[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Shiff Chair at Toronto

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
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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 
Canadian context.

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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