Stephen C. Feinstein Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
(endowed, tenured professorship)
College of Liberal Arts
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The successful candidate also will hold the Stephen C. Feinstein Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a newly created endowed chair (tenured professorship) at the University of Minnesota.
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies was founded in 1997 and has a broad mission to engage the study of genocides, other crimes against humanity, and human rights norms, both historically and in the present. It has been a focal point of activity for faculty, students, and staff across the disciplines at the University of Minnesota and a larger regional and national community. The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies has developed a major array of programs that involve outreach to K-12 teachers and others in Minnesota and the region; teaching undergraduate and graduate students; sponsorship of lectures conferences, and public programs; and scholarly research. We expect the director to maintain the broad mission and interdisciplinary character of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
The director will hold an endowed, tenured professorship as well as fulfill academic administrative responsibilities as director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The primary duties of the director are expected to be 50% scholarly and academic and 50% administrative and programmatic,
The scholarly and academic duties of the endowed, tenured professorship will include:
The administrative and programmatic duties of the director will include:
Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly and/or creative work, evidence of their academic administrative leadership skills, evidence of their commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and the strength of recommendations.
The position of Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Stephen C. Feinstein Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies will hold an endowed, tenured faculty appointment, as well as an administrative appointment.
The faculty appointment is a 100%-time appointment over the nine-month academic year at the rank of professor with tenure or associate professor with tenure, consistent with existing collegiate and University policy. Tenure will be held in the University of Minnesota; the director's tenure unit will be an appropriate academic department within the College of Liberal Arts, to be determined in consultation among the candidate, the department, and the college.
The administrative appointment is a 12-month appointment at the rank of director (with faculty rank); the initial term of the administrative appointment is three years, 2009/10 to 2011/12, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three-year term or terms.
The position will begin as early as 1 July 2009, but no later than 25 August 2009. Salary is competitive. A nine-month base salary is attached to the faculty appointment; an augmentation to the faculty base salary is attached to the administrative appointment.
Application materials must be submitted electronically. The complete position announcement and application instructions may be found on the University of Minnesota's Employment website by following the link below.
Application materials which must be submitted electronically include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three writing samples (e.g., book chapters, journal articles, recent conference papers, etc). The letter of application should refer specifically to this search and describe the candidate's academic training and professional background, current research and scholarship, teaching philosophy, and administrative experience.
In addition to the materials submitted electronically, qualified candidates are asked to arrange for three to five letters of recommendation from scholars qualified to evaluate the candidate's scholarship to be sent directly to the search committee. The letters of recommendation should be sent to:
Professor Gary Cohen
Chair, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Search Committee
Department of History
University of Minnesota
1110 Heller Hall
2671– 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Additional application materials may be requested by the search committee or hiring authority at a later date.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 27 February 2009.
For additional information or questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Department of History, at firstname.lastname@example.org or + 612-624-2800.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.