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Penn State Jewish Studies is hiring!

Penn State Jewish Studies is hiring!
Job Number: 82286

The Pennsylvania State University Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Jewish Studies Program invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Holocaust Studies and Visual Studies. The research focus and teaching interests for this position are open. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses at all levels in the history of the Holocaust, undergraduate and graduate courses in GSLL, and will contribute to the new Visual Studies dual-title Ph.D. program. Potential applicants should have a strong grounding in at least one Germanic or Slavic language and culture. Interest in post-Holocaust memory and commemoration and in transnational, postcolonial, and other theoretical perspectives is particularly welcome. The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Jewish Studies Program, and will begin preferably in August 2019. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of both units, demonstrate an active research agenda, and contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching with a normal load of two sections each during the fall and spring semesters. Dedication to the undergraduate missions of both the GSLL Department and the Jewish Studies Program is essential, as well as to the Visual Studies dual-degree Ph.D. program. This position requires a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Interested candidates should apply online at, and should include a curriculum vita, a letter of application, and one to three articles and/or book chapters. Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Carissa Milliman (). Application review will begin November 1, 2018, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Ms. Milliman for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.

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