Roth Foundation Lecturer in Israel, Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust Studies

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School of Languages and Cultures
Reference no. 800/0315

  • Work alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment
  • Make a contribution to the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies’ teaching and research program
  • Full time, fixed term for four years: $114K – $135K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

The Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, within the SLC, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the fields of Israel, Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust Studies. Over the last decade the faculty has developed a strong program of Jewish Civilisation, Holocaust and Israel Studies and Contemporary Jewry, including studies relating to Israel, looking at its historical past, contemporary domestic policies and external conflicts, at undergraduate, including Honours, masters and doctoral levels, as part of its strong program in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies. This is your opportunity to develop your skills and expertise alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment.

In this lectureship you will:

  • teach and supervise at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and help coordinate and promote the Israel, Jewish Civilisation, and Holocaust Studies programs in an interdisciplinary environment, working closely with the Department of History, and developing links with other Faculty departments
  • undertake research in your area of specialization and secure grant funding
  • take part in administrative activities in the Department and serve on School and Faculty committees
  • contribute to professional and community collaborations in the field.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • possess a PhD in Jewish Studies with a preference for Modern Jewish Studies including Holocaust or Israel Studies
  • have a proven ability to teach in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture, with a knowledge of Modern Hebrew
  • be an innovative and creative thinker who can strengthen and expand the program, as well as being able to contribute to the broader Jewish Civilisation program
  • have teaching experience in Israel and Holocaust Studies, as well as medieval and early modern Jewish Studies
  • be self-driven and experienced, working well in teams
  • have research potential that is demonstrated by publications and grants.

Highly desirable for appointment is your:

  • knowledge of at least one European language
  • evidence of community involvement including professional Jewish Studies societies
  • experience in teaching adult education.

The successful candidate will commence this role in January/February 2016. You must have had your PhD conferred by this time.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 5pm 15 October 2015

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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