University of Central Florida, Judaic Studies Program
Associate or Full Professor and Program Director of Judaic Studies
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|Location:||Florida, United States|
The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor of Judaic Studies, beginning August 2016, to direct the Judaic Studies program. Candidates should have demonstrated prominence as leaders in the interdisciplinary field of Judaic Studies. They must possess a clear vision for how to build a Jewish Studies program of national reputation. The successful candidate will be expected to both direct and teach courses in UCF’s Judaic Studies program, must have a strong scholarly record in this area, and have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.
This nine-month position directs the Judaic Studies program (http://judaicstudies.cah.ucf.edu/) which includes both a minor and certificate program, enables students to acquire a foundational knowledge of the Hebrew language, as well as Jewish history, philosophy, culture, religious beliefs, and political thought. It promotes understanding the strong contribution of Jews and Judaism to Western civilization.
The Judaic Studies program partners with Central Florida Hillel, a new 20,000 square foot center with a staff of nine and a kosher restaurant (https://centralfloridahillel.org/). The program also serves as a liaison between UCF and an Orlando Jewish community numbering approximately 26,000 individuals. The community includes two JCCs, a Jewish day school, and a Holocaust Center. Also, the program collaborates with community educational and cultural institutions by providing educational outreach.
UCF is a growing metropolitan university with an enrollment of over 60,000 that has maintained an atmosphere of personal instruction, and it possesses the second largest undergraduate Jewish student population in the country.
Position Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Judaic Studies or a related field in the Arts or Humanities from an accredited institution with a strong scholarly and teaching record commensurate with a tenured appointment.
Administrative experience at the university or college level; teaching experience in a Judaic Studies program.
Additional Application Materials Required
Applicants are required to apply online at www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of administrative philosophy, the names and contact information for three professional references, and any other supporting material. The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts.
Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about this position to the search committee chair, Dr. John Sacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
Dr. John Sacher, at email@example.com
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies