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Instructor in Jewish Studies

Job description

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world's most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university's Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university's four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation's leading research institutions.

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:

The Program in Jewish Studies (PJS) seeks an Instructor in Jewish Studies. This 1.0 FTE position will consist of a normal teaching load of up to eight courses per academic year. The instructor may be required to teach the following classes:

Introduction to Jewish Culture (JWST/GSLL 2350)

Contemporary Jewish Societies (JWST/GSLL/IAFS 3600)

Modern Jewish Literature (JWST/GSLL 2551)

Women, Gender, Society in Judaism (JWST/RLST 3202/WGST 3201)

Introduction to Jewish History (JWST/HIST 1818)

Israeli Literature: Exile, Nation, Home (JWST 4203)

Yiddish Studies courses

The instructor will also have the ability to propose new courses.

The instructor's courses will be determined in consultation with the PJC director and director of undergraduate studies based on the instructor's specialty and the program curricular needs.

The instructor will be responsible for completing all teaching requirements, including preparing and executing courses, grading, and holding office hours. In some semesters, the instructor may have the assistance of a Graduate Assistant, whose work in grading and teaching, the instructor will oversee.

Service may include (but is not limited to): attending faculty meetings, serving on PJS committees, planning events and student programming.

The instructor may be eligible to be promoted to Senior Instructor within three years, depending on previous experience and performance in position. The first three years of teaching service will count toward Senior Instructorship.

SALARY: $44,000 - $48,000

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits. Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master of Arts degree in Jewish Studies or closely related field.

Research relevant to Jewish Studies, such as published work or a master's thesis or dissertation on a Jewish Studies topic.

At least 8 months (2 semesters) teaching experience (past syllabi must be submitted)

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2018; 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 [email protected] 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:To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at www.cu.edu/cucareers 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).

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; At least one letter should discuss candidate's teaching ability (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf).

4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).

5. Sample syllabus/syllabi from courses previously taught.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 24, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Nan Goodman

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00743119





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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