Rabbinic Judaism (open rank)

University of Chicago Divinity School
Illinois, United States
Commensurate with experience
Aug 02, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) for one or more positions in the study of Rabbinic Judaism for an appointment date of July 1, 2020.  Rank and salary are open.  We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.


Applicants should possess broad knowledge of the Rabbinic period and literature as well as expertise in the languages essential to the field and relevant to the candidate's research agenda. Strong applicants will demonstrate knowledge of the Roman, Sasanian, and early Islamic imperial contexts in which Rabbinic literature developed. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with other scholars of religion and in other fields and areas within the University.


The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students; Master’s level students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University. A normal teaching load is four courses per year on a quarter system.


Candidates must hold the Ph.D. in Rabbinic Judaism or a related field or discipline by the time of appointment.


Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position(s) is/are filled or the search is closed. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) syllabi, 5) a statement articulating future research agenda, and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. Applications should be made online, at http://apply.interfolio.com/66300  If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.