University of Pennsylvania — Joseph Meyerhoff Chair in Modern Jewish History

Joseph Meyerhoff Chair in Modern Jewish History
School of Arts and Sciences – History

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Mar 26, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania History Department seeks to fill the Joseph Meyerhoff Chair in Modern Jewish History at the rank of tenured associate or full professor. With this appointment, the department intends both to build upon and to expand its long-standing strength in Jewish history. We seek a dynamic historian whose scholarship ranges anywhere from the 15th to the 19th centuries and focuses on any part of the world, with the exception of a primary focus on the U.S. or Russia. The successful candidate will have a record of innovative research, influential publications, and a deep commitment to teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. The department is open to a wide variety of approaches within the field of Jewish history and is looking for a historian who possesses both a broad conception of the field and a willingness to work closely with colleagues and students in different areas of history.

Please attach a letter of application, CV, and research and teaching statements of no more than 2,000 words each. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on August 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of History is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse and inclusive faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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