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Bertram and Gladys Aaron Professorship of Jewish Studies

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Working Title:  Bertram and Gladys Aaron Professorship of Jewish Studies


Appointment Type: Full Time


Purpose of Position:

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the Bertram and Gladys Aaron Professorship of Jewish Studies, effective August 2023. The teaching load for this appointment is 3-3. The successful candidate for this endowed position must present a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service that warrants an appointment with tenure at the rank of associate or full professor. A doctorate or equivalent in Religion or a closely related field is required. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.


CNU values effective teaching inspired by sound scholarship. The University seeks a passionate and engaged teacher and productive scholar who will lead the Department of Philosophy and Religion’s efforts in broadening its course offerings in Jewish Studies and in attracting more students to the Philosophy and Religion major. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses such as Hebrew Bible, Introduction to Judaism, and Religions of the West. As a specialist in Jewish Studies, the Aaron professor will serve as a scholarly resource for the University’s related programs and organizations. The successful candidate will also assume the role of academic liaison to the vibrant and active Jewish community of the Virginia peninsula.


Departmental Information:

The Department of Philosophy and Religion consists of 12 full-time faculty, each a dynamic teacher/scholar who is committed to expanding and enhancing the awareness of thought traditions across the centuries and around the world. CNU’s Department of Philosophy and Religion is distinctive for its integration of the study of Philosophy and Religion. Our multifaceted and comprehensive curriculum prepares students for admittance to top graduate programs across the country.


Faculty Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in “The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition,” Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2022 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.76 and 1180, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at



Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: F179P

Application Deadline: 09/22/2022

Application Instructions:

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, resume or current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to
Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2022.
Applications received after September 22, 2022 will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO Statement: Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. 

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