Assistant or Associate Professor of Jewish Studies
Assistant or Associate Professor of Jewish StudiesPosition Type:
School of Languages, Cultures, and World AffairsDepartment:
Jewish StudiesPosition Description:
The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the area of the Holocaust, broadly conceived, to begin August 16, 2021. The Program seeks an active scholar who will teach surveys of Holocaust history, Jewish history, and upper-level courses in the area of their specialization. Interest in and ability to teach and guide student research in areas relevant to Holocaust Studies, such as German, Yiddish, Hebrew, or Russian Studies, is a plus. The successful candidate will be appointed as the Director of the Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies and will therefore also possess strong administrative skills and a keen interest in public programming. Operating alongside two other academic centers and supported by an endowment, the Center is an integral part of the Jewish Studies Program. The director will have substantial resources to advance the Center’s mission, and to support their own research and development.
The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program is part of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. Candidates whose research employs international, trans-regional, or interdisciplinary perspectives are especially encouraged to apply. An earned PhD in a relevant discipline, such as, but not limited to, history, religious studies, sociology, or anthropology is required. Teaching experience after the PhD strongly preferred. Exceptional ABD candidates with degree completion expected by August 16, 2021 will be considered but will be ineligible for renewal beyond the first year without the PhD. Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom/Skype. Selected candidates may be invited for campus interviews.
The College of Charleston is a co-educational liberal arts institution located in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, founded in 1984 and housed in its current, 24,000 sq. ft. building since 2002, is nationally recognized for a unique model that combines academic excellence (offering an undergraduate major and minor), student life, and an extensive community outreach program, all under one roof. We are committed to fostering a culture of innovation and creativity in research, pedagogy, and community and student engagement. The regular teaching load for faculty engaged in productive research is three courses per semester.
Applicants must apply online at jobs.cofc.edu and submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (an article or dissertation/book chapter), and the names and contact information for three references who would submit letters of recommendation online. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For further inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Yaron Ayalon, Director of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, at [email protected]Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online at jobs.cofc.edu and submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (an article or dissertation/book chapter), and the names and contact information for three references who would submit letters of recommendation online. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For further inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Yaron Ayalon, Director of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, at [email protected]Posting Date:
01/15/2021Open Until Filled?:
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.Quicklink for Posting: