Call for Applications: Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies, PSU

I am sharing this job announcement for the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State. I want to say, that in spite of everything that has gone on around Penn State this year it remains a wonderful and fantastic institution. In fact, I would say that of all the academic institutions I have been a part of (Cornell, Oxford, Tulane) Penn State is at the very top of the list. Our Jewish Studies and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies are wonderful, with top-notch faculty. I encourage anyone qualified and interested to apply. If you know of anyone please feel free to give me their name and I will contact them.

Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies, a tenured position that will begin in August, 2013. Established faculty in all areas of Jewish Studies are invited to apply, but one of the following fields is preferred: Judaism in the Hellenistic/Roman Periods; Modern Israeli/Middle Eastern History; or American Jewish History (Early Modern or Modern). Applicants should currently hold the rank of associate professor or professor. Tenure would be granted in another Liberal Arts field depending on the successful candidate?s expertise, for example, History or Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

While the particular area of research specialization is open, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of research and publications that forge connections across traditional disciplinary boundaries and new fields of inquiry. We seek a distinguished scholar with a dynamic research agenda, who will play a leadership role in our growing program. Excellent teaching abilities and a strong interest in teaching courses at all levels are essential.

Applications received on or before December 1, 2012 will be guaranteed full review.

Applications for the position must be submitted electronically at the following Web site:  Please send a letter of application describing both current and future research and teaching/mentoring experience; a full CV, including the names and contact information of three references, and representative publications.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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