Jobs Related to Israel Studies

Brandeis University: The Karl, Harry, and Helen Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies

Brandeis University announces an opening for the Karl, Harry, and Helen Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies, to start in 2018.  The successful candidate should have a strong record of publication in the history, politics, culture, or society of modern Israel.  Broad familiarity with Middle East Studies and/or Judaic Studies is desirable; knowledge of modern Hebrew is required.  The departmental home for the scholar appointed to this position will be determined by that scholar’s field, discipline and interests; a joint appointment will be considered.  We seek a candidate with an accomplished record in research and graduate training and mentoring, and with a desire and ability to foster and develop Israel Studies at Brandeis, working with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.  The position is expected to be at the rank of associate or full professor, but an exceptional advanced assistant professor may be considered.

Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at, should include a curriculum vitae, list of courses taught, syllabi for courses in Israel Studies, list of languages used in research, three selected publications, teaching evaluations, and a list of three references. First consideration will be given to applications that arrive by April 15, 2017.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

As an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, Brandeis strongly encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds with respect to race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability.

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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.

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



 Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA in partnership with Tel Aviv University, announces a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies. This appointment will be for a two year residency at Northwestern University beginning September 1, 2017.

Responsibilities: Teaching five courses over six trimesters (2 years) in Israel Studies, including such areas as: the Israeli Political System; the History of Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; the Economy of Israel; Sociology and Anthropology of Israeli society; Religion in Israel; Contemporary Israeli Culture, Literature, Poetry, Art, Theatre, Music and Cinema.

Eligibility: Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. no more than five years prior to the date of application.  Proficiency in English and a demonstrable record of college-level teaching experience are required.

Application should include updated 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, and materials related to previous teaching experience. 

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Telephone: 03-6408092; 03-6409100

Application should be received by January 31, 2017

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Stanley Lewis Professorship of Israel Studies
The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies in association with St Anne's College, Oxford

The University of Oxford seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate to the Stanley Lewis Professorship of Israel Studies from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The appointment will be based in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography or the Department of Economics or the Department of Politics and International Relations or the Department of Sociology. The Professorship will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at St Anne’s College.
The University of Oxford has long been one of the world’s major centres for the study of the modern Middle East, but there was limited coverage of the state of Israel prior to the establishment of the Stanley Lewis Professorship of Israel Studies in 2011.
During the last 5 years Israel Studies has been anchored within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, the Faculty of Oriental Studies, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and the Faculty of History. The Stanley Lewis Professor has supervised Master's and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in these departments, delivered an annual series of lectures covering the history and politics of modern Israel, convened a weekly seminar series that brought scores of scholars of Israel Studies from throughout the world to present on their current research, and convened or took part in conferences of relevance to Israel Studies.
The successful candidate will be an Israel Studies scholar of international distinction with an outstanding record of research publication and a proven record of leadership in research and in teaching.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 8 December 2016.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.  Contact Person: Anna Malkin, Contact Email:


Northwestern University
Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies
Full Professor in Israel Studies

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies seeks a senior scholar of distinction in Israel Studies appointable at the rank of Full Professor for a full-time tenured appointment. Starting date September 1, 2017. The person filling the position will hold the Crown Chair in Israel Studies. We welcome applications from scholars in the social sciences and humanities who study modern Israel from a multidisciplinary perspective. This includes areas such as history, sociology, culture, law, political science, and economics. In addition, candidates should be able to integrate the study of Israel into a global context.

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

Please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae via the online application system found at  The review process begins November 14th. Additional materials may be requested in due course.



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