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Sent: Fri 12/11/2009 3:59 PM Subject: Job Announcement *Schusterman Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Classical Judaism* Portland State University seeks a dynamic and innovative scholar to join the faculty of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies. The successful applicant will serve for two years as a Schusterman Teaching Fellow, and then be redesignated as tenure-track faculty at the rank of assistant professor. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in any aspect of the classical rabbinic tradition from late antiquity through the medieval period, including such areas as early rabbinic Judaism, medieval Judaism, and Jewish culture in the Mediterranean world. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the appropriate field and qualifications commensurate with the rank of assistant professor. The successful applicant will exhibit a passion for Jewish Studies, which should be her or his primary intellectual commitment. S/he will have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and will be able to teach enrollment-building undergraduate surveys and gateway courses as well as specialized, upper-division courses. The successful applicant will also have relevant, positive experience in community engagement through creative programming and educational activities. As a Schusterman Fellow, the scholar will design and organize programs that will provide greater opportunity for Jewish learning and engagement on campus and in the community at large. While playing a key role in shaping and strengthening our rapidly growing Judaic Studies program, s/he will also draw on previous experience in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching to build collegial and programmatic ties with other units such as History and Religious Studies. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Prof. Michael Weingrad, Academic Director, The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Portland State University, Post Office Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207-0751. For best consideration, letter and vitae should be received by December 16, 2009, and may be e-mailed as Word attachments or pdf files to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>. PSU is an AA/EO institution and, in keeping with the President's diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. The Schusterman Teaching Fellowship is part of the Jewish Studies Expansion Program (JSEP), a new initiative that aims to provide greater opportunity for Jewish learning at participating colleges and universities. Successful applicants will be dynamic individuals with excellent academic credentials and a desire to raise the visibility of Jewish studies and cultural events on campus and beyond. JSEP is an initiative of the Foundation for Jewish Culture, supported by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation. For more information please visit www.jewishculture.org.