Call for Proposals – Artist in Residence, PSU


Salaried Adjunct faculty member status in the Judaic Studies Program, September 15 through December 15, 2017 at Portland State University, Oregon. Studio space and/or other perks negotiable.


  • Generate intellectual and creative excitement for students on campus by exploring topics related to Jewish history, religious texts, themes and identity through art.
  • Connect to larger audiences in Portland through classes, workshops, performance, presentations and related activities.

PSU is a metropolitan university of 25,000 students located in a dynamic, livable city of 400,000 in the Pacific Northwest. The Judaic Studies Program is an academic unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offering a BA and a minor. JST is a highly collaborative department, partnering extensively with local cultural institutions as well as with other units on campus, notably the College of the Arts. For more information about the department, see For an overview of Artist in Residence activities for 2016, see materials in our digital archive at

Practitioners in any artistic field including music, dance, filmmaking, creative writing, poetry, drama, graphic novels, and the fine arts may apply. Master’s degree preparation in an appropriate field and teaching experience strongly recommended. Preference given to applicants whose previous or current work engages with themes of Judaism, Jewish identity/history, or Israel. More info here

Please submit the following materials via email to by March 10: a statement of interest (800 words), a c.v., a work sample, and the names of two references

The departmental faculty will screen applications in consultation with our community advisory board to determine finalists by April 10, 2017. The appointment announced by May 10, 2017.

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies acknowledges a generous grant from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation and the support of its many donors, whose financial contributions make this artist in residence program possible.

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