Isaac Swift Distinguished Professor of Jewish StudiesClassification Title:
9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollege:
Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Department:
College of Liberal Arts & SciencesPosition Designation:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
9Primary Purpose of Department:
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers, and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society. Vacancy Open to:
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (https://clas.charlotte.edu/) is characterized by its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. In addition to several interdisciplinary departments, it offers over a dozen interdisciplinary undergraduate minors, two interdisciplinary M.A. programs, and five interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A new unit, the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, provides administrative support for these various programs and serves as an incubator for emerging instructional and research initiatives.
As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 34 undergraduate degrees, 56 undergraduate minors, 24 master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, 17 undergraduate certificates, 19 graduate certificates, 23 graduate early-entry programs, and 23 honors programs, the College is connected to the world and its concerns and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution, offering more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically varied students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live (#20 on the 2021-22 list by U.S. News and World Report).
All CandidatesDescription of Work:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.
To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committeeEssential Duties and Responsibilities:
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the Isaac Swift Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies, beginning Fall 2022. Rank: tenured Associate or Full Professor. The particular area of expertise is open. The Isaac Swift Distinguished Professor will provide the university and the Charlotte community with new expertise and prominence in Jewish Studies as part of its goal of developing interdisciplinary programs of study. The position will enhance the academic and research programs of a constituent department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and act as a resource for campus and community groups interested in various aspects of Jewish culture and experience in the Mediterranean and/or the diaspora. The faculty member holding the position will teach courses in their specialties, mentor younger faculty, and help guide programmatic development in the College.Minimum Experience/Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
We encourage applications from scholars who have achieved national and international recognition and who focus their work upon the historical, literary, intellectual, social, material, linguistic, political, religious, folk, and/or artistic dimensions of Jewish culture/community life in one or more of its global setting(s) within a chronological period that can range from late antiquity to the present. Preference will be given to candidates who display an academic engagement with the historical, political, religious, and social issues surrounding the Jewish experience, Jewish-Christian relations, and/or Jewish-Muslim relations in their ancient, medieval, or modern contexts. A record of significant, externally funded grant activity is preferred, but not required.Required: (1) an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher learning; (2) an exceptional record of scholarly accomplishment commensurate with a tenured appointment in one of the constituent departments of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; (3) evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; (4) an attested interest in fostering engagement and dialogue within the wider community; and (5) a demonstrated commitment to model and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values in the department, College, and University. Special Notes to Applicants:
Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (use position number #005886) and the following documents should be attached: a letter of interest responding to the job qualifications and description and CV. Applicants selected for further consideration will be asked to have sent three confidential letters of recommendation to the search committee chair. Questions about the position should be directed to Dean Nancy Gutierrez ([email protected]). As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will subject to criminal background check and will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by December 15, 2021.Job Open Date:
11/18/2021Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
12/15/2021Proposed Hire Date: