Assistant or Associate Professor - Modern Hebrew Literature – Department of Comparative Literature

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open October 12th, 2021 through Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Modern Hebrew Literature, tenure track.

The successful candidate will have a rigorous grounding in modern Hebrew literature and culture, with additional areas of specialization in one or more of the following: Biblical or medieval Hebrew literature; Yiddish or Ladino literatures and cultures; Arabic, German, or other literatures of relevant comparative focus; critical approaches such as gender theory, critical race theory, post‐colonial theory, area studies, film and media studies, or social/cultural history.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education and who show the potential to advance the department’s goal of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarly environment.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.
For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

Departmenthttps://complit.berkeley.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; broad competence in literary studies and in critical approaches to theoretical frameworks, demonstrated through formal study and/or publication record; proven ability to conduct research in more than one language, literature, and culture, working with texts in the original languages of the relevant literatures/cultures; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS BY LEVEL

Position title: Assistant Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  • Writing Sample of Recent Scholarship - Published or unpublished, 20-30 pages.

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03216

Help contact: clfa_apc@berkeley.edu

Position title: Associate Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (ie., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  • Writing Sample of Recent Scholarship - Published or unpublished, 20-30 pages.
  • Writing Sample of Recent Scholarship - Preferably one book chapter, 20-30 pages.

Reference requirements

  • No references required

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03216

Help contact: clfa_apc@berkeley.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

JOB LOCATION

Berkeley, CA


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