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Chair and Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies (One-Year Position, Renewable for Up to Three Years)

April 02, 2020


Earlham College invites applications for a Chair in Jewish Studies at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for a one-year appointment, renewable for up to three years. The appointment begins in Fall 2020. The College seeks candidates committed to teaching at a liberal arts institution that serves a diverse body of students.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Primary duties and responsibilities include teaching introductory-level Jewish Studies courses as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. A willingness to teach courses of interest that can contribute to at least one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Peace & Global Studies; Environmental Sustainability) is highly desired.

Co-curricular responsibilities (one-third of the position) include coordinating religious activities and observances, engaging and providing support to Jewish students and faculty, participating in interfaith programming, and arranging for Jewish speakers and cultural groups to visit campus.

Experience & Qualifications

A Ph.D. in hand by the start date is preferred, but not required. Additionally, Earlham, as a nationally ranked liberal arts college that emphasizes enthusiasm for teaching, requires demonstrated teaching excellence, as well as an active scholarly agenda.

The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity, inclusion, and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service.

Application Instructions

Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including: a cover letter outlining one’s research agenda, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and a statement (approximately 300-500 words) describing the candidate’s ability to contribute to Earlham’s aspirations to be a diverse and inclusive institution. Please also have references submit three letters of reference.

All materials should be sent to:
Terri Hardy
Administrative Assistant
Department of Religion
Earlham College

Further materials might be requested later.

Review of applications will begin on April 13, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to:
Rebekah Trollinger, Ph.D.
Plowshares Assistant Professor of Religion
Earlham College

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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