Director of Jewish Studies Program (and Associate Professor or Professor)

Charleston, SC
Feb 28, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description

The College of Charleston seeks a dynamic scholar, teacher, and leader at the associate or full professor rank to become Director of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, the premier program of its kind in South Carolina. Assisted by a robust support team and a substantial endowment, the director will guide and sustain the Program's distinctive threefold model of academic excellence, community outreach, and student life.

The Program is housed in the Jewish Studies Center, a 15,000-sq. ft. facility on campus with classrooms and offices, a multi-purpose lecture hall, and a kosher dining hall. The Program includes four faculty lines, an endowed chair of Holocaust Studies, and an endowed visiting chair. It is also home to endowed centers for Southern Jewish Culture and Holocaust Studies. Jewish Studies enjoys a long-standing collaboration with the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, a statewide grassroots organization, and the Jewish Heritage Collection, a renowned repository of archival material on southern Jewish life. The Program recently completed a $10 million capital campaign.

The director will serve as a full-time faculty member in the Jewish Studies Program, which is in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. She or he is expected to have research and teaching interests in Jewish Studies or a related field, an established record of publication, and be qualified for tenure at the associate or full professor rank. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position's overall workload includes a reduced teaching load commensurate with administrative duties.

Position Type Tenured Administrative

School/Area School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

Department Jewish Studies

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit online: letter of application addressing administrative experience, as well as teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references, who can provide recommendations at a later date. Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Morgan Koerner, search committee chair, at [email protected] Representatives of the search committee plan to conduct preliminary interviews at the AJS conference in Washington D.C. Select candidates will be invited for on-campus interviews.

Posting Date 09/14/2017

Closing Date 11/27/2017

Open Until Filled? Yes

Posting Number F2016068P

EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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