Lectureship Jewish Studies London

posted by Katalin Teller on 2009/12/28 17:05

[ Fellowship/s ]

The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the Faculty of Oriental Studies in the University of Oxford seek a scholar to fill a new fixed-term position in Eastern European Jewish civilization. The Idel and Isaac Haase Fellowship has been established through a generous gift in order to promote study of the history, religion, literature or culture of the Jews of Eastern Europe up to the early 20th century.

Starting salary, depending on qualifications and experience, not less than £35,469 per annum. A higher salary could be made available to a leading senior scholar with a substantial record of world-class publications.

The successful candidate will have been awarded a doctorate or equivalent qualification in some aspect of the study of Eastern European Jewish Civilization. He or she will have a record of scholarly publications and a commitment to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Knowledge of Hebrew and Yiddish and of the religious movements and intellectual developments within Eastern European Jewish civilization is essential. Priority may be given to candidates whose research includes use of the relevant special collections in the Bodleian Library.

The appointment will be for a fixed period of five years from 1 October 2010. The appointment will be made jointly by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies of the University of Oxford. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Fellowship in Eastern European Jewish Civilization of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and to a University Research Lecturership of the University of Oxford within the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The Fellow will also be a member of the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit and will be eligible for membership of one of the University Faculties (depending on his/her area of specialisation).

The Fellow will be expected to conduct research and teaching in the field of Eastern European Jewish Civilization. In addition, as a University Research Lecturer the post- holder will be expected to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and graduate students and to play a part in the administrative work of the Faculty.

Further particulars and details of the application procedure are available on the web at www.ochjs.ac.uk or from Mrs S Forteath, Academic Administrator, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford OX5 1PY. Email: sue.forteath@ochjs.ac.uk.