Religious Studies - Weinstein-Rosenthal Chair in Faith, Ethics & Global Society - 000058

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Religious Studies - Weinstein-Rosenthal Chair in Faith, Ethics & Global Society - 000058

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenured position in Judaism at the rank of advanced Associate Professor or Full Professor to hold the Marcus M. and Carole M. Weinstein and Gilbert M. & Fannie S. Rosenthal Chair in Faith, Ethics, and Global Society beginning in the 2022–2023 academic year. The department is open to all subfields of the study of Judaism, particularly as they engage with issues of ethics and global society. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record in the research and teaching of Judaism within humanities and Religious Studies frameworks. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching competency in Hebrew Bible and whose teaching complements the department’s existing strengths. We welcome candidates who are committed to supporting university efforts to build a more just, inclusive, and equitable academic community.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Through their teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service activities, strong applicants will demonstrate potential for significant contributions to the University of Richmond’s inclusion, equity, and diversity priorities and for promoting the success and well-being of people of color, members of sexual and gender minority groups, religious minorities, first generation college students, immigrant students, and people with disabilities. For more information on the department and its programs, please visit

Applicants should apply online at; review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement aligned with a proposed curriculum envisioned for Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies. Candidatesfor this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names andcontact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters ofrecommendation. The department anticipates preliminary interviews will be conducted electronically in late fall 2021 with campus visits (provided COVID health protocols allow) in early spring 2022. Questions about the position or about application processes may be directed to the co-chairs: Prof. Mimi Hanaoka ([email protected]) and/or Prof. L. Stephanie Cobb ([email protected]).




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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time