Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies - Indiana University Bloomington for 2020-21 Academic Year

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University invites applications for a Visiting Scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Visiting Scholar will be expected to teach the 200 level course “Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion” in the fall (this a core course for our Jewish Studies major), and two courses of interest to Jewish Studies students in spring 2021. The position provides a stipend of $45,000 plus health benefits. The successful applicant will also be able to apply for some research funding from the program. Ph.D. in Jewish Studies or a related field is required, but suitable ABD candidates will also be considered.

To apply for this position, please submit the following: a cover letter addressing your research agenda for the year, your aptitude and experience in Jewish studies teaching, your approach to teaching “Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion,” and other Jewish Studies courses you might be interested in teaching; an updated curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application electronically at: For additional information on the Borns Jewish Studies Program, please see Questions regarding the application process or the application can be directed to: Visiting Scholar Position, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Hamilton Luger School of Global and International Studies, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Room 4004A, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105, or via email to: with the subject line “Visiting Scholar Position.”

Consideration of applications will begin on April 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


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