry.  The ideal candidate will have an exceptional scholarly record that fits within the mission of the Grant Center and the Department of Jewish Studies, a strong national profile, an excellent and broad teaching record, and an eagerness and requisite experience necessary to grow the Center and the Department.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a Phd in a relevant field.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/67148 

Candidates should submit a letter of application, which includes a statement of current and future research plans, teaching philosophy and experience, leadership philosophy and experience, and a vision for the field of American Jewish Studies; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching excellence; a writing sample; and three letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin September 30 and will continue until an appointment is made.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 31 January 2020 (North American Central Time, UTC-5)

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University of Cambridge, Faculty of Divinity: Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values[edit | edit source]

The Board of Electors to the Sultan Qaboos Professorship of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in the study of at least one of Judaism, Christianity or Islam, and with a focus on the interactions between these traditions, and their relationships to other religious traditions and to the modern world. They will be distinguished scholars of at least one of these traditions, with a proven interest in its relations to the other two. Candidates will also have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr James Aitken (Convenor of Board of Electors). Tel. +44 (0)1223 763024. Email jka12@cam.ac.uk.

Closing date: 2 December 2019

More information/advertisement: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/23648/.

Further particulars: https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/qaboos.pdf.


University of Chicago, Divinity School (USA:Il) - Rabbinic Judaism (open rank)[edit | edit source]

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) for one or more positions in the study of Rabbinic Judaism for an appointment date of July 1, 2020.  Rank and salary are open.  We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

Applicants should possess broad knowledge of the Rabbinic period and literature as well as expertise in the languages essential to the field and relevant to the candidate's research agenda. Strong applicants will demonstrate knowledge of the Roman, Sasanian, and early Islamic imperial contexts in which Rabbinic literature developed. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with other scholars of religion and in other fields and areas within the University.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students; Master’s level students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University. A normal teaching load is four courses per year on a quarter system.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. in Rabbinic Judaism or a related field or discipline by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position(s) is/are filled or the search is closed. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) syllabi, 5) a statement articulating future research agenda, and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. Applications should be made online, at http://apply.interfolio.com/66300

Deadline: 14 September 2019 (US Central Time, UTC-5)

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University of Chicago, Divinity School (USA:Il) - Modern Jewish Culture and History (open rank)[edit | edit source]

The University of Chicago seeks scholars in Modern Jewish Culture and History, with an emphasis on 19th/20th-Century Europe, for an appointment date of July 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.  This is an inter-divisional search and candidates may come from any relevant discipline.  Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of Hebrew, Yiddish, or Ladino.  Successful candidates will be placed in the appropriate department in the Division of the Social Sciences, the Division of Humanities, or the Divinity School, where they will contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including regularly offering an undergraduate course on the history of the Shoah.  It is expected that they will participate actively in the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed.  Early application is strongly recommended. All applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) research statement, and 5) a recently published chapter or article.  If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants will upload a document with the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.  Applicants must apply online, through the University of Chicago's Interfolio academic jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/66335 If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

Deadline: 1 September 2019 (US Central Time, UTC-5)

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University of Massachusetts - Amherst Assistant Professor in Jewish History[edit | edit source]

The Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track faculty position in Jewish history at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2020.

Applications from specialists in any subfield and geographic nexus of Jewish history will be considered, although the Department expects to complement, rather than amplify, existing strength in modern history. Interests in connecting across disciplines and in working with departmental colleagues in Middle Eastern Studies are useful. The successful candidate should be able to teach the Department’s two survey Jewish history courses (ancient to medieval, medieval to modern), as well as upper-level courses in their area of specialization.

The Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies currently consists of eight tenure-stream faculty, several continuous lecturers, and numerous affiliates. It serves as the focal point on campus for undergraduate study and multi-disciplinary research in the fields of Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Requirements

Ph.D. in History, Jewish Studies, or a related field is required by the date of appointment. Evidence of excellent scholarship, fluency in Hebrew, and, if possible, an additional Jewish language, a strong commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching, and willingness to mentor graduate students and serve on departmental committees, are all required.

Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; graduate transcript; a sample of scholarly writing of no more than 40 pages; evidence of relevant teaching experience; a statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion which describes your past, current, and anticipated contributions in these areas through research, teaching and service; and a list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses.

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 15, 2019 to ensure full consideration. Interviews may be conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Jewish Studies in San Diego in December 2019.

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA:NC) - Assistant or Associate Professor in German Jewish Studies[edit | edit source]

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 or Associate Professor in German-Jewish Studies to begin July 1, 2020.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by July 1, 2020 and native or near-native competence in German and English required. Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes German Jewish literature, culture, film, or other media. We invite applicants with a Ph. D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, or a related field.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in German and on German and Judeo-German culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department, other units in the university such as the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, and for the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies.

Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/169212, and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) statements of research and teaching philosophy; 4) a statement describing your past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; 5) a syllabus for a course on the subject of German Jewish Literature, 6) an English- language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required).  All references should be sent via Interfolio to GermanJewishStudiesSearch2019@unc.edu.   Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Inquiries to Dr. Ruth von Bernuth at GermanJewishStudiesSearch2019@unc.edu

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Deadline: 14 September 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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University of Potsdam (EU:Ger:Brb) - Junior Professorship (W1) for Jewish Religion and Cultural History in Central and Eastern Europe (16th - 20th century) (Tenure Track)[edit | edit source]

The candidate will research and teach in the fields of Jewish Religion and Cultural History in Central and Eastern Europe from the 16th to the 20th century at the Department of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, including specialization in the history of Jewish philosophy, Jewish intellectual history, or Comparative Religious Studies. The candidate should have produced an excellent and relevant doctoral thesis as well as other publications in the fields of Jewish Studies (Judaistik), Philosophy, Religious Studies, History or Slavic Studies. The successful candidate must have a good command of Hebrew, Yiddish and German.

The holder of the position will also have experience in the acquisition of third-party project funding. The position requires close cooperation in research and teaching with the Department of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, the School of Jewish Theology, the Department of Slavic Studies, the Department of History at the University of Potsdam and especially with the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg.

The following application requirements for junior professors must be documented in accordance with Section 45 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz, BbgHG): a completed university degree, pedagogical talent, and a particular aptitude for scientific and scholarly work, typically documented by a dissertation project of outstanding quality. International experience, an outstanding publication record, and teaching experience are also desirable. The time spent in a scholarly position as one’s main profession may not exceed six years between the last examination event in the doctoral degree program and an application for a junior professorship. This period of time increases to the extent that working hours are reduced by at least one-fifth of regular working hours, time which is granted for the supervision or care of one or several children under 18 years of age or of other family relatives requiring care.

The appointment procedure is conducted in accordance with Section 40 BbgHG. In accordance with Section 46 BbgHG, employment shall initially take the form of a civil service position or an employment contract; either arrangement is limited to up to four years. An extension of the position can be granted for a total of up to six years, with the junior professor’s consent, if she or he has proven themselves as a university instructor. An additional evaluation will be conducted in a timely manner before the expiration of the junior professorship. If the result is positive, then the professorship becomes a permanent position (Tenure Track; www.uni-potsdam.de/tenure-track).

The evaluation and as- signment of the promised tenured professorship is governed by the Brandenburg Compensation Act (Section 18 of the Brandenburgisches Besoldungsgesetz – BbgBesG) and occurs after their intermediate evaluation (according to Section 46 BbgHG).

Candidates who meet the hiring requirements for a university professorship in accordance with Section 41 subsection 1 no. 4a BbgHG cannot be considered in the context of this hiring procedure.

The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.

The University of Potsdam offers dual career support and coaching for newly-appointed professors: www.uni-potsdam.de/berufungen.html.

Applications (with a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, a list of externally funded projects) should be sent (in a single PDF file) to the University of Potsdam at ausschreibungen@uni-potsdam.de within four weeks of the publication of this notice.

Deadline: 24 July 2019 (Central European Time, UTC-1)

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University of Hartford[edit | edit source]

http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/2914

Assistant/Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies[edit | edit source]

===The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hartford invites applications for the tenure-track Maurice Greenberg Professor of Judaic Studies, who also serves as Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and Chair of the Department of Judaic Studies.

The College expects to make an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. There may be an option for more experienced candidates to request a shortened probationary period.

The successful candidate will teach 4 undergraduate courses per year, both introductory and advanced (including core courses for the major), while supervising the Department of Judaic Studies and managing the day-to-day operations of the Greenberg Center, which includes a full-time administrator and part-time faculty. There will be also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program.

The Greenberg Center sponsors a robust series of public programs for University of Hartford students and faculty, as well as members of the Greater Hartford community. Because the Greenberg Center has established an interactive presence in Greater Hartford over the past three decades, the Center Director engages in regular outreach to the Greater Hartford Community, and will be expected to gain external support for Greenberg Center programs.

As a member of the faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in a research program leading to publication appropriate to the discipline. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to participate in departmental and school committees, advise students, contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and contribute to student recruitment and retention. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and as Chair of the Department, serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Candidates must have a doctoral or other terminal degree in Judaic Studies or a related field at the time of appointment (August 15, 2020), and a promising record of scholarly and or creative accomplishment. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of excellence in college-level classroom teaching, as well as experience relevant to directing an active, community-oriented Judaic Studies program.

Interested candidates should apply by November 15, 2020 online at: http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/2914

Dossiers must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and email addresses of three referees (from whom the system will request confidential letters of reference), writing sample, graduate transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable at application stage), statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement (a description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at the University through teaching, research, and/or service), and teaching portfolio (which may include sample syllabi and other evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness). All questions should be addressed to Ftsearch@hartord.edu. Review of applications will begin November 18 and continue until a successful candidate has been selected. The Search Committee hopes to conduct Skype interviews in early December and to invite finalists to campus for interviews and a teaching demonstration early in the spring term of 2020.

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage student in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Our strategic plan is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartord.edu. The University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area, which is rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from metropolitan Boston and New York.

The College of Arts and Sciences is University’s largest college with 23 undergraduate majors, 24 minors, 5 graduate programs and many interdisciplinary offerings. The College includes a faculty of 115 teachers and scholars, 24 staff, and a student body of 1,300 undergraduate and 300 graduate students.===

Are they still accepting applications?

12/7: I do not know, but Skype interviews are scheduled already.


Utah State University, Lecturer in Jewish Studies[edit | edit source]

The Religious Studies program in the History Department at Utah State University seeks a scholar of Judaism / Jewish Studies for a full-time, continuing position as a Lecturer. This is a non-tenure track academic year appointment beginning August 2020. Area of specialization is open. This position is designed with a primary emphasis on teaching and secondary emphasis on service in the Religious Studies program, and will be located on the university’s main campus in Logan. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching eight courses per year, with 3 each in the fall and spring and 2 in the summer, in a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. In addition to upper-division courses in their area(s) of expertise, candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Religious Studies (World Religions), Introduction to Judaism, and courses that contribute to the History curriculum.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Position offered and accepted.

Responsibilities[edit | edit source]

The lecturer will be responsible for teaching eight courses per year, with 3 each in the fall and spring and 2 in the summer, in a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. In addition to upper-division courses in their area(s) of expertise, candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Religious Studies (World Religions), Introduction to Judaism, and courses that contribute to the History curriculum.

Qualifications[edit | edit source]

Eligible, candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Religious Studies, History, or an adjacent field prior to December 1, 2019. At USU the lecturer position comes with the possibility of promotion in rank after some years of service.

Required Documents[edit | edit source]

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) CV to be uploaded to applicant profile under "Resume"

2) Cover letter to be copied and pasted into fillable form within the online application

3) List of references to be provided in the candidate profile

For more information, visit this link: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2004/lecturer%2c-jewish-studies/job

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Positions - 2019-2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Jewish Theological Seminary -- Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible[edit | edit source]

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible. The candidate should be engaged with critical methodologies in the study of biblical literature and also have teaching competence in history of Jewish biblical reception.  The ideal candidate is an accomplished scholar and teacher who is 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 the rights, responsibilities, and benefits of a full-time faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2020. Candidates must have the PhD in hand by July 1, 2020.  The faculty member will teach students from all five JTS schools and participate in the life of the institution. 

Please send a letter of application, current CV, relevant publications, teaching portfolio or statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three referees who can speak to your scholarship and teaching to biblesearch2020@jtsa.edu.  Applications received by November 18 will be given full consideration. JTS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants 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.

University of Hamburg— Research Associate (PhD) in Jewish Studies[edit | edit source]

The Institute for Jewish Philosophy and Religion at the University of 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 term is fixed for a period of 12 months. Pending approval of the project's second funding period, the contract may be renewed for an additional 24 months. The position commences on January 01, 2020. It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 29,25 work hours per week (75%).

 Responsibilities: Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue 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 map the dissemination of literary expressions that convey moralistic ideals (musar) in the Early Modern world, to distinguish between various types of musar, to detect continuities and changes, and to investigate to what extent the diversity of musar has been shaped by different linguistic and socio-historical contexts. 

The successful applicant will pursue an individual research project on a topic related to the project’s thematic focus.

Requirements: A university degree in a relevant field. Graduate students with an M.A. degree in a relevant field, who focus on the study of pietism, morality, ethics, or spiritual edification, and that have a background in Jewish history, Jewish thought, Jewish ethics, Kabbalah, Hasidism, Sephardic Studies, Yiddish, the History of the Hebrew Book, or other disciplines that are engaged in the aims and objectives of the research 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 and comparative approaches, are strongly encouraged to apply. A focus on early modernity is desirable, but projects that deal primarily with ancient, medieval, or modern materials, or those dealing with the reception history of musar, are also most welcome. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of English and an additional language relevant for the intended individual research project. The candidate will work closely with our vibrant team of emerging scholars. Please note that postdoc applications cannot be considered. 

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG). 

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process. 

For further information, please contact Patrick B. Koch (patrick.benjamin.koch@uni-hamburg.de) 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, copies of degree certificate(s), a research proposal (no longer than three pages) that outlines the intended research project and its relevance for the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group, as well as two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly to Patrick B. Koch, see contact below). Please send applications by October 27, 2019 to: patrick.benjamin.koch@uni-hamburg.de. 

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents sub-mitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded. 

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Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[edit | edit source]

The Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Center for Jewish Studies at Duke University

  • Has anyone heard from Duke?

Rejection letter (3/16)

Hazel D. Cole Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship & Benaroya Fellowship (2020-2022)[edit | edit source]

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, part of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, is pleased to announce two calls for applications for two major two-year doctoral/postdoctoral fellowships for 2020-2022: the Hazel D. Cole Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies and the Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies.  


Hazel D. Cole Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies[edit | edit source]

Hazel D. Cole Fellowship provides financial assistance to a deserving doctoral or postdoctoral fellow in Jewish studies. The two-year in-residence fellowship may be used as a dissertation completion fellowship or for post-doctoral work in any field of Jewish studies. It provides a stipend of $62,500, plus benefits, for each of the two academic years. One year of the fellowship may be used as a dissertation completion fellowship (the candidate must demonstrate the intention to complete by the end of the first academic year) or for post-doctoral work (Ph.D. or foreign equivalent within the past three  years, and no later than June 2020) in any field of Jewish studies.The Cole Fellow must agree to remain in residence at the University of Washington in Seattle during the academic year for the tenure of their fellowship. An additional affiliation with a disciplinary department at the university will be strongly encouraged, depending on the scholar’s research interests.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong academic record, focused research agenda, and enthusiasm about the resources available at the University of Washington. In addition, preference will be granted to applicants who propose lecture courses likely to attract a broad and diverse group of students. While discipline and field of study are open, the search committee has identified several thematic priorities:

  • Jewish-Muslim relations
  • Gender & sexuality
  • Jews and race
  • Jewish languages and cultures of the Middle East, Central Asia, or Africa
  • Digital Jewish studies
  • Jewish philosophy

The application deadline for 2020-2022 is January 15, 2020, with finalists notified in February and the successful candidate notified in March. Learn more and apply > Potential applicants whose work relates to Israel should apply for the Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies instead. Applicants can only be considered for one of these two Stroum Center fellowships.

  • Interview request received via email (2/12/20).

Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies[edit | edit source]

The Benaroya Postdoctoral Fellowship supports a deserving postdoctoral fellow who specializes in the histories, cultures, societies, literatures, languages or politics of modern Israel or Israel/Palestine including in their local, regional, or transnational contexts. The two-year in-residence fellowship provides a stipend of $62,500, plus benefits, in each of the two academic years.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong academic record, focused research agenda, and enthusiasm about the resources available at the University of Washington. They are expected to offer one quarter-long, twice-weekly undergraduate lecture course each academic year, of a size and scope determined in conjunction with the Stroum Center. The Benaroya Fellow is also expected to offer one public lecture. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) within the past three years, and no later than June 2020.

The application deadline for 2020-2022 is January 15, 2020, with finalists notified in February and the successful candidate notified in March. Learn more and apply >

Potential applicants whose work does not relate to Israel should apply for the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies. Applicants can only be considered for one of these two Stroum Center fellowships.


>>Has anyone been contacted for an interview? (2/18)

SIMON AND ETHEL FLEGG POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (2020-2021)

The Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University invites applications for the Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. This year’s competition will focus on The Hebrew Bible. Candidates must be fluent in Hebrew and Aramaic but all aspects of Hebrew Bible scholarship are welcome. The fellowship will be for the 2020-2021 academic year and can be renewed once. Fellows will likely teach one course in the Fall term and one more in the Winter term, contingent upon availability. Fellows will be expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the department and to deliver a public lecture during their stay in Montreal. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $52,000 CAD (plus benefits), and a research allowance of $8500 per year. Applicants must have received their PhD after June 2016 and have a PhD in hand by June 1, 2020.

Applications should include:

1) a one-page statement of interest detailing your proposed research project

2) a full curriculum vitae

3) an official copy of university graduate transcripts (if provided by the university)

4) a copy of the doctoral diploma or a letter from the Department Chair specifying the defense date

5) three letters of recommendation, one of which should address your competence as a teacher

6) a writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages

7) a 500-word summary of your teaching interests


All materials should be sent electronically to flegg.jewishstudies@mcgill.ca by November 1st, 2019. The three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the referees to flegg.jewishstudies@mcgill.ca  with the candidate’s name in the subject line. 

For further questions about this postdoc, please contact the Department’s Chair, yael.haleviwise@mcgill.ca

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The Rabin-ShvidlerPost-Doctoral Fellowship In Jewish StudiesAt Columbia University And Fordham University[edit | edit source]

Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and Fordham University’s Center for Jewish Studies announce a post-doctoral fellowship in Jewish Studies for the 2020-2021 academic year. The fellowship will consist of a stipend of $63,000. Fellows will be affiliated with both institutions.

This fellowship is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies; preference will be given to scholars who strengthen and/or complement the intellectual interests of the faculty at both institutions.

Requirements are a Ph.D. granted between June 1, 2016, and June 30, 2020, and an excellent command of Hebrew. Fellows will be expected to be in residence between September 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021, teach one undergraduate course per semester, and give one public lecture and a faculty seminar during their fellowship period.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, two syllabi for proposed courses, and two reference letters through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/67302), by December 31, 2019.

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 not later than June 30, 2020. Please do not send any references or any other written materials or attachments via email.



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The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan[edit | edit source]

To apply, please complete the online application:

Apply here

Applications and Letters of Recommendation are due by Oct 21, 2019

Applications are reviewed by the Institute’s Steering Committee and at least two external evaluators drawn from the Institute’s Academic Advisory Board.  Notifications will be made no later than March 2020.

Document Checklist

To complete your application, you will need to upload the following documents in PDF format.

  • Abstract of your proposed fellowship project (100 words)
  • Description of your proposed fellowship project (1,000 words)
  • Current CV with a list of your publications
  • 1-2 samples of completed work and/or work in progress (not more than 40 pages each)

All documents and other materials must be in English.

Letters of Recommendation

  1. Letters of recommendation will be solicited and submitted within the online application.
  2. You must request three letters of recommendation.
  3. Letters of recommendation are due by Oct. 21, 2019, so please be sure to give your recommenders enough time to submit their letters.  We recommend requesting your letters of recommendation as early as possible. 

Eligibility

Fellowship applications are accepted from both tenured and untenured faculty as well as from recent Ph.D.’s without a tenure-track position and professors emeriti. Where appropriate, applications are accepted from independent artists, documentary film-makers, and writers.

You may apply either for a full academic year fellowship or for a single semester. Past Frankel Institute Fellows must have a 4 year break before they are eligible to apply.

University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, & the Arts Faculty Eligibility:

All LSA faculty eligible to apply must be tenure–track, full–time faculty members engaged in major scholarly and/or creative projects in the humanities and/or interpretive sciences. They must have completed two consecutive terms of full–time teaching since their last leave of any kind. As this is a scholarly activity leave, terms on this award do not count toward sabbatical. Further, LSA faculty may apply to only one of the following in a given year: (1) Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, (2) Institute for the Humanities, or (3) Michigan Humanities awards.

University of Michigan Emeritus faculty members are not eligible for the fellowship.

Compensation

Depending on rank, experience, and length of stay at the Institute, Fellows receive compensation ranging between $45,000–$66,000.  Additionally, University of Michigan health benefits are available for fellows who carry a 50% or greater appointment for four consecutive months.

Contact

Please contact js-secretary-admin@umich.edu with any questions regarding the application.



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