Postdoctoral Fellow in Yiddish Literature and Culture

Johns Hopkins University in Maryland

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 19, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University ( is seeking applications for a two-year position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Yiddish Literature and Culture beginning July 1, 2014. The scholar will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in modern Yiddish Literature and Culture but should also be prepared to teach Yiddish language if needed. Native or near native fluency in Yiddish (and English) is required. The position comes with a teaching load of 1/2.

Applicants will need to have the PhD in hand by the appointment start date of July 1, 2014. All application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio: by March 18, 2014. The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including list of publications), statements of research and teaching interests (no more than three pages), teaching evaluations (if applicable), a writing sample the length of a typical research article or book chapter, along with three confidential letters of recommendation. Inquiries (only) should be directed to the Department Chair: Elisabeth Strowick 410-516-7509 (


The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.

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