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Associate or Full Professor of American Jewish History and Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center

New York University Arts and Science
New York City, New York (US)
$100,000 to $160,000 at the rank of Associate Professor and $135,000 to $225,000 for Full Professor

Associate or Full Professor of American Jewish History and
Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center
Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
New York University Arts and Science

The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies of New York University invites applications for a tenured full-time senior faculty position in American Jewish History, at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. If appointed at the rank of Full Professor, the successful candidate will be named the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2024, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The appointee is expected to have a doctorate in a field related to American Jewish History and a significant record of scholarly publications based on original research in any aspect of American Jewish History. We welcome applicants who work in interdisciplinary, transnational, or emergent fields of study. The appointee is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is expected that the appointee will have an affiliation with NYU’s Department of History and, if appropriate, other relevant academic units in Arts and Science.

The appointee will also serve as director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History. The Center organizes academic programming throughout the year in addition to supporting short-term visiting scholars and research fellow appointments. More information about the Goldstein-Goren Center can be found at:
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023. Applicants should submit the following:

(1) Cover letter. This should include a full description of research and teaching interests. It should also address the applicant’s qualifications for the director of the Goldstein-Goren Center. The cover letter should also include a statement on how diversity is part of your pedagogy and, if applicable, research. Diversity is an important part of the NYU mission. Information about NYU diversity and inclusion statements may be found at
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) One sample syllabus of a previously taught course
(4) Three samples of recent scholarly work

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio:

Three academic letters of recommendation must be submitted for the candidate directly on Interfolio.

Inquiries on the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Alex Jassen,

Pay Transparency Statement: 
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $100,000 to $160,000 at the rank of Associate Professor and $135,000 to $225,000 at the rank of Full Professor. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the Arts & Science commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit

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