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Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies and Religious Studies

Colby College
Waterville, ME

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies and Religious Studies

Waterville, ME
Open Date:
Nov 10, 2023

The departments of Jewish studies and religious studies at Colby College invite applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor (sabbatical replacement), beginning September 1, 2024. The successful candidate will teach four courses, including two surveys on Jews and Judaism (one premodern, one modern). The remaining courses should draw on the candidate’s own interests and relate to the requirements of the Jewish studies and religious studies departments. Applicants should not only demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduates in a liberal arts setting but provide evidence of their effectiveness as an educator. We welcome applicants from all relevant disciplines and areas of expertise.

  • A terminal academic degree in hand by the time of appointment (strongly preferred)

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit via Interfolio ( a cover letter; curriculum vitae; three confidential letters of recommendation; a teaching statement that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching as well as competency to teach academic survey courses on both premodern and modern Jewish history; and material that demonstrates effectiveness as an educator (e.g., a course syllabus or a set of course evaluations). Applications received by January 3, 2024, will receive full consideration. For more information, contact

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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