CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Gimelstob Visiting Scholar of Judaic Studies Spring, 2020

Yo (Yocheved) Menashe Discussion


The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters

Florida Atlantic University

Thanks to the generous support of the Gimelstob endowment in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the college invites applications for the Gimelstob Visiting Scholar of Judaic Studies. This professorship will be awarded through a competitive process for a one-semester appointment.


- Appointment commences at the beginning of Spring, 2020 (January 2020) and extends to the end of Spring, 2020 (May 2020).

- $40,000 salary

- $5,000 program enhancement funds for programing on campus related to field of the scholar (to be used in the support of symposia, faculty research clusters, guest speakers, etc.) to be organized as part of the responsibilities of holding this professorship.


- PhD-holding Associate or Full Professor of Judaic/Jewish Studies.

- Strong research record and active participation in the field with complementary strengths in disciplines of the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences represented in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

- Strong preference for those whose research profile intersects with themes of contemporary Jewish Identity, Politics, Jewish Film and/or Digital Culture, Modern Jewish Life and Societies, Interfaith and/or Intercultural Dialogues.


- Commitment to teach two courses, one undergraduate and one graduate. A pro-seminar format is welcome. Themes of course(s) would ideally relate to the research of the scholar and serve both Jewish Studies majors and graduate programs in the college, especially the PhD in Comparative Studies.

- Following appointment, awardee submits a budget to College Dean for how program enhancement funds will be used during professor's appointment.

- Scholar commits to presenting at least one research presentation to the college and local community during the period of the appointment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 PM, Monday August 25,2019

Evaluation of Applications: Applications will be evaluated by faculty appointed by the Dean consisting of the College Associate Dean, the Director of the School for Interdisciplinary Studies, and two Jewish Studies faculty members.

- Committee will forward its recommendation to the Dean for consideration.

- Dean will make final decision on appointment of professorship.

Application Format:

All materials required for the application must be submitted in one PDF file, clearly labeled with the applicant's name.

The application file should be submitted electronically to Ms. Gabby Denier ( ), Assistant to Dr. Adam Bradford  (  Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

The application file should include the following materials:

~ Two references from colleagues in the candidate's field who can speak to his or her scholarship, taching and mentoring, and collegiality. It would be greatly appreciated if one of these came from a colleague within the department's home academic unit.

~ Cover Letter with a statement by the applicant, outlining his or her area of expertise and discussing his or her research activity. This statement should also include candidate's proposal for a graduate and undergraduate course (or pro-seminar that covers the same topic at both levels) and a preliminary proposal for the use of the program enhancement funds.

~ Current curriculum vitae.


Adam C. Bradford, PhD

Associate Dean of Graduate Study

Director - School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Associate Professor of English

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida


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