The University of Texas at Austin, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
Assistant Professor of Instruction in Jewish Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Non-Tenure Track Faculty|
The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Instruction in Jewish Studies to begin in fall semester 2022. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction (66% Teaching and 33% Service) in the College of Liberal Arts and serve as Assistant Director of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies. We invite candidates from all disciplines. We are looking for a candidate with one of the following preferred, but not exclusive, areas of specialization: The Jews of the Medieval/Early Modern World; North American Jewish Literature; Jews of the Mediterranean and/or Middle East. The selected candidate will work closely with the Center’s Faculty Director and the Executive Committee to develop and implement the vision, strategy, and goals of the Schusterman Center and its affiliated faculty and students. This new faculty member will participate in the teaching rotation of introductory courses in Jewish Studies and offer advanced undergraduate electives in Jewish Studies. Aside from teaching, the selected candidate will manage and lead the undergraduate program in Jewish Studies by focusing on recruitment, retention, and graduation of majors and minors in Jewish Studies and other programs housed in the Schusterman Center. The ideal candidate is committed to scholarship, research and teaching as well as excited to partner with the Faculty Director, affiliated faculty, and staff to develop the Schusterman Center’s undergraduate program. Candidates who are currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to diversity in their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education, or have experience mentoring a diverse student body, are especially encouraged to apply.
Salary is based upon qualifications and experience. This is not a tenure-track position.
- Teach two undergraduate courses in Jewish Studies per semester.
- Develop and manage undergraduate recruitment and retention in the Jewish Studies major and undergraduate minors in Jewish Studies and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
- Assist Faculty Coordinator of Israel Studies in developing and managing Israel Studies.
- Oversee the Schusterman Center’s communications and promotion of events and updates to the SCJS’s website and social media platforms.
- Participate in the development of Jewish Studies curricula and facilitate new course development by affiliated faculty.
- Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences.
- Create content for and edit annual newsletter.
- Ph.D. degree in Jewish Studies or field relevant to Jewish Studies. Open discipline.
- Preferred, not exclusive, specializations: The Jews of the Medieval/Early Modern World; North American Jewish Literature; Jews of the Mediterranean and/or Middle East.
- Academic teaching experience.
- Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Relevant experience working with different communications strategies and media platforms.
- Experience in academic planning and managing events.
- Ability to work closely with staff in own and other units on such tasks as course scheduling and academic advising.
- Ability to acquire skills central to managing communication and curricular tasks.
- Preferred additional skills: Experience with advanced publishing and editing programs.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest stating their interest in the position and their experience with Jewish studies, a curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information for three academic references who can submit letters upon request.
Submit to Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position; assistance available from Interfolio's Customer Support - firstname.lastname@example.org or call (877) 997-8807.
Deadline for applications is November 1, 2021. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer, and requires all expected hires to undergo a criminal background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies