Edgar Bronfman Chair in Modern and Contemporary Judaic Studies
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for the Edgar Bronfman Chair in Modern and Contemporary Judaic Studies, to start in Fall 2023.
We invite applications from accomplished scholars of modern and contemporary Jewish culture, thought, and religion whose work demonstrates broad interdisciplinary grounding in Jewish Studies. We are especially interested in those scholars who engage with the fields of Jewish religious thought, Jewish politics and ethics, including bioethics and environmental ethics, ritual and material culture, Judaism and gender/sexuality, Sephardi/Mizrahi studies, the American Jewish experience, and/or Judaism, race & ethnicity.
Ideal applicants should be a full professor in rank by the time of appointment. Advanced associate professors are encouraged to apply, as well as those already in the rank of full or endowed professor. The appointment will be made at the rank of endowed professor. Candidates will be assessed in terms of their demonstrated record and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Screening of applications will begin on December 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses a semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain an active research program, and contribute to and develop initiatives in areas of research that complement and expand departmental strengths in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a record of institutional/administrative leadership, mentorship, and professional collegiality. They will be able to take advantage of collaborative relationships with students and faculty in other departments, units, and research initiatives, including the Democracy Institute and the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures.
The holder of the Bronfman Chair will join the core faculty of the Jewish Studies Program, an interdepartmental unit that features a vibrant, interdisciplinary roster of outstanding faculty engaged in undergraduate and graduate training, and a university-wide fellowship program for graduate students from across the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
Please apply through Workday, and search for R0042082. Complete an application online with the following documents:
Cover letter (2 pages) addressing areas of research, teaching experience, and potential projects or collaborations at the University of Virginia
CV addressing research, teaching, and service record
Inclusive excellence statement (1 page) that addresses the applicant’s demonstrated experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work.
The names and contact information for three references
Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs’.
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Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree.
Experience: Three years
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.