Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Professor of Jewish History and Culture
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
(Position is OPEN RANK. Tenure-Track and Tenured professors are welcome to apply.)
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Jewish history and culture, with special emphasis on the civilization of Spanish-Portuguese Jewry both within the Iberian Peninsula and throughout the Sephardic diaspora. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of Jewish literature and culture of the Iberian Peninsula in both Hebrew and Arabic and be able to study them within their Islamic – Arabic contexts. Ideally, the candidate will also be conversant with the history and culture of Christian Iberia in the Middle Ages. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate actively in both the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Program in Medieval Studies. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2014. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
Doctorate or terminal degree in related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.
All candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Candidates for a tenured appointment should also demonstrate intellectual leadership in the field, as well as potential for significant contributions to the Department, the University and the wider scholarly community.
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu):
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Statement
4. Research Statement
Candidates for tenure-track position are also required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 referees. (At least three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when at least three letters have been received).
Tenure-Track applicants please apply using the following portal:
Tenured applicants please apply using the following portal:
We anticipate that we will begin to review applications on or about November 1st, and we anticipate that we will conduct interviews at the meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies, held in Boston in December.
Applications will be received only via the Harvard Employment web site, https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/
Professor Shaye Cohen
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies