The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Stroum Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington are pleased to announce an opening for a tenure-track position in Classical Judaism. Please see the Call for Applications below and circulate to any individuals or organizations who may be interested.

Click here to read this job posting at the UW Office of Academic Personnel.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in classical Judaism. Possible areas of specialization include rabbinics, medieval commentarial literature, medieval philosophy, Jewish mysticism or Jewish law. The ideal candidate will study the Jewish religious and textual tradition within a broader cultural and comparative context. We expect this hire to play an integral role in the Samuel and Althea Stroum Jewish Studies Program, a nationally renowned program whose mission includes community engagement, outstanding scholarship, and exploring the integration of Jewish Studies and digital technologies. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Comparative Religion program and to the interdisciplinary curriculum of the Jackson School.

The Stroum Jewish Studies Program offers innovative public programming for students and Seattle community members.

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, teaching four courses per academic year over three quarters. A PhD or foreign equivalent by date of appointment is strongly preferred. This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2013.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation for consideration. Materials should be sent by email to

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

If you have a question about the details of this search / position please contact the hiring unit directly. Thank you for your interest in this position at the University of Washington.


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