The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University invites applications for the Leon Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies to begin August 2013. Ph.D. required. Academic rank to be determined. Disciplinary specialization is open; the successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences, which includes history, sociology, anthropology, English, philosophy and religion, foreign languages and literature, government and justice studies, and others. Applicants must demonstrate an active scholarly record, administrative competence, and engaged teaching.

This is an 11-month position and includes the following responsibilities: directing the center half time, teaching one course per semester, and maintaining an active research agenda. Candidates with experience in administration, fundraising, or community outreach are preferred. The successful candidate will teach courses consistent with the Center’s thematic focus on Judaic, Holocaust, and/or Peace Studies. A commitment to the Center’s annual summer Holocaust Symposium is essential. This international symposium gathers public school teachers, primarily, but also media specialists, university students and faculty, and other interested persons for a 40-hour educational program on best practices in the teaching of the Holocaust. The symposium also considers emergent issues of intolerance, indifference, and social and personal courage. See www.holocaust.appstate.edu for information about the center.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Nov 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.  Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, contact information for five references, and writing sample to Rosemary Horowitz, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Appalachian State University, Boone NC 28608.  For further information contact Dr. Horowitz at horowitzr@appstate.edu. Note that only complete applications will be reviewed. No electronic submissions please.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 17,000 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. See www.appstate.edu for information about the university. Boone is situated in the beautiful mountains of northwestern North Carolina. The area is a popular destination for summer and winter activities, and the town enjoys the eclectic atmosphere and engaged community typical of a college town, with active arts and music scenes, coffee shops, restaurants, good public and alternative schools, a popular farmer’s market, and wonderful parks. Seehttp://exploreboonearea.com.

Appalachian State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the chair of the search committee. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background check.

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