Director, Institute of Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a distinguished senior or advanced mid-career scholar in the field of Holocaust Studies to serve as Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. http://www.umass.edu/ihgms/
The Director will be the inaugural Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies; the Pen Tishkach endowment provides research support as well as funding for Institute programming. Founded in 2011, the Institute is a locus for research and teaching on the Holocaust, as well as on the memory and representation of this and other genocides. In addition to its lectures and other public events, it houses a permanent Holocaust teaching exhibition open to University students, the general public, and high school student groups. The Institute also houses a research library and archive. In addition to this important leadership role, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The University offers a wide range of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, including strong programs in Public History, Historic Preservation, literary and cultural studies, and a vibrant Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. The proximity of the Yiddish Book Center and resources in the Five College Consortium further enrich the intellectual community.
Specific disciplinary focus is open; the tenure home will be in the department within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts best aligned with the successful candidate's expertise. http://www.umass.edu/hfa/
Qualifications: PhD in Holocaust Studies, or a relevant field, a record of scholarship, teaching, and service appropriate for appointment to the rank of tenured full professor. Administrative and/or significant outreach experience would be an asset. Start date: September 1, 2017.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, submit the following materials: Letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and email contact information for three references to the link below.
After receiving acknowledgment, applicants will be notified to contact their referees to submit letters. All application materials must be received by November 15, 2016 to ensure consideration. Application materials will not be returned.
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.
|Primary Category:||Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Jewish History / Studies