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Assistant or Associate Professor in East European Jewish Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures (http://gsll.unc.edu/) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in East European Jewish Studies. The successful applicant will hold the working title of the Sarah and E. J. Evans Fellow, or Scholar.

Ph.D. in East European, Slavic, and/or Jewish Studies, or related field, is required; native or near-native competence in English and at least one East European language required.

The area of specialization is open; candidates with expertise in international Yiddish and related East European literature, culture, film, or other media are especially welcome to apply. We welcome applications from candidates whose work aligns with our departmental mission as outlined on our website. (https://gsll.unc.edu/about-gsll/)

The position will involve active and ongoing participation in the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in East European Studies, and perform service for the department.

Applicants must apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/266176, and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) statements of research and teaching philosophy; 4) a syllabus for a course in East European Jewish Studies; 5) an English-language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 double-spaced pages (approximately 8000 words).

At the time of application candidates will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required) from faculty of rank equal to, or higher than the position level desired. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support (signed and written on institutional letterhead). Alternatively, applicants may send letters directly from Interfolio to: GSLLSlavicJewishStudiesSearchFall2023@unc.edu.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on October 27, 2023. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Inquiries to Dr. Ruth von Bernuth at GSLLSlavicJewishStudiesSearchFall2023@unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Posted on September 28, 2023.