JOB: Tandetnik Chair in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture

The Johns Hopkins University Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies seeks to appoint a scholar to the Tandetnik Chair in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture. Scholars may apply at the ranks of tenure-line assistant and tenured associate professor. The successful applicant will be housed in the appropriate disciplinary department within the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, while also participating in the interdisciplinary Jewish Studies program. Applicants should have a strong command of Yiddish language and  culture and a demonstrated record of achievement in Yiddish literary scholarship. They should be prepared to teach Yiddish literature and be pursuing research that speaks to central questions in Yiddish studies, Jewish studies more broadly, and larger intellectual agendas in the humanities. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both introductory and specialized courses covering many aspects of Yiddish culture at the undergraduate and graduate levels, splitting teaching and service equally between Jewish Studies and the appointing department.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a research statement and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (no more than three pages each), and three confidential letters of recommendation to Interfolio (

Applications must be received by October 15, 2016.
The search committee is committed to hiring candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications  from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.