[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Shiff Chair at Toronto
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Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements
August 3, 2011
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J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry
The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications
for the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry. J.
Richard Shiff QC, an alumnus of Osgoode Hall Law School, was a prominent
businessman, teacher and philanthropist. Founded in 1997 by a generous
donation from the Shiff family, the Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian
Jewry was established to support excellence in teaching and research in
Jewish Canadian Studies, and to act as a liaison between the academic
world and the rest of the community in order to promote greater
recognition of the importance of the Jewish experience in the larger
The Faculty seeks a scholar of international stature in an area of
Canadian Jewish Studies, who will be responsible for teaching two full
year courses (or their equivalent) and the delivery of annual academic and
public lectures. The holder of the Chair will join the Israel and Golda
Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies as well as an appropriate academic
department within the Faculty. The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies is
world renowned for excellence in Jewish education, modern Jewish studies,
Jewish history, philosophy, sociology, languages, literature and religion.
The Shiff Chair is a position at the rank of Full Professor or Associate
Professor. Applicants should have demonstrated strengths in research in
one of the Centre's areas of strength, evidenced by a strong record of
publication and research. A PhD is required at the time of appointment and
preference will be given to applicants with experience supervising
graduate students. We seek an individual who will pursue a vigorous
research program in an interdisciplinary environment and can demonstrate a
commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. The
successful candidate must be eligible for immediate appointment to the
Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
start date is July 1, 2012.
All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of research
interests and selected publications, and arrange to have three letters of
reference sent directly, by October 31, 2011, to:
Patricia Burke Wood, Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts &
Professional Studies, 9th Floor, Ross Building,
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies,
York University, 4700
Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.
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can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416.736.5713.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian
citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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