Tenure-Track Position: The Holocaust and its Aftermath with teaching and research experience in topics pertaining to the 20th Century Jewish World

The Faculty of Jewish Studies and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University invites applications for a tenure track position in the field of the Holocaust and its Aftermath with an additional field of specialization pertaining to the 20th century Jewish world.

The position requires teaching in Hebrew at the highest pedagogical level, including both required undergraduate courses and advanced electives for undergraduates in the aforementioned fields, graduate seminars in the candidate’s specific field of expertise, and advising masters and doctoral students in the field of the Holocaust and other topics in 20th century Jewish History. In addition, the candidate is expected to conduct independent and original research, to publish articles and books in reputable academic peer-reviewed platforms, to participate in local and international conferences, and to compete for research grants.

Basic requirements include:

1) Proven successful college\university teaching experience.

2) Publications in the required field in peer-reviewed journals and renowned academic publishers.

3) Proven academic knowledge of European History (1870-1948).

4) Proven experience in archival research.

5) Fluency in Hebrew and a scholarly working knowledge of at least one additional relevant European language in the field of the Holocaust, especially Yiddish. (proficiency in additional European languages will be an advantage for the candidate).

6) For Israeli candidates, Post-doctoral study and research outside of Israel. For those who completed their doctoral studies between 2019-2020 and who could not travel abroad, post-doctoral study and research at an Israeli university in which they did not complete their doctoral studies.

The successful candidate will begin teaching in October 2021. Candidates in relevant fields are invited to apply. The rank of the elected candidate will be determined on the basis of their experience and publications.

Please submit the following documents:

1.      Cover Letter (including names of three references).

2.      Curriculum Vitae.

3.      Doctoral Diploma or certificate + confirmation of Post-doctoral study if required according to line 6 above.

4.      List of publications.

5.      Two publications.

6.      Brief summary of research plans for the next few years.

7.      Teaching evaluations from the previous three years (if available).

Three letters of recommendation from senior scholars should be sent by them directly to the commission at the e-mail address below. Documents can be in English or in Hebrew. Please submit all of the requested materials in one PDF document to the following e-mail address: jewishhistory.dept@biu.ac.il 

Candidates are responsible to make sure that all the above is sent in by December 27, 2020. Files missing any of these documents will not be evaluated. Moreover, only suitable submissions will receive a response. For further inquiries, please contact the Department Chair, Professor Emmanuel Friedheim, at: emmanuel.friedheim@biu.ac.il 

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