Marcus M. and Carole M. Weinstein and Gilbert M. & Fannie S. Rosenthal Chair of Judaic Studies

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The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Richmond invites applications for the Marcus M. and Carole M. Weinstein and Gilbert M. & Fannie S. Rosenthal Chair of Judaic Studies, a tenured position at the rank of Full Professor, to begin fall 2023.

We seek applications for a position in Hebrew Bible or other ancient Jewish literature. The 3-2 teaching duties will include introductory and advanced courses, participation in the Department’s programs, and contributions to the University’s general education curriculum and interdisciplinary programs. The successful applicant will have a record of excellence in research, teaching, and service.

Applicants should propose a set of courses in their areas of expertise that are appropriate to a liberal arts education and reflect humanities and Religious Studies frameworks. We especially welcome candidates who will support the University’s efforts to build a more just, inclusive, and equitable academic community.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success.

Through their teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service activities, strong applicants will demonstrate potential for significant contributions to the University of Richmond’s inclusion, equity, and diversity priorities and for promoting the success and well-being of people of color, members of sexual and gender minority groups, religious minorities, first generation college students, immigrant students, and people with disabilities. For more information on the department and its programs, please visit

Applicants should apply online via the apply button. 

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

In addition to a cover letter, applications should contain (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a research statement, (3) a teaching statement outlining a proposed curriculum in Judaism that reflects a commitment to inclusive teaching in a small liberal arts department, and (4) names of three references. The committee will solicit letters of recommendation from selected candidates and conduct initial interviews online during the fall semester.

For questions about the position or the application processes, please contact Prof. Jane Geaney ([email protected]).

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