University of Kansas, Religious Studies
Assistant or Associate Professor of Religious Studies with a concentration in Judaism
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Kansas, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES WITH A CONCENTRATION IN JUDAISM
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
The Department of Religious Studies at KU invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position in the field of Judaism. The appointment is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2013.
The research specialization is open in terms of historical period and disciplinary approach. However, we are especially interested in candidates whose research incorporates developments in Europe from the late medieval to modern periods. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in languages relevant to the specific area of research and competence in classical Hebrew. Teaching competence is expected in the diversity of Jewish thought and practice.
Candidates should be conversant in approaches and methods central to the academic study of religion, and be committed to incorporating these perspectives into their classes. Commitment to the study of religion as pursued in a state university, a program of continuing research and publication, and teaching excellence are expected. Ph.D. or ABD in the field of Judaism is expected by the start date of appointment. University teaching experience desirable (which may include Teaching Assistantships). For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure all of the above are required, plus an established record of publications, excellence in teaching, and professional service commensurate with KU standards for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
Duties include full participation in the teaching, research, and service responsibilities of the Department, and cooperation with broader interdisciplinary initiatives relating to Jewish Studies. The standard University teaching load is two, 3-cr. courses per semester. The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department through regular offering of courses on Judaism at the undergrad. and grad. levels and an introductory course on Abrahamic religions, and upon occasion courses in the department's rubric of theory and method.
Initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Preliminary interviews with select candidates will be held at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Chicago, November, 17-20, 2012) or by telephone/Skype.
For the online application go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position 00003223. Applications shall include a cover letter summarizing the candidate's existing research, future research goals, and teaching experience and interests; a curriculum vitae; and a teaching statement. Three confidential letters of reference should be sent separately by regular mail or pdf email attachment (signed) to Prof. Daniel Stevenson, Judaism Search, Department of Religious Studies, 1300 Oread Avenue, 109 Smith Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045; Phone: (785) 864-4341. Email: email@example.com. Inquiries to same contact.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in faculty members who can contribute to four campus- wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being , Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. The Religious Studies Department encourages applicants with expertise in transnational issues, such as immigration, migration, and diaspora, as they relate to building communities. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning
Professor Daniel Stevenson, Judaism Search Committee
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Religious Studies and Theology