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Michigan Searches for Historian of Sephardic Jewry

I believe they searched for this position last year, too. From the AHA website.

Sephardic Jewry

Ann Arbor, MI

The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan seeks a scholar of Sephardic Jewry with strong interdisciplinary commitments. Specialization is open: history, religious studies, literature, anthropology, material culture, music, or gender studies. This scholar will participate in a cluster hire devoted to the Mediterranean as a dynamic arena of cultural, religious, and political exchange and activity. We aim to enhance the study of Mediterranean Jewry in interaction with multiple cultures and religions as well as in relationship to spaces of travel, commerce, and displacement. Specific research focus might include migration, conversion, translation, the history of the book, history of science, or of economy. Linguistic training should include Hebrew and at least one other language (such as Judeo-Spanish/Ladino, Ottoman Turkish, French, Italian, Spanish, or Arabic). We favor transcultural and/or transnational approaches as the successful candidate will be participating not only in dialogues within Judaic Studies, but also with other members of the cluster hire of four faculty members in Anthropology, History of Art, and Romance Languages and Literatures. Rank: assistant professor. Appointment may also be made at the associate professor level. PhD and teaching experience are required. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2014. Applications should be sent to Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, 202 S. Thayer St., 2111 Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608. All candidates should furnish a letter of application, CV, writing sample, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available). Junior candidates should submit three letters of recommendation and senior candidates should send names of suggested reviewers by February 21, 2014. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples and is an AA/EOE.

Application deadline: February 21, 2014
Posted to the web: 27-Dec-13


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