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Jewish Studies - open rank

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Jewish Studies - open rank
Requisition Number FTFR001016
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 09/28/2017

The Jewish Studies Program in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seek nominations and applications from leading and promising scholars in Jewish Studies with an expected start date of Fall 2018. Candidates at all ranks are welcome. Areas of field expertise are open, however we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in Jewish history or the Jewish textual tradition and with versatility in teaching areas. The person hired will be appointed in the unit in CSSH appropriate to their field and will also have affiliation with the Jewish Studies Program. The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record appropriate to rank, demonstrated teaching effectiveness, and demonstrated potential for excellence in leadership.
The position will support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching as well as the Jewish Studies Program’s commitment to interdisciplinary cutting edge research and teaching in Jewish history, religion, and culture. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.


A PhD or its equivalent is required before the expected start date.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.
Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest, a research statement, a teaching statement and a writing sample, along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted.
To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Prof. Lori Lefkovitz at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents

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