Rabbinic Judaism (open rank), The University of Chicago Divinity School
Position Type: Faculty
Hyde Park, Chicago
The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) for one or
more positions in the study of Rabbinic Judaism for an appointment
date of July 1, 2023. Rank and salary are open. We welcome
applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full
Applicants should possess broad knowledge of the Rabbinic period and
literature in addition to specialized areas of inquiry, and command
the languages that are essential to the field and relevant to the
applicant’s research agenda. Strong applicants will be familiar with
the Roman, Sasanian, and early Islamic imperial and religious
contexts. They will be prepared both to train graduate students in the
field and to offer inviting courses to the wider student body of the
University, undergraduate as well as graduate. Candidates are expected
to have the interest and ability to engage in interdisciplinary
conversations with scholars of religion and other fields and areas
within the Divinity School and throughout the University.
The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the
academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private
research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students;
Master’s level students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and
undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members hold associate
appointments in humanities or social science departments and
professional schools of the University. A normal teaching load is four
courses per year on a quarter system.
Candidates must hold the Ph.D. degree in Rabbinic Judaism or a related
field or discipline by the time of appointment. Candidates are
encouraged to list any leadership or other distinctive experience in
the field that is relevant to the position.
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2022, and will
continue until the position(s) is/are filled or the search is closed.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a
teaching statement, 4) syllabi of courses they have designed, if
applicable, 5) a statement articulating their future research agenda,
and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages. If applying at the assistant
professor rank, applicants must also enter contact information for
three recommenders whose letters of recommendation will be solicited
through the Interfolio system. Letters will be solicited for
applicants at the senior ranks only if they are finalists.
Applications should be made online, at apply.interfolio.com/108977.
If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at
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community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and
encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals,
and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement,
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