Jobs Related to Israel Studies

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.


Assistant/Associate Professor: University of Florida

The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida invites applicants for a tenure accruing faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the field of Israel Studies to begin August 16, 2018. The position is open to Israel specialists in any discipline in the social sciences and the humanities. Ph.D. required by start date. A successful candidate must have an active research agenda, must be able to integrate the study of Israel into theoretical and comparative contexts that speak to the needs of the appropriate tenure home, and be committed to developing the Jewish Studies major. The successful candidate will also help promote Israel studies within the community and further develop the Center’s links with Israel.
The University of Florida is ranked among the top ten public universities in the US. The University has excellent research facilities and the Price Judaica Collection is considered one of the top ten Judaica research libraries in the US. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is currently undergoing a significant expansion of faculty. All new hires are expected to enhance the national visibility of the academic units in which they are housed.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at and must include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement about ongoing research and teaching directions, a writing sample, and a list of three references. Finalists’ references will be sent a message requesting them to upload their letter.  The review of applicants begins on December 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries for additional information can be addressed to the search committee chair, Prof. Norman Goda (
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at
The Center is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


The Program in Jewish Studies and History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder

The Program in Jewish Studies and the History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder seek a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in Israel/Palestine Studies with specialized training in history. The successful candidate will be rostered in the History Department but teach three out of her or his four classes per year under the auspices of the Program in Jewish Studies.

The position will start August 2018, and the person hired will have completed all requirements for the PhD in history (or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies) by then. The successful candidate will be proficient in Hebrew and Arabic, be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct independent research, lead regular global seminars to Israel (and the West Bank, if possible), and contribute to the intellectual and institutional life of the Program in Jewish Studies.

• A PhD in History or a related discipline such as Jewish Studies or Middle Eastern Studies.
• Proficiency with Hebrew and Arabic.
• ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. degree in History/related disciplines must be conferred by August 20, 2018.
Application Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at, position number 10192. A background check will be required of the person to whom the position is offered.

Application materials include:  a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words. Review of applications begins on October 16, 2017. Find full application instructions here:

Please direct inquiries to the History and Jewish Studies Search Committee, Program in Jewish Studies, 122 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309 through email at

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits.  Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting


Israel Studies Position: The Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

The Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2018, at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Israel Studies. The position will be located in the Department of Jewish Studies, with the possibility of a joint appointment in the department of the applicant’s area of expertise.

Ph.D. is required by the beginning of the appointment.

Open to scholars in all disciplines with an accomplished record of scholarship in Israel Studies; priority given to scholars whose research addresses cross-cultural relations within Israel, among Israel and its neighbors, and/or between Israel and diaspora Jewry.  Fields of specialization may include, but are not limited to, Israeli history, culture, politics; the sociology, anthropology, religion, or literature of Israel. The ability to teach about Arab-Israeli relations is a high priority, as is the ability to engage thoughtfully and sensitively with a diverse student body at a public university. Fluency in Modern Hebrew is required; proficiency in other languages spoken in Israel, especially Arabic, is highly desired.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (about 30 pages), two undergraduate syllabi (including one for a course on Arab-Israeli relations), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio ( to Professor Paola Tartakoff, Acting Chair, Department of Jewish Studies, 12 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Priority given to complete applications on file by October 1.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.




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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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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