Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History

The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for the Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who specialize in modern European history. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and teach a variety of courses in European and Jewish history/studies, including introductory survey courses, specialized courses in the candidate’s area of research, and broader courses on topics such as European and Jewish history and Holocaust and genocide studies. The successful candidate will also play an active role in training graduate students, and provide service to History and Jewish Studies, the campus, and the larger professional community. This is a tenured senior position open to advanced associate professors and full professors working in History and related disciplines. While the tenure home of the successful candidate will be in the Department of History, we seek applicants who have the interest and vision to play a leadership role in the Program in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary commensurate with their rank and career merit as well as substantial annual endowment funding that can be utilized for purposes such as research and conference travel, programming, graduate student support, and summer salary.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in History or a related field, with a specialization in Jewish History.
  • Applicants should hold the position of tenured associate professor or tenured full professor (or their equivalents) at their current institution.

The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder are dedicated to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We particularly welcome applications from candidates of groups who are historically underrepresented in their fields and/or have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment.

The anticipated start date is Fall 2022.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A letter of application
  • A current CV
  • A teaching and mentoring statement
  • A research statement
  • A diversity and inclusion statement that addresses how the candidate would foster a diverse and inclusive environment through their teaching, scholarship, and service

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

For full consideration, please apply by September 13, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.


Salary Range $100,000 - $180,000 salary based on rank (Associate or Full Professor) and career merit as a base salary in the Department of History combined with appointment as Endowed Singer Chair. 

The successful candidate will also receive substantial annual endowment funding that can be utilized for purposes such as research and conference travel, programming, graduate student support, and summer salary. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Linda Park

Posting Contact Email: linda.park@colorado.edu

Temporary Faculty

The History Department hires Lecturers to fullfill teaching needs that cannot be met by our current facutly. If you are interested in joining the History Department in a temporary faculty appointment, please send an email of interest and C.V. to our Program Manager, Kellie Matthews, who maintains a pool of possible lecturers.

Please review the courses we offer and list the courses you would be able and intested in teaching in your email.

For more information about compensation and the hiring process, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff website

Graduate Student Appointments

The History Department offers Teaching Assistant (TA) and Graduate Part-Time Instructor (GPTI) positions to our graduate students. TA and GPTI positions are considered graduate student teaching appointments so the compensation, benefits, and responsibilities differ from that of regular employees. These positions are part of the departmental funding opportunities offered to current and new incoming graduate students. Students must be enrolled in or recently admitted to the Department to be eligible for one of these positions. We occasionally hire graduate stduents from outside of the History Department. If you would like additional information or have questions, please email our Graduate Program Coordinator, Abi Peters

For more information about compensation and benefits for TA and GPTI appointments, please visit the Graduate School website.