Posted: Mar 23, 2021

Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion - New York, NY
Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2021
Jewish Studies

Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music announces the opening of a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology, to begin July 1, 2022.  We seek candidates with a completed Ph.D. with expertise in Jewish musicology and ethnomusicology, as well as a grounding in Jewish liturgical music and text. The position encompasses instructional responsibilities in Jewish music, as well as in specific areas of cantorial development. This scholar and pedagogue will be part of a multi-disciplinary, integrative faculty team devoted to the education and training of cantors. 

The assistant professor will oversee Judaic musicological studies within the DFSSM, contribute to the study of Jewish music within HUC-JIR, and represent the College-Institute through their own research in the larger world of Jewish musicology and ethnomusicology. Academic duties will include full-time instruction in the cantorial school; serving as principal architect of the research component of the cantorial curriculum and lead faculty member in the collaborative process of DFSSM curricular development; consultant in areas of Jewish music studies for the broader College-Institute in partnership with the cantorial Program Director; individual academic advisor and capstone project advisor; and participation in the various academic, liturgical, musical, and deliberative activities of the DFSSM and the College-Institute.

The assistant professor will become part of an integrative learning environment and community of practice in which holistic student growth—spiritual, vocational, and intellectual—is a priority. Candidates for this position should be committed to the vibrancy of the Reform movement within Klal Yisrael and desirous of serving as a role model to students in their cantorial and overall clergy formation. 

How To Apply:

Queries may be directed to Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected]). The application should be submitted electronically to Cantor Schiller at the above email address and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one or more published articles and/or chapters of a dissertation, and an optional recording of a presentation, along with the names, titles and email addresses of three references.