University of Hartford, Judaic Studies
Assistant/Associate Professor of Judaic Studies; Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Connecticut, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Director|
Assistant/Associate Professor of Judaic Studies
Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hartford invites applications for the tenure-track Maurice Greenberg Professor of Judaic Studies, who also serves as Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and Chair of the Department of Judaic Studies. The College expects to make an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. There may be an option for more experienced candidates to request a shortened probationary period.
The successful candidate will teach 4 undergraduate courses per year, both introductory and advanced (including core courses for the major), while supervising the Department of Judaic Studies and managing the day-to-day operations of the Greenberg Center, which includes a full-time administrator and part-time faculty. There will be also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program.
The Greenberg Center sponsors a robust series of public programs for University of Hartford students and faculty, as well as members of the Greater Hartford community. Because the Greenberg Center has established an interactive presence in Greater Hartford over the past three decades, the Center Director engages in regular outreach to the Greater Hartford Community, and will be expected to gain external support for Greenberg Center programs.
As a member of the faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in a research program leading to publication appropriate to the discipline. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to participate in departmental and school committees, advise students, contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and contribute to student recruitment and retention. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and as Chair of the Department, serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council.
Candidates must have a doctoral or other terminal degree in Judaic Studies or a related field at the time of appointment (August 15, 2020), and a promising record of scholarly and or creative accomplishment. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of excellence in college-level classroom teaching, as well as experience relevant to directing an active, community-oriented Judaic Studies program.
Interested candidates should apply by November 15, 2019 online at: http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/2914
Dossiers must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and email addresses of three referees (from whom the system will request confidential letters of reference), writing sample, graduate transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable at application stage), statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement (a description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at the University through teaching, research, and/or service), and teaching portfolio (which may include sample syllabi and other evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness). All questions should be addressed to Ftfsearch@hartford.edu. Review of applications will begin November 18 and continue until a successful candidate has been selected. The Search Committee hopes to conduct Skype interviews in early December and to invite finalists to campus for interviews and a teaching demonstration early in the spring term of 2019.
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.
Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage student in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Our strategic plan is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartford.edu. The University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area, which is rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from metropolitan Boston and New York.
The College of Arts and Sciences is University’s largest college with 23 undergraduate majors, 24 minors, 5 graduate programs and many interdisciplinary offerings. The College includes a faculty of 115 teachers and scholars, 24 staff, and a student body of 1,300 undergraduate and 300 graduate students.
The University of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies