ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND COORDINATOR OF JEWISH STUDIES
Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.
As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best-possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Science invites applications for a three-year limited term appointment in Jewish Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointee will also serve as the coordinator of Jewish Studies.
Jewish Studies is a unique program at Huron University College and in the wider Western
University system. While housed at Huron, the program is offered jointly at Huron, King’s University College, and Western University. It offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Judaism, the Hebrew language, and Jewish literature, culture, politics, and history. As such, while there are dedicated Jewish Studies classes the program also includes offerings from multiple departments across three campuses. This makes it especially critical that the program be effectively coordinated and led; this position provides a singular opportunity for an emerging scholar in the field to provide vision and leadership as the Jewish Studies program looks to the future.
Huron invites applications from scholars from a wide variety of arts, humanities, and social science backgrounds. Colleagues engaged in teaching and research related to Jewish Culture(s), Jewish History, Jewish Literature(s), Jewish Philosophy and Thought, Holocaust studies and contemporary Israeli politics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach 2.0 courses (two full-year course equivalents) in the fall and winter terms, accounting for the 0.5 course release they will receive as the coordinator of the program. They will teach at least 0.5 at the 1000-level (first year) and up to 1.5 courses in their areas of interest at the 2000, 3000, and 4000 levels. The candidate will also provide undergraduates with research opportunities and mentor them in their independent scholarship.
The successful candidate will have a proven track-record of research and publication, be an excellent teacher, be well-organized and an effective administrator, and be eager to work with community partners. They will also have at least a working knowledge of Hebrew.
Further, they will be adept at engaging with community partners in the organizing of events and programming related to Jewish Studies.