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Bertram and Gladys Aaron Professorship in Jewish Studies

Christopher Newport University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 their profession.

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

Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2022.
Applications received after September 22, 2022 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

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