Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Religion and Culture, Jewish Foundation Chair of Judaic Studies

Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Religion and Culture, Jewish Foundation Chair of Judaic Studies

The Department of Judaic Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for the Jewish Foundation Chair of Judaic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Religion and Culture. This is a full-time tenure-track position, beginning August 15, 2022. Our mission emphasizes a commitment to diversity and to collaborative projects nationally and internationally.

Candidates should be trained and employ theories and methods in the study of religion in their research. Prior to the effective date of appointment, candidates must have a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, or a related field. Candidates will have some teaching experience and will be evaluated on their potential for becoming leading scholars and achieving excellence in teaching.

Teaching responsibilities will be a 2-2 load and include Introduction to Jewish Civilization II: 1500 to the Present as well as other courses in the candidate’s field of study. Candidates will advise research projects of advanced undergraduate and graduate students and will be expected to integrate digital technologies into the classroom. The successful candidate will help grow Religious Studies at UC, eg. by developing new courses.

Qualified applicants must complete UC’s online application at: and click on the “Apply Now” tab. In addition to the online application, please include a cover letter, current copy of your curriculum vitae, one or two samples of scholarly work (eg. a publication, or a sample chapter of their PhD), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. For all faculty hires official academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items. The search committee will begin to review applications after November 5, 2021. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted online beginning the week of December 6, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled.

Letters of Recommendation should be emailed directly to Ari Finkelstein at

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

Please see the University of Cincinnati website (, and the Department website ( for information about the Department’s programs and projects with faculty in other departments and institutions including experiential learning, travel study, and collaboration with the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, American Jewish Archives, and Klau Library. For questions, contact Professor Ari Finkelstein, Chair of Search Committee at

The University of Cincinnati is an urban, public, comprehensive Research I institution committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining an academically and culturally diverse faculty. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. In an effort to foster diversity on campus, we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, people of diverse sexual orientations, and gender identities.


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