Lecturer in Jewish Studies

Boulder, CO
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description of Program:

The Program in Jewish Studies is an academic, degree-granting program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Open to students of all backgrounds, Jewish and non-Jewish, PJS's mission is to provide students with an outstanding, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education in Jewish history, literature, language, and culture. The Program fosters critical thought, engages students in professional development opportunities, and instills a keen appreciate of humankind's interrelatedness and diversity. PJS also engages both the CU and external communities through extra-curricular programming, events, and projects aimed at furthering intellectual engagement in Jewish Studies topics. Further, the Program is deeply committed to the encouragement and development of faculty research and teaching.

Overview of Job Duties:

Seeking a PhD or ABD who can serve as a Lecturer and teach six classes for the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder--three in Fall 2017 and three in Spring 2018. Fall class should have some content in Jewish-Muslim Relations; Spring class should revolve around the history of Israel/Palestine.

Duties include:

Developing and teaching six courses (three in Fall, three in Spring).

Evaluating and meeting with students and submitting grades.

Salary set by University: $27,000 ($4500 per class + benefits).

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Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates who have completed their Ph.D. and those who are ABD may apply.

Research focus on Israel/Palestine and Jewish-Muslim relations

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in History or research experience in history as a discipline

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on June 19, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:1. Letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).

2. Current curriculum vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).

3. List of References* - minimum of three (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf).

4. Research Statement (LastName_FirstName_Research).

5. Teaching Statement (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).

6. Evidence of teaching excellence (Last Name_FirstName_Teaching Excellence).

*The writers of your letters of reference will be contacted to request letters upon review of your application.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10894 - Jewish Studies

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 5, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Nan Goodman, Director

Posting Contact Email: nan.goodman@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00734335