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Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies (EXPIRED)

Dean's Office, FASS, Dalhousie University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Start date August 1st, 2018
Job description

The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies is intended to bring distinguished scholars from around the globe to share their expertise and perspectives with students and faculty at Dalhousie University and members of the broader Halifax community. The Chair maintains a focus on contemporary topics, but is otherwise broadly inclusive of scholars from a wide variety of arts, humanities, and social science backgrounds. We welcome applications from scholars engaged in teaching and research related to, among other interdisciplinary themes, multiculturalism and diversity, Jewish literatures and cultures, Jewish diasporic studies, holocaust studies, ethnicity and ethnic rivalry, memory and heritage, migration studies, comparative internationalism, contemporary Middle Eastern politics, international relations, and global studies.
The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair fund provides grants of $50,000 CAD per academic year (or $25,000 per term) to invite a professor to Dalhousie for teaching and research in the area of Jewish Studies for a one year, non-renewable term. Up to $10,000 of travel and research expenses will also be reimbursed for year-long visiting chairs (or $5000 per term).
Normally, the visiting chair joins the Dalhousie community for a full academic year, teaching one course and giving one public talk in each of the two terms.
Interested parties are asked to secure a letter of sponsorship from the Chair or Director of the academic unit with which they want to have their primary affiliation during their stay and to provide additional attachments as noted below.
See the detailed brochure here.
- a cover letter
- a summary of research, teaching and outreach plans while at Dalhousie - five pages
- a letter of sponsor from a Dalhousie Department Chairperson or School Director within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- three academic references - References should be from established scholars who are qualified to provide detailed comments on your research, scholarship and the merits of your project in relation to the mandate of the Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair. Applicants are responsible for ensuring the letters reach the committee by the deadline.
Please send complete applications in hard copy or in PDF format to Dean’s Office,
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2, or fass@dal.ca.

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline January 15, 2018, 11:59pm AST
Web address for more information http://www.dal.ca/fass
Contact email
Contact phone 902-494-1440
Time created October 16, 2017, 3:52pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 15, 2018, 11:59pm AST
Expired on January 17, 2018, 12:46am AST
Last updated March 18, 2018, 3:00pm EST
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