Job: Assistant Professor in Jewish Cultures, Literatures, and Languages of the Eastern Mediterranean

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Sarah Benor

Sep 26, 2021, 1:08:59 PMSep 26
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University of Washington: Academic Personnel: College of Arts and
Sciences: HUMANITIES DIVISION: Near Eastern Languages & Civilization

Location: Seattle, WA
Open Date: Sep 9, 2021

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization (NELC),
University of Washington in Seattle, WA, invites applications for a
full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Jewish
cultures, literatures, and languages of the Eastern Mediterranean with
a focus on the Sephardic experience, to begin September 2022. This is
a full-time, 9-month position.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and
service. Teaching duties will include, but are not limited to,
undergraduate survey courses on the written and print cultures,
literatures, and/or languages of Jews in the Ottoman Empire and
broader Middle East. Candidates may also offer other courses related
to the broad curricular needs of the Department of Near Eastern
Languages & Civilization.

The position will enhance the capacious framework of the Department of
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations which includes programs in
Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Turkic cultures, languages, and
literatures. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the
Sephardic Studies Program housed in the Stroum Center for Jewish
Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies, and other
relevant departments and programs at the University of Washington.

The successful candidate for this position:

will be expected to develop curricula and teaching materials, to
engage in team-teaching, and to train and supervise teaching
will be expected to engage in the multiple graduate programs related
to Jewish and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Washington,
will be expected to contribute to University, programs and
departmental committees,
will be expected to take active part in community outreach efforts

Applicants will be expected to provide high quality teaching across a
range of different topics and to work effectively with diverse student
and community populations. They will be expected to build connections
with multiple campus units and be ready to create productive
connections to vibrant cultural institutions in the community and to
contribute to departmental or institutional diversity, equity and
inclusion initiatives.

For more information on the Department of Near Eastern Languages and
Civilization and on Sephardic Studies at the University of Washington
please see: and


The successful candidate for this position:

will have research and/or teaching experience in Ladino language and culture.
will have an active research agenda.

Applicants should, by the start of the appointment, have in hand a
PhD, or foreign equivalent, in a field consistent with an appointment
in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization in the
Division of the Humanities.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials
via Interfolio:

A cover letter that describes the candidate’s suitability for this
position and explains how the candidate’s experiences, activities, and
goals will lead to success in an interdisciplinary department. This
letter should include a research statement, not to exceed one page,
describing present projects and future directions
Three confidential letters of recommendation
A representative example of research (such as a chapter, article)
A teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy
and experience (not exceeding two pages) along with evidence of
teaching excellence. The portfolio may include items such as: example
syllabi, documentation for courses or student activities, and student
A statement, not to exceed one page, on how their work would
contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusivity goals of the
department, the Humanities Division and the University (see UW
Diversity statement:

Applicants are welcomed to contextualize their dossier by providing
details that might include experiences, aspects of training, outreach,
teaching or research that will contribute to a distinctive
professional profile.

Preference will be given to dossiers received by November 15, 2021.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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