The Department of Religion at the University of Georgia invites applications for the Ann and Jay Davis Endowed Professorship in Jewish Studies. We anticipate a start date of August 1, 2023.
This is an open‐specialty search, running from the Biblical through the medieval period. Candidates with specific research and teaching interests in Jewish texts, language(s), social questions, symbolic or intellectual culture, arts, history, or law are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants should enjoy an international reputation in Jewish Studies with a robust program of scholarly publication. A minimum of two books, or the equivalent in substantial publications, is required. Applicants’ teaching repertoire and quality must also be commensurate with the rank of full professor in the Humanities or Social Sciences. For more information about the professor rank, see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in Jewish Studies, teach and mentor undergraduates, advance the curriculum and stature of the graduate program in the Department of Religion and in Jewish Studies, enhance extracurricular initiatives in Jewish Studies at UGA, and participate in service to the department and university.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae detailing the candidate’s publication and teaching records and relevant experience; a sample publication or section of a work in progress (max. 25 pp.); a cover letter, including a summary statement about pertinent scholarly and teaching accomplishments and directions of research; and the names and contact information for at least four references. Letters of reference, additional publications, and a teaching portfolio will be requested from a smaller pool of candidates at a later date. Applications should be submitted at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/289022. Applications received by December 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.
Non‐citizens must be legally eligible for a visa permitting them to work in the United States. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Religion, Jewish Studies, or another appropriate field. The Davis Professor must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hiring.
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org).