Michigan State University, James Madison College/Department of History/Jewish Studies
William and Audrey Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
The Jewish Studies program at Michigan State University invites applications for a newly endowed chair and tenure-system position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, with additional strengths in the study of Antisemitism. Interest in the uses of the digital humanities for scholarship and/or teaching and the dissemination of scholarship will be a special plus.
The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of research, teaching (two courses per semester), and service. The position is to be sited in the James Madison College, a residential undergraduate public affairs college at MSU, and shared with the Department of History in the College of Social Science. The endowment for the position is managed by Jewish Studies in the College of Arts and Letters and we hope there will be some benefits as well for the Digital Humanities at MSU. The position includes funds for research support.
The position is being recruited at the assistant professor or advanced assistant professor level and will involve an AY appointment (nine months). Candidates must show a record of excellence in teaching, strong promise of excellence in scholarship that will be nationally and internationally recognized, and a desire to work cooperatively with other faculty in Jewish Studies, James Madison College, History, and the Digital Humanities. Candidates should be knowledgeable about new directions in the study of the Holocaust and European Jewish History and comfortable working in interdisciplinary contexts. Interest in using the digital humanities to pique and maintain interest in modern Jewish history, the Holocaust, Holocaust Memory, etc, among an enlarged public in Michigan is valued.
The home unit for reappointment, tenure, and promotion will be the James Madison College, with appropriate input from the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program. With an enrollment limited to 1200 students, James Madison College provides an ideal environment for a teacher-scholar who plans to maintain an active scholarly agenda but is devoted to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The latter is the primary criterion for tenure at the college. The College has four majors: Comparative Cultures and Politics; International Relations; Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy; Social Relations and Policy. The position is understood as a core position in Jewish Studies, one of five, and all courses taught will count toward the minor in Jewish Studies in the university.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site https://jobs.msu.edu/ (posting #2050). Applications should include a letter expressing interest in the endowed position, describing the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and accomplishments, and should include a current CV, two scholarship samples, and a semester’s teaching evaluations. The names and email addresses of three referees should be provided.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
 A core position means the position belongs to the Jewish Studies Program although it is sited in a relevant academic unit or units. Positions may be redefined flexibly over time, as new needs arise; but Jewish Studies is to be consulted and to participate.
For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee and the Director of the Jewish Studies Program, Yael Aronoff at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies