Judaic Studies Tenure Track 2022-23

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Religion at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Judaic Studies at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2022. 

Particular area of expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with strengths in any of the following areas: 1) the Hebrew Bible and its reception history; 2) the intersection between religion and gender studies; 3) comparative or dialogical work dealing with Jewish-Christian relations. Ph.D. or near completion at time of appointment is preferred, and teaching experience is highly desirable.

The department is particularly interested in applicants who can and will advance the college’s goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color and members of other underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals.

The normal teaching load is six courses per year. In addition to courses in the Religion department, there are also opportunities to teach courses in one of the college’s interdisciplinary programs. Duties typical to tenure-track appointments also involve some academic advising and department and college-wide committee service.

Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.)

Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Finalist interviews are expected in March 2022. Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Jamie Schillinger, Search Committee Chair, at tt2022religion@stolaf.edu. Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.

St. Olaf College is proud to be:

  • Included in multiple editions of Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College
  • An institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • Ranked #1 among baccalaureate colleges in the number of students who study abroad
  • One of the top producers of Fulbright U.S. students among liberal arts colleges
  • Ranked #20 for best undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report, 2018


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