Assistant or Associate Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies

Boulder, CO
Sep 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description of Department/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.

Established in 1901, the History Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been and continues to be the home of nationally and internationally renowned historians. At the undergraduate and graduate levels our program has traditionally offered a broad education in most fields of historical inquiry. The Department's faculty focuses on the following areas: the Twentieth Century World; the Early Modern World; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's History; War; Imperialism; Nationalism and Decolonization; and Political History. The Department encompasses a variety of approaches, including social, cultural, transnational, and world history. Our aim is continuously to help define our field within the larger community of historians and to develop our students into informed, contributing, and effective citizens, scholars, and teachers, able to respond flexibly and with wisdom to changes in the profession and the world.

Overview of Job Duties:

Israel/Palestine Studies Endowed Professorship--Assistant or Associate Professor. The Program in Jewish Studies and the History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder seek a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in Israel/Palestine Studies with specialized training in history. The position will start August 2018, and the person hired will have completed all requirements for the PhD in history (or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies) by then. Teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will have facility in Hebrew and Arabic, be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct independent research, lead regular global seminars to Israel (and the West Bank, if possible), and contribute to the intellectual and institutional life of the Program in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will be rostered in the History Department but teach three out of her or his four classes per year under the auspices of the Program in Jewish Studies. Applications materials include: a Letter of Interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words. Review of applications begins on October 16. ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. degree in History/related disciplines must be conferred by August 20, 2018.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates who have completed a PhD in History or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies.

Proficiency with Hebrew and Arabic.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf). including a statement of your research and teaching philosophies.

2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).

3. List of References, 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).

Review of applications begins on October 16. Please direct inquiries to the History and Jewish Studies Search Committee, Program in Jewish Studies, 122 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309 or through email at

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

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please attach a letter of interest, current CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words. 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. For your application to be considered complete by the system you must attach something for each item listed.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10238 - History

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 14, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Fred Anderson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735585