American Jewish Literature Assistant Professor (Arizona State University)

The Department of English at Arizona State University-Tempe invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in American Jewish Literature with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2016. Interest in other cultural forms, such as theatre, film, television or digital media is desired. Comparative and transnational perspectives are welcome. The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of English and the interdisciplinary Center for Jewish Studies. The  successful candidate will be expected to conduct research publishable in top tier academic journals, teach undergraduate and graduate students in the area of American Jewish Literature, and engage in professional, university, and community service as appropriate.

Required qualifications include 1) completed PhD in English, Jewish Studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related academic field from an accredited institution by the time of appointment; 2) record of college-level teaching; 3) active research agenda leading to publication; 4) demonstrated expertise in twentieth-century American Jewish cultural productions; 5) research agenda that locates Jewish literature in a larger cultural context.
Desired qualifications include 1) knowledge of Yiddish, Hebrew, or another relevant
language; 2) ability to connect Jewish literature to other cultural forms; 3) comparative,
transnational, or interdisciplinary approaches; 4) research focus in twenty-first century
Jewish literature, 5) publications in the field.

To apply, please submit 1) a letter of application including a statement of research and
teaching interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample, preferably an article-length
publication or a dissertation chapter; 4) a relevant course syllabus; and 5) the names and
contact information of three references to

Application deadline is December 24, 2015. If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, protectedvetern status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401/ html