Tenure Track Job in Modern & Contemporary Jewish Thought (Towson University)


Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Modern and Contemporary Jewish Thought, beginning August 2018.

PhD required in Religious Studies, Philosophy, or an otherwise named PhD program clearly emphasizing Jewish Thought. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, the promise of scholarly productivity, and a willingness to participate actively in the department, the College of Liberal Arts, and Towson University. The successful candidate will also be a member of the faculty for the Master’s program in Jewish Studies.

Teaching schedule will be three courses each semester in the first year and 4/3 thereafter.

Courses will include undergraduate offerings in the Core Curriculum of the university, graduate seminars, and upper division undergraduate courses; opportunities are available to participate in the Towson first-year seminar program and the Honors College.
Towson University:

Towson University (www.towson.edu), founded in 1866, recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process:

Review of applications begins on December 8, 2017 and continues until position is filled. For full consideration, submit a letter discussing your teaching experience and research projects and a CV including the names and contact information of three references to keskow@towson.edu.

Please describe as well, in the letter or separately, at least two courses you would propose for the graduate level and two for the undergraduate level. The committee may request additional materials from selected applicants in the process of the search. Questions regarding the position may also be sent to keskow@towson.edu.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html to
complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-3121. Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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