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The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant or Associate Professor in German-Jewish Studies to begin July 1, 2020.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by July 1, 2020 and native or near-native competence in German and English required. Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes German Jewish literature, culture, film, or other media. We invite applicants with a Ph. D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, or a related field.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in German and on German and Judeo-German culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department, other units in the university such as the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, and for the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies.


Applicants must apply online at, and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) statements of research and teaching philosophy; 4) a statement describing your past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; 5) a syllabus for a course on the subject of German Jewish Literature, 6) an English- language scholarly writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required).  All references should be sent via Interfolio to   Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Inquiries to Dr. Ruth von Bernuth at

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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