Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

463 9511
Position ID:Georgetown-SFS-CJCTL [#9511]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Jewish Civilization, Art, and International Affairs
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia 20057, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Judaic Studies
International Relations / International Relations
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/08/09, finished 2018/08/05, listed until 2018/02/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Jewish Civilization, Art, and International Affairs to begin in the Fall of 2018. The successful candidate’s research will draw broad and meaningful comparisons across cultures, time, and space. She or he will scrutinize the manner in which Jewish artists, past and present, have attempted to make sense of issues of global concern to the Jewish people. Such issues may include, but are not restricted to, the formation of the State of Israel, the Jewish State’s geopolitical relations with its Middle East neighbors, the standing of diaspora communities, international norms of social justice as refracted through the prism of Jewish ethics and theology, economic and political theory.  

Competitive applicants will have a primary specialization in a relevant field of Jewish studies, but may possess sub-specializations which permit him or her to identify links with the other cultures, religions, ethnic groups scrutinized by the specialists in international affairs affiliated with the School of Foreign Service (e.g., African Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies). The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a creative and original research agenda, as well as excellence in the classroom and in the related areas of course design, curricular development, and student mentoring. The chosen candidate will also be expected to retain the competence necessary to teach one of our two undergraduate Gateway courses, (“Jewish Texts Across Time and Space,” and/or “Diplomacy, Politics and International Relations in Jewish Perspective”).  

In 2016, the Program for Jewish Civilization (founded in 2003) was renamed the Center for Jewish Civilization. The CJC is supported by an endowment of 21 million dollars. Being the only Jewish studies unit of its kind located in a school of foreign service and international studies, its many scholars and practitioners culled from the government and public service explore issues pertaining to the modern State of Israel, Jewish political thought, Jewish-Catholic relations, Holocaust Studies, and the Jewish diaspora.  

The candidate who is chosen will be able to benefit from existing cultural assets in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, including the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and our new initiative in Performance, the Arts, and International Relations.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, evaluations, and a brief statement of preferred teaching approach).  Candidates should specify how the intersection of art and international relations is explored, or may be explored, in their own research agenda. 

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9511. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of February 1st, 2018, though the position remains open until filled.

Preliminary interviews will be held at the following conferences: 
APSA: August 31-September 3 — San Francisco 
AJS: December 17-19 — Washington, DC 
MLA: January 4-7 — New York City 

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jacques Berlinerblau, Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization, at jdb75@georgetown.edu. 

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

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School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
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Washington, DC 20057

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