Associate Professor of History, Leon and Sophie Weinstein Professorship in Holocaust History and Associate Director of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Tenure Track, Fall 2024Location:
Orange, CAOpen Date:
Nov 2, 2023Close Date:
Nov 29, 2023Description:
The Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure track, Associate Professor of History. In this position the successful candidate will also be the holder of the Leon and Sophie Weinstein Professorship in Holocaust History, with administrative responsibilities as Associate Director of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, beginning August 2024. Chapman University is a nationally ranked, R2 Carnegie Classified private institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. Chapman’s campuses are home to nearly 10,000 students representing 50 states, three territories, and 78 countries. The 11 schools and colleges of Chapman, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, offer 65 bachelors, 53 masters, and six doctoral programs, along with nearly 60 minors and 17 accelerated and bridge programs. Classes are taught by more than 1,100 dedicated faculty members who are leaders in their fields, including Nobel Prize recipients, MacArthur Fellows, National Medal of Science honorees, former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, and Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Awards winners. More information about the History Department and the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is available at https://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/index.aspx
.The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, entering its 25th
year, is dedicated to furthering knowledge of and research on the Holocaust through a minor in Holocaust history in the History Department and through the research resources of the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library and the Oskar Schindler Archive. The Center engages middle and high school educators and their students through the Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest, which now reaches schools in some 30 States and 10 countries outside the U.S. The Center serves the community through a distinguished lecture series and several annual events. The Center’s distinguished speakers have included Holocaust survivors, Nobel Peace Prize recipients, authors, and public figures.The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversityResponsibilities
- Teach 2-3 undergraduate courses per year on the Holocaust and related topics (such as History of the Balkans; Holocaust reparatory justice; the Second World War in Europe; the Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law; Historians and the Holocaust).
- Make a significant contribution to the University’s program in Holocaust history and education through teaching, research, and service.
- As Associate Director of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, collaborate with the Director (Stern Chair in Holocaust Education) and the other Associate Director of the Rodgers Center in developing and administering the Center’s annual programs, furthering its community outreach and increasing its support; developing grant proposals, and expanding its national and international reputation.
- A visionary academic with a deep commitment to furthering knowledge of the Holocaust within the University and wider community
- Ph.D. in Holocaust history and M.A. in Jewish Studies
- Evidence of effective and innovative course development and undergraduate teaching
- Record of substantive scholarship and publication and promise of significant future contributions to research in Holocaust history and genocide studies.
· Strong interpersonal and speaking skills, commitment to community outreach, and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
· Interest in initiating and furthering national and international partnerships with Holocaust-related institutions and organizations.
· Evidence of strong organizational and administrative skills
· Commitment to working collaboratively with a dedicated team in furthering the mission of the Rodgers Center
· Ability to establish strong professional networks and connections for the Center and contest in Eastern Europe, particularly Romania.
Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for three references.
- Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Marilyn Harran, Director, Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and Stern Chair in Holocaust Education, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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