The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University invites applications for The Simon and Riva Spatz Chair in Jewish Studies. This appointment will be a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate should be an exceptional scholar of international reputation, with a proven track-record suitable to a Research Chair at a major university.

The Chair is inclusive of scholars from a wide variety of arts, humanities, and social science backgrounds. Dalhousie welcomes applications from scholars engaged in teaching and research related to Classical Judaism; Jewish Philosophy and Thought; Jewish History and Social Sciences; Jewish Cultures, Languages, and Literatures; Judaism and the performing and visual arts; Holocaust studies; or contemporary Middle Eastern politics. Candidates are expected to have broad expertise and documented research and teaching experience in several areas and/or historical periods treated within Jewish Studies, as well as a working knowledge of the primary languages within Jewish Studies, especially Hebrew.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The Spatz Chair in Jewish Studies is intended to bring a distinguished scholar to Halifax to share their expertise with students and faculty at Dalhousie University, with the closely-affiliated University of King’s College, and with members of the broader Halifax community; to lead new initiatives in the field of Jewish Studies at Dalhousie and beyond; and to foster excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in the field.

Full text of the job ad: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/5868

For further information about this position, or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please contact Laura Godsoe at Laura.Godsoe@dal.ca.

For academic-related questions please contact Professor Yuri Leving, Chair of the Search Committee for The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies at yleving@dal.ca.

The application deadline is June 7, 2021.

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