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Postdoctoral Fellow in Judaic Studies

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Judaic Studies
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: TR0180011
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Position Summary:

The Department of Religion and Culture (www.liberalarts.vt.edu/rlcl) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow in Judaic Studies. The initial appointment is for one year, but the fellow is eligible for reappointment for another year, subject to departmental approval. Research specialization is open but preference given to candidates whose work broadly intersects with other research strengths within the department. The qualified candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses per year, including the introductory course on Jewish History and Culture and either the course on the Holocaust or the Hebrew Bible. In addition to advancing an active research program, the successful candidate will be responsible for arranging special events supported by the Judaic Studies endowment and contributing to the intellectual life of the department, the university, and/or the local community. Ph.D. or evidence of completion by August 2018 required.

Required Qualifications:

● PhD by time of appointment in Humanities or Social Sciences, with research specialty related to Judaic Studies
● Ability to teach introductory and upper-level Judaic Studies courses
● Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
● Commitment to work effectively with diverse campus populations

Preferred Qualifications:

● Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates
● Demonstrated potential for excellence in research
● Research specialization that intersects broadly with existing faculty
● Demonstrates interest in intellectual, artistic, political, economic, or literary production of Jewish populations

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Candidates must apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ posting #
TR0180011 and provide a letter of application, CV, and names and email addresses of three referees.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 05/09/2019
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Religion and Culture
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 02/27/2018
Review Begin Date: 03/27/2018
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/84447

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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