Lecturer in Jewish Studies
Job title: Lecturer in Jewish Studies
Department: School of History, Religions and Philosophies
Contract Type: Fixed term (one year)
Salary: Grade 8 £47,765 – £53,912 pa inclusive
Location: London
Hours: 35 hours per week
SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.  SOAS University of London is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.
About the Department: 
Our degree programmes cover the histories, systems of belief and thought in Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East.  We are unique in the field for approaching religion and culture from the perspective of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, rather than through a western-centric framework, and for exploring in depth the dynamic histories of these regions, as well as their traditions, systems of belief and thought.
Our innovative and progressive teaching has contributed to our recent ranking of 10th in the UK and 39th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017) for history; and 17th in the UK for religions and philosophies.
About the Role:
The School of History, Religions & Philosophies seeks to appoint a fixed term lecturer in Jewish Studies for one year starting in September 2022.
The responsibilities of the post-holder will include
  1. Convening and teaching the following modules: Jewish Identity from Ancient to Modern Times (UG); The Holocaust and the Problem of Evil (UG); Modern Jewish Thought (UG); Religion, Nationhood and Ethnicity in Judaism (PG); The Holocaust in Theology, Literature and Art (PG); and potentially Death and the Meaning of Life.
  1. Contributing to the administrative work of the Department.
  1. Providing pastoral care and academic advising for both UG and PG students
  1. Contributing to the research strengths of the Department through publication and grant applications.
  1. Engaging in public-facing knowledge exchange and widening participation exercises.
About you: 
The successful applicant will work closely and collegially with the core teaching team and the Subject Head for Religions and Philosophies, Dr Sîan Hawthorne, to facilitate and enhance the delivery of a well-organised and well-executed curriculum at both UG and PGT levels.
Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Jewish Studies. They will have expertise in Jewish history, culture and thought. Experience in and dedication to high-quality classroom teaching at both the UG and PG levels is essential, as are organisational and communication skills. Further, we are looking for an individual with a track record in high-quality research, knowledge exchange, public-facing engagement, and widening participation.
You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website.
Closing date:  15th July 2022
Interviews to be held by the end of July 2022 online
Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.
Further information: 
If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please email ch12@soas.ac.uk
If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk
‘Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006’
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We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.

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