Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Jewish Studies - Huron University College at Western University

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Jewish Studies
Huron University College

Posted: December 08, 2021

The Faculty of Arts and Social Science invites applications for a three-year limited term appointment in Jewish Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointee will also serve as the coordinator of Jewish Studies.

Jewish Studies is a unique program at Huron University College and in the wider Western University system. While housed at Huron, the program is offered jointly at Huron, King’s University College, and Western University. It offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Judaism, the Hebrew language, and Jewish literature, culture, politics, and history. As such, while there are dedicated Jewish Studies classes the program also includes offerings from multiple departments across three campuses. This makes it especially critical that the program be effectively coordinated and led; this position provides a singular opportunity for an emerging scholar in the field to provide vision and leadership as the Jewish Studies program looks to the future.

Huron invites applications from scholars from a wide variety of arts, humanities, and social science backgrounds. Colleagues engaged in teaching and research related to Jewish Culture(s), Jewish History, Jewish Literature(s), Jewish Philosophy and Thought, Holocaust studies and contemporary Israeli politics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach 2.0 courses (two full-year course equivalents) in the fall and winter terms, accounting for the 0.5 course release they will receive as the coordinator of the program. They will teach at least 0.5 at the 1000-level (first year) and up to 1.5 courses in their areas of interest at the 2000, 3000, and 4000 levels. The candidate will also provide undergraduates with research opportunities and mentor them in their independent scholarship.

The successful candidate will have a proven track-record of research and publication, be an excellent teacher, be well-organized and an effective administrator, and be eager to work with community partners. They will also have at least a working knowledge of Hebrew. Further, they will be adept at engaging with community partners in the organizing of events and programming related to Jewish Studies.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• A completed PhD in one of the fields mentioned above
• Experience teaching related courses at the post-secondary level
• Evidence of teaching excellence
• Evidence of an active research and publication agenda

To apply, please send a cover letter, copies of any publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitæ, and a list of references who can be contacted to send letters of reference as the search is being narrowed to a short list to Delaney Carvalho at the address below.

Delaney Carvalho
FASS Program Assistant
Huron University College
1349 Western Road
London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H3
E: delaney.carvalho@huron.uwo.ca W: huronatwestern.ca

Please direct all questions about the position and Jewish Studies at Huron to Geoff Read, Provost and Dean of Arts and Social Science at gread4@huron.uwo.ca.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 January 2022.