Announcement: Modern Jewish History search, review of applications begins September 1, 2013

June 25, 2013

Yale University’s Program in Judaic Studies seeks to fill a tenured position in modern Jewish history.  Primary academic affiliation will be in the Program in Judaic Studies, with anticipated appointment in the Departments of History and Religious Studies, as befits the successful candidate’s fields of specialization and methodologies within Jewish history.  Candidates are expected to have broad familiarity with the critical study of Jewish history, whether social, cultural, political, religious, or intellectual, while specializing in modern Jewish history in the Americas, Western or Eastern Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.  Candidates should be thoroughly fluent in Hebrew as a language of both primary sources and contemporary scholarship, as well as at least one other modern Jewish language (e.g., Yiddish, Ladino) or host cultural language. They should be well-grounded in modern critical approaches to the study of history, including the ability to situate Jewish society and its history within broader cultural and comparative contexts. Candidates should have an outstanding record of excellence in publication and teaching, the latter at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to provide academic support to existing resources for the study of modern Jewish history, working closely with colleagues in the Program in Judaic Studies as well as in relevant departments and programs. Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority scholars.

Applications, with current vitae, should be submitted online Inquiries and nominations can be sent by e-mail to the chair of the search committee, at

Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2013.