00022786   Assistant/Associate Professor   Tenure   Center for Jewish Studies   Israel Studies


The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida invites applicants for a tenure accruing faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the field of Israel Studies to begin August 16, 2018. The position is open to Israel specialists in any discipline in the social sciences and the humanities. Ph.D. required by start date. A successful candidate must have an active research agenda, must be able to integrate the study of Israel into theoretical and comparative contexts that speak to the needs of the appropriate tenure home, and be committed to developing the Jewish Studies major. The successful candidate will also help promote Israel studies within the community and further develop the Center’s links with Israel.

The University of Florida is ranked among the top ten public universities in the US. The University has excellent research facilities and the Price Judaica Collection is considered one of the top ten Judaica research libraries in the US. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is currently undergoing a significant expansion of faculty. All new hires are expected to enhance the national visibility of the academic units in which they are housed.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and must include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement about ongoing research and teaching directions, a writing sample, and a list of three references. Finalists’ references will be sent a message requesting them to upload their letter.  The review of applicants begins on December 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries for additional information can be addressed to the search committee chair, Prof. Norman Goda (goda@ufl.edu).

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The Center is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities. 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).