Location:   Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:   Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications
School/Institute:   School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
Category:   Academic
Grade:   Grade 7
Salary:   £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Contract Type:   Fixed Term (from 15 January 2016 to 15 January 2017)
Closing Date:   Friday 20 November 2015
Reference:   PVART1008

Fixed term 15 January 2016 to 15 January 2017. Secondment opportunities will be considered.

Jewish Studies at the University of Leeds has a long tradition, going back to a lectureship established by Montague Burton’s benefaction to the university during WW2. The Montague Burton Fellowship was instrumental in setting up the Centre for Jewish Studies during the 1990s. Scholars at Leeds explore the changing roles of emancipatory projects and critically-reflexive approaches to historiography, conduct pioneering research on issues of cultural and sexual difference in Jewish culture, especially visual culture, and the presence/difference of Jews, Jewishness and Judaism in pre-modern as well as modern cultures.

You should hold a PhD in a relevant field. Your research will demonstrate a sustained interest in the critical interdisciplinary project of both the Centre and the School as a whole. You will have proven skills and experience in both teaching and research. You will be expected to teach at undergraduate and MA levels, contribute to postgraduate supervisions, have a research project that they would like to pursue, and participate in the research culture of the School and its associated research centres, especially the Centre for Jewish Studies. In particular, you will be expected to teach the undergraduate and postgraduate module From Trauma to Cultural Memory: The Unfinished Business of the Holocaust.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Eva Frojmovic, tel +44 (0)113 343 5197, email e.frojmovic@leeds.ac.uk

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