Academic Year 2022-2023

Reitman Visiting Scholar Position in Jewish Studies

The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, invites applications for the position of Reitman Visiting Scholar for the spring 2023 semester of the current academic year.

The Norman and Syril Reitman Visiting Scholar for spring 2023 is a one-semester appointment for a scholar with a record of publication and experience teaching in the field of modern Jewish history, dated from c. 1500 until the present. The visiting scholar will pursue research, teach, and be engaged with the activities of the Bildner Center. The Reitman scholar’s responsibilities include teaching the in-person one-semester survey, “Modern Jewish History,” a core course for majors and minors in the department of Jewish Studies that is cross-listed with the department of History, and to give either a faculty seminar based on their scholarship or an online mini-course for the public. It is desirable that the Reitman scholar be in residence in the university area in order to participate in the intellectual life and outreach programs of the Bildner Center and the Jewish Studies Department.

The Reitman Visiting Scholar must have a PhD in hand by the start of the spring semester and demonstrate teaching experience in the field of modern Jewish history. The stipend for the position is $40K without benefits.

Applicants should apply through the Rutgers University job portal at The cover letter should be addressed to Professor Nancy Sinkoff and uploaded, with supplementary materials, to the portal. The supplementary materials include a curriculum vitae, a statement of areas of research interest, a syllabus for “Modern Jewish History,” as well as the names and emails of two academic references. Materials need to be submitted by November 1, 2022. A decision will be finalized by December 2022.


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