Fellowship: Postdoc at Northwestern, for Israeli Graduates

Northwestern University/TAU Postdoctoral Fellowship

Fellowship Program Guidelines 2012-2014

A. General

  1. Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA, in partnership with Tel Aviv University, announces a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Israel Studies.
  2. The program seeks to advance the teaching of Israel Studies at Northwestern University and provide opportunities for candidates to advance their scholarships.

B. Duration

  1. The appointment is for a two-year residency at Northwestern University during the academic years of 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
  2. The Fellowship begins in the Fall quarter of September 2012.

C. Academic Areas

The field of Israel Studies includes, but is not limited, to the following areas:

  1. Contemporary Israeli Culture, Literature, Art, Theatre and Cinema.
  2. Sociology and Anthropology of Israeli society.
  3. The Economy of Israel.
  4. The Israeli Political System.
  5. Religion in Israel.
  6. History of Israel and the Middle East.
  7. The Arab-Israeli Conflict.

D. Eligibility and Requirements

  1. The Program encourages applications from candidates affiliated with all Israeli universities.
  2. Applicants must have gained their Ph.D degrees no more than five years prior to the date of application.
  3. Applications from candidates presently holding ongoing faculty positions will not be accepted.
  4. Proficiency in English is essential.
  5. A demonstrable record of distinguished college- level teaching experience is required.
  6. Employment at Northwestern University is contingent on receipt of an appropriate USA Visa.
  7. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer guidelines – apply.

E. Responsibilities

1. Teaching one course per academic quarter (No teaching is required during the first quarter in residence).

2. Pursuit of independent scholarship (Fellows are free to follow their own research interests).

3. Presentation of research paper in departmental colloquia.

4. Participation in Israel-related academic activities at Northwestern and the Chicago area.

F. Submission of Application

      Please send a letter of application and attach the following documents (in English):

  1. Full and updated Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Short abstract of Ph.D dissertation (half a page).
  3. A short summary of your research and teaching interests (one page).
  4. A sample of scholarly writing (can be a chapter of Ph.D dissertation).
  5. A statement describing the research plan that you would like to pursue (one page).
  6. An outline of two courses you would be interested in teaching at Northwestern University.
  7. Two letters of recommendation, with at least one commenting on the candidate’s teaching capabilities. Letters should be addressed directly to the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center (see address below).

G. Timetable

  1. Applications should be received by Feb. 1, 2012.

  2. Mail to:

            The Moshe Dayan Center

            The Northwestern University/Tel Aviv University

            Postdoctoral Fellowship Program,

            Gilman Building,

            Tel Aviv University,

            Ramat Aviv,

            Tel Aviv, 69978


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