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7 Sep 2012

Full-Time Professor of Jewish Studies, Lehigh University

Jewish Jobs Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Lehigh University

 

The Department of Religion Studies is inviting applications from distinguished teacher scholars to fill the position of Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies at Lehigh University. This is a tenured position in the department at the rank of associate or full professor.The holder of the Berman Chair will also serve as the Director of the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, appointed for a three year term with the possibility of renewal.

 

The successful applicant will have a strong record of publication that establishes expertise in the study of Judaism focusing on any period from the middle ages to the present. Methodological and theoretical approaches are open. In addition to working in an area of specialization, this individual must also teach general courses in Jewish and religion studies.

 

Established nearly 30 years ago, the Berman Center, with its sponsorship of lectures, seminars, conferences and publications, has effectively promoted Lehigh’s national and international scholarly reputation. The successful candidate will display the imagination, energy and administrative skill essential for maintaining the Center’s proud tradition and developing it in new ways. That individual will also be responsible for oversight of the Jewish Studies program at Lehigh, for managing its curriculum and advising its students. The Berman Center Director will be expected to work in cooperation with the directors of other related centers and programs at Lehigh, most notably, the Humanities Center, programs in Africana, Global, and Women’s Studies, and the Center for Global Islamic Studies. That individual will also work in synergy with the other two Berman chair-holders, one in our department and one at nearby Lafayette College.

 

The College of Arts and Science at Lehigh is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an AA/EOE and it provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits (For more information consult

http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html.)

How to Apply

Submit all application materials (letter of application, c.v., a statement of research agenda, three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching interests) via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Lehigh/Religion%20Studies) by October 31, 2012. Please do not submit any additional materials at this point. Only electronic submissions via Academic Jobs Online will be considered. The review of applications will begin as they are received and continue until an appointment is made. Preliminary interviews for the Berman Chair will be held at both the AAR (November) and AJS (December) annual meetings in Chicago.Questions should be directed to Michael L. Raposa, Search Committee Chair, at mlr0@lehigh.edu.

Job Categories: Education/Teaching. Job Types: Full-Time.

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