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Assistant Professor - Modern Hebrew Literature - Comparative Literature

Recruitment Period

Open October 1st, 2018 through December 3rd, 2018

Description

The Departments of Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley seek applications for an Assistant Professor in Modern Hebrew Literature (tenure track) with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have a rigorous grounding in modern Hebrew literature and culture, with additional areas of specialization in one or more of the following: Biblical or medieval Hebrew literature; Yiddish or Ladino literatures and cultures; Arabic, German, or other literatures of relevant comparative focus; critical approaches such as gender theory, critical race theory, post‐colonial theory, area studies, film and media studies, or social/cultural history.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. Additional information is available on https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity

Minimum basic qualification: PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree‐granting program at the time of application. Preferred qualifications: native or near‐native fluency in Hebrew and English; broad competence in literary studies and in critical approaches to theoretical frameworks, demonstrated through formal study and/or publication record; proven ability to conduct research in more than one language, literature, and culture, working with texts in the original languages of the relevant literatures/cultures; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Documents Requirements

Applicants should submit:

1)A cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy; 2) a current C.V.; and 3) a statement on contributions to diversity. Please submit a 2 - 3 page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Berkeley faculty member (for additional information go to https:// ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). 4) Three letters of reference. When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees, and must then request letters through the application system. Additional writing and teaching materials will be solicited for finalists.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by December 3, 2018. Please direct inquiries to: clfa_apc@berkeley.edu

Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01848

The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Job location

Berkeley, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • A current C.V.

  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy

  • A statement on contributions to diversity - Please submit a 2 - 3 page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Berkeley faculty member (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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