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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 264614-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Partial Remote
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for the Harvey L. Temkin and Barbara Myers Temkin Professorship in Modern Hebrew Language and Literature. Appointment will be as a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the Center for Jewish Studies with the possibility of an affiliation with a relevant department. Appointment is to begin Aug 21, 2023.


Teaching, research, and service; scholarship in Jewish studies with a focus on the literature of the Yishuv and the state of Israel.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Terminal Degree
Applicants must hold a doctorate in Hebrew literature or similar or anticipate its completion by the start of the appointment.


Candidates should demonstrate evidence of excellence and creativity in research and teaching. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English, and proficiency in at least one other language, are required. The successful applicant will be fully conversant with inter-disciplinary scholarship in Jewish studies and be able to situate the study of modern Hebrew literature, with a concentration on the literature of the Yishuv and the state of Israel, within broad, comparative contexts. The successful candidate must be capable of teaching an advanced course in Hebrew.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023


ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

To apply, go to and search for PVL 264614. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload the following: 1) a letter of application describing your research, teaching experience, and approach to teaching; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement addressing past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion; and 4) a recent sample of scholarship in English (a published or unpublished article or chapter up to 10,000 words in length). If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract, table of contents, and a statement of how the sample fits within the larger project. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three references as part of your online application. Each of these contacts will be sent a message asking to upload a reference letter. 

The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 8, 2022, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.


Dr. Gwen Walker
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Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)



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