Michigan State University, Department of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies Program
Assistant Professor with specialization in Judaism
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The Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a tenure system opening at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Judaism. The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of teaching (normally, two courses per semester), research and service, including teaching in the College of Arts and Letters’ general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities.
A PhD in Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, or other relevant field must be completed and in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2017. A scholarly agenda consistent with a research-intensive land grant institution is expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of strong research and teaching interests in Judaism. Effective teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate level in the areas of expertise is expected, as is a record of teaching excellence supported by instructional technology. Grant writing is encouraged. Opportunities to mentor undergraduate research are plentiful.
Founded in 1948, the Department of Religious Studies is a vital presence in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, featuring outstanding teachers, engaged students, and a lively series of public events and outreach activities. The Department, a dynamic inclusive community, promotes intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University's international engagement. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the Department, teaching courses that include introduction to Religious Studies and Judaism, and other undergraduate-attracting courses on Judaism that are consistent with the research and teaching foci of the candidate.
Active participation in the Jewish Studies Program is expected. The Jewish studies program is a dynamic university program spanning multiple disciplines, colleges, and departments. The position is one of six core positions in the Jewish Studies program, and at least two of the undergraduate courses taught each year will count toward the minor in Jewish Studies in the university. A core position means the position contributes to the Jewish Studies Program. There are opportunities to participate in study abroad programs and to engage in scholarly outreach and collaborative interdisciplinary work in digital humanities.
Review of applications will begin on October 13, 2016 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 #4023. Applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluation and have ready the names and email addresses of three potential referees.
For more information contact Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, via our secretary, Ashley Housler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Yael Arnoff, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com
Ashley Housler, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org