The Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2018, at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Israel Studies. The position will be located in the Department of Jewish Studies, with the possibility of a joint appointment in the department of the applicant’s area of expertise.
Ph.D. is required by the beginning of the appointment.
Open to scholars in all disciplines with an accomplished record of scholarship in Israel Studies; priority given to scholars whose research addresses cross-cultural relations within Israel, among Israel and its neighbors, and/or between Israel and diaspora Jewry. Fields of specialization may include, but are not limited to, Israeli history, culture, politics; the sociology, anthropology, religion, or literature of Israel. The ability to teach about Arab-Israeli relations is a high priority, as is the ability to engage thoughtfully and sensitively with a diverse student body at a public university. Fluency in Modern Hebrew is required; proficiency in other languages spoken in Israel, especially Arabic, is highly desired.
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (about 30 pages), two undergraduate syllabi (including one for a course on Arab-Israeli relations), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/43630) to Professor Paola Tartakoff, Acting Chair, Department of Jewish Studies, 12 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Priority given to complete applications on file by October 1.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.
The Department of Jewish Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of all aspects of Jewish life. Courses offered by the department address the historical, social, cultural, religious, linguistic, and political life of the Jewish people from antiquity to the present and examine the interactions of Jews with other peoples.