Asst Professor - Religion and Politics or Minorities in Politics or Jewish Studies

Boulder, CO
Sep 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Overview of Job Duties:

The Department of Political Science and the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Religion and Politics or Minorities in Politics or Jewish Studies. The search will focus on but will not be limited to scholars with a research interest in Jewish Studies.

Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching interests include Jews and Judaism in the public sphere, anti-Semitism in American politics, or the politics of the Jewish experience in America, for example. The position will be fully rostered in Political Science, with teaching split evenly between the two academic units. Because the position requires substantial undergraduate teaching in Jewish Studies, the successful candidate must have demonstrable strength and interest in teaching in courses in the area of Jewish Studies.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates who have completed a PhD in political science and those who are ABD may apply. ABDs will be hired at the instructor level and will be allowed up to two years to complete the PhD. PhDs will be hired at the Assistant Professor level.

Special Instructions to Applicants:To apply, please attach a letter of interest, current CV, writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness and names and email addresses of at least three letter writers who may be contacted to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf. If any documents are too large or too numerous to attach, please place them on your website and include a URL with links to these portions of the dossier in the appropriate attachment section. Writing samples may include publications, conference papers, and/or works in progress. Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include a statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, course evaluations and/or other materials. For your application to be considered complete by the system you must attach something for each item listed.

Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration, although we will continue screening applications until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to the Political Science and Program in Jewish Studies Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 333 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309-0333.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or 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 Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Please submit these materials in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter, 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 and their email addresses; minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference upon request (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf).

4. Writing Samples (LastName_FirstName_Research).

5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10184 - Poli Sci-Political Science

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 13, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Anand Sokhey and/or Elias Sacks

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735587