Assistant or Associate Professor in Israel Studies
University of Florida: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida invites applicants for a tenure accruing faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the field of Israel Studies to begin August 16, 2020. The position is open to Israel specialists in any discipline in the social sciences and the humanities. Ph.D. required by start date. A successful candidate must have an active research agenda, must be able to integrate the study of Israel into theoretical and comparative contexts that speak to the needs of the appropriate tenure home, and be committed to developing the Jewish Studies major and certificate programs. The successful candidate will also help promote Israel studies within the community and further develop the Center’s links with Israel.
The University of Florida is ranked among the top ten public universities in the US. The University has excellent research facilities, and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica is considered one of the top Judaica research collections in the US. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is currently undergoing a significant expansion of faculty. All new hires are expected to enhance the national visibility of the academic units in which they are housed.
The Center is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.
A Ph.D. is required
For full consideration, applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at http://apply.interfolio.com/57981 and must include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement about ongoing research and teaching directions, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation. The review of applicants begins on September 20, 2019, for an August 16, 2020 appointment, and the position will remain open until filled.