Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Jewish Studies - Grass Chair
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Social/Behavioral Science, Humanities
16740000 - LS-JEWISH STUDIES
The Bud Shorstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida invites applicants for the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies with a concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This is an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position to begin August 16, 2024. The position is open to specialists in any discipline in the social sciences and the humanities. The professorship includes an endowment intended to promote original research and program development in the Shorstein Center for Jewish Studies. A successful candidate must have an active research agenda and must be able to integrate the study of the Latin American Jewish experience into theoretical and comparative contexts that speak to the needs of the Shorstein Center. The successful candidate will also be affiliated with and work closely with the University's Center for Latin American Studies. There is also an expectation for the development of programming and links with Latin American Jewish communities in Florida
The University of Florida is ranked among the top public research universities in the US. Marking its fiftieth anniversary, the Shorstein Center for Jewish Studies and its faculty are nationally recognized. The first such program in the US, the Center for Latin American Studies has been a Title VI national resource center since 1961. The university has excellent research resources. The University's Latin American and Caribbean Collection is among the world's finest, with 500,000 volumes, 1,100 serial titles, 50,000 microforms, and growing digital access. The Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica offers a wealth of materials from and pertaining to the Jewish experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. These include over 16,000 monographs, periodicals, and rare books in Spanish, Hebrew, Yiddish, and English; a growing number of unique archives, such as community records from Cuba and a worldwide survey on antisemitism from Buenos Aires; and thousands of issues of rare periodicals online through its collaborative digitization projects in Latin America.
UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF's large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package. Employment Benefits include:
Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.
Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.
Leave: UF staff enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to a sick-leave pool, maternity/paternity leave, and leave payouts.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.
A complete application includes (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statements about ongoing research and teaching philosophy, (4) two writing samples, and (5) a list of three references. Finalists' references will be sent a message requesting them to upload their letter.
Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2023, 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. Inquiries for additional information can be addressed to the committee chair, Professor Natalia Aleksiun (firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
The Bud Shorstein Center for Jewish Studies is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.
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Open until filled
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