Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF JUDAIC STUDIES
The Department of Religion and Culture (www.rc.vt.edu) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) seeks applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor position in Judaic Studies. Research specialization is open but preference given to candidates whose work broadly intersects with other research strengths within the department. Please see the faculty list at http://www.rc.vt.edu/facstaff/. There are no chronological or geographical requirements, but the research specialization should broadly relate to the intellectual, artistic, political, economic, or literary production of Jewish traditions and communities. We also welcome applicants whose research focuses on the encounters between Jewish and non-Jewish peoples. The qualified candidate will be expected to regularly teach an introductory course on Jewish History and Culture, other undergraduate courses in Religion and Culture -- particularly those in Judaic Studies -- (see http://www.rc.vt.edu/courses), and more generally participate in the intellectual life of the department. Normal teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Ph.D. or evidence of completion by August 2014 required.
- PhD by time of appointment in Humanities or Social Sciences, with research specialty related to Jewish Studies
- Ability to teach introductory and upper-level Judaic Studies courses
- Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
- Commitment to work effectively with diverse campus populations
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates
- Demonstrated potential for excellence in research
- Research specialization that intersects broadly with existing faculty.
- Demonstrates interest in intellectual, artistic, political, economic, or literary production of Jewish populations
- Potential for obtaining external funding
The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity” and the Department of Religion and Culture also has a very strong record of excellence in teaching. A commitment to working effectively with a diverse campus population in support of Virginia Tech’s “Principles of Community” is required. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Virginia Tech responds to the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place to provide flexibility for faculty careers.
Located in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is the largest state-supported university in Virginia. Blacksburg, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain ranges, was voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Candidates must apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/44611 and provide a letter of application, CV, a 20-30 page writing sample, and a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference should be sent to:
Judaic Studies Search Committee
Department of Religion and Culture (0227)
Lane Hall 112, Virginia Tech
280 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Inquiries can be directed to Prof. Matthew Gabriele, chair of the search committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014.
Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies