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CUNY Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Hebrew and Yiddish in New York, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Hebrew and Yiddish

Job ID: 22261

Location: City College of New York

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


In the Division of Humanities and Arts at the City College (CCNY) of the City University of New

York (CUNY), New York, NY, the candidate will be responsible for teaching, research and

administration of a high-level Jewish Studies program. Teaching duties: Develop curriculum and

instruct a range of courses from introductory classes designed for freshman students to

advanced-level seminars for the students of the Jewish studies program. Research duties:

Develop and engage in research on the modern literatures in Hebrew and Yiddish and publish

original peer-reviewed scholarly work in professional journals; Administrative duties: Propose

new courses and compile/assign/grade examinations and projects; serve on the Department and

College committees; and coordinate the college’s programs as demanded. The successful

candidate will be expected to support the mission of the college by working in professional

development activities. Specific assignments are dependent upon department needs.


Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a closely related discipline with published research and clear

research agenda; Must be a scholar of Jewish literature who works with Hebrew and Yiddish

sources; Excellent skills to communicate expertise effectively to a diverse student body; Strong

ability to work effectively with faculty/staff from varied ethnic/cultural/socioeconomic



CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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(1) Cover Letter

(2) Curriculum Vitae

(3) Statement of teaching Philosophy

(4) Teaching Portfolio including teaching evaluations

(5) Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation sent to

(6) A writing sample (chapter or article)


May 8, 2021


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