Bertram and Gladys Aaron
Professorship in Jewish Studies
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
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.
Christopher Newport values effective teaching inspired by
sound scholarship. The University seeks a passionate and engaged
teacher and productive scholar who will lead the department’s
efforts in broadening its course offerings in Jewish Studies, and
will serve as a scholarly resource for the University’s related
programs and organizations. The Aaron Professor will also assume
the role of academic liaison to the vibrant and active Jewish
community of the Virginia peninsula.
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. The department is
distinctive for its integration of the study of Philosophy and
Religion, preparing students for admittance to top graduate
programs across the country.
Christopher Newport is a public school offering a private school
environment with a teacher-scholar model: blending teaching and
scholarship into an intellectually powerful experience for both
students and faculty. The University is located in Newport News,
Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to
the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. 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
Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual
respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active
intellectual and creative engagement. 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 http://www.cnu.edu.
Review of applications will
begin on September 22, 2022.
Applications received after September 22, 2022 will be accepted but
considered only if needed.
View full job posting & how to
apply at https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/14196.
Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully
Committed to Access and Opportunity.