Harry Rich Professorship in Holocaust Studies (66167)

Gainesville, FL
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Harry Rich Professorship in Holocaust Studies (66167)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Oct 26, 2020

The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, seeks outstanding applicants to fill the Harry Rich Professorship in Holocaust Studies beginning August 16, 2021. The position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor level. The successful candidate is expected to enhance the Center’s undergraduate curriculum and advance graduate training in the area of Holocaust and East European Jewish studies. Research must focus on the Holocaust with an emphasis on Eastern Europe. Candidates must develop a course on the resurgence of antisemitism and the erosion of democracy. The professorship includes an endowment to promote original research and program development. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the center’s website https://jst.ufl.edu/ to learn more about the Center for Jewish Studies.

The Center for Jewish Studies particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see https://diversity.clas.ufl.edu/diversity-statement/ for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.



A Ph.D. is required. Discipline and field are open.

Application Instructions:



For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/80331 and must include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, (4) three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet, and (5) two writing samples of the applicant’s work appropriate to this position. 


Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. For additional information feel free to contact Jack Kugelmass, search committee chair, via email: [email protected]

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).