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Senior Lecturer & Director of Jewish Studies (Faculty)
University of North Texas

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2022
Title Senior Lecturer & Director of Jewish Studies (Faculty)
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Philosophy & Religion-122200
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Religion and Theology

Department Summary

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is the leading program in social-environmental philosophy and religion in the United States. We offer BA degrees in philosophy and religion, and MA and PhD degrees in philosophy. Our department is strongly committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education, those with experience working with minoritized populations, and individuals with life experiences that have challenged them to know themselves as multicultural beings are encouraged to apply.

UNT is recognized as a Minority- and Hispanic-Serving institution, and substantial proportions of our majors (approximately 50%) and graduate students (approximately 30%) are from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. A documented commitment to and engagement with diversity in all its forms is expected.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba

Position Summary

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Director of Jewish Studies. The teaching load is 3/3, including introductory and advanced undergraduate courses. The work distribution is 60% teaching and 40% service. The Director of Jewish Studies will develop and manage undergraduate recruitment, retention, and graduation in the Jewish Studies minor; contribute to the Jewish Studies curricula and facilitate scheduling and new course development by affiliated faculty; organize outreach activities, events, and public lectures. 

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Comparative Religions. The candidate must have experience teaching courses in Judaism.

Preferred Qualifications

The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses including some of the following: Introduction to Judaism, Judaism and Philosophy, Hebrew Bible, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Maimonides and Medieval Philosophy, Islam and Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy, World Religions, Religion in American Society. We are particularly interested in candidates who will create new courses for us. Because the candidate will have to collaborate with multiple departments, they should have an interdisciplinary approach to Jewish Studies.

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