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Assistant Professorship in Eastern European Jewish Studies

Assistant Professorship in Eastern European Jewish Studies

The Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of WisconsinMadison invites applications for the Lipton Professorship in Eastern European Jewish Studies. Appointment will be as assistant professor, full-time, tenure-track. Field of research and teaching specialization is open. Scholars working in the social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply. We seek applications from literature, history, religion, sociology, anthropology, art history, musicology, gender and women’s studies, and other disciplines. The appointee will hold a joint appointment between the Center for Jewish Studies and a relevant department as appropriate. Appointment is to begin in August 2016.

Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the start of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in research and teaching. They are expected to have comfort with inter-disciplinary scholarship in Jewish studies and situate the study of Jews and Judaism within broader, comparative contexts. Fluency in Yiddish is required, and proficiency in the languages of the region of specialization and topic of study is expected.

Interested candidates should send paper copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a recent sample of scholarship. Three signed letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to Judith Sone, Lipton Search in Eastern European Jewish Studies, Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, 4223 Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract, table of contents and a statement of how the sample fits within the larger project. Completed applications must be received by December 15, 2015.

The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds to help create a diverse, welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community. UW-Madison encourages women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

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