Assistant Professor, Jews in the Muslim World


Salary range: The salary range for this position is $79,900-$103,700. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Professor and Professor of Teaching Series – Academic Year Regular Scales. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.


Open date: September 6, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Dec 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Dec 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a position in the study of “Jews in the Muslim World” (any time period, medieval to modern), in any discipline in the humanities, including history, literary studies, or visual studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in a department within the School of Humanities. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of their home department as well as to the development of the Jewish Studies Program/Center for Jewish Studies at UCI. For more information on the UCI School of Humanities and its academic departments, visit

UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.

Candidates should submit a cover letter that describes their accomplishments and experience; a current CV; an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement; a teaching statement; an article or book chapter not to exceed 30 pages; and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation, which will be requested if the candidate is being considered on the long list.

Applications need to be submitted electronically at .

To ensure full consideration, applications need to be submitted by December 3, 2023.

Questions about the electronic submission procedure should be directed to Marc Kanda ( All other questions about the position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Professor Houri Berberian (


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in any relevant Humanities discipline or an interdisciplinary field. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. Ph.D. must be completed by the date of appointment (7/1/2024).


Document requirements

Reference requirements

Candidates being considered for the long list will be asked by the committee to share three recommendation letters.

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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Irvine, CA

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