FEATURED JOB: Visiting Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, University of Virginia, Jewish Studies Program

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Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

The University of Virginia Jewish Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program drawing on more than thirty faculty from across the University, invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor (VAP) in Israel Studies, anticipated to begin August 25, 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach courses in the history and politics of modern Israel as well as courses in related topics that may include Israeli culture, literature, religion, and society. 


The core responsibilities of this position include teaching four courses per year, two each during the spring and fall terms. At least two of these courses will be focused specifically on modern Israel. In addition, the responsibilities include organizing a limited number of public-facing scholarly events in conjunction with the UVA Jewish Studies Program.


The successful applicant will hold a PhD at the time of the appointment in a relevant field of study such as history, political science, Middle Eastern Studies, or other related fields.


This position is co-sponsored by the Israel Institute Teaching Fellowship Program.


Review of applications begins on January 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


    Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition # R0020628 complete the application, and attach the following:

    1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications, and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.

    2. Curriculum vitae

    3. A statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi

    4.  One sample of scholarly writing not to exceed 15,000 words in length

    5. The names, emails, and phone information for three professional references.


    ***Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the resume box.***

    ***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***


    Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor James Loeffler at james.loeffler@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu


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For questions please contact Professor James Loeffler at james.loeffler@virginia.edu.