Job: Chair in Israel Studies, American University (Washington, DC)

The Center for Israel Studies at American University, Washington DC invites applications for the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies, to begin Fall 2011. Specialization is open, PhD required. The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate academic department within the College of Arts and Sciences, such as sociology, history, anthropology, literature, philosophy and religion, language and foreign studies or economics. Affiliation with the Jewish Studies Program, or the Schools of International Service, Public Affairs, or Communication is possible. Rank is open, but a tenured appointment at the Professor or Associate Professor level is anticipated. In appropriate circumstances an extended visiting professorship may be considered. Candidates must have a record of creative and active scholarly excellence, be able to guide a research agenda for the Center, and demonstrate that they are engaging teachers.

The appointee will be expected to teach three courses per academic year on Israel, and to direct the activities of the Center for Israel Studies, including development and Israel-related academic programming.
The aim of the Center is to present American University students with a broad understanding of Israel’s history, society, culture, politics and international relations.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2010. The position will remain open until filled. Send curriculum vitae and letter of interest, including information on courses you are prepared to teach, plus arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Russell A.
Stone, Search Committee Chair, Center for Israel Studies, American University, Battelle-Tompkins T21, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington DC 20016, USA. For inquiries, please contact rstone@american.edu. American University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and actively encourages applications by women and members of minority groups.

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