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TENURE TRACK or Long Term PositionsEdit

Appalachian State University (NC)-- Open Rank, Leon Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace StudiesEdit

  • The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University invites applications for the Leon Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. Academic rank to be determined. Disciplinary specialization is open; the successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences, which includes history, sociology, anthropology, English, philosophy and religion, foreign languages and literature, government and justice studies, and others.
  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Nov 1 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, contact information for five references, and writing sample to Rosemary Horowitz, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Appalachian State University, Boone NC 28608. For further information contact Dr. Horowitz at horowitzr@appstate.edu
  • Any news? Received equal opportunities form weeks ago, sent back, nothing since (12/21)
  • No news here, A friend told me this is the second year of the search and last year was the same
  • Rejection letter in the mail (3/15)

Bar-Ilan University: Lecturer (Junior or Senior) in Polish Jewish HistoryEdit

  • Jewish History Department of Bar-Ilan University. The appointment and rank will be junior or mid-level (lecturer [martzeh] or senior lecturer [martzeh bakhir]).
  • The successful candidate will have training and expertise in Early Modern or Modern Polish Jewish History, an established scholarly record of publications in the field, and proven experience as an effective teacher.
  • Ability to teach in Hebrew an absolute must.
  • Deadline Sept 1, 2012
  • Please submit: 1) an up to date curriculum vitae; 2) list of publications; 3) three [3] letters of recommendation specific to this application, sent directly to the search committee.Submit all materials to: Search Committee for Position in Polish Jewish History, Dept. of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University, c/o Prof. Yaron Harel, dept. chairman, at Yaron.Harel@biu.ac.il
  • Offered and rejected, offered and accepted.

Baruch College (CUNY) - Russian/Eastern European/Jewish HistoryEdit

  • The Department of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian and/or Eastern European history to begin August 2013. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the history of Jews from these regions, especially with attention to the Jewish diaspora and immigration to New York. Ability to teach a course on the Holocaust is also desirable. Teaching duties include a global history survey and upper level undergraduate electives, especially ones with a global or transnational focus. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.
  • Please send a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabus and/or teaching evaluations if available, and an article length writing sample to: Katherine Pence (Russian/Eastern Europe/Jewish Search Committee Chair), Department of History B5/200, Baruch College, 1 Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010. Deadline: November 15. Initial interviews will likely take place at the AHA.
    • Also posted at European History 2012-13
    • Any word on this?
      • Contacted for initial interview x2 [posted 12/1 ]
      • AHA or skype? They're doing both.  
      • Any news? None here, but they said they'd decide on campus visits by the end of January (1/23).
      • Any news (2/5)?
      • Campus interviews and rejections have been issued (2/12).
      • I heard that this was offered and accepted.
      • /\ Where from?

Binghamton University - Ass. Prof. Modern JudaismEdit

  • The Judaic Studies Department at Binghamton University (SUNY) announces a search for a tenure-track facutly position in Modern Jewish Studies. Specializations can include, among other subfields, Modern Hebrew literature an dlanguage, Israeli literatures, and history and/or sociology of Sephardic Mizrachi communities. Compartive and multi-disciplinar y approaches are encouraged. Applications received by November 1, 2012 will be guaranteed full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.
  • Rumor has it that: 1. finalists have been invited to campus. 2. one of them is an inside candidate.
  • received rejection email 11/23 (x4)
  • Rumor has it that the candidate in mind already does all of the mentioned subfields...
  • Did anyone else hear nothing - neither rejection nor invitation...?
  • I haven't heard anything either.
    • Yes - campus interviews are on their way (11/30)
    • Received rejection email, they have wrapped up their search. Any news on who got it? (1/16)
    • The offer was made and accepted (so I hear)
    • It was not an inside candidate, and the person in question does some, but not all, of the mentioned subfields.

Brooklyn College -- Asst Prof. Late Antiquity and RabbinicsEdit

  • Dept of Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to a specialist in Judaism in late antiquity who is fluent in post-biblical Jewish literature, Jewish Hellenistic literature, the Dead-Sea Scrolls, and can teach courses in Talmud, rabbinics, Jewish law, and related materials covering Jewish intellectual history from the Second Temple period through the early medieval period.
  • Job ID: 6325
  • Closing Date: December 15, 2012.
  • Interview at AJS (x2)
    • Interviewer at AJS said that they will be making a decision quickly. Does anyone know if they've notified those people who'll be getting on-campus interviews?
    • Was told during my interview at AJS that they expect to notify candidates (of what, though?) in February.
      • Interviewer at AJS said something about reducing the applicant pool to three finalists, who would be invited for on-campus interviews. So I guess they'll notify those finalists by February?
    • Anyone have any post-AJS info? (Jan 22)
    • There seems to be an internal candidate there.
    • Does that mean that they won't be doing campus interviews?
    • Heard the same thing about an internal candidate. Not sure it'll be a meaningful process even if they do conduct interviews (1/28)
    • This is my understanding, too. They will conduct campus interviews, though.
  • Was invited for campus interview 1/30
  • Anyone know if someone's been offered the job? 3/13
  • Received an official rejection by email. 4/5.
  • They've decided. They have chosen two, (so I've heard), the internal candidate and another.

City College of New York (CUNY), Michael and Irene Ross Chair in Hebrew and Yiddish (Associate or Full Professor) AND Tenure Track Assistant or Tenured Associate ProfessorEdit

  • The Division of Humanities and Arts at The City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a major expansion of its Jewish Studies program, aided by a generous gift from Michael and Irene Ross. We invite applications for two positions: a senior hire (Associate or Full Professor) for the Michael and Irene Ross Chair in Hebrew and Yiddish and a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor. The successful candidates may represent any discipline or field connected to Jewish Studies; the faculty appointment will be to the appropriate department. One of the hires will be for a faculty member whose specialty is the ancient, medieval, or early modern worlds.Preference for at least one hire in Sephardic or Mizrahi Jewry. Applicants for the Ross Chair must have competence in both Hebrew and Yiddish; applicants for the Assistant or Associate Professor must have competence in at least one of the languages relevant to Jewish communities, such as Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Judaeo-Arabic, or others.
  • Any idea about the timeline?
  • My friend had a skype interview last week.  Any one word on when the short list will be drawn up, or has anyone been invited for a campus interview?
  • Campus interviews for both positions are underway
  • Offer #1 made and accepted. 

College of Charleston, TT Assistant Professor of HebrewEdit

  • Yaschik Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston, Charleston SC, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor, to begin August 15, 2013.
  • The area of specialization is open, but the primary teaching responsibility is in modern Hebrew language. The successful candidate will be expected to teach beginning and intermediate Hebrew as well as courses in literature in translation, Israel studies, or other areas related to his or her area of scholarship.
  • The teaching load = three courses per semester. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment.
  • To be considered for an interview at the AJS meeting in Chicago, candidates should send a complete dossier -- including letter of introduction, CV, writing sample, letters of recommendation, graduate transcript (unofficial copy acceptable), and evidence of effective teaching -- by November 16, 2012 to Prof. Martin Perlmutter, Director, Yaschik Arnold Jewish Studies Program, College of Charleston, 96 Wentworth Street, Charleston SC 29424. For more information about the Jewish Studies Program, visit our website at http://jewish.cofc.edu .
  • Offer made and accepted (Michigan PhD)

Cornell University--Thomas and Diann Mann Professorship in Modern Jewish StudiesEdit

  • (sub-discipline open), tenured position at the full professorial level.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to offer a range of Jewish Studies courses in the modern era and to demonstrate control of the relevant languages for her/his subfield of study. The person appointed will be a member of both the Jewish Studies program and an appropriate disciplinary department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Applications should include full CV and the names of three references.
  • The deadline is November 1, 2012. Please submit applications at Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1882 .
  • Received a very nice letter of rejection in the mail 1/12.

Duke University - Smart Chair in Jewish StudiesEdit

  • Duke University invites applications or nominations of senior scholars for appointment to the position of Smart Family Professor of Judaic Studies to begin Fall 2013, the first of two projected senior hires in our program. We will consider candidates from a wide range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
  • The University seeks candidates whose have made major contributions to the field of Jewish Studies, who can teach broadly within and beyond their areas of specialization. The holder of the Smart Professorship will further enhance the robust Jewish Studies community at Duke and the NC Triangle and play a major role in the flourishing interdisciplinary research culture at Duke, contributing to the University's high quality undergraduate teaching, complementing our existing graduate program strengths, directing MA and PhD students in his or her field of study, and augmenting Jewish Studies presence in the context of the Duke strategic plan (see http://stratplan.duke.edu/a_s_exec.html). The successful candidate will meet the standards in published scholarship, teaching excellence, and outstanding national and international stature appropriate for appointment to a distinguished chair. Duties include teaching a range of lower and upper division undergraduate courses and graduate courses, research, advising, curriculum development, program building and a commitment to public scholarship. Interest in program development and administration is particularly welcome.
  • Applications should include a cover letter indicating the candidates interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. The committee prefers that applications be delivered electronically to shawna.kaufman@duke.edu. Applications submitted by mail should be directed to Chair of the Smart Professorship Search Committee, c/o Shawna Kaufman, Campus Box 90029, 102 Allen Building, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Applications received by November 15, 2012 will be guaranteed full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Fordham University --Classical or Medieval Judaism (from the AAR job postings)Edit

  • Fordham University, Department of Theology, invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2013, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of classical or medieval Judaism, with expertise in rabbinic literature. Candidates should be conversant with at least one other chronological period in the study of Judaism beyond their primary area of specialty. Interest and expertise in the history of biblical interpretation and/or Jewish-Christian relations are preferred. The ability and willingness to engage in university-wide or public dialogue about issues of contemporary relevance will be advantageous. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with and may be invited to teach in Fordham's Medieval Studies Program. Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses and mentoring of doctoral students, as well as undergraduate general education, upper level majors, and elective courses in theology; ability to teach courses on the Hebrew Bible at the undergraduate level is preferred. Ph.D. required. Competitive compensation; ordinary teaching load is five courses per year. A one semester pre-tenure research leave with full pay can be applied for in the fourth year. Teaching experience in Hebrew Bible, Judaism, or cognate fields and academic publication record preferred.
  • A complete application consists of (1) a personal letter of application, resume, and a representative example of scholarly work (e.g., unpublished research paper, published article) and (2) transcripts and three letters of reference that must be received by October 20, 2012. Evidence of teaching excellence also welcomed. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position and receive your free Interfolio account: http://www.interfolio.com/apply/15720. Please address any questions to theology@fordham.edu. No faxes. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from women and men of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
    • Sent out first round of rejection letters 11/06
    • Phone call to arrange a preliminary interview at AAR 11/01
    • Phone call to arrange a campus visit 12/4

George Washington University -- Open Rank, modern Hebrew Language and LiteratureEdit

  • Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • The position entails overseeing, staffing, and shaping the modern Hebrew offerings as the Hebrew Program Co-ordinator, under the oversight of the department chair; teaching courses on Hebrew language and literature in the original and in translation, and involvement with the Judaic Studies Program. Basic Qualifications:
  • All applicants must have a PhD in modern Hebrew literature/language or a relevant field
  • Information about the department and current faculty members can be found at http://departments.columbian.gwu.edu/cnelc/; see also, for the Judaic Studies Program, http://programs.columbian.gwu.edu/judaic/.
  • online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/11125
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news on this job?

Georgetown University - Assistant Professor in Jewish StudiesEdit

  • Georgetown University, Theology Department, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Jewish Studies. The area of expertise is open, but preference will be given to applicants whose research engages classical Jewish sources. Starting date is August 2013. Candidates should be prepared to teach at all levels from introductory undergraduate courses to graduate seminars and to conduct and publish research. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the life of the university and of the department, which is large and collegial and committed to diverse approaches to the study of religion. Ph.D. is expected at the time of appointment.
  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012. Applicants should submit a dossier, including letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation, to: Christopher Steck, Chair, Theology Department, Box 571135, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1135. E-mail letters of recommendation can be sent to theology@georgetown.edu.
    • got an AA form from them on Nov 2 (5x)
      • I got my AA form back around 9/23, a few days after I sent my materials.
    • Request for interview via e-mail (11/8) (4x)
      • Just curious, what are your fields? Are you in classic texts? (11/13)
      • Rabbinics (primary) + Medieval lit (secondary field) (11/14)
    • Has anyone received rejections yet?
      • I haven't heard a word (11/13)
      • Neither have I. Do you know if they are interviewing at AAR or at AJS? (11/13)
      • Interviews are possible at either AAR or AJS -- I was asked to pick which would be more convenient
      • Many thanks for answering! (11/14)
      • Any updates? (12/4)
      • They will not move forward with campus invites until after AJS, since candidates will be interviewed at both conferences.  I was told that we might hear more in January.  (12/7)
      • Request for teaching evals received by email (12/12) (12/18)
      • Any post AAR/AJS news? (01/24) (x2)
    • Rejection letter via snail mail (1/25) (x2)
    • Have they extended invitations for campus visits yet?
    • Anything? (2/19) x2
    • Finalists invited for campus visits a few weeks ago.
    • Any offer made? Accepted?
    • I heard the offer was made and accepted, someone in rabbinics

Haifa University -- Tenure Track Position in Modern Hebrew LiteratureEdit

  • Field: Modern Hebrew Literature, area: open, priority: poetry.
  • Level open. Language of instruction: Hebrew.
  • Review begins Oct 1, 2012
  • Send: Letter of interest, CV, A two pages description of research activity and future plans, Two writing samples. Three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent both in hard copy and email to: Ms. Michal Liebster, the secretary of the Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, 31905, email: kol.kore.misra.sifrut.ivrit@gmail.com.
  • Offered and accepted.

Hebrew Union College - TT position, Medieval Jewish History and CultureEdit

  • Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati Campus) seeks candidates to fill a junior tenure-track faculty position (rank to be determined) in Medieval Jewish History and Culture, beginning on July 1, 2013. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2013.
  • The appointment will entail teaching courses within our Rabbinical School and offering seminars and advanced work in our School of Graduate Studies. Also entailed: Advising senior theses (Rabbinical School) and mentoring students in their academic planning (both Rabbinical and Graduate Schools).
  • Candidates should be committed to excellence in scholarship, publication, and pedagogy; faculty governance; community service; and fostering a collegial environment. Candidates should also be positively inclined toward Reform Judaism and sympathetic to the community's religious life.
  • Candidates should submit electronically, in PDF form, the following material: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Names, Positions, and E-Mail Addresses of Three (3) Academic References; Sample Course Syllabi (if candidate has taught courses); and Two (2) Samples of Writing (totaling no more than fifty pages). Candidates are responsible for requesting the own letters of reference.
  • Electronic submissions should be sent to the National Office of Human Resources at the following e-mail address: jfperlin@huc.edu. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2012.
    • Also posted at European History 2012-13
    • E-mail to the address as given was returned by the system, recipient unknown. Another ad posted below by the same school has the address as jperlin@huc.edu. Trying that instead. (Nov 8).
    • Just had the same problem with the email address. Thanks for pointing it out! (Nov 15)
    • Invitation for interview at AJS (Nov 15) x 2
    • e-mail rejection (Jan 13)

Imperial College London - Immediate PhD position, Earth Science and Engineering Dept.Edit

  • Imperial College London is currently ranked the 10th university in the world in Engineering sciences (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2012-13/subjectranking/subject/engineering-and-IT).
  • A PhD scholarship available immediately at the Earth Science and Engineering Department, Imperial College London, for a student holding an Israeli citizenship. The position should be started in the first half of 2013. The position is jointly between Imperial College London and the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University, but the main part of the project will be carried out in the UK.
  • The scholarship includes a generous bursary for living in London, all tuition fees, an allowance for both professional and private travels between the UK and Israel, travels to conferences and a generous allowance for consumables. 
  • More details can be found in: http://rafi.blumenfeld.co.uk/AdvertPhD_EFL2012B.pdf
  • For enquiries please contact either Dr Rafi Blumenfeld at rbb11@cam.ac.uk or Prof Moshe Schwartz at bricki@netvision.net.il
  • This seems to be listed in the wrong place--this isn't a Jewish Studies job

Indiana University - Bloomington - Medieval/Early Modern Jewish CivilisationsEdit

  • Assistant professorship in Medieval or Early Modern Jewish Civilisations
  • "Ph.D. or equivalent required. The successful applicant must demonstrate an excellent research record in a field or area of specialization including history, literature, or thought relating to Jews in the orbit of Islam; effective teaching; and an active professional profile. Teaching obligations will extend from introductory undergraduate courses to more specialized upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate training in the applicant’s own area of research expertise"
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2012
  • Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented 2012-13

Lehigh University - Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish StudiesEdit

  • Department / Position Website: http://religion.cas2.lehigh.edu/
  • Position Description: Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Berman Center for Jewish Studies The Department of Religion Studies is inviting applications from distinguished teacher scholars to fill the position of Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies at Lehigh University. This is a tenured position in the department at the rank of associate or full professor. The holder of the Berman Chair will also serve as the Director of the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, appointed for a three year term with the possibility of renewal. The successful applicant will have a strong record of publication that establishes expertise in the study of Judaism focusing on any period from the middle ages to the present. Methodological and theoretical approaches are open. In addition to working in an area of specialization, this individual must also teach general courses in Jewish and religion studies.
  • Submit all application materials (letter of application, c.v., a statement of research agenda, three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching interests) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Lehigh/Religion%20Studies by October 31, 2012. Please do not submit any additional materials at this point. Only electronic submissions via Academic Jobs Online will be considered. The review of applications will begin as they are received and continue until an appointment is made. Preliminary interviews for the Berman Chair will be held at both the AAR (November) and AJS (December) annual meetings in Chicago.
  • offer accepted by Martin Kavka (March 2013)

Leo Baeck Institute, New York: Executive DirectorEdit

  • The Leo Baeck Institute-NY is the pre-eminent archive of documents, books, and art of the world’s German speaking Jews. Partner of the Center for Jewish History
  • Responsibilities include managing a staff of twenty, maintenance of the existing collection, acquiring new material, and participating in development.
  • Qualified candidates should be able to document their accomplishments in a similar position, have a knowledge of German and Jewish history and culture, as well as a track record of successful development.
  • Submit CV to edsearch@lbi.cjh.org Qualified candidates will be contacted promptly.

McGill University - Asst. Professor, Modern Jewish HistoryEdit

  • Department of Jewish Studies. Candidates with expertise in the Eastern European Jewish experience are of particular interest.
  • Command of Hebrew and of the relevant languages for her/his subfield of study is essential; knowledge of French an asset.
  • The position start date is August 1, 2013.
  • Online Application. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a complete CV, a sample of written work, descriptions of four courses (three at the undergraduate level) that they are qualified to teach, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent from the referees' institutional email accounts, to the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1941
  • Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AJS conference in Chicago (December).>
  • For more information about the Department and University, visit our web site at http://www.mcgill.ca/jewishstudies/. Any inquiries should be addressed by email to the Chair of the Department: eric.caplan@mcgill.ca.
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Any news here? - Rejected! (28/11) X2 - shortlisting 8 our of 42 applications.
  • Same email...
  • Understand they are in the campus interview stage. 01/24
  • They interviewed two people. Made an offer to one, which was accepted.
Q. Is Gershon Hundert retiring or moving? This sounds like his field.
A. No.  My understanding is that they are replacing Eugene Orenstein, who retired recently.
  • I understand that this offer has been made and accepted.

Oxford-- Cowley Lectureship in Modern Hebrew LiteratureEdit

  • Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, St. Cross College
  • £42,883 – £49,689per annum
  • The successful applicant will be a recognised authority in his or her field; hold a doctorate (or equivalent) in some aspect of the study of Modern Hebrew Literature; have a record of scholarly publications; a commitment to teaching; an ability to provide academic leadership; and be able to demonstrate a dedication to disseminating knowledge about Modern Hebrew Literature to a wider public.
  • Deadline, October 29.
  • https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=104848
  • rejection email 11/15
  • I understand that this offer has been made and accepted.

Oxford--University Research Lecturership in Israel Studies--Oriental InstituteEdit

Pennsylvania State University - Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish StudiesEdit

  • Established faculty in all areas of Jewish Studies are invited to apply, but one of the following fields is preferred: Judaism in the Hellenistic/Roman Periods; Modern Israeli/Middle Eastern History; or American Jewish History (Early Modern or Modern).
  • Applicants should currently hold the rank of associate professor or professor.
  • Applications received on or before December 1, 2012 will be guaranteed full review.
  • Applications for the position must be submitted electronically at the following Web site: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Please send a letter of application describing both current and future research and teaching/mentoring experience; a full CV, including the names and contact information of three references, and representative publications.
  • Got email stating that the search has been postponed until next year.
  • Position has been reposted for 2014; see Jewish Studies 2013-2014

Penn State University -- Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (open rank, tenure track)Edit

  • Dept of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies Program
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with active research interests in any area of this field, including, but not limited to, history, religion, literature, archeology, and language.
  • Candidates must have the ability to teach courses in a source language (Hebrew, Greek, or Latin).
  • Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing (no more than thirty pages), and three letters of recommendation. Please go to http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ to apply.
  • Applications received by November 1, 2012 are assured of full consideration, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Senior scholars will be eligible and considered applicants for the Chaiken Family Chair. Those who have applied for the Chaiken Family Chair need not apply for this position and will be considered for both openings.
  • Has anyone heard from them?
    • Nothing here. (x5)
    • They haven't requested my references yet and I submitted my application 10/11.
    • They ask that references be sent to them without request, see their blurb.
    • Email request for skype interview (11/27)
      • Congrats! Are you ABD, PHD, Associate?
    • Any news?
    • I heard from a senior faculty member at Penn that a shortlist has been drawn up and invitations for on campus interviews extended. 
    • impersonal rejection email received (2/5) x 2

Penn State University - Modern Middle East & Israel--Open RankEdit

  • The Penn State University Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program invite applications for an open rank, tenure-track position in the history of the modern Middle East (19th century to present), with special attention to the State of Israel. The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program, and will begin in August, 2013. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of both units, demonstrate an active research agenda, and be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department. Ability to teach lower-level courses is essential. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Send a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letters of reference from three referees (under separate cover). Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters.
  • Applications received by November 1, 2012 are assured of full consideration, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Please go to http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ to apply. Senior scholars will be eligible and considered applicants for the Chaiken Family Chair. Those who have applied for the Chaiken Family Chair need not apply for this position and will be considered for both openings.
    • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2012-13
    • Any news?
    • Had skype interview with them 3 weeks ago. Since then nothing (12/4).
    • I know they've done or are currently doing campus interviews.

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (PA) -- Asst Prof of Rabbinic LiteratureEdit

  • initial four year term, renewable indefinitely.
  • The appointee may be expected to teach a range of courses including Mishnah, Midrash, Talmud and Rabbinic Thought at both the introductory and advanced levels. In addition, the appointee may be required to support students in the Bet Midrash. We especially welcome candidates with broad-based knowledge of Jewish texts and traditions.
  • Application materials must include a letter of application that expresses your specific interests in and qualifications for this position, a cv, three letters of recommendation, evidence of successful teaching (if available) and a writing sample. Application materials should be sent to Dr. S. Tamar Kamionkowski, VP of Academic Affairs, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 1299 Church Road, Wyncote, PA, 19095. Deadline for applications: November 12th. Materials may also be submitted by e-mail to kchipin@rrc.edu. For more information about RRC, visit our website at www.rrc.edu.

St. Joseph's University - TT Assist Professor of Jewish StudiesEdit

  • St. Joseph's University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure track position in Jewish Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2013, pending board approval. Area of specialization is open; research interset in classical, medieval/early modern, or modern Judaism are welcome. An additional interst in the study of Judaism's relationship to Christianity is preferred due to opportunities to collaborate with th eInstitute for Jewish-Catholic Relations. November 1, 2012 deadline.
  • Has anyone heard from them?
    • Not a peep other than the affirmative action letter (11/13) - nothing here either (11/13)
    • Received a letter confirming receipt of application. Indicated they will conduct phone interviews sometime in November. (11/13)
      • Was the letter by snail mail or email?
        • Snail
  • Has anyone heard from them since 11/13?
    • Silent on my end (12/3)
    • A friend who adjuncts there told me that they accepted applications until Dec 1. I submitted mine in the last days of November and today (12/4) got a letter (snail mail), dated 11/29 that they're in the process of considering applications, blah, blah, blah... It says they will do phone interviews.
    • got a phone call to schedule the interview for next week (5/12)
  • Any new updates? Are they still interviewing?
  • from what they told me - all interviews were done last week and they plan to get back to people in mid January.
  • My understanding is that campus invites have already been made (approx Dec 17/18).
  • I had an interview on 12/12, haven't heard since.
  • Snail mail rejection letter (received Jan 2, but dated mid December)
    • was it a rejection after the interview?
    • I'm not the OP, but I also got a rejection letter and I was not interviewed. 1/10
  • Anybody got a campus invitation?
  • I have not heard anything since the interview. 2/5
  • Sent them an email and got a response: campus interviews took place this past week. (2/10)
  • Offer made and (I believe) accepted. 3/1

Stony Brook University -- Tenure Track Position in Judaic StudiesEdit

  • Applicants should have an active research program in Jewish history, thought, religion, or culture, preferably in the modern or early modern period and preferably focusing on Europe or the Middle East.
  • The successful candidate will be appointed in the department most appropriate to his or her area of specialization; possible departments include, but are not limited to, History; Sociology; Philosophy; European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Asian and Asian-American Studies; and Cultural Analysis and Theory.
  • Applicants should provide a state employment application, CV, a representative research sample, evidence of teaching ability, and three letters of recommendation to be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2169 . For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by December 14, 2012.
  • Paper submissions to: Judaic Studies Search, History Department, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4348.
  • When did they change the deadline to Dec 14th? It was Dec 1st on Chronicle when first posted in October.
  • They reposted it on Higheredjobs.com last week. 
  • Has any one heard something?
  • Not a word (12/28)
  • Has anyone heard anything yet? Isn't this late in the season? (1/7/13)
  • Yes it is, (1/8/2013)
    • nothing yet (1/9) and ditto (x4)
  • Confirmation from search committee chair that short list not yet created 01/13
  • Thank you for contacting them!
  • Short list for skype interviews?
  • I'm not sure. I submitted an update to my application. In their response, they noted that a short list had not yet been created. Sorry to not have more info! 01/16
  • Sorry to contradict above statements, but I received invite for skype interview (invite said all interviews held this week, and finalists to be determined soon after) (1/16)
    • No, thank you for that information.
    • OMG, if this is the case I am dead in the water, This is really bad.
  • Invited three candidates to campus. Candidate hired.
  • Who?

Tulane University - TT Asst. Professor in Islamic/Middle East History (expectation of cross-listing occasional courses in Jewish Studies)Edit

  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses on the history of Islam and courses that address the major conflicts and issues in the history of the modern Middle East. The candidate should also be prepared to teach a course regularly that could be cross-listed with Jewish Studies.
  • Dossiers should include letter of application, c.v., an article-length writing sample and at least three letters of reference. In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received via Interfolio https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/16459.
  • Deadline November 15, 2012, interviews at AHA in New Orleans.
  • All materials should be addressed to: Prof. Marline Otte, Chair, Middle East Search, Department of History, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 (motte@tulane.edu).
  • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2012-13

University of California, Berkeley--Executive Director, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society, (UCB School of Law)Edit

  • The Institute’s Executive Director is the only full-time position at the University currently dedicated to the coordination of Jewish- and Israel-related academic programming.
  • As such, with the support of a part-time administrator, and in coordination with the involved faculty, s/he plays a central role in developing the vision for the Institute, and in its strategic development, substantive output, administration and implementation. This position requires strategic thinking and significant leadership and managerial skills; ability to coordinate and leverage diverse stakeholders; and understanding of the academic environment, and of Jewish and Israel-related fields of study.
  • For viewing the full job description and submitting an application, please visit: jobs.berkeley.edu, indicating job #14503 in the search box.

University of California, Davis - Assistant Professor, Late Antique JudaismEdit

  • The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis announces a search for a tenure-track faculty position in late antique Judaism. Applicants must have strong research plans and teaching records, and expertise in Jewish texts from the late antique period, especially rabbinic literature. Applicants should be prepared to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced courses in Jewish Studies, to teach specialized courses at the graduate level, and to take an active role in UC Davis’ Jewish Studies Program. The program especially welcomes applicants with an interest in the historical, comparative and theoretical study of religion, as well as candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary work in areas already represented in the UC Davis Religious Studies program, particularly in the history of Christianity or Islam. Rank is assistant professor; Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field must be completed by the start of classes, September 23, 2012.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or published article and three (3) professional letters of reference, using the online application form found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00004
  • For full consideration applications should be received by October 15, 2012. The position is open until filled.
    • The link above states they are no longer accepting applications.
  • Has anyone heard anything from them? They are supposedly having "open interviews" at SBL.
  • I got a "conference conversation" at AJS (10/23).
  • Anyone else hear from them after 10/23?
  • Anyone hear anything about campus interviews? (posting on 1/22)
  • Still no word on campus interviews? (1/29)
  • Received letter informing me that the examination process of all the applicants has been completed but in the end no appointment was made.(4/18)

University of California Santa Barbara, Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish StudiesEdit

  • We seek an established scholar with the credentials for a tenured professorship who has a record of outstanding scholarship in Jewish Studies, an interdisciplinary perspective and the ability to work across departments, and a demonstrated commitment to program building. The successful applicant will have the credentials for a tenured professorship in a department in the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts.
  • For more information, please visit www.hfa.ucsb.edu/academics_jewishstudies.html. Please send nominations and applications electronically to: jewishstudiessearch@LTSC.ucsb.edu
  • To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 5, 2012.

University of Cambridge (UK), Woolf Institute, Academic Director, Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish RelationsEdit

  • The Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims, invites applications for the position of Academic Director of the Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations.
  • The field of interest and academic specialisation are open but the candidate must demonstrate expertise in some aspect of Muslim-Jewish relations. We would welcome candidates engaged in one or more of the following areas of research: medieval, Ottoman, or Mediterranean history; multiculturalism in contemporary Europe; the politics of the Middle East; and the comparative study of law, culture, and religion. Practical experience in dialogue, reconciliation, and co-operation would also be welcomed.
  • The successful candidate should be able to lead independent research projects and secure funding, represent the Centre for the media and in other public venues, direct the activities of the Centre, including running conferences and seminars, and manage the Centre budget. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach at a postgraduate level within the Faculty of Middle East and Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge and to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • As the Director of the Centre, the successful candidate will be responsible for raising its academic and public profile and maintaining a reputation for balance and rigorous scholarship. The candidate must be able to work collegially within a small team. In particular, the incoming Academic Director will need to coordinate with the development officer to sustain funding for the Centre and the other academic staff in building the academic reputation of the Woolf Institute. The candidate must have a Ph.D. and preferably postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to know at least Arabic and preferably another relevant Middle Eastern or European language.
  • The salary of the position is negotiable. A cover letter, CV, one sample publication, and names of two referees should be submitted to Tina Steiner at bs411@cam.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is November 23, 2012, with first-round interviews to be held December 6, 2012. The position is initially for three years, with potential for renewal. Questions are welcomed and should be addressed to Dr. Shana Cohen at sc736@cam.ac.uk.
  • Any news? (12/4)

University of Chicago: Assistant Professor of Ancient Near Eastern HistoryEdit

  • The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Ancient Near Eastern History with a starting date in Fall of 2013.
  • Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand before the appointment begins. The candidate should be a scholar of the pre-Islamic Near East who has synthetic research interests that address problems in ancient history. Demonstrated expertise in Aramaic language and texts is highly desirable. Scholars whose research concerns the first millennium BC and the early first millennium CE, and whose expertise is with Aramaic texts from that interval (including, but not limited to, Imperial Aramaic, Palestinian Aramaic, Palmyrene, Hatran, Syriac) are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must upload a CV and cover letter and select three (3) referees to provide letters of recommendation to the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities Website at tinyurl.com/brpoq9w Review of applications will begin after September 1, 2012.
  • Inquiries can be directed to oi-administration@uchicago.edu with the subject heading "Ancient History Search."
  • From Middle East History page: "Contacted for January on-campus interview (x2)"
  • Rejection letter via email (11/30) (x2)

University of Colorado, Boulder - TT Asst., Jewish HistoryEdit

  • The history department at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Jewish history, medieval period to the present. The position will start August 2013. The person who is hired must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in history or in Jewish Studies with specialized training in history by August 19, 2013. Teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct independent research, and participate in the Program in Jewish Studies. This position is vital to the department’s innovative graduate program, which emphasizes global, transnational, and thematic preparation and connects students and faculty across individual fields. A letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness and promise (such as sample syllabi, or teaching evaluations), as well as three letters of recommendation will be accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com/, posting #818568.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the AHA annual meeting and, in certain special instances, at the AJS meeting.

University of Colorado Boulder - TT Asst. Ethnic Studies (concentration in African-American Studies: possible concentration, Afro-Jewish Studies)Edit

  • Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and intersectional, and who have concentrations in gender, sexuality, and comparative ethnic studies (e.g., Afro-Asian studies, Afro-European studies, Afro-Islamic studies, Afro-Jewish studies, Afro-Latino studies, and Afro-Native American studies) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications are accepted electronically at: www.jobsatcu.com, posting #818583. Deadline Nov. 15

University of Innsbruck, Postdoc/Asst. Prof. of Contemporary History (areas of focus include "Nazism, the Holocaust, and its aftermath") Long term: 6 years w/ possibility of tenure trackEdit

  • Postdoc - Assistant Professor the Institute for Contemporary History, for 6 years (a tenure track agreement might be offered).
  • Desired qualifications: PhD in an appropriate field; Postdoc experience; proven expertise in Austrian and European Contemporary History; Research in Nazism, the Holocaust and its aftermath, Migration history and intellectual history/the history of sciences; international publications; teaching experience; experience with third-party funding; mobility; proficiency in English; social skills; administrative experience.
  • Applications need to include a teaching concept and two letters of recommendation.
  • Applicaiton Deadline, August 22, 2012
  • More complete information: orawww.uibk.ac.at/public_prod/owa/karriereportal.karriere_detail?asg_id_in=7205

University of Florida, Gainesville--Associate University Librarian, Judaic StudiesEdit

  • Price Library of Judaica. Responsible for selection of library materials, reference service, research consultations, and teaching assignments in support of the Jewish Studies program.
  • Qualificaitons: Ph.D. in Judaic Studies or a closely related field (foreign equivalent acceptable); or an ALA accredited MLS degree with a concentration in rare books or special collections, minimum of six (6) years of experience in an academic or research library managing English and Jewish language library collections; at least 3 years of experience working with information and digital-based technologies and automated library systems.
  • To apply, please send a cover letter, CV or resume, references, and a 250-word document expressing your opinion on the topic, What is the future of a separate Jewish Studies Library within a larger academic research library to Bonnie Smith: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.
  • The deadline for the submission of all application materials is October 15, 2012.

University of Kansas - Asst or Assoc Professor, Religious Studies - concentration in JudaismEdit

  • The Department of Religious Studies at KU invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position in the field of Judaism. The appointment is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2013. The research specialization is open in terms of historical period and disciplinary approach. However, we are especially interested in candidates whose research incorporates developments in Europe from the late medieval to modern periods. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in languages relevant to the specific area of research and competence in classical Hebrew. Teaching competence is expected in the diversity of Jewish thought and practice.
  • Candidates should be conversant in approaches and methods central to the academic study of religion, and be committed to incorporating these perspectives into their classes. Commitment to the study of religion as pursued in a state university, a program of continuing research and publication, and teaching excellence are expected. Ph.D. or ABD in the field of Judaism is expected by the start date of appointment. University teaching experience desirable (which may include Teaching Assistantships). For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure all of the above are required, plus an established record of publications, excellence in teaching, and professional service commensurate with KU standards for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
  • Initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2012. Preliminary interviews with select candidates will be held at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Chicago, November, 17-20, 2012) or by telephone/Skype. For the online application go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position 00003223. Applications shall include a cover letter summarizing the candidate's existing research, future research goals, and teaching experience and interests; a curriculum vitae; and a teaching statement. Three confidential letters of reference should be sent separately by regular mail or pdf email attachment (signed) to Prof. Daniel Stevenson, Judaism Search, Department of Religious Studies, 1300 Oread Avenue, 109 Smith Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045; Phone: (785) 864-4341. Email: dbsteve@ku.edu.
    • Also posted at Religious Studies 2012-2013
    • Invitation for interview @ AAR (Nov. 1) (x 4)
    • Invitation for Campus Interview (Dec. 6)
    • Had interview at AAR but no word yet (Dec 13)--anyone else waiting to hear?
    • My understanding is that an offer has been made (2/20).

University of Mississippi - TT Asst. Prof of Religion, specialty in Jewish StudiesEdit

  • Department of Philosophy and Religion invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position with the title of Assistant Professor of Religion, beginning August 2013. A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2013, with a specialty in Jewish Studies. The candidate will be able to develop upper-level courses consistent with expertise and interests. The candidate will also be responsible for Introduction to Religion which is a survey of various world traditions as well as Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Teaching load is 3/3 at the undergraduate level, with expectations of excellent teaching, continued research, and university service.
  • Review of applications begins immediately and the position will remain open until an adequate applicant pool is reached. To ensure consideration for an interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago, complete application is due by November 1, 2012. Applicants must complete an on-line application at http://jobs.olemiss.edu.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this opening yet? Silence on my end.
    • No, I was also wondering...
    • Also silent on my end (11/12)
    • Got email request for interview (11/12) x2
  • Got an email invitation for a campus visit (12/4)
  • curiously, a one-year position, housed in the same department and teaching the same courses but at a satelite campus an hour away, has just been advertised: http://www.sbl-site.org/careercenter/EIS_Openings_Details.aspx?ID=10678
  • Offer extended and accepted (2/19)
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2012-2013

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Assistant Professor (Judaic Studies)Edit

  • A growing department of religious studies in the metropolitan campus of the state university, the Religion Program of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is seeking applications for a specialist in Judaic Studies. The successful applicant will demonstrate training and/or ability to teach our Introduction to World Religions (freshman survey), Hebrew Bible (sophomore level), and other courses in Judaic studies (upper division). He or she will have the opportunity to help shape the curriculum of our department by revising and developing courses, to maintain an active research and publication agenda, and to participate in a variety of program events and priorities, including opportunities within UNO and the larger community.
  • Applicants must have a PhD in Religious Studies or a cognate field, a working knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, and evidence of an active research agenda (e.g., academic publications) in some branch of Judaic studies.
  • The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.
  • To apply, go to http://www.unomaha.edu. Cover letter, curriculum vita and list of three references must be attached to the electronic application. Materials that cannot be electronically attached should be sent to: Dr. Michele Desmarais – Search Committee Chair, Religious Studies Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68182-0298.Review of applications will begin 15 January 2013.
    •  Any word yet?
      • Reply: no news here yet either as of 2/3
      • No news on my end either, as of 2/25. I'm guessing interviews are underway and selected candidates have just not bothered updating this site. Reply: Yup, still nothing as of 2/25, but I suspect you're correct and the search has moved ahead.
      • Update: the position appears to have gone to a colleague who was already based at UNO: http://www.unomaha.edu/religiousstudies/hutt.php

University of North Carolina - Jewish HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Jewish History, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • "Ph.D. preferred. Candidates for the position should demonstrate strong scholarly promise and a commitment to teaching modern Jewish history, including the history of the Holocaust; and the person appointed to this position will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies"
  • Review begins: 26 Nov. 2012 and continues until the position is filled

University of Pennsylvania -- Asst. Prof. of Biblical StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in Hebrew Bible and ancient Israelite history and religion at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall of 2013. Broad knowledge of the ancient Near Eastern background of the Bible and post-biblical interpretive traditions, and a willingness to play an active role in Penn’s Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Ancient Studies are desirable.
  • The teaching obligations of the post will consist of offering four courses per year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including specialized courses based on texts in the original languages and more generalized courses taught in translation. The faculty member will also be responsible for overseeing language courses in Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.
  • Candidates are to apply at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51098 Include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and sample publications. Also include the contact information of three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review begins November 15.
  • Has anyone heard from them? (12/3)
  • Apparently they're not interviewing at AJS. 12/12
  • They contacted me about doing a skype interview a few days ago.
    • Date?
  • Campus visits scheduled for 4 finalists (Feb).
  • offer made and accepted.

University of Texas, Austin--Open Rank/TT in Classical JudaismEdit

  • Department of Religious studies. Focus on classical Judaism (formation of the rabbinic tradition through the medieval period. We seek a scholar with expertise in rabbinic texts in their cultural and historical contexts and/or in the varieties of Jewish thought and religious practice. We especially encourage applicants who have familiarity with methodological and theoretical issues in the study of religion and who can contribute to our graduate program in Religious Studies. Joint appt in Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, a sample of recent scholarly work, and evidence of teaching excellence to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1823 Electronic submissions only, please.
  • Applications received by November 2, 2012 will be considered for interviews at the annual meeting of the Association of Jewish Studies; some interviews may be scheduled at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society for Biblical Literature. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2012-2013
    • email request for interview (11/10)
    • email rejection notice (12/13) (x3)
    • Anyone hear anything about campus interviews? (posting on 1/22)
    • rejection letter (1/27) x2

Wayne State University - Director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic StudiesEdit

  • Wayne State University seeks a dynamic individual with outstanding leadership skills for the position of Director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies. Reporting to the Provost of the University, the Director serves as the primary administrator of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies and as the leader of the University’s Jewish Studies minor. The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar and teacher, who possesses successful experience in the development of university programs and a vision for building partnerships across Wayne State and with the Jewish community of the Detroit metropolitan area.
  • The individual appointed Director will hold a tenured position in the Department of History with responsibilities divided equally between the Center and the Department. The successful candidate will have a 1-1 teaching load, a salary commensurate with qualifications, and membership in a Department of outstanding scholars and teachers.
  • All applicants must create an online application at http://jobs.wayne.edu and upload their letter of application, c.v., a writing sample (one dissertation chapter or the equivalent), and evidence of teaching qualifications. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Director Search, Marc Kruman, Chair, Department of History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202.
  • Closing Date: 11/11/2012.

Williams College - TT Asst. Prof. in Modern Jewish ThoughtEdit

  • The Department of Religion at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in modern Jewish thought, beginning in the fall of 2013. The area of specialization is open, but we seek a candidate whose teaching interests and methodological approaches complement those of other faculty in the department and the interdepartmental Jewish Studies Program. Candidates will be expected to develop courses in their areas of specialization that will contribute to both the Religion Department and the Jewish Studies Program, and periodically to teach the theory and methods survey and senior seminar for the Religion Department. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2013. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in November.
  • Please send a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses, and three letters of reference by October 19, 2012, to Professor Denise Kimber Buell, Chair, Department of Religion, Williams College, 85 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267.
    • AAR interview invitation by phone (11/7)
      • Anyone else get called? Just wondering if we should assume all calls have been made...
        • I also received an interview invitation by phone 11/7 (x2)
        • Have they already conducted on campus interviews?
    • Email Invitation for Campus Visit (12/6)
    • Anyone know who they chose?  Just curious what they decided!  Thanks!
    • Are you sure they've decided already? Are campus visits done?
    • I have no idea if campus visits are done.  I never got an initial interview so I am not in the loop in any way.  But I assume that if they sent out emails about campus visits in early December they are close to deciding....
    • An offer has been made
    • Thanks for letting us know!  Has the offer been made to you, or have you just heard about it?  If you were made an offer, congrats!!  Also, if you were made an offer, what is your specialization, and are you ABD, etc?  I am new to the job market so I am just curious.
      • no, I just heard that one was made. No idea about details...

SHORT TERM POSITIONS, VISITING POSITIONS, POST-DOCSEdit

Boston College - Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish RelationsEdit

  • 2013-2014, renewable for a second year.
  • specializing in some aspect of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or its earned equivalent, have published in the field, and hold (or have retired from) a tenured position (or its equivalent) in a university or seminary.
  • Stipend: $70,000/academic year plus travel and research expenses. The full description is available at www.bc.edu/cjl.
  • Application by November 16 to Dr. James Bernauer, SJ (cjlearning@bc.edu ), Director, Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, Maloney Hall 340C, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA.

Brandeis University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Education (2yrs, renewable for 3rd)Edit

  • Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, two year fellowship, renewable for an additional year.
  • Required: doctorate in Education, Jewish Education or a related field. Additional qualifications include a commitment to the mission of the Mandel Center, extensive professional experience in Jewish educational settings, an emerging record of publication, and strong scholarly potential.
  • Candidates should submit materials electronically to Gevelyn McCaskill gmccask@brandeis.edu. Initial inquiries should include a letter of interest, an updated CV, contact information for three recommenders, and at least one sample publication or dissertation chapter.
  • [deadline is not clear from ad]
    • Q: Does anyone have any sense of the submission-receipt-notification timeline here?
    • 12/22 They may not be reviewing applications until mid-February, haven't heard anything since submitting in late November other than confirmation of submission from McCaskill
    • 3/3/13 Has anyone recived any word since confirmation of submission? Is the search off?
    • 3/22/13 - received email saying they will not be filling this position for next year.

Center for Jewish History, Fellowship Programs Edit

  • Graduate Research Fellowship: 
  • The Center for Jewish History, composed of its five partners (American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research) offers ten month fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections at the Center. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the library and archival resources of more than one partner institution. Fellows must be in residence at the Center from September 2013- June 2014 and applicants should have completed all requirements (coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.
  • It is required that each fellow spend a minimum of 3 days/week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources.Fellows must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Seminar Program, deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research conducted at Center, and submit a report upon completion of the Fellowship describing her/his experience as a Center Fellow
  • Full fellowships carry a stipend of up to $15,000 for a period of one academic year for students based in universities in the New York City metropolitan area as well as those who reside within approximately 125 miles of New York City. Fellows from universities more than 125 miles away from New York City will be entitled to a stipend of up to $18,000, and in some cases, additional funding of up to $5,000 may be made available to offset living expenses.</span> For more information about the fellowship and complete application instructions please visit: http://www.cjh.org/p/36. Applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship are due February 18, 2013.
  • March 19, 2013 - Recieved acceptance letter.

College of Charleston - Distinguished Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies Edit

  • Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Distinguished Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies for the Fall semester of 2013.
  • Leading academics, writers, artists, and policy makers with expertise on any aspect of the Jewish experience are encouraged to apply. Salary of up to $20,000, plus free housing in a spacious three bedroom house a short walk from campus.
  • Interested applicants should send a c.v. along with a syllabus or course proposal. Those attending the AJS conference in Chicago and wanting to meet with us should submit their application by December 1, 2012. The final application deadline is February 1, 2013.
  • For further information, please contact Prof. Martin Perlmutter, Director of Jewish Studies, at perlmutterm@cofc.edu. For more information about the Jewish Studies Program, visit our website at http://jewish.cofc.edu/.

Drew University - One Yr. Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies Edit

  • Drew University, a selective liberal arts college in Madison, New Jersey, seeks applications for a one-year, non-renewable position teaching Jewish Studies in the Religious Studies Department for the calendar year 2013 (Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 semesters). Rank and area of specialization within the field of Jewish Studies are open, but preference will be given to experienced teachers and published scholars. Strong preference for applicants who can teach both semesters, but applications from those available to teach only one of the two semesters of 2013 will also be considered. Experience in administering a Jewish Studies program is a plus. The successful candidate will teach a 2 course load each semester and run co-curricular events for the Jewish Studies program. Essential course for the Spring semester is the annually offered “Introduction to Judaism,” as well as guest teaching three lectures on Judaism in the department's core course, “Introduction to Religion”.
  • Only those with a PhD and at least two years of university teaching experience need apply. Letters of application, including a full resume, a list of courses taught in the past, and name and contact information for three professional references should be sent to Prof. Allan Nadler via email: anadler@drew.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin Sept. 15, 2012.
    • Have on campus interview scheduled, 10/12

Fulbright Post Doctoral Fellowships to Israel For Americans, 2014-2016Edit

Harvard Divinity School - Research Associate/Visiting Faculty Women's Studies in Religion Program, 2013-2014Edit

Hebrew University - Mandel Post Doctoral Fellowships in Jewish Studies (3 yr)Edit

  • Scholion - Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Humanities and Jewish Studies
  • three year fellowship, 2013-2016
  • The fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence, depth, and originality, with exceptionally good connections, and whose research may enrich academic and cultural discourse.
  • Candidates who have not yet completed their PhD degrees must submit their dissertations by October 31, 2012. If chosen, acceptance will be conditional upon the approval of the PhD by April 1, 2013.
  • Successful candidates from Israel and abroad will be invited for an interview and will lecture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Thursday, January 3, 2013.
  • Online application only, via the Scholion website, Application deadline: October 31, 2012.
  • Any news?
  • I was sent a rejection email. I assume they picked finalists. 

Kenyon College (OH) - 1 year Visiting Position in Jewish Studies Edit

  • Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, seeks applications for a one-year, non-renewable position teaching Jewish Studies in the Religious Studies Department for the academic year 2013-14. Area of specialization within the field of Jewish Studies is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose area is Modern Judaism. Ability to teach one semester of the introductory course, Religion in Global Context, is expected. Subfield of Women’s and Gender Studies would be a welcome addition. Teaching load 3/2. Ph.D. in hand by June, 2013 required.
  • To apply, please submit the following materials, using the online application system at https://employment.kenyon.edu : letter of application, curriculum vitae, three professional references, a list of courses taught, two writing samples, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin Nov. 5, 2012, but will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR meeting in Chicago.
    • Has anyone heard anything yet? AAR interviews scheduled? (11/12)
    • not a word (11/12)
    • 11/13 invitation for an interview via email (asked about AAR but I won't be there so skype/phone)
    • 11/14 email invitation for interview at AAR
    • skype interview on 12/5
    • 12/12 campus visit invitation

Rollins College (FL) Visiting Assistant Professor, Jewish StudiesEdit

  • Department of Religion and Philosophy. 1 year sabbatical replacement position in Jewish Studies.
  • Responsibilities: the expected teaching load for this position is six courses, distributed over a two-term academic year.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Jewish studies or Religious Studies with a commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education.
  • Applicants must apply via https://www.rollinsjobs.com/ and upload the following materials when applying for this position: (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum vita, (3) Three letters of recommendation, (4) Teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement, areas of teaching interest, syllabi, and teaching evaluations). Confidential recommendation letters may be sent directly to: Yudit K. Greenberg, Chair, Search Committee, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave - 2773, Winter Park, FL 32789, E-mail: YGREENBERG@rollins.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin in October, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. We will be interviewing candidates at the American Academy of Religion's Annual Meeting in Chicago.
    • Invitation for interview @ AAR x3
    • Email follow-up requesting syllabi (11/24)
    • Invitation for campus interview in February (1/10/13)
    • are interviews taking place now? (2/19)

Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ--Adjunct Position in RabbinicsEdit

  • Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ--Adjunct Position in Rabbinics. The Jewish-Christian Studies Masters Program in the Religion Department of Seton Hall University seeks a temporary adjunct for a single course in Rabbinics for the Fall of 2013. This position may be extended for another course Spring 2014. Pending approval, we will seek a full-time tt hire for the 2014-2015 AY.
  • The single course offered Fall 2013 should introduce Rabbinic Judaism to a general graduate audience in the context of a program in Jewish-Christian Studies. The course could focus on Talmud, situating early Christianity in a Jewish context, Midrash or comparative exegesis, or offer a general introduction to Rabbinic Judaism.
  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or be in the latter stages of dissertation writing. Send a letter of application addressing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with their emails to Professor Anthony.Sciglitano@shu.edu, Chair, Dept. of Religion.
    • posted 2/25/2013

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies - Viterbi Visiting Professor in Mediterranean Jewish Studies Edit

  • The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the Viterbi Visiting Professor in Mediterranean Jewish Studies during the 2013-14 academic year. The position is open-rank, and we will consider post-doctoral fellows as well as junior and senior professors. The duration of the appointment will depend on rank, and includes the prospect of a full-year postdoctoral appointment. The successful candidate will be in residence at UCLA during the tenure of the appointment and is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her field of expertise. The candidate's research could focus on any dimension of the experience of Jews, including their interaction with other peoples and cultures, in the Mediterranean basin.
  • A letter of application, along with a CV, names of three recommenders, proposed length of stay at UCLA, and a list of prospective course offerings, should be sent by email to: Viterbi Professor Committee, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies- cjs@humnet.ucla.edu
  • Review of Applications will begin December 10 and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. For more information contact cjs@humnet.ucla.edu.

University of Florida -- Alexander Grass Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Modern Jewish HIstory (one year)Edit

  • Individuals with concentrations in Eastern Europe, the United States, and/or Jewish women's history are especially encouraged to apply.
  • For further information on the Center for Jewish Studies please see the website: http://web.jst.ufl.edu/
  • Two courses per semester, one public presentation. One course must be survey course in Jewish history, another might be a more general history course with some Jewish content.
  • Stipend: $50,000 plus benefits and travel allowance.
  • Targeted to those who finished Ph.D. no longer than 5 years ago.
  • To apply, send a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, CV, and letters from three referees. To be fully considered, all material must arrive by March 1, 2013 to The Alexander Grass Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Center for Jewish Studies, 201 Walker Hall, PO Box 118020, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611, Or to Professor Mitchell Hart via email: hartm@ufl.edu


Ursinus College - Visiting Scholar in Residence in Jewish StudiesEdit

  • Half time position
  • three-year term position with possibility of renewal.
  • Area open but ability to teach Intro to Jewish Studies and Hebrew bible necessary.
  • One course per semester plus at least four intelleectual or academic events to advance Jewish Studies on campus.
  • Send letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, documentation of teaching (including syllabi, course evaluations, and/or other materials as applicable), and three official letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) to Dr. Meredith Goldsmith, Chair of Jewish Studies Search Committee, Ursinus College, P.O. Box 1000, Collegeville, PA 19426.
  • Deadline Nov. 30 for full consideration.
  • mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu
  • Has anyone heard anything?
    • 12/21: Still waiting. Anyone else?
    • 1/2/13: Skype interview scheduled (x3)
    • Campus interview scheduled (1/24)
  • received email rejection, offer has been made and accepted (3/18)

JEWISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION (HEBREW, YIDDISH)Edit

College of Charleston -- TT Assistant Professor of HebrewEdit

  • See description under "Tenure Track Positions" above.

Columbia University -- Lecturer in YiddishEdit

  • Minimum requirements: M.A. or higher in Yiddish language/literature/culture at the time of appointment (Ph.D. preferred), native or near-native fluency in Yiddish and English, teaching experience of Yiddish as a second/foreign language (college-level experience preferred), expertise in current methodologies and culture-based instruction, including integration of technology in the classroom; additional expertise in Yiddish literature and culture preferred. Review of applications begins November 30, 2012.
  • Please apply for this position online at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56810.

Emory University -- Lecturer in Modern HebrewEdit

  • Full time, lecturer, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS).
  • Preferred applicants should have at least two years of experience teaching Modern Hebrew at the college/university level, a Ph.D. in Hebrew Language, Literature, Linguistics, and/or Culture or a related field, familiarity with the proficiency method of instruction, and native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and in English.
  • Teaching load 3/2 or 2/3
  • A letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials should be sent to Professor Vincent J. Cornell, Chair, MESAS, Emory University, S-312 Callaway Center, 537 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.
  • Review of applications will commence on October 15, 2012 (date approximate) and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 30, 2012 will receive full consideration.
    • formal short list expected around January 15, 2013
    • has anyone else heard anything?
    • campus visits ongoing in Feb and first week of March, response expected mid-March

Hebrew Union College -- Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati): Bible and Cognate LanguagesEdit

  • Three-year appointment, starting July 1, 2013, which is potentially convertible to a tenure track position, in the field of Bible and cognate languages.
  • The appointment will entail teaching core text courses in the Rabbinical and Graduate Studies programs, intermediate and advanced biblical Hebrew, and Aramaic (biblical as well as targumic). Facility with comparative Semitics is an advantage.
  • Electronic submissions should be sent to the National Office of Human Resources using the following e-mail address: jperlin@huc.edu. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS NOVEMBER 1, 2012.

Smith College -- Lecturer in Modern HebrewEdit

  • The Programs in Jewish Studies at Smith College and Mount Holyoke College invite applications for a two-year joint Lecturer position in modern Hebrew language instruction, to begin August 2013. The position may be renewable for a third year, pending successful performance review.
  • This full-time position includes teaching the full-year sequence in elementary Hebrew at both colleges each year, and a single course in intermediate Hebrew that alternates between the colleges.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and an M.A. in Hebrew or a related field are required. Applicants should have an established record of teaching excellence, preferably at the college level.
  • Submit application at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20958 with letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for two references, two confidential letters of recommendation, and up to 10 pages of supporting materials, which may include a sample syllabus or lesson plan, student teaching evaluations, or a statement of your Hebrew teaching philosophy.
  • Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Justin Cammy, Hebrew Search Committee Chair, Program in Jewish Studies, Smith College.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2013.
    • offer made and accepted

University of Toronto St. George Campus -- Modern Hebrew LanguageEdit

  • Department of Study of Religion and Centre for Jewish Studies
  • teaching and admin and activities.
  • Appointment at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample course syllabi related to the teaching of Modern Hebrew. If you have questions about this position, please contact sol.goldberg@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
  • Applicants should also ask [at least] three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to jewish.studies@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 30, 2012.
    • Job posting on U of Toronto website now lists the closing date as December 17, 2012
    • has anyone heard anything?
    • just came back from a campus visit [...]

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