Job Posting: Jewish History in the Americas, 1500-1800

September 2, 2020

The Department of History at Cornell University, in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program, seeks applicants for the Slovin Assistant Professorship in Jewish history. Candidates are expected to have expertise in the history of the Atlantic world between the fifteenth and the eighteenth centuries, with a particular focus on Jewish migration and settlement in the Americas. We welcome all areas of specialization, including religion, race and ethnicity, imperialism and colonialism, commercial exchange and trade, historical geography, diaspora and cultural studies, transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and politics and citizenship. Teaching responsibilities will consist of two courses per semester, including one undergraduate course covering the broad sweep of American- Jewish history, 1500-present, highlighting the history of the Jews in North America.

Applicants must have their PhD in hand by July 1, 2021. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion to [academicjobsonline] by December 1, 2020. Finalists will be requested to provide academic references, additional samples of scholarly work and a teaching statement. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Olga Litvak, at ol76@cornell.edu. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; qualified women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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