Im Fachbereich III der Universität Trier (Fach Geschichte, Juniorprofessur für Mittelalterliche Geschichte mit Schwerpunkt in der jüdischen Geschichte, JProf. Dr. Andreas Lehnertz) ist zum 1. Oktober 2023 folgende Stelle zu besetzen: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d).
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Starting salary from £48,376, depending on experience. (University of London salary scale Grade 8)
Start date: As soon as possible
The Leo Baeck Institute London is seeking a new director to lead the institute in its next exciting phase of development. The post will be held in conjunction with a part-time (30 percent) secondment as Lecturer in the School of Historical Studies, Birkbeck, University of London.
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Required qualifications include an internationally visible record of research within the broad scope of Jewish philosophy and intellectual history, as well as teaching experience. The profile for this position comprises a research concentration in some subfield of Jewish philosophy and intellectual history (e.g. classical or medieval Jewish philosophy or mysticism, Kabbalah, Haskalah, Musar, modern Jewish thought) together with the needed proficiency in Hebrew and other relevant languages. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses providing broad thematic and historic coverage of the field. In addition to the candidate’s own innovative research initiatives, collaboration in research and teaching with the other professors’ chairs at the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies is expected. Beyond this, Heidelberg constitutes a rich environment within the higher-education landscape in terms of both research and teaching, and therefore, active scholarly exchange and/or collaboration with the professors’ chairs and research centers of Heidelberg University, in particular, are expressly desired.
The conference is exploratory in nature. We seek to investigate historical case-studies and sources on interactions, both real and imagined, between Jews, Christians and Muslims from various times and places as moments of co-production. We are also eager to learn what resonances such historical work can have with theological thinkers, religious educators, media experts and artists. We want to create a space in which critical historical work and constructive creativity can together discover new ways to tell the history of Islam, Judaism and Christianity as a history of religious co-production.
Years after they left Spain, Sephardi Jews continued to write about friendship, subjugating this intimate relationship to moral instruction, praising the friendships which brought one closer to God and warning against false and dangerous friendships. Did they express a “Jewish” perspective on friendship? Did they perceive friendship as a challenge to Jewish life according to the Torah? And how did they rewrite the humanist and Catholic teachings they learned in Iberia? Exploring Sephardi moral writings in Spanish and Ladino, this presentation will offer some initial answers and even more questions about the contested place of friendship in Jewish history.
The Isaacsohn and André families’ Visiting Fellowship was launched in 2023 and in memory of the Isaacsohn and André families who perished in the Holocaust. This Visiting Fellowship programme will see leading academics from universities around the world joining Sussex experts in Jewish, Holocaust studies and Israel Studies as Visiting Fellows, for a period of up to three months. This will deepen Sussex’s research in this field and enrich the programmes offered to students and the University community. Fellows will join the Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies and will have the opportunity to form affiliations with other research centres across the University to promote even greater collaboration on the broad topic of Jewish studies. We encourage applications that will initiation new collaborations, or extend existing collaborations with the Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish studies. In particular we are keen to increase and diversify our sources of funding through internationally collaborative grant applications.
The Isaacsohn and André Families’ Visiting Fellowship offers a stipend to participating faculty of £7000 for the duration of the fellowship, or part of it depending on the length of their stay. Funding under this scheme will cover the Isaacsohn and André fellow’s travel, accommodation, visa costs and subsistence. Successful applicants will be expected to submit a brief report detailing outcomes after the conclusion of the fellowship.