Job: Assistant Professor in the Culture and Thought of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Deadline: Nov 8, 2015)

The Department of Judaic Studies in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Culture and Thought of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This is a full-time tenure-track position, beginning August 1, 2016.

The successful candidate will be a promising scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Qualified candidates will be familiar with the interdisciplinary academic study of medieval Jewry and intercultural relations within a broader, global context. Background in Middle-Eastern Studies or Peace and Conflict Studies would be desirable.  We are seeking individuals whose research and teaching activities promote interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and colleges at UC and our consortium partners including Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Teaching responsibilities include courses such as Evolution of the Middle-Eastern Conflict, Jews and Islam, Judaism and Christianity in Conflict, Medieval Jewish History, and Modern Hebrew and advising research projects of advanced undergraduate and graduate students.  Candidates should be able to integrate digital technologies into the classroom.  The successful candidate will also serve on committees and generally work to further the department’s growth and prestige. Applicants’ research and teaching should be consistent with our mission, which emphasizes a commitment to diversity and to collaborative projects nationally and internationally.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in-hand by August 1, 2015, clear evidence of research and publication activity, solid evidence of teaching effectiveness, and knowledge of Modern Hebrew. 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, the American Jewish Archives, and the Klau Library.  A complete list of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and University may be found at:

Application Process and Deadline:  Application deadline is Sunday, November 8, 2015. Screening of applications will begin shortly thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the annual meetings of AAR/SBL and AJS.  All applications must be submitted online at Cover letter should address the candidate’s effectiveness and consistency with both the position and the mission of the Department and indicate experience and success with teaching and interacting with culturally diverse populations. Include a current vita, samples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to Matthew Kraus  (phone: 513-556-2298) or mailed to Judaic Studies Search Committee C/O Matthew Kraus Dept. of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210169 Cincinnati, OH 45221-0169.  For questions, please contact Professor Matthew Kraus, Chair of Search Committee (513) 556-2298 []

The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, veterans, people with disabilities and people of color.

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