Asst. or Assoc. Prof. of German & Directorship of the Center of Jewish Studies
The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina – Asheville invites applications for a tenure-track position in German and the Directorship of the Center of Jewish Studies to begin Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in German Studies/Jewish Studies/Comparative Literature or related field is required for a tenure-track appointment (secondary area of expertise open). Candidates currently at the Assistant or Associate rank preferred; however, candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2019 and with substantial relevant administrative experience may be considered. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on the liberal arts and interdisciplinarity are strongly encouraged to apply. Initial interviews will be conducted via video conference in January 2019.
The person selected for this position will be expected to teach all levels of German, at least one course a year in Jewish Studies, and engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession. The qualified candidate will also direct the Center for Jewish Studies. The duties of the director include oversight of the Jewish Studies program—course offerings, visiting lecturer and performer series, development of the Western North Carolina Jewish Archives housed in Ramsey Library, and more—and collaboration with Asheville’s Jewish community. There are also opportunities for developing interdisciplinary study abroad summer programs as well as local, regional, national, and international internships. The Center for Jewish Studies has generous funding to support faculty development, student engagement, and community outreach. The CJS director and an advisory committee oversee and distribute these funds. The directorship comes with one course release. Experience in an administrative position is a plus.