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Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History

Requisition Number:

31998

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

16-Jul-2021

Job Summary

The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for the Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who specialize in modern European history. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and teach a variety of courses in European and Jewish history/studies, including introductory survey courses, specialized courses in the candidate’s area of research, and broader courses on topics such as European and Jewish history and Holocaust and genocide studies. The successful candidate will also play an active role in training graduate students, and provide service to History and Jewish Studies, the campus, and the larger professional community. This is a tenured senior position open to advanced associate professors and full professors working in History and related disciplines. While the tenure home of the successful candidate will be in the Department of History, we seek applicants who have the interest and vision to play a leadership role in the Program in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary commensurate with their rank and career merit as well as substantial annual endowment funding that can be utilized for purposes such as research and conference travel, programming, graduate student support, and summer salary.

The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder are dedicated to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We particularly welcome applications from candidates of groups who are historically underrepresented in their fields and/or have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment.

The anticipated start date is Fall 2022.



The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Program in Jewish Studies is an academic, degree-granting program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Open to students of all backgrounds, Jewish and non-Jewish, PJS’s mission is to provide students with an outstanding, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education in Jewish history, literature, language, and culture. The Program fosters critical thought, engages students in professional development opportunities, and instills a keen appreciate of humankind’s interrelatedness and diversity. PJS also engages both the CU and external communities through extra-curricular programming, events, and projects aimed at furthering intellectual engagement in Jewish Studies topics. Further, the Program is deeply committed to the encouragement and development of faculty research and teaching. 

Established in 1901, the History Department has been and continues to be the home of nationally and internationally renowned historians. At the undergraduate and graduate levels our program offers a broad education in most fields of historical inquiry. The Department’s aim is continuously to help define our field within the larger community of historians and to develop our students into informed, contributing, and effective citizens, scholars, and teachers, able to respond flexibly and with wisdom to changes in the profession and the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and teach a variety of courses in European and Jewish history/studies, including introductory survey courses, specialized courses in the candidate’s area of research, and broader courses on topics such as European and Jewish history and Holocaust and genocide studies. The successful candidate will also play an active role in training graduate students, and provide service to History and Jewish Studies, the campus, and the larger professional community.

What You Should Know

  • The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenured faculty member of the Department of History and appointed as the Singer Endowed Chair. The successful candidate will also be a faculty member in the Program in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will receive substantial annual endowment funding that can be utilized for purposes such as research and conference travel, programming, graduate student support, and summer salary. This is a tenured senior position open to advanced associate professors and full professors working in History and related disciplines. While the tenure home of the successful candidate will be in the Department of History, we seek applicants who have the interest and vision to play a leadership role in the Program in Jewish Studies.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

What We Can Offer

  • Salary Range $100,000 - $180,000 salary based on rank (Associate or Full Professor) and career merit as a base salary in the Department of History combined with appointment as Endowed Singer Chair.  
  • The successful candidate will also receive substantial annual endowment funding that can be utilized for purposes such as research and conference travel, programming, graduate student support, and summer salary.  

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be adaptable. Be diverse. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in History or a related field, with a specialization in Jewish History. 
  • Applicants should hold the position of tenured associate professor or tenured full professor (or their equivalents) at their current institution.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A letter of application
  2. A current CV
  3. A teaching and mentoring statement
  4. A research statement
  5. A diversity and inclusion statement that addresses how the candidate would foster a diverse and inclusive environment through their teaching, scholarship, and service
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

For full consideration, please apply by September 13, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Linda Park

Posting Contact Email: linda.park@colorado.edu