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Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies (Job 12155)

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) invites applications for the position of Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies with an anticipated starting date of August 15, 2018. The Grossman Chair is for the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor; applicants at advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level are encouraged. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and credentials.

Job Description:

The holder of the endowed Grossman Chair will be a faculty member in one of the units of SHPRS and an affiliate of the Center for Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will teach courses that enhance the Jewish Studies Program as well as the curriculum of the School of Historical Philosophical and Religious Studies. Within Jewish Studies, areas of specialization may include history, religion, and ethics. The candidate is expected to engage in a vibrant research program, teach undergraduate courses that are integral to the B.A. Major of Jewish Studies and undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization, and contribute to the public outreach and research activities of the Center for Jewish Studies.


Required Qualifications:

  •  Ph.D. in Jewish Studies and/or a Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, or Religious Studies or related disciplines by time of appointment

  •  Evidence of record of scholarly publications appropriate to rank

  •  A minimum of three years teaching experience on college level

  •  Knowledge of appropriate languages

  •  Ability to teach a survey course in Judaism and/or a survey course in History (e.g., Western Civilization, US History, or Global History), Religious Studies (e.g., Religion, Culture and Public Life or Ritual, Symbol and Myth), or Philosophy (e.g., Introduction to Philosophy).

Desired Qualifications:
  •  Evidence of interdisciplinary range

  •  Demonstrated record of grants and funded projects

  •  Competence in a Jewish language (e.g., Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino)

  •  Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations

Application Instructions: 
To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/45970 submitting a complete Dossier, including all of the following:
1) a cover letter stating qualification, experience, research plans, and teaching interests;
2) curriculum vitae (CV);
3) three scholarly works;
4) a statement of teaching philosophy that discusses pedagogy;
5) two syllabi;
6) three letters of recommendation.

Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Professor Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: Hava.Samuelson@asu.edu

The application deadline is November 24, 2017, 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every two week thereafter until search is closed. A background check is required for employment. 

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