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Virginia Tech seeking Postdoctoral Fellow in Judaic Studies

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    Marina Duka

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Judaic Studies

    The Department of Religion and Culture ( at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow in Judaic Studies. The initial appointment is for one year, but the fellow is eligible for reappointment for another year, subject to departmental approval. Research specialization is open but preference given to candidates whose work broadly intersects with other research strengths within the department. Please see the faculty list at The qualified candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses per year, including the introductory course on Jewish History and Culture and either the course on the Holocaust or the Hebrew Bible. (See the list of departmental courses at In addition to advancing an active research program, the successful candidate will be responsible for arranging special events supported by the Judaic Studies endowment and contributing to the intellectual life of the department, the university, and/or the local community. Ph.D. or evidence of completion by August 2018 required.

    The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity” and the Department of Religion and Culture also has a very strong record of excellence in teaching and research. A commitment to working effectively with a diverse campus population in support of Virginia Tech’s “Principles of Community” is required.

    Virginia Tech is the second largest state-supported university in Virginia. They are approximately 45 minutes from the city of Roanoke, VA, 2 1/2 hours from Charlottesville, VA and Greensboro, NC, 3 hours from Charlotte, NC, and 4 ½ hours from Washington, DC. Blacksburg, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain ranges, was voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.

    Candidates must apply online at (posting # TR0180011) and provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and information for 3 references.

    Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Peter Schmitthenner (

    Review of applications will begin March 27, 2018.

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