The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida invites applicants for the Samuel R. Shorstein Professor of American Jewish Culture & Society. The appointment will be made at the assistant or associate professor level. Although the position is open to anyone with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching on the subject of American Jewry, our preference is for candidates within the social sciences. Candidates must have a substantial track record of high quality research and publications on American Jewry. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to building the Jewish Studies undergraduate program, attract and work with graduate students, work cooperatively with the relevant tenure home, and contribute to the public outreach activities of the Bob Graham Center Ph. D. required. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.


For full consideration, applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at and must include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement about ongoing research and teaching directions and a list of three references. Finalists’ references will be sent a message requesting them to upload their letter.  The review of applicants begins on, or after, February 1st, 2017, for an August 16, 2017 appointment, and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries for additional information can be addressed to the search committee chair, Prof. Tamir Sorek (


The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution.  If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).  The selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida's "Government in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws.