San Francisco State University, Jewish Studies
John & Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
San Francisco State University, a vibrant urban public university with 30,000 students, invites applications for the position of the John & Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies, to begin in Fall 2014.
Applicants at all ranks will be considered. Tenured appointment possible at the Associate or Full Professor level. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree required; applicants at the Assistant level must, at a minimum, complete all doctoral requirements by August 1, 2014. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and have high quality publications, with a particular emphasis in the field of American Jewish studies. The candidate chosen for this position will provide intellectual and collegial leadership within a broad range of activities of SF State’s Department of Jewish Studies, which includes contributing to the university's mission of community engagement. The ability to work as a public intellectual in Jewish studies is desirable. Scholars may apply from a wide array of disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, cultural studies, education, ethics, history, literature, media studies, modern Jewish thought, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology, and women’s/gender studies. This position will reflect the intrinsically interdisciplinary nature of Jewish studies. Broad familiarity with Jewish studies is desirable.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach two courses per semester, both lower and upper division undergraduate courses. Other duties include research, advising, curriculum development, committee service, representation of the Department of Jewish Studies in the community, and leadership in outreach activities. For information about Jewish Studies at SF State, see the website, http://www.sfsu.edu/~jewish/.
Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications. SF State provides generous health and retirement benefits, as well as domestic partner benefits.
San Francisco State University, a member of the 23-campus California State University system, serves a diverse student body of undergraduate and graduate students. The mission of the University is to promote scholarship, freedom, human diversity, intellectual accomplishment, and excellence in instruction. SF State faculty must excel in teaching and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through continued research, publications, and/or creative activities.
Application: Applicants must send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications, evidence of teaching experience, and at least three letters of reference. Review of applications and supporting materials will begin October 31, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Send applications and supporting materials to the address below.
The University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome applications from qualified women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Eran Kaplan, Chair
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology