Call for applications in Yiddish language, literature and culture (open rank)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, department of history, is calling for applications in the field of Yiddish language, literature and culture (open rank). Candidates are invited to apply for a tenure-track position in all fields of study relevant to Yiddish language, literature, and culture, covering the entire chronological range of the field of Yiddish. The position is open to all candidates who have attained a Ph.D. degree or to advanced graduate students who expect to be granted their Ph.D. no later than July 1, 2018.
Responsibilities include the teaching of required and elective courses in the candidate's field(s) of specialization (at B.A. and M.A. degree levels). Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent and original research at the highest academic level, demonstrate academic leadership, compete for Israeli and international research grants, and should display an ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities and the university at large. Where pertinent and in accordance with inter-departmental needs, a joint departmental appointment or teaching sharing arrangement may be considered, combining Yiddish Studies with one of several departments and cognate areas of study in the Humanities (e.g., History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew Literature, Folklore, Theater, Musicology, Linguistics, etc.). In addition, since the M.A. program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University is based on a long-standing joint program with Tel-Aviv University, the job entails maintaining an ongoing and constructive working relationship with our colleagues in Tel Aviv.
The language of instruction at the Hebrew University is Hebrew, but the option exists for teaching some advanced courses in Yiddish, and preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to do so. In addition, candidates who do not possess a mastery of Hebrew will be given time to reach proficiency in Hebrew during the initial years of their appointment.
Qualified candidates will be invited for a job talk and interview.
For more information, please contact Prof. Eli Lederhendler, Chair of the Search Committee, at: email@example.com
More information on Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University may be found at http://yiddish.huji.ac.il/