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Assistant Professor of Judaism

Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Assistant Professor of Judaism

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Open Date:
Aug 10, 2022

The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor of Judaism. Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2023. We invite applications from qualified candidates who specialize in Judaism in any time period or geographical region, whose academic specialization lies in religion or in an academic discipline relating to the study of religion. We seek applicants grounded in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, as well as the relevant primary languages. We are especially interested in applicants whose work incorporates theoretical perspectives such as feminist and queer theory, race theory, or postcolonial theory, and applicants who can complement our existing curriculum by adding new areas of focus, such as Judaism’s interactions with Islam, or Judaism in the Global South, among others.

Since its inception in 1949, the Religion Department has been committed to a multidisciplinary, globally diverse curriculum grounded in the academic study of religion as engaged through a variety of methodological approaches. The Department offers instruction, from the introductory to the advanced level, in most of the world’s major religious traditions. The Department offers an undergraduate major and minor. For further information about our department, visit:

The Department of Religion, and Dartmouth as a whole, are highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should provide a diversity statement that addresses how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Qualifications include Ph.D. in Religion or a closely related field by the time of appointment, along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching. Requirements include teaching four courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters) and normal department service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of introductory, intermediate-level, and advanced courses within their specialization, as well as contributing to the Department’s theoretical and methodological offerings.

Application Instructions:

Please submit all materials electronically via Interfolio:

(1) Cover letter (addressed to Professor Reiko Ohnuma, Chair of the Department of Religion)

(2) CV (including the names of three references, with brief indications of their relationships to the candidate)

(3) Research statement

(4) Diversity statement

Three letters of reference, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample will be requested only for those applicants who advance to the stage of preliminary interviews.

Application review will begin October 30, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate conducting preliminary interviews at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Denver in November, at the Association for Jewish Studies meeting in Boston in December, or via Zoom for those not attending either meeting.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, or other school administered programs. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

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For additional employment opportunities at Dartmouth College, please visit the Dartmouth Interfolio Job Board, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Human Resources.

Offers of employment are contingent upon consent to a pre-employment background check with results acceptable under Dartmouth policy. Please visit the Office of Human Resources for details.

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from vaccination through Dartmouth's Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (IDE). Compliance with the Dartmouth COVID-19 Employee and Appointee Vaccination Policy is a condition of employment and every offer of employment is contingent upon submission of appropriate documentation evidencing either vaccination against COVID-19, or the receipt of an approved exemption. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth, in its sole discretion, delaying employment or rescinding its offer of employment. Visit to review the Policy and for details and information on requesting an exemption and/or reasonable accommodation.

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