Chair in Hebrew and Comparative Literature
Columbia University New York Arts & Sciences and the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
United States

Kaye Chair in Hebrew and Comparative Literature


Department A&S Inst Israel&Jewish Studies


Division Inst Israel&Jewish Studies


Location Morningside


Summary Description


Columbia University Arts & Sciences and the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies seek to fill the Kaye Chair in Modern Hebrew and Comparative Literature, to begin as early as July 1, 2020, at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor without tenure, Associate Professor with tenure, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in the broad corpus of Modern Hebrew literature in comparative context and will be able to teach a varied range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including modern Hebrew literature. The appointment will be located within a department of language and literature, such as Germanic, Latin American and Iberian, Slavic, or English and Comparative Literature. We seek a candidate who embodies or has the potential to embody the highest standards of scholarly creativity.

Review of applications will begin on Feb. 16, 2020. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. Within your cover letter, please discuss your teaching philosophy, including how your teaching and research address issues of intellectual diversity and a diverse student population like that of Columbia.


Minimum Degree Required
PhD or equivalent degree by June 1, 2020.


Minimum Qualifications
Candidates will demonstrate expertise in the broad corpus of modern Hebrew literature in comparative context, and have experience teaching a varied range of undergraduate and graduate courses.


Preferred Qualifications
We seek a candidate who embodies or has the potential to embody the highest standards of scholarly creativity. Depending on the field of the search and current needs for field and course coverage within the Institute, certain subfield requirements may be preferred.


Additional Information
Please provide names and contact information of three references.


Only shortlisted applicants will be asked for letters of recommendations.


RAPS posting date 01/15/2020


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