CJS Seeks Professor of Modern Hebrew Language and Literature

The George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for the Harvey L. Temkin and Barbara Myers Temkin Professorship in Modern Hebrew Language and Literature. This position carries responsibilities for teaching and research, with a focus on the literature of the Yishuv and the state of Israel, as well as departmental service. Appointment will be as a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the Center for Jewish Studies with the possibility of an affiliation with a relevant department. The position begins Aug. 21, 2023.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in Hebrew literature or similar or anticipate its completion by the start of the appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English is required, as well as proficiency in at least one other language. The successful candidate must be capable of teaching an advanced course in Hebrew. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of excellence and creativity in research and teaching. The successful applicant will be fully conversant with inter-disciplinary scholarship in Jewish studies and be able to situate the study of modern Hebrew literature, with a concentration on the literature of the Yishuv and the state of Israel, within broad, comparative contexts.

Applications must be submitted online at this link: jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/515049/temkin-professor-in-modern-hebrew-language-literature. The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 8, 2022.