The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University invites applications for The Simon and Riva Spatz Chair in Jewish Studies. This appointment will be a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate should be an exceptional scholar of international reputation, with a proven track-record suitable to a Research Chair at a major university.

The Chair is inclusive of scholars from a wide variety of arts, humanities, and social science backgrounds. Dalhousie welcomes applications from scholars engaged in teaching and research related to Classical Judaism; Jewish Philosophy and Thought; Jewish History and Social Sciences; Jewish Cultures, Languages, and Literatures; Judaism and the performing and visual arts; Holocaust studies; or contemporary Middle Eastern politics. Candidates are expected to have broad expertise and documented research and teaching experience in several areas and/or historical periods treated within Jewish Studies, as well as a working knowledge of the primary languages within Jewish Studies, especially Hebrew.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The Spatz Chair in Jewish Studies is intended to bring a distinguished scholar to Halifax to share their expertise with students and faculty at Dalhousie University, with the closely-affiliated University of King’s College, and with members of the broader Halifax community; to lead new initiatives in the field of Jewish Studies at Dalhousie and beyond; and to foster excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in the field.

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For further information about this position, or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please contact Laura Godsoe at

For academic-related questions please contact Professor Yuri Leving, Chair of the Search Committee for The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies at

The application deadline is June 7, 2021.

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