JOB: Case Western University, Abba Hillel Silver Professorship in Jewish Studies

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Case Western Reserve University, Religious Studies

Abba Hillel Silver Professorship in Jewish Studies


The Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University invites applications and nominations for a senior position (professor or associate professor) for the Abba Hillel Silver Professorship in Jewish Studies.  Associate professors must demonstrate a record of publications, including monograph, as well as other evidence of scholarly accomplishments.  Professors must have national or international recognition for their scholarship, an expansive record of publications, and the promise of on-going productivity.  The successful applicant must also demonstrate a commitment to teaching.  Area of research specialization is open.

Duties of the Silver Professor include teaching Introduction to Judaic Studies; offering a wide array of courses on Jewish religion, thought and culture; contributing to the curriculum of the Department of Religious Studies, including teaching the introductory course Interpreting Religion: Approaches and Current Issues and courses in the theory and method of the academic study of religion; and eventual directorship of the Program of Judaic Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.  The normal teaching load is 2 courses per semester.  Appointment will be in accord with the CWRU Faculty Handbook and the guidelines of the Department of Religious Studies.

Review of applications will begin February 25, 2016.  Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing current and future research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample.  Additionally, applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to reviewers to the address below.  Please send applications to Ms. Lauren Gallitto, Department of Religious Studies, Abba Hillel Silver Professorship search, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7112.  Electronic applications are welcome; send to

Case Western Reserve University is committed to equal opportunity and diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request reasonable accommodations.  Determination as to granting accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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