2017–18 Faculty Searches

Modern Jewish History, Assistant Professor to Full Professor

The University of Chicago Department of History invites applications for a position in nineteen-/twentieth-century European Jewish history. Preference will be given to applicants who have a research interest in the Shoah and who have knowledge of Hebrew, Yiddish, or Ladino. The successful candidate will contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs and will be required to teach one undergraduate course per year on the history of the Shoah. It is expected that she or he will participate actively in the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, as well as in the Department of History. This appointment will be made at rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor and will begin on July 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. Interested candidates must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at

All applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a recent published chapter or article. Applicants at the level of assistant professor must also include three letters of recommendations in their dossier. (Instructions for submitting letters will be provided during the application process.) Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Early application is strongly recommended.

Questions regarding the application process should be sent to Cyndee Breshock at

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