Tufts University: School of Arts & Sciences: Religion
The Department of Religion at Tufts University is seeking an assistant professor in modern Judaism commencing September 2021. The precise area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants whose work demonstrates critical understanding of Judaism as a religious tradition while engaging such issues as migration, diaspora, antisemitism; modern Jewish thought and political theory; Judaism and pluralism; or Judaism as American religion.
PhD in Religion or cognate field by September 1, 2021 is required, along with evidence of engagement with the theory and methods of religious studies and fluency in research-specific languages. The successful candidate must possess an active commitment to research and publishing and should provide evidence of engagement with undergraduate instruction. Beyond expanding curricular engagements in Religion and Judaic Studies, successful candidates will be interested in contributing to other interdisciplinary programs at Tufts such as Race, Colonialism and Diaspora; International Relations; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; or Civic Studies. Candidates will be expected to teach Introduction to Judaism and to develop a range of historical or thematic courses relating to their specialty.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and one or more undergraduate syllabi or teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. All materials are submitted via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/79319. Questions about the position may be directed to Department Administrator Lynn Wiles, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about Interfolio should be directed email@example.com (877) 997-8807. Review of applications begins October 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
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