FEATURED JOB: Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, University of Connecticut

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INTRODUCTION

The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life and the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2023. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching focus on the Jewish experience in the ancient period; we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic Judaism, and Jewish life under the Greeks and Romans. We also seek a candidate who has a vision for advancing our undergraduate and graduate programs in close collaboration with the Center’s Director.

The successful candidate will participate in the Center for Judaic Studies’ interdisciplinary program (https://judaicstudies.uconn.edu) on campus and in the community, and contribute through research and teaching to further the development of the Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) section of the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (https://languages.uconn.edu/hebrew/). HEJS is an interdisciplinary unit that offers an undergraduate major and minor in HEJS, as well as an MA/Ph.D. in LCL with a concentration in Judaic Studies.

The successful candidate will teach 4 courses per year at the Storrs campus, including large undergraduate survey lectures and advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in their area of interest. The candidate will share a deep commitment to effective and inclusive instruction and mentoring for a diverse student population. Development of a strong, ongoing research trajectory through high-quality publications, and engagement in service and outreach activities will also be expected.

We are interested in candidates with strong language abilities and, relatedly, teaching and research interests that can deepen connections with other sections in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Likewise, we are also interested in candidates who may establish connections with the Departments of History, Philosophy, Anthropology, and related fields.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. (or international equivalent) in Judaic Studies, Religion, History, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Anthropology, or a related field by the start date of employment.
  • A strong record of, or demonstrated potential for, scholarly excellence in the field of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.
  • Experience teaching in Judaic Studies, History, Comparative Literature, and/or Religion.
  • Evidence of a deep commitment to supporting diversity, inclusion, and equity in a higher education setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong record of refereed publications.
  • Aptitude for teaching introductory lecture courses.
  • Experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation and non-traditional college students.
  • Ability to teach classes utilizing Hebrew, Aramaic, or another relevant research language.
  • Ability to be a major participant in the activities of UConn’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life in cooperation with the Center’s Director in cultivating Judaic Studies throughout the campus and state.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023.  Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The position is based at the Storrs campus. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach at the Hartford and Stamford campuses.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23138 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter that addresses the criteria for the position, including research and teaching interests,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion statement,
  • Teaching statement,
  • Sample journal article or chapter,
  • Names and contact information for three letters of reference who have agreed to write in support of your application if requested.

It is preferred that applications are received by November 1, 2022, and the evaluation of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

 


Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion statement,
  • Sample journal article or chapters
  • Three references (no actual letters, just names and email addresses )
And anything else requested in the position description.


Further Info:

http://languages.uconn.edu/
 
Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages
Oak Hall East SSHB Room 207
365 Fairfield Way U-1057
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269
 
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