Postdoc: Contemporary Jewish Studies (3 years; Lawrence University, apply by Apr 10, 2016)

The department of religious studies at Lawrence University invites applications for a three-year post-doctoral fellow position in Jewish Studies, beginning in Fall 2016.
The fellow will teach four courses the first year and five thereafter.
These courses will include Introduction to Judaism and other courses related to fellow’s scholarly specialization. The area of specialization can be in any aspect of modern or contemporary Judaism. We are particularly interested in someone who would bring a strong secondary area of expertise to the department, such as religion in America, new religious movements, or religion and literature.
Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside the U.S.
Applicants should go to to submit CV, cover letter, and two sample syllabi (one for a course such as Intro to Judaism, the other for a prospective upper level seminar). In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to Applications should be received by April 10, 2016. We will conduct Skype or phone interviews in mid to late April.
For more information, contact Martyn Smith (
Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. See the Lawrence Careers website for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.

Postdoc: Research Associate in Religion and Violence in the MidEast (Princeton, 2016-7)

The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher related to the theme of Religion and Violence in the Middle East. Applicants can be from the disciplines of history, law, politics, literature, as well as Islamic studies. The appointment will be for the year, September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017, with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. Assuming approval by the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Dean of the Faculty, the researcher will be expected to teach a one-semester undergraduate course, which may be open to graduate students. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. degree and are expected to pursue independent research at Princeton and to participate in Institute-related activities on campus. Travel assistance of up to $1000 for round-trip, economy-class airfare will be available to the appointee and her or his immediate family. The salary, to be approved by the Department and the Dean of the Faculty, will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.Interested applicants must apply online at and submit a current curriculum vitae, a research statement (maximum length 2 pages), a cover letter, and contact information for three references. The deadline for application is March 31, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Essential Qualifications: Candidates must hold the Ph.D. degree and are expected to pursue independent research at Princeton and to participate in Institute-related activities on campus.

Click here to apply.

Scholarship: Scholars-in-Residence Program for Jewish women’s and gender studies (HBI; apply by Jan 28, 2016)

Helen Gartner Hammer Scholars-in-Residence Program

The Helen Gartner Hammer Scholars-in-Residence Program provides scholars, artists, writers and communal professionals the opportunity to be in residence at the HBI at Brandeis University while working on significant projects in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies. Residences range from one month to a full academic semester.

Program structure

The accepted program recipient(s) will receive a monthly stipend to support her/his research. In addition, recipients will receive (shared) office space at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and access to all available Brandeis University resources.

Participants (may) have the opportunity to present their research to the Brandeis community, depending on the length of residency. SIRs may also contribute to the HBI’s Donna Sudarsky Memorial Working Paper Series, or write for the HBI blog Fresh Ideas from HBI.

Participants are invited to take part in all HBI activities, but they are not required to do so.

Eligibility Requirements

There are no eligibility requirements. Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome. Open to applicants regardless of gender or religion.

Application Requirements

Please submit each of the following items through the online application.

  1. Letter of introduction with your preferred dates of residence
  2. Project abstract
  3. Project proposal
  4. Literature review (if appropriate)
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Three professional letters of reference
  7. Writing sample (10 page maximum)
  8. Three suggested topics for a public and/or academic lecture (note that these are only tentative topics and may be changed if deemed appropriate by both the HBI and the scholar.)
  9. Statement explaining where you learned about this opportunity.

Submitting Proposals & Deadline

In addition to completing the online form, applicants should send hard copies of all attachments to:

Debby Olins
Program Manager
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
MS 079
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

Application Deadline: Arrival at HBI offices by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 2016

Workshop: Summer Institute for Israel Studies (apply by Jan 20, 2016)

Summer Faculty Fellowship
Get the foundation you need to teach about modern Israel:
Apply to the Summer Institute for Israel Studies

June 14-26 at Brandeis University; June 27-July 6 in Israel

The Summer Institute for Israel Studies is a competitive fellowship program open to faculty in all disciplines.
Stipend of up to $2,500. Travel, accommodations and most meals provided.
Apply by January 20, 2016, for the opportunity to:
  • Engage with world-class faculty from Israel and the U.S. in a two-week
    multidisciplinary Brandeis seminar
  • Meet with leading personalities in public life, the academy and the arts on a 10-day
    Israel study tour
  • Explore the complexity of Israeli society, politics and culture
  • Create a syllabus and leave equipped to teach an Israel Studies course
    in your discipline
  • Join a network of 250 alumni — teaching at nearly 200 institutions worldwide —
    supported by a wealth of pedagogical resources and ongoing professional
Learn more and apply here.


Fellowship: HBI Artist in Residence (apply by November 19, 2015)

This residency provides artists the opportunity to be in residence at Brandeis University while working on a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish gender studies, and to produce an exhibit for the Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University. The residency will begin March 1, 2016 and be 4 – 6 weeks in length. The exhibit will coincide with or immediately follow the residency and be on view until mid-June 2016. Preference will be given to applicants who create a site-specific exhibit.

Program structure

The artist in residence will receive a stipend up to $3000 ($750 weekly), to support her/his/their  work.  In addition, the artist will have her/his/their own studio space at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and access to available Brandeis University resources. The artist is responsible for travel, housing, food and materials. A materials subsidy of $250 will be provided.  The artist is required to be available to discus the artwork in progress with resident scholars and staff of the HBI, as well as the public,  The artist will also assist in the development of any accompanying materials, and lead a public lecture / gallery talk and a hands-on, interactive workshop.

Exhibit Criteria

We look for exhibitions that:

• Are visually and artistically impressive and original

• Are related to fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender

• Are international in nature

• Ask important questions and provoke dialogue

• Are related to research being produced and promoted by the HBI

• Provide a context for education

• Are appropriate in scale for the Kniznick Gallery space

• Include new work produced during the residency, or prior work presented in a fresh way, informed by the residency

Eligibility Requirements

There are no eligibility requirements.  Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome.

Past Artists

Spring 2015: Milcah Bassel

Milcah Bassel | Father TongeThe Hadassah-Brandeis Institute presents Artist-in-Residence Milcah Bassel. Working on site at the Kniznick Gallery, Bassel will focus on large-scale drawings based on 5 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.  Multiplying and playing with the space between these letters will provide the basis for a multidisciplinary installation that explores space both as movement and time through an altered language.

Spring 2014: Jeanne Williamson

Fractured Fence Repaired by Jeanne WilliamsonThe Hadassah-Brandeis Institute presents Artist-in-Residence Jeanne Williamson. Working on site at the Kniznick Gallery, Williamson will create a series of Jewish wedding canopies, or chuppot to be displayed on campus and in the gallery during the exhibition.  Using simple printmaking techniques, Williamson brings pattern and color to the traditional chuppah.

Spring 2013: Yishay Garbasz

Yishay Garbasz exhibitThe HBI is thrilled to announce the selection of Berlin-based Israeli artist Yishay Garbasz as the fifth annual Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Artist-in-Residence. Her month-long residency at the Women’s Studies Research Center will culminate in a multimedia exhibition of photographs, video and text celebrating Jewish women who identify as transgender. Through interviews and portraits, Garbasz will give voice to a segment of the Jewish population that has been little discussed until recently, showing her subjects with their loved ones and families, at their jobs, or in their homes. The artist says, “By showing that these individuals are part of relationships that are familiar to us, it is the first step toward [creating] a larger, more diverse Jewish community.”

Photo collage of Sarah Zell Young's Occupy Sanhedrin exhibit

2012: Sarah Zell Young
Occupy Sanhedrin

Sarah Zell Young’s exhibition for the WSRC/HBI, Occupy Sanhedrin, examined roles — both religious and secular — for Jewish women from the Second Temple to the present and explored how bodies can become hazarded in the pursuit of justice. In addition to photographs, the exhibition featured a large, site-specific installation—an interactive and participatory rendition of a Sanhedrin (rabbinic supreme court). By granting access to an historical space of justice — making it physical — Young invited viewers to engage with traditional ideas and received wisdom of judicatory in a new way and to achieve personal agency over their own relationship to history. Sarah Young received her BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and is studying toward her MFA in combined media from Hunter College, N.Y.

Photo of Jess Riva Cooper

2011: Jess Riva Cooper
Golum and Dybbuk

Jessica Riva Cooper’s original, site-specific drawing and ceramics installation reinterpreted the folkloric stories of the Golem, a creature created to do a person’s bidding without question, and the Dybbuk, a mischievous spirit, through a feminist lens.

Photo of Andi Arnovitz

2010: Andi Arnovitz

Acclaimed Israeli artist Andi Arnovitz created an exhibition of her recent work titled “Tear/Repair (kriah/ichooi).” As the second annual Hadassah-Brandeis Institute artist-in-residence, Arnovitz created sketches for a new body of work – a series of paper coats for Jewish women who have impacted history and changed the world. These coats are an extension of Arnovitz’s “Garments of Faith” series, which were also on view. Each of these garments, fabricated from torn or intact papers, scrolls and book pages, represented injustices for Jewish women. The works addressed challenges throughout history – from halachic and spiritual issues, to those of co-existence and, above all, issues related to gender.

Photo of Lynne Avadenka2008: Lynne Avadenka
A Thousand and One Inventions

Words and images meld, the conceptual becomes tangible, and history met modernity in Lynne Avadenka’s site-specific installation. In spring 2008 at the Kniznick Gallery, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute hosted its first artist-in-residence in an exhibition celebrating eloquence, bravery and wit. Avadenka’s “A Thousand and One Inventions” boldly transformed the gallery’s unique architecture into a work of art.  Painting, drawing and assemblage created an environment that opens up and reveals layers visually, as a book does conceptually. Unprecedented in the artist’s oeuvre in scope and scale, “A Thousand and One Inventions” expanded on the themes in Avadenka’s limited edition artist’s book, “By A Thread.” Created in 2004 with a grant from the HBI, the book imagines a conversation between Queen Esther, the heroine of Purim, and Scheherazade, the teller of a thousand and one tales. Both women spoke up when they could have remained silent and saved many lives through their fortitude.

Fellowship: 2016-17 Annual Competition United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (deadline: Nov 30, 2015)


Annual Fellowship Competition — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Fellowships: Israeli Histories, Societies, and Cultures (Frankel Institute, UMich, 2016-17)

Fellowship applications are accepted from both tenured and untenured faculty as well as from recent Ph.D.’s without a tenure-track position and professors emeriti. Where appropriate, applications are accepted from independent artists, documentary film-makers, and writers.

Depending on rank, experience, and length of stay at the Institute, Fellows receive compensation ranging between $45–66,000. The Frankel Institute is also able to reimburse up to $1,000 ($1,500 for those coming from abroad) for business-like expenses that are incurred in association with your initial trip to Ann Arbor and eventual departure. These expenses do not include any type of moving expenses, such as the costs associated with shipping personal items or employing a moving vendor, and they do not cover travel expenses for family or significant others. Additionally, University of Michigan health benefits are available for fellows who carry a 50% or greater appointment for four consecutive months.

Applications are impartially reviewed by the Institute’s Steering Committee and at least two external evaluators drawn from the Institute’s Academic Advisory Board.

The 2016–17 Frankel Institute Theme is Israeli Histories, Societies and Cultures: Comparative Approaches 

2016-2017 Application

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The Following must be emailed to the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at by Friday, October 9, 2015:

  • Application for Fellowship Checklist
  • Application for Fellowship
  • 100 word abstract of project description
  • 1,000 word project description
  • A current curriculum vitae with a list of your publications
  • One or two writing sample(s) of completed work, publication, and/or work in progress, in English, not to exceed 40 pages total
  • References: Please have three colleagues mail his/her letter of recommendation directly to the Institute

For University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, & the Arts Faculty Eligibility
All LSA faculty eligible to apply must be tenure–track, full–time faculty members engaged in major scholarly and/or creative projects in the humanities and/or interpretive sciences. They must have completed four consecutive terms of full–time teaching since their last leave of any kind. As this is a scholarly activity leave, terms on this award do not count toward sabbatical. Further, LSA faculty may apply to only one of the following in a given year: (1) Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, (2) Institute for the Humanities, or (3) Michigan Humanities awards.

University of Michigan Emeritus faculty members are not eligible for the fellowship.

* Note: Past Frankel Institute Fellows, not from the University of Michigan, must have a 4 year break before they are eligible to apply.

Grants and Fellowships: Various (postdoc, graduate, visiting scholar) at Concordia U (deadlines: April 30 and May 5, 2015)

The Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies is glad to announce that several fellowships and awards are available for the year 2015-2016. Please kindly note that the submission deadline is April 30, 2015.

In addition, we are are pleased to announce that the Institute is offering financial support in the form of grants and scholarships in the following categories this year: graduate and post-doctoral fellowships as well as visiting researchers opportunities. Deadline for these is May 5th.

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Click here for further information on graduate fellowships and awards (deadline: April 30, 2015).

Click here for the graduate fellowship brochure (deadline: May 5, 2015)

Click here for various funding opportunities, including graduate fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships and visiting scholars (deadline: May 5, 2015)

Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate of Israeli Culture, U Illinois UC (Deadline: March 1, 2015)

The Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Proposed research projects should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of Israeli Culture.  Recipients must be in residence full-time at the Universitys Urbana campus for the duration of the service period (August 2015-May 2016) and may not hold other fellowships or awards during the service period.  Associates will teach one course each semester. Please include information about teaching experience and list 2-3 courses focusing on Israeli culture you would be interested in teaching. You may include syllabi with your application.Responsibilities include a public lecture and participation in the faculty workshop as part of the Israel Studies Project at the university. Initial interviews may be conducted at the American Comparative Literature Association annual conference in Seattle, March 26-29, only for those attending. The majority of interviews will be conducted via Skype.


Stipend and Benefits

Nine-month salary of $42,000 paid over a 12-month period, including health, dental and life insurance benefits, as well as participation in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS).  Eligibility for the listed benefits is contingent on your citizenship or work authorization.  For full details on eligibility requirements, please reference


Minimum Qualifications

 PhD (degree conferral obtained between 8/16/12 – 3/1/15).  The primary focus of the successful candidates research must be Israeli Culture, Hebrew Literature, Israeli Cinema, Israeli Art or other relevant field. Expected to teach courses in Hebrew literature and Israeli Culture.


To Apply

To apply for the postdoctoral position, we will need the following:

  • Letter of intent addressed to Professor Harris
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of the research/writing project to be undertaken during the appointment
  • Scholarly writing sample
  • Graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable, but official transcripts may be requested at a later date)
  • Contact information for two professional references.  You must request that your letter writers email their recommendations directly to the program by the deadline:


Please send all documents to

To be considered, applications must be submitted by March 1, 2015.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date.


Fellowships: Faculty, Post-Doctoral and Doctoral (Brandeis University)

Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Three-week fellowship preparing faculty in any discipline to teach about Israel.

The 2015 program opens with an intensive seminar at Brandeis from Monday, June 15 – Monday, June 29, followed by a study tour of Israel from Tuesday, June 30 – Thursday, July 9, 2015. Stipend of up to $2500, travel, accommodations and meals are included.

Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Supporting doctoral students whose research focuses on Israel. Candidates must be accepted in Brandeis University graduate school programs of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, History, Politics, Literature, Sociology or Middle East Studies. Full and partial fellowships of up to $24,000 are renewable, after review, for up to five years.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies

Supporting post-doctoral research in Israel Studies. Fellows teach one course per semester, give one or more public lectures and actively participate in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center. Stipend of $52,500 plus research fund.

Jobs: Postdoctoral Fellows in Israel Studies, Taub Center, NYU, 2014

The Taub Center for Israel Studies at New York University seeks to appoint two Postdoctoral Fellows in Israel Studies for a one-year term beginning in September, 2014. Candidates may work on any aspect of Israel Studies, including topics related to history, politics, sociology and culture of Israel.  Fellows are expected to teach one undergraduate course during their time at NYU. PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2014 with no exceptions, and may not have been received before September 2010. A Fellowship of $42,000 will be awarded to the successful candidate, with additional research funds allocated at the discretion of the Taub Center. Fellows hold appointments in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and work closely with colleagues in their disciplinary specialization if appropriate.


Fluency in both Hebrew and English is required.


Application Requirements Include:


1. CV

2. Research Project Proposal

3. Three Letters of Recommendation

4. Two Course Proposals / Descriptions

5. Abstract of Dissertation in English

6. Copy of Dissertation in Hebrew or English – electronic file preferred


Please email materials to Printed materials may also be sent to:


Postdoctoral Fellow Search Committee

Taub Center for Israel Studies

New York University

14A Washington Mews, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10003


The deadline for Applications is January 15, 2014.

You can see the H-net ad at:


Post-Doctoral Fellowship: 2014-15 Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, related to programs in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Israeli arts and culture, politics, sociology, economics, or other relevant disciplines. Participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, present at least one public lecture. Annual stipend of $52,500 plus a $3,000 research & travel fund. Benefits-eligible. Applications due January 15, 2014.

Learn more at

For further info, call 781-736-2154 or email

Fellowship: Williams College, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle Eastern History

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to appoint a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the history of the Middle East, beginning in the fall of 2013.  Period and specialization are open, but scholars trained in the premodern Middle East and the Ottoman Empire are particularly encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will teach one course per semester and be expected to offer survey courses on the Middle East as well as specialized courses based on their interests.  Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2013; new Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply.
The Fellow will be included in the activities of the History Department as a regular junior faculty member.  They will work closely with a faculty mentor; participate in Williams’ Project for Effective Teaching; and receive feedback on pedagogical skills and teaching effectiveness through our standard evaluation procedures.
The fellowship includes a salary of $42,500 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel.  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States.  The position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Please send a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses, and three letters of reference by April 12, 2013, to Professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer, Chair, Department of History, Williams College, 85 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts that has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Fellowships: Foundation for Defense of Democracies Summer program (June 15-26, 2013)

After 9/11, numerous colleges and universities added terrorism and homeland security courses to their curricula. Many professors and graduate students who taught these courses complained of having insufficient access to the top practitioners or the latest research in the field. In response, FDD created the Academic Fellowship program for university professors entitled “Defending Democracy, Defeating Terrorism.”

The program features an intensive, 10-day course on terrorism and the threat it poses to democratic societies. Using Israel as a case study, professors are given access to top researchers and officials who provide cutting-edge information about the terrorist threats to democracies worldwide. The goal of the program is to offer information to teaching professionals about the latest trends in terrorists’ ideologies, motives, and operations, and how democracies can fight them.

The course of study occurs both in the classroom at Tel Aviv University and in the field with lectures by academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel, Jordan, India and the United States. It also features visits to military bases, border zones and other security installations to learn the practical side of deterring terrorist attacks.

This year’s program runs June 15 – 26, 2013 (travel inclusive). All expenses are paid by FDD. 
Deadline for applications is April 5, 2013

Eligible professors must:

  • Have a full-time affiliation with a U.S. or Canadian university;
  • Serve in a teaching capacity, preferably in the fields of international affairs, history, law, political science or criminal justice;
  • Have an ongoing involvement in student activities.

Accepted professors must be willing to:

  • Fully participate in the 10-day program in Israel; and
  • Assist in the recruitment of future candidates for the Academic Fellowship Program.

Interested individuals may send inquiries to

– See more at:

Workshop: Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2013, Brandeis University, Deadline: Jan 21, 2013

Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2013 – Now Accepting Applications for its Tenth Year June 17 – July 11, 2013, at Brandeis University and in Israel

A program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, the Summer Institute assists faculty in colleges and universities in the design of new courses in Israel Studies, or the enhancement of existing ones. Over 180 faculty members from 160 universities around the world have participated in SIIS since its inception in 2004. Faculty from the social sciences and humanities are invited to apply. This is the 10th anniversary of the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS). *Applications due January 21, 2013. *

Fellowships include:

· Seminars taught by world-class faculty from Israel and the United


· Stipend of up to $2,500 for full course; $1,500 for Brandeis

seminar only

· Travel, meals, and accommodations at Brandeis and in Israel

· Access to vast Israel Studies online resource center and Brandeis

University’s online library resources

· Annual workshops and year-round webinars

· Membership in an ever-growing international community of Israel

scholars with opportunities for networking and professional collaboration

*Learn more and apply online*:

Questions? Contact Keren Goodblatt at

2013 – Now Accepting Applications for its Tenth Year June 17 – July 11, 2013, at Brandeis University and in Israel

A program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, the Summer Institute assists faculty in colleges and universities in the design of new courses in Israel Studies, or the enhancement of existing ones. Over 180 faculty members from 160 universities around the world have participated in SIIS since its inception in 2004. Faculty from the social sciences and humanities are invited to apply. This is the 10th anniversary of the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS). *Applications due January 21, 2013. *

Fellowships include:

· Seminars taught by world-class faculty from Israel and the United


· Stipend of up to $2,500 for full course; $1,500 for Brandeis

seminar only

· Travel, meals, and accommodations at Brandeis and in Israel

· Access to vast Israel Studies online resource center and Brandeis

University’s online library resources

· Annual workshops and year-round webinars

· Membership in an ever-growing international community of Israel

scholars with opportunities for networking and professional collaboration


*Learn more and apply online*:

Questions? Contact Keren Goodblatt [email in link]

Fellowship: Visiting Israel Professors in the United States, 2013-2014

AICE Visiting Israel Professors

Announcement for 2013-2014

The nonprofit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) is now accepting applications from Israeli faculty interested in being considered as Visiting Israel Professors in the United States for the 2013-14 academic year. Positions are for the full academic year. A limited number of shorter-term positions may be available depending on funding.

The aim of the program is to present American students with a broad understanding of Israel’s history, society, politics, culture and relations with its neighbors and the broader international community. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., have a distinguished publishing record and be prepared to spend a full academic year in residence at the U.S. institution. AICE Visiting Israel Professors should also be fluent in English and engaging teachers as they will be expected to teach four courses, at least two on topics relating to modern Israel.

The definition of Israel studies varies among the campuses and positions, but should be considered flexible. The greatest demand is usually in the fields of history and political science; however, scholars in other fields of social science, humanities (literature, film, art, dance, music, etc.), as well as law and education will also be considered

Visitors will be asked to participate in an orientation conference, usually held during the summer in Israel. They should also be prepared to spend time and work with students and faculty outside of their classes and to engage in public education about Israel through the media and by speaking on campus and in the community.

Since the program began in 2006, AICE has brought more than 100 visiting scholars to more than 50 campuses across the country. AICE is currently supporting scholars at 22 universities including Berkeley, the U.S. Naval Academy, Tulane, George Washington and Virginia. Some of these institutions may receive grants for 2013-14, but other universities will be added to this list.

AICE recommends scholars to the universities, but the institutions ultimately make hiring decisions and negotiate directly with the scholar terms of employment. AICE does not pay any funds directly to scholars, with the exception of reimbursing expenses associated with participation in the AICE orientation meeting.

AICE will not fund a professor for more than three years. The purpose of the program is to facilitate an exchange of knowledge, to build international cooperation and to promote the field of Israel studies. To ensure that the exchange objectives of the program are respected, and the impact on the brain drain from Israel is minimized, professors are expected to return to Israel upon completion of their visit.

Interviews will be conducted in Israel in October 2012.

Thanks to the generous support of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, AICE will select at least 20 major American universities to receive grants to appoint Schusterman Visiting Israel Professors. We anticipate funding from other foundations to support several additional visiting professors. Each university will receive $60,000 toward the salary, benefits and travel expenses of the Visiting Israel Professor. Universities will be required to contribute a minimum of $15,000.

To be considered as an AICE Visiting Professor, please send a CV and cover letter that includes courses you would like to teach and a sample syllabus (that may be published on our web site).

Materials should be submitted by September 1, 2012.
Forward all correspondence:

Fellowship: Israel Studies at U Maryland (Postdoc)

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for the 2012-13 academic year. Appointments will be one or two semester positions. Full health benefits are included.


Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by August, 2012. We are less interested in the Israel-Palestinian conflict and more in other aspects of Israel Studies.


Fellows will be expected to be at College Parl full-time, teach two courses each semester, and participate in the Institute’s activities. Some teaching may be at the post-graduate level.


Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, C.V. (including publications – with links if possible – and teaching experience), the names and emails of 3 references, and at least 3 descriptions (2-3 sentences each) of courses they would be qualified to teach. A sample syllabus is welcome but not required.

Applications are due by February 15, 2012. All materials should be emailed to Jennifer Kilberg at For more information about Israel Studies at UMD visit

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


Further contact information:

Jobs: Post-Doc at Open University (Deadline: April 30, 2011)

Dear Friends,

The Open University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships commencing in October 2011 for the period of one year, under the supervision of senior faculty researchers.  The fellowships can be extended if they are financed by the doctoral advisors.

Each fellowship is for 70,200 NIS a year, including National Insurance and travel.

New students who will have a PhD by October 2011 or who can show proof of submission of their doctoral thesis by then and those who are no more than 5 years since receiving their PhD are eligible to apply.

Application is by e-mail to and the deadline is April 30, 2011.

Please see the attached file for more details.  The application form is also attached.

Best wishes for success,


Batsheva Shor, Director
CONTACT CENTER for Israeli Researchers
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Tel: 972-2-567-6224 Fax: 972-2-566-6059
43 Jabotinsky St. Jerusalem 91040
Academy Website: