Leon Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University invites applications for the Leon Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. The Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding, and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust and other genocides, and using these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for humanity and the prevention of further genocides.

This is an 11-month contract, tenured faculty position with administrative responsibilities.

The successful candidate will direct the Center, teach one course per semester, and receive reassigned time for research.

The director will sustain constructive relationships with Center stakeholders and lead fundraising for the Center in cooperation with University Advancement.

The director will also organize and run the Summer Holocaust Symposium.

The applicant may have any academic specialization consistent with the Center’s mission.
Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies, Peace Studies, Holocaust Studies.

The successful candidate will be hired with tenure at the rank of Professor (Associate Professors will be considered) and will be appointed to an appropriate academic department within the College of Arts and Sciences.

For a complete application, please apply through Appalachian State University’s job board:


Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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