Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies
1155 East 60th Street, Room 302A
Chicago, IL 60637


Joyce Z. Greenberg Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies

The Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies of the University of Chicago is pleased to receive applications for the Joyce Z. Greenberg Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies. The purpose of the Greenberg Professorship is to bring distinguished senior scholars to Chicago each year. The Professorship can be held by scholars in any field of Jewish Studies in the humanities and social sciences, from antiquity to the present, engaged in the study of the history, thought, religion, literature, languages, and culture of the Jews and Judaism. Teaching will involve both undergraduate and graduate students, and the Greenberg Professor will be expected to give one public lecture. Appointments will be made in the appropriate department or school in the University in collaboration with the Greenberg Center.

The Greenberg Professorship supports visits lasting from one to two quarters. Quarters are ten weeks long, plus an examination week (for which the visitor need not be present). The Fall Quarter typically runs from the very end of September through the first week of December; Winter from the beginning of January till the beginning of March; and Spring from the end of March through the first week of June. Compensation includes a competitive salary, airfare, housing allowance, and health insurance (if needed). The Greenberg Professor also receives a small research fund and research assistance from a graduate student.

The Center is currently taking applications for academic years 2025–26 and beyond. Applications should include a cover letter with potential dates of availability. (Please note that flexibility in availability may increase the chances of being selected.) In addition please send a current CV/list of publications, and proposals for two courses per quarter: (1) a combination upper-level undergraduate/introductory-level graduate course; (2) a graduate seminar. Application materials should be emailed to Center Administrator Nancy Pardee at Decisions are made on a rolling basis at our autumn and spring board meetings.

If you have any questions, please contact Director Na’ama Rokem at