Lafayette College announces a position open to applicants at any rank, beginning fall 2014, for a scholar with expertise in Jewish Studies to be appointed as the Philip and Muriel Berman Scholar. In addition to teaching courses in his/her area of specialization, the successful candidate will teach courses in world religions, and contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs as well as the Berman Center for Jewish Studies. Candidates applying at the senior rank must have a distinguished record of scholarship in their field(s) of specialization.

Lafayette is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2,400 students offering degrees in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering, located in eastern Pennsylvania approximately 70 miles from New York and Philadelphia. Faculty members teach a 3:2 load and receive generous research support.  Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Applicants should upload a letter of application, C.V., short writing sample, and teaching portfolio, and arrange for academic transcripts and three confidential letters of reference to be uploaded by Oct. 15, 2013. Questions may be directed to Robin Rinehart, Head, Department of Religious Studies,

Applicants should upload their application letter and CV by clicking the following link:

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Individuals asked to write a letter of reference for a candidate OR Placement offices asked to submit a packet of references for a candidate should click the following link:

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