Jobs Related to Israel Studies

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

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.




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.

To learn more about what we do and our breadth of programs, please visit our website:




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