Abba Hillel Silver Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies - Department of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Program in Judaic Studies, invites applications for the position of Abba Hillel Silver Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies. The appointment is renewable annually for up to three years. Area of research specialization is open, but should represent a commitment to both academic religious studies and Jewish studies. Ample research support and opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research exist in the department and the university, and participation in these endeavors is encouraged.


The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. Duties include teaching the introduction to Judaic studies; offering an array of religious studies courses on Jewish history, culture, and thought; and contributing to the programs of Religious Studies, including teaching introductory and advanced courses on theory and method in religious studies (may be cross-listed with Judaic Studies).


Established in 1964, the Abba Hillel Silver chair is endowed by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The search process involves an advisory committee including university faculty and representatives of the Jewish Federation. Final selection is strictly the responsibility of the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies in accordance with policies of the College of Arts and Sciences and Case Western Reserve University.


For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, and three letters of recommendation online at by April 11, 2019. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled.


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request reasonable accommodations. Determination as to granting accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.