Jobs Related to Israel Studies

Assistant Professor (Universitätsassistent/in/University Assistant) – Postdoc Career Position
Code PHIL-HIST-10500


  • Starting on 01.10.2019 until 30.09.2025 (initially limited to 6 years; a tenure-track agreement can be offered)

Organizational Unit:

  • Department of Contemporary History

Level of Employment:

  • 40 hours/week

Main Tasks:

  • Conduct independent research in the field of Israel Studies with a focus on contemporary history and with the aim of a Habilitation degree, international networking and interdisciplinary cooperation, acquisition of research projects and third-party funding, participation in the research area “Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts” as well as support of the research network Austria-Israel Academic Network Innsbruck (AIANI)
  • Independent teaching in the core subject Contemporary History, supervision of students
  • Administrative duties

Necessary Qualification:

  • PhD-dissertation in History in the field of contemporary history; outstanding competence in Israel Studies as well as knowledge with the adjoining field of Jewish Studies; academic output beyond the scope of the dissertation; experience in postdoctoral research or relevant work experience; experience in the area of third- party funding; experience in academic mobility; verification of experience in academic teaching
  • Excellent language skills in German, English and Hebrew (minimum of C1 in speech and writing)
  • Excellent communication skills, leadership skills and the ability to work in a team as well as proven organisational skills
  • Applications have to include: an outline of an independent research project at the level of habilitation (max. 5 pages), teaching concept, at least one essay or book chapter in digital form as a reading sample, two letters of recommendation
  • It is requested to upload the online application in only one file

The minimum gross salary (stipulated by collective agreement) for this position amounts to € 3804,- per month (14 times). Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers (

We look forward to your online application until 29.04.2019.


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.

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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


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.


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:




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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