Job: Assistant or Associate Professor of Israel Studies, U Washington

Israel Studies, Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

University of Washington

The Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS), at the University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor level in the field of Israel Studies to begin on September 16, 2017, contingent on budgetary approval. The person filling the position will hold the Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Chair in Israel Studies. We welcome applications from social scientists and historians who study Israel from a multidisciplinary perspective, including the fields of history, sociology, cultural studies, geography, legal studies, political science, Jewish studies, or religious studies. In addition, candidates should be able to integrate the study of Israel into a global context, highlighting the comparative and international relevance of Israel in the Middle East and beyond.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of both the Jackson School and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. The Jackson School is an interdisciplinary department that houses University of Washington programs studying the areas, peoples, and religions of the world. The Stroum Center, located in the Jackson School, is a leading institution for the academic study of Jewish life in its cultural, intellectual, religious, and international contexts. The successful candidate will teach courses in Israel Studies, as well as other undergraduate and graduate comparative and international studies classes.  The Benaroya endowment also calls for, and provides funds for, the holder of the chair to disseminate knowledge more broadly, creating public programming and building exchanges for students and faculty with Israeli institutions.

This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Jackson School faculty teach four courses per academic year over three quarters.

A PhD or foreign equivalent is required by start of appointment.


Materials should be submitted to:

Applicants should submit the following:

– CV

– A cover letter describing their research and teaching experience

– Three letters of recommendation

Preference will be given to applications received by October 31, 2016.

For questions, please contact:

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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