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Harvard Job Search: Jewish History/Culture, esp. Iberia

Cambridge, MA

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Jewish history and culture, with special emphasis on the civilization of Spanish-Portuguese Jewry both within the Iberian Peninsula and throughout the Sephardic diaspora. Position is open rank. Tenure-track and tenured professors are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of Jewish literature and culture of the Iberian Peninsula in both Hebrew and Arabic and be able to study them within their Islamic–Arabic contexts. Ideally, the candidate will also be conversant with the history and culture of Christian Iberia in the Middle Ages. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate actively in both the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Program in Medieval Studies. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2014. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Harvard is an AA/EOE. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. PhD or terminal degree in related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. All candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Candidates for a tenured appointment should also demonstrate intellectual leadership in the field, as well as potential for significant contributions to the department, the university, and the wider scholarly community. Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and research statement. Candidates for tenure-track position are also required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 referees. (At least three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when at least three letters have been received.) Tenure-track applicants, please apply using the following portal: Tenured applicants please apply using the following portal: We anticipate that we will begin to review applications on or about November 1, 2013, and we anticipate that we will conduct interviews at the meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies, held in Boston in December. Applications will be received only via the Harvard Employment web site,

Application deadline: November 01, 2013
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Scott Taylor is an associate professor in the history department at the University of Kentucky.


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