Non-tenure Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies

Rochester, NY

Department of Religion and Classics

The Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester invites applications for a full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies. This is a two-year position anticipated to begin in August 2023. The teaching load is 3-3.

The successful applicant will be a Jewish Studies scholar, specializing in any aspect of Jewish history, philosophy, or literature (except for Judaism in America and the Hebrew Bible) who can contribute to both our “Religion/Politics/Society” and “Texts & Traditions” curricular tracks. Ideally this candidate’s areas of interest would include Judaism in Central or Western Europe and/or Holocaust Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course in Jewish Studies provisionally to be offered starting in Fall 2023, and two other classes drawing on their specialization. The ability to also teach modern Hebrew language is welcome but is not a requirement.

In addition to completing the on-line application, applicants should upload the following documents: 1) a letter of application explaining how the candidate meets the position requirements; 2) current CV; 3) sample syllabi; 4) course evaluations. Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation submitted to their online application. A statement of commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia is optional.

Materials can be submitted through our online application system at .

If assistance is needed with the application process, please contact Caleb Rood at

Candidates whose complete applications are received by June 15thwill be considered for video-conference interviews, but applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of Religion and Classics and the Center for Jewish Studies, please visit the Website at .

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