Postdoc: Contemporary Jewish Studies (3 years; Lawrence University, apply by Apr 10, 2016)

The department of religious studies at Lawrence University invites applications for a three-year post-doctoral fellow position in Jewish Studies, beginning in Fall 2016.
The fellow will teach four courses the first year and five thereafter.
These courses will include Introduction to Judaism and other courses related to fellow’s scholarly specialization. The area of specialization can be in any aspect of modern or contemporary Judaism. We are particularly interested in someone who would bring a strong secondary area of expertise to the department, such as religion in America, new religious movements, or religion and literature.
Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside the U.S.
Applicants should go to to submit CV, cover letter, and two sample syllabi (one for a course such as Intro to Judaism, the other for a prospective upper level seminar). In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to Applications should be received by April 10, 2016. We will conduct Skype or phone interviews in mid to late April.
For more information, contact Martyn Smith (
Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. See the Lawrence Careers website for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.

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