Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in American Jewish Studies
September 26, 2018
Princeton, New Jersey
Full Time - Faculty, Pre-Tenure
The Program in American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from scholars who specialize in American Jewish Studies.
The successful candidate may work on any scholarly area that engages with the lives, thought, and culture of Jewish people living in North America, past or present. The time period and field of specialization are open, but the search will prioritize scholars who can enhance the strengths of the Program, soon to become a Center for the Study of America, as it develops an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and integrated mission of teaching and scholarship. Minimum qualifications include a record of academic excellence, and demonstrated success or the potential for success in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.
A PhD in a relevant field in the humanities or in the social sciences must be expected, but preference will be given to candidates with a completed degree. Review of files will begin November 1, 2018. Applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement outlining the dissertation or book as well as future plans, and one chapter- or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least three recommenders as part of the online application process.
For candidates who do not yet have a PhD, the recommendation of the principal advisor must include precise information on the present status of the dissertation and the likelihood of completion by summer 2019. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Please click here to apply.
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