CHGS Invites Applications for Visiting Professor for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Visiting Professorship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, academic year appointment as Visiting Professor (depending on home institution) in Holocaust and Genocide Studies beginning fall semester 2023-spring semester 2024. This appointment is for a one-year term.

The University of Minnesota is a major research university serving undergraduate and graduate students and is the only Ph.D. granting institution in the state of Minnesota.  Its main campus is in the large metropolitan area of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. 

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies was founded in 1997 and has a broad mission to engage in 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 significant number of programs that involve teaching undergraduate and graduate students; sponsorship of lectures, conferences, and public programs; scholarly research;  and outreach to K-12 teachers and others in Minnesota and the region. We expect the visiting professor to contribute to the broad mission and multidisciplinary orientation of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. 

See for more information about the Center and its activities.

Home to the arts, social sciences, and humanities, the College of Liberal Arts comprises 31 academic departments and a dozen interdisciplinary research and academic support centers. The College of Liberal Arts is the largest college at the University of Minnesota, with nearly 15,000 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate students and more than 500 faculty. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

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Thematic areas of interest for the Center include:
  • Memory Studies
  • Refugees, Migrants, & Human Rights
  • Authoritarianism & Threats to Democracy
  • Antisemitism & Racism

Qualifications:  Ph.D. or terminal degree in the humanities, social sciences, or arts; active scholarly engagement with the Holocaust and other genocides; two years of university-level teaching or equivalent professional experience; and proficiency in the English language are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates who have a track record of interdisciplinary scholarly engagement and community engagement. An ideal candidate will also have experience connecting and engaging with graduate students.

Position:  Full-time academic year position at the rank of visiting professor, visiting associate professor, or visiting assistant professor.  Appointment will be in a CLA department that is consistent with the applicant’s degree and teaching interests. 

Responsibilities: The Visiting Professor will teach one course in both the fall & spring semesters at either the undergraduate and/or graduate level, arranged according to the candidate’s expertise and curricular needs and in consideration of the mission of the Visiting Professorship. In addition, the  Visiting Professor will organize a workshop or symposium during the course of the year. The Visiting Professor will be awarded a $10,000 research stipend, with $6,000 reserved for the organization of the workshop or symposium. The remaining funds to be used at their discretion. 

Appointment:  The appointment is for academic year 2023/24 (28 August 2023 to 26 May 2024).  Salary is competitive, based on qualifications and experience.  Benefits are commensurate with visiting faculty appointments.

Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and a two-page statement of research and teaching interests and the type of scholarly activities to be organized.  The statement should include an explanation of how these interests will contribute to the development of the multidisciplinary Holocaust & Genocide studies field. 

Materials should be sent to Joe Eggers, CHGS Interim Director, at

Application deadline:  Review of applications will begin 13 March 2023. 

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A PDF of the call is accessible here.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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