Jobs Related to Israel Studies

Ohio State University: Melton Center for Jewish Studies
The Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies

The Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies. Candidates may be of any rank. Specialization is open and may include, but is not limited to, areas such as: History, Philosophy, Political Science, Music, English, Economics and Comparative Studies. The academic unit of appointment will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise. The chair appointee will be expected to teach courses on the history of modern Zionism and Israel and provide scholarly mentoring to students in the study of modern Israel. Duties will also include the development and communication of study abroad and internship opportunities for students related to Israel and the area of Israel Studies. The successful applicant will also serve as a
community and university resource for Israel Studies.

Specialization is open and may include, but is not limited to, areas such as: History, Philosophy, Political
Science, Music, English, Economics and Comparative Studies. The academic unit of appointment will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise. Qualified applicants should possess fluency in Hebrew, be knowledgeable about contemporary Israeli society and culture, and hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field of expertise.

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at:
A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, writing sample, and three letters
of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be
directed to Lori Fireman at


NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Assistant Professor Position in Modern Hebrew Literature
Arts and Science

The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University seeks to fill a tenure track position in Modern Hebrew Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in the broad corpus of Modern Hebrew Literature and will be able to teach a varied range of undergraduate and graduate courses in both Hebrew and in translation. The ideal candidate will be conversant with key discussions in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences and be able to engage other units in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Ability to relate to other aspects of a comprehensive program in Jewish Studies, including the Taub Center for Israel Studies and NYU’s study away site in Tel Aviv, is essential. The appointment will begin September 1, 2019, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 31, 2019.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, but applications will be accepted until December 1, 2018. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and all completed dissertation chapters (for dissertations in progress) or the complete dissertation (including in revised form) at Within your cover letter, please discuss how your teaching and research can address issues of intellectual diversity and a diverse student population like that of NYU. More information about the department can be found at

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read ( EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.




Brandeis University: Marash and Ocuin Chair in Ottoman, Mizrahi, and Sephardic Jewish Studies

Brandeis University invites applications to fill the newly endowed Marash and Ocuin Chair in Ottoman, Mizrahi, and Sephardic Jewish Studies. This is a full-time facultyposition to carry tenure in a department appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and area of research. The incumbent of the Chair [Associate or Full Professor] will be a scholar of the history andculture of Ottoman Jewry as well as of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewry in modern contexts, including Israel, with expertise in a given subspecialty and teaching depth across a broad range of the field. Inaddition to the expectation of a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, teaching excellence, and leadership in her/his respective discipline, expertise in relevant languages (e.g. Hebrew, Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, Judeo-Spanish, etc.) and primary sourcesis essential. The holder of the Chair is expected to teach four courses every year, mentor graduate students in the field, and participate in University activities. Thesuccessful candidate may be invited to affiliate with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis. Applications from advanced assistant professors with a demonstrated record and extraordinary promise may also be considered.

Applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at andshould include a cover letter, c.v., a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and a sample course syllabus. Applicants not holding tenure should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted; applicants currently holding tenure should providethe names and e-mail addresses of three references. Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship,teaching, and service. The cover letter should address the applicant’s scholarly accomplishments, experience and philosophy of teaching, how potential course offerings will complementexisting offerings at Brandeis, and ways in which the candidate’s experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build pluralism, inclusion, and social justice at Brandeis. First consideration will be given to applications receivedby September 30, 2018 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to the search committee chair, Jonathan Decter, Edmond J. Safra Professorof Sephardic Studies, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (

Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Diversity,equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission and are considered essential components of achieving academic excellence. Therefore, we value and are seekingcandidates who represent a variety of social and intellectual identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education and, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, can contribute to building, engaging,and sustaining a pluralistic, socially just, and inclusive campus community.


Call for Applications: Katz Center Fellowship

The Herbert D. Katz Center at The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2019–2020 academic year on the theme of The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In.
The Katz Center will devote our 2019–2020 fellowship year to the home—to what happens inside Jewish homes and what connects those homes to life outside. We invite applications from scholars in any academic field who are seeking to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of contexts for Jewish life, including the very definition of home.
As an object of inquiry, the home has not one door but many. We are planning a year that will look into the Jewish home across many different thresholds/entryways and look back out from the home into the broader world. Relevant topics may include the history of domestic architecture and material culture, anthropological research into kinship, parenting, gender roles, and master-servant relationships; literary instantiations of the home as an object of memory and imagination; representations of Jewish domesticity in the visual arts, including theater, film, and television; the analysis of Jewish law as it relates to family life and sex; the economics of consumption and display; the ritual study of the life cycle as it plays out in domestic contexts; and urban studies that approach the home as part of neighborhoods or larger social contexts, among others.
Eligible projects may be focused on the home in any period of Jewish history, extending from the four room houses of Iron Age Canaan to contemporary Jewish retirement communities. The year is also open to projects that may not be focused on the home per se but are helpful for understanding it, such as research on the history of privacy or the anthropology of childhood. The Center’s goal is to support individual projects, but it also seeks to develop an intellectually diverse cohort which means the ideal applicant will be one willing to learn from and work with scholars from other disciplines or focused on other periods.
The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or expect to receive their degree no later than August 2019.
An additional opportunity for 2019–2020: Israel Institute Fellowship
With funding from the Israel Institute and in partnership with Penn’s Jewish Studies Program, the Katz Center is offering a teaching fellowship in 2019–2020. Full details are available on our website.
Application opens: June 1, 2018
Application deadline: October 31, 2018
Announcement of fellowship recipients: March 31, 2019
Commencement of fellowship period: Variable, from September 2019 to May 2020
Duration of fellowship period: One semester (fall or spring) or full academic year
Please visit for more information about the Katz Center’s fellowship program and to access the online application portal.



Tel Aviv University: Position in the School of Social & Policy Studies

The School of Social & Policy Studies at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track position to commence on October 1 2019. Applications are open in all fields of
Sociology and Anthropology. The School within the Faculty of Social Sciences is composed of four departments: Communication, Labor Studies, Sociology and Anthropology and Public Policy. It combines
research and teaching in a wide range of fields concerned with social sciences. It has a strong
commitment to multidisciplinary research and teaching, and provides opportunities for interactions
with many departments and research units on and off campus. It has a rich tradition of high-level,
internationally recognized research and teaching. The position offered is at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, contingent on budgetary approval. The candidate must have a PhD degree or expect to be awarded a doctoral degree by May 2019, in Sociology or Socio-Cultural Anthropology, with excellent proven research and publication record. Post-doctoral experience is desirable. The position includes full-time teaching at introductory level courses (classes at Tel Aviv University are taught in Hebrew), supervision of MA and PhD students, and pursuing high-quality research based on grants received from competitive local and international foundations.

Please submit:
1. A letter describing current and future research plans as well as teaching interests.

2. A CV and list of Publications.

3. Samples of publications (books and articles).

4. Teaching evaluations (if applicable).

5. Three letters of recommendation, addressed to Prof. Adriana Kemp, Chair, Dept. of Sociology
and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University. The letters should be sent by the recommenders directly
to no later than October 15, 2018.

6. Completed applications (items 1-4 by candidates, item 5 by recommenders) should be
submitted by email only (pdf files), to no later than October 15,



UCLA: Israel Studies Faculty Search

The UCLA International Institute seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in Israel Studies to fill the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Israel Studies. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD, JD, MBA, MFA, or other equivalent terminal degree and be an outstanding scholar and teacher, an enterprising intellectual leader, and a collegial presence who forges collaborations with faculty and students across UCLA to further multidisciplinary research on Israel.
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Israel Studies at the UCLA International Institute was established in 2005 with the intention that the Chair will address key issues on contemporary Israel and will be a catalytic institution builder linking UCLA with community and policy leaders.
The UCLA International Institute is the central hub for global and area studies at UCLA. Founded in 1958, the International Institute educates students, champions scholarship and builds academic partnerships here and abroad. Its more than 25 centers and programs including the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies promote innovative multidisciplinary research and educational opportunities in virtually every region of the world and on global issues. More information about the International Institute can be found here
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, research agenda, select relevant publications, the names and contact information of three references, a statement of contributions to diversity, and an optional statement of teaching to UCLA Recruit:
Application deadline is October 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2018 and continue until a candidate is selected. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.



Queens College: Full-Time, Tenure-Track Appointment in Hebrew

The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, the City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Hebrew at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2019. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Hebrew language and literature courses at all levels, in Hebrew as well as in English translation, performing administrative duties for our Hebrew program, and contributing to the Middle Eastern Studies major and the liberal arts curriculum at Queens College. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide evidence of an active research program.
Our department offers a wide variety of courses. In addition to language courses in ancient Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew, we offer courses on both ancient Western and non-Western classics and on modern Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, taught in English and in one of the foreign languages we cover. By providing linguistic and cultural knowledge we help our students gain a solid foundation for a liberal arts education. We encourage students who have a background in the languages we teach to enhance their proficiency by taking advanced courses. Sequences of our courses may fulfill requirements for majors, minors and interdisciplinary concentrations.
A flagship college of the CUNY system, Queens College is an urban school that offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences to a large and diverse student body.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in Hebrew literature or comparative literature is required. Also required is native or near-native competency in Hebrew and English. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application.
COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension and tax-deferred retirement savings plans and paid parental leave. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development
If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:
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- In the box under "What", enter "18838"
- Click on "Assistant Professor- Hebrew "
- Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.
The candidate must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Writing sample should also be uploaded.
*Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.
Important Note: You need to provide three reference letters. Please ask your references to send their letters to Professor Yunzhong Shu ( by the closing date.
We take pride in our diverse community and encourage people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

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Brandeis University: Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. The Center is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the modern State of Israel by training a new generation of scholars and teachers, building a vibrant academic community, and supporting research, publications, and conferences.
As member of leadership team, the Associate Director supports the Center's mission by creating and implementing innovative teaching and public programming for diverse audiences, cultivating donor relationships, enhancing communications internally and externally, and helping to shape policy
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and execute two premier Israel Studies programs combining on-campus academic courses with rigorous Israel study tours: the Schusterman Center's Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) designed for faculty members, and the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program's Myra Kraft Seminar in Israel (HRNS 350A) for master's-level students. Develop content, lead study tours, teach in, and schedule both the Brandeis and Israel portions in conjunction with the Center's leadership team and with support from Israeli ground service providers.
• Assess needs in the field and work with external donors and other organizations to create and teach diverse array of academically rigorous Israel education programs on and off-campus for faculty, Summer Institute alumni, teachers, communal professionals, young leaders and others. Modalities include "short" or "crash" courses, webinars, annual conferences for Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) alumni and the public, talks, etc. Oversee content for On-line Israel Studies Resource Site for SIIS participants, alumni and the public.
• Assist in the cultivation of donor relationships, formally (funding proposals, reports, letters, visits) and informally (networking, emails, calls, etc.). Represent Center internally and externally to media, donors, other departments, etc.
• In conjunction with director, create and oversee Center policies and conduct strategic planning related to the execution of the mission and vision, external communications, marketing and branding, and content development, etc..
• Advise PhD, MA and undergraduate students (formally and informally). Teach reading courses with advanced graduate students, advise students, serve on dissertation and thesis committees. May teach other full academic courses at Brandeis.
• In conjunction with director and others, select doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, Summer Institute faculty fellows, graduate and undergraduate travel/research award recipients, etc.
PhD required plus 5-8 years experience
Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with academic field of Israel Studies. Academic teaching experience required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English required, as well as superior organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and task simultaneously.
Knowledge of modern Hebrew language required. Must be a self-starter, able to take initiative and see opportunities.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at Elect option for "New Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

Closing Statement:
Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.




Vassar College:  Hebrew Language Fellow

Vassar College is seeking a Hebrew Language Fellow, a recently post-University native speaker to work with our Hebrew Language students and our Professor of Hebrew.

The candidate should be a lively person who works well with others, who is comfortable in a highly diverse environment and who loves— and wants to transmit a love of— the Hebrew language and Hebrew language culture.

There are Language  Fellows in each of the languages at Vassar and they form a friendly and cohesive community on campus. They work approximately 12 hours/week  for a stipend of $500 per month. They are expected to live on campus where they receive  room and board, health insurance and can also take up to two classes per semester at the College. The College also covers their transportation to and from Vassar from wherever they are based at the beginning and the end of the academic year.
Each of our previous Language Fellows has been tasked by the instructor then teaching Hebrew to do slightly different things. Some have them have taught a section of language drill; some have them have lead a conversation hour; some have helped organize departmental/ program events and social activities; some have supported Hebrew courses through guest teaching (for instance, teaching a small unit during the regularly scheduled class, under the supervision and with the mentoring of the regular instructor), or help out with tutoring.

In all cases, however, the  language fellow is closely supervised and mentored by the language instructor. It can be a really nice collaboration, and really helpful for both students and the instructor.
Please ask interested parties to submit the following documents
• cover letter
• CV
• academic transcript
• statement of interest
• two letters of recommendation

DEADLINE June 30 2018

The Language Fellow will be expected to arrive at Vassar during the last week in August and remain in residence through the beginning of May per the Vassar College Academic Calendar. The Fellow is free of responsibilities during Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring breaks.


The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at Concordia University

The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at Concordia University is a multi-disciplinary research centre that brings together students, faculty and researchers who are dedicated to the study of Israel in all its facets.

In an effort to promote faculty-based projects, stimulate research and teaching, and contribute to the study of the state of Israel, locally, nationally and internationally, the Institute is offering financial support in the form of grants and scholarships in the following categories:
Visiting Researcher:
The Institute welcomes applications for short-term or sabbatical Visiting Researcher positions. Research stipends are available.
Post-doctoral fellowships:
Applicants with a completed PhD can apply for a post-doctoral fellowship.
The deadline to apply for these grants vary.  For details please visit:


Ben-Gurion University: Senior Academic Faculty Positions

The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev invites applications for two tenure-track, open rank faculty positions that will become available in the coming two years — the first in 2018-19, and the second in 2019-20. Applications for both are being accepted now.  The Institute, located at the Sede Boqer campus of Ben-Gurion University, is a leading center for the study of Israel. It is home to scholars in a range of disciplines, and promotes interdisciplinary research focused on a broad range of topics relating to the study of Israeli society, politics, history, and culture, and to Israel’s place in the Middle East, in the Jewish world, and in the international community.  In addition to its focus on innovative research, the BGRI is home to the Woodman-Scheller International Master’s Program in Israel Studies, which attracts students from around the world. The Institute serves as the academic home for a large number of doctoral students who are integrated into the BGRI’s Center for Israel Studies, a framework that brings together doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and senior scholars who work together in wide-ranging research projects related to Israel; and leads an undergraduate track in Israel Studies, which is taught under the auspices of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva.  Located some 40 minutes south of Beer-Sheva, near Kibbutz Sede Boqer and overlooking the picturesque Zin Valley, the Sede Boqer Campus of BGU, comprised of a number of research institutes, offers an idyllic retreat-like setting. The natural surroundings provide a unique backdrop to a small, vibrant international academic community.  Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a related field, preferably after completing postdoctoral research; have a record of academic excellence in conducting independent research; and demonstrated success as an instructor at the university level. A willingness to reside on the Sede Boqer campus (at Midreshet Ben-Gurion) will be considered particularly favorably.  Full application packets should include a detailed CV, an up-to-date list of publications; a research statement (up to two pages) that includes a description of research interests and plans for future research activities, and the ways in which future professional development corresponds with the activities and interests of the BGRI; names, titles and email addresses of at least three potential references.
Application materials should be e-mailed to: no later than March 9, 2018.

 The University of Arizona: Jeffrey B. Plevan Chair in Modern Israel Studies

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Arizona invites applicants for the Jeffrey B. Plevan Chair in Israel Studies, tenure track, to begin August 2018. We seek to appoint at the Associate or Full Professor rank. The area of specialization under the broad rubric of “Modern Israel Studies” is open, but preference will be given to scholar-teachers with expertise in Cultural Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, or related fields in the social sciences and humanities.
The University of Arizona boasts a very large contingent of scholars and programs focused on the Middle East, and thanks to the creation of this endowed chair by the Plevan family, it enthusiastically supports the creation of an Israel Studies emphasis. The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies is a dynamic and growing academic unit that has in recent years hosted two successful international Israel Studies conferences. It also offers a vibrant community outreach program that welcomes faculty participation from across the university and beyond.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and a record of scholarly excellence in research, teaching, and service/outreach. The Plevan Chair will be a notable scholar who is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, administrative leadership, and to local, national, and international outreach. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load that includes introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in Modern Israel Studies, as well as occasional graduate-level courses and seminars.
A complete application packet will include a CV; the names, titles, and email addresses of at least three references that must be at the level of tenured associate professor or higher; and the candidate’s statement on teaching pedagogy. Review of applications will begin February 16, 2018. Referees suggested by the candidate will be contacted by the search committee and asked to provide written reference letters no later than March 1, 2018. The search will remain open until filled.
For further information, contact the Modern Israel Studies Search Committee Chair, Prof. Beth Alpert Nakhai, The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, 845 N. Park Ave, Marshall Building 420, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0158,
The University of Arizona seeks people with diverse perspectives and experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also encourage applications from alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.
To apply, please visit the following site: and search for job Posting Number F21276
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please visit


The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS) of the University of Maryland at College Park

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS) of the University of Maryland at College Park, just outside Washington D.C. and a half hour drive from the White House, is interested in hosting scholars of Israel Studies for one semester during the academic year 2018-19.   Scholars will receive offices at GIIS, as well as library and campus privileges.  They will be appointed adjunct professors and expected to teach one course during the semester, for which they’ll receive up to $10,000 per course, depending on seniority.  Scholars will be encouraged to participate in GIIS activities relevant to their interests, including offering one or two lectures for faculty and students. 
Note that this is not enough to live on for a semester, so scholars will have to plan on additional income, stipends, or grants.  This is also necessary in order to receive a US visa.
Preference will be given to
those who have experience teaching in the US
Those whose expertise is in a social or cultural field
Those prepared to teach a course NOT on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Those who apply before Jan. 20, 2018
For more information on the Gildenhorn Institute, visit us at
If interested, please contact Ms. Avis Koeiman, our Coordinator, at  Please send a cv and suggestions (up to ½ page each) for up to three courses you are prepared and qualified to teach.


Assistant Professor - Israel/Palestine Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Israel/Palestine Studies to begin September 1, 2018.

The field of specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates from literary and cultural studies, history, film studies, or memory studies. The position will be located in the department of the successful candidate’s area of expertise, with the possibility of a joint appointment.

We are seeking a colleague who shows excellent scholarly promise, evidence of excellent teaching, and a strong commitment to service. The successful candidate is expected to teach on Arab-Israeli relations and cultural expression and to engage with these topics in sensitive ways in a public university with a diverse student body, innovatively foster and develop Israel/Palestine Studies at UMass Amherst, and take an active role, to be defined, at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.

A Ph.D. in a related field is required by September 1, 2018. Knowledge of Modern Hebrew and/or Arabic is required; ability to conduct research in both is highly desirable. Broad familiarity with Judaic Studies, Palestinian Studies, and/or Middle East Studies is an asset.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with the rank of assistant professor, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching statement, and list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses to:

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will not be returned.

For questions about the search process, please contact Professor Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair in Holocaust Studies and Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, at

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.


UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications are invited for one-year postdoctoral positions related to Israel Studies that will begin in the Fall of each academic year. One or two fellowships may be provided each year, depending upon funding availability.
Those who are accepted to the postdoctoral program will be expected to:
• Pursue original research about the modern state of Israel and produce work for submission to appropriate academic publications.
• Teach at least one undergraduate course (one quarter)
• Present one public lecture while in residence
• Participate actively in Center colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year

2018-19 Application Opening and Deadlines:
The application for 2018-19 postdoctoral positions will open on December 1, 2017. Completed applications including all the required materials should be submitted no later than March 7, 2018. Decisions will be announced on April 6, 2018.

Who Should Apply:
• Applicants must have a PhD degree from an accredited university
• The Center welcomes applications from students in a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to history, political science, economics, sociology, literature, visual and performing arts, management, engineering, law, public health, environment and sustainability.
More information about the fellowship and applying can be found by visiting the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at



Postdoctoral Fellowships, Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Northwestern University

In partnership with the Tel Aviv University, the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Israel Studies to run September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2020. Applications are welcome from scholars who research any aspect of the history, culture, or society of the modern State of Israel. The Fellow will be affiliated with both the Crown Center and an appropriate disciplinary department within Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (e.g., history, political science, religious studies, sociology, etc). If appropriate, placements can be made in other units of the university. Fellows pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach two one-quarter undergraduate classes over the course of each three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both the Crown Center and their affiliated department and to be available for public programs in the community. Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed it after September 1, 2013.
Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2018. At the time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term in Evanston, Illinois, USA. The salary is $55,000. In addition, Fellows are eligible for $2000 per year to fund research and conference travel and for one round-trip airfare to Chicago. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2018.

Applications must include curriculum vitae, abstract of Ph.D. dissertation, statement of proposed research and teaching interests, two course outlines, and three letters of recommendation with at least one commenting on candidate's teaching capabilities. Please mail to: Recommenders should send their letters to the same address with the name of the applicant in the subject line of the e-mail.

Administrative questions should be directed to Joel Parker at and/or Claire Sufrin at For more information about the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, see For more information about departments or programs in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, see

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Our Visiting Faculty Programs bring Israeli academics to universities in the United States and Europe to teach about modern Israel. Visiting Faculty will spend an academic year abroad lecturing and expanding their academic circles, while sharing their subject-matter expertise with students and surrounding communities.

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Our Teaching Fellow Program places academics of various ranks and nationalities, with the expertise to teach several courses about modern Israel on American campuses. This program is designed for Israel experts who are free to be placed by the Israel Institute at colleges and universities across the United States for multi-year appointments.

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Our International Course Grant Program supports courses about modern Israel at highly ranked colleges and universities outside the United States and Israel that do not have resident Israel Studies experts. These grants enable scholars to travel to schools to teach intensive or full-length courses about modern Israel. We accept applications from both academic institutions and from individual faculty members interested in this program.

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Our Mission
The Israel Institute is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel. The Israel Institute works in partnership with universities and think tanks to increase opportunities for the study of Israel and catalyze deeper engagement with the country in the academic, cultural, and policy sectors.

In the United States and around the world, the Israel Institute provides scholars, policy experts, and artists with the resources to study and discuss Israel in a comprehensive and rigorous manner. Through its various programs, the Institute advances exemplary scholarship in a wide range of disciplines that provides in-depth coverage of Israel for students and policymakers while also serving as an access point for new learners to become familiar with the country.

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