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The University of Arizona
The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Arizona invites applicants for the Jeffrey B. Plevan Chair in Israel Studies, tenure track, to begin August 2018. We seek to appoint at the Associate or Full Professor rank. The area of specialization under the broad rubric of “Modern Israel Studies” is open, but preference will be given to scholar-teachers with expertise in Cultural Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, or related fields in the social sciences and humanities.
|Interests:||Jewish History / Studies
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona is the state's land-grant university and a member of the Association of American Universities, a group of 62 leading public and private research universities. With campuses throughout Arizona, a presence in every county in the state, and a commitment to 100% student engagement, the UA produces graduates who are real-world ready. Recognized as a global leader for its research, the UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships.
Our faculty and staff appreciate the UA's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to diversity and shared decision making. Members of the University community enjoy a competitive benefits package, a nationally recognized work/life program, innovative leadership development initiatives, generous tuition reductions for employees and their dependents, and family-friendly options such as paid parental leave. Arizona is a spectacular setting, perfect for outdoor recreation. The more you learn about the University of Arizona, the more you'll want to join our community.
The University of Arizona boasts a very large contingent of scholars and programs focused on the Middle East, and thanks to the creation of this endowed chair by the Plevan family, it enthusiastically supports the creation of an Israel Studies emphasis. The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies is a dynamic and growing academic unit that has in recent years hosted two successful international Israel Studies conferences. It also offers a vibrant community outreach program that welcomes faculty participation from across the university and beyond.
The University of Arizona seeks people with diverse perspectives and experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also encourage applications from alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.