Virginia Tech -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Religion and Culture
Postdoctoral Fellow in Judaic Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
The Department of Religion and Culture (www.rc.vt.edu) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow in Judaic Studies. The initial appointment is for one year but is eligible for reappointment for another year, subject to departmental approval. Research specialization is open but preference given to candidates whose work broadly intersects with other research strengths within the department. Please see the faculty list at http://www.rc.vt.edu/about-us/people/index.html. The qualified candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses per year, including the introductory course on Jewish History and Culture and either the course on the Holocaust or the course on the State of Israel. (See our list of departmental courses at http://www.rc.vt.edu/undergraduate/courses/index.html). In addition to advancing an active research program, the successful candidate will be responsible for arranging special events supported by the Judaic Studies endowment and contributing to the intellectual life of the department, the university, and/or the local community. Ph.D. or evidence of completion by August 2016 required.
The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity” and the Department of Religion and Culture also has a very strong record of excellence in teaching and research. A commitment to working effectively with a diverse campus population in support of Virginia Tech’s “Principles of Community” is required. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Located in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is the second largest state-supported university in Virginia. We are approximately 45 minutes from the city of Roanoke, VA, 2 1/2 hours from Charlottesville, VA and Greensboro, NC, 3 hours from Charlotte, NC, and 4 ½ hours from Washington, DC. Blacksburg, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain ranges, was voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Candidates must apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ (posting # TR0160016) and provide a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference.
Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Peter Schmitthenner (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin March 14, 2016.
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Professor Peter Schmitthenner (email@example.com)
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Religious Studies and Theology