Brandeis University, Hornstein Program

Program ID:Brandeis-Hornstein-HORNSTEIN [#25071]
Program Title: Director of the Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Studies
Program Type:Other
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Jewish Studies / Open
Appl Deadline:2023/09/15 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2023/06/27, finished 2024/02/02, listed until 2023/12/27)
Description:    

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Brandeis University seeks a Director to lead and develop its well-endowed Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. The Hornstein Program, a unit of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is a professional master's program combining intensive academics, professional fieldwork, and international study seminars to prepare leaders for the 21st-century Jewish community. The Hornstein program has been a unique and preeminent leadership program over the past two generations, graduating over 700 students who have gone on to serve Jewish communities in the United States and around the World. The new Director will have the opportunity to develop the best Jewish Leadership Program building on the 58-year-old program’s reputation and legacy to prepare professionals for the new and distinctive challenges facing the Jewish community and its leadership in the coming decades. The Director will lead strategy and operations for the program including all curricula, student recruiting, developing new online and low residence modalities, fundraising, staff support, and the program budget. The Director will collaborate with university, community, and funding partners. The Director who will occupy the Leon A. Jick chair and hold a tenured or non-tenured faculty appointment, with rank open depending upon qualifications. The faculty appointment will be to a department appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and area of research.

We seek a visionary leader with the ability to administer a complex professional program and adapt it in the current education context. The ideal candidate will possess educational vision and administrative expertise, as well as deep knowledge of Jewish communities and organizations around the world and experience in a range of teaching modalities. The candidate must be able to work with diverse groups, manage intra-university relationships, and bridge the cultures of academic and of professional practice. Experience with academically rigorous, high-touch, low residency professional programs is preferred, as is a record of scholarship and/or thought leadership. The Hornstein program has been a unique and preeminent leadership program over the past two generations, graduating over 700 students who have gone on to serve Jewish communities in the United States and around the World. The new Director will have the opportunity to build on the 58-year-old program’s reputation and legacy in order to prepare professionals for the new and distinctive challenges facing the Jewish community and its leadership in the coming decades. Applicants should upload application materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25071. These include a cover letter outlining the applicants’ qualifications, administrative, research and teaching experience; and their curriculum vitae. Applications will be reviewed starting on 9/8/23 and the process will continue to be rolling until candidates are selected. If you are in process with your application you may reach out for more information about the job to the search co-chairs, Dr. Lisa Fishbayn Joffe (fishbaynjoffe@brandeis.edu) or Dr. Jonathan Krasner (jkrasner@brandeis.edu).

Candidates who move to the second round may be asked to submit a vision statement for the program, sample course syllabi, and professional references. Candidates should address their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their cover letter.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates who represent the rich diversity of the field of Jewish professional leadership and a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.


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Brandeis University
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Waltham, MA 02453