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Position Detail - Visiting Lecturer in Jewish Studies

Visiting Lecturer in Jewish Studies

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Work type: Faculty Salaried Visitor Full Time, Faculty Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Faculty

The Department of Religion and the Program in Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, visiting lecturer in Jewish studies to begin on July 1, 2024. We welcome applicants from a variety of disciplines and areas of expertise. Historical period and subfield are open. PhD or ABD required. This is a one-year, non-renewable teaching position with competitive salary and benefits.  

Visiting faculty at Mount Holyoke teach five courses per year, three in the fall and two in the spring. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Judaism and survey or thematic courses that draw on the candidate’s own interests. The successful candidate will have experience teaching students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke, CV, a writing sample, sample syllabi in one or more of the areas of teaching need identified above, and statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted. Submit your application by January 15, 2024 to ensure full consideration. Please contact Mara Benjamin at with any questions.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River Valley and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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