Jobs: Postdoctoral Researcher in Israeli Studies (2 years, SOAS London; Deadline: June 5, 2016)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Israeli Studies
Vacancy Number 001071
Location London
Campus Russell Square
Post Class Research
Department / Centre Centre of Jewish Studies
Contract Type Fixed Term
Closing date for applications 5 June 2016
Salary: £34,336 to £40,448 per annum inclusive of London allowance

Fixed-term for 2 years

Click here to apply.

SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, offering programmes in arts, humanities, languages, law and social sciences. Inaugurated in June 1916, SOAS has had an international reach since the arrival of its first students in February 1917 and is celebrating its Centenary in 2016.

We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in Israeli Studies to conduct outstanding research in Israeli Studies and contribute to the advancement of Israeli Studies at SOAS and beyond.  You will be expected to conduct excellent research relating to Israeli society, culture or history and publish at least two outstanding outputs as an outcome of the research.  You will contribute to the research culture of the Centre for Jewish Studies and the Department of Near and Middle East at SOAS and help organise and run the Centre’s events, workshops and other activities.

You will be required to a good understanding of one or more of the key research areas in Israeli Studies pertaining to history, society or culture.  Your ability to carry out high quality, publishable research together with your knowledge of the scholarship and of key debates in Israeli Studies, will enable you to successful in this role.  You will also have excellent proficiency in Hebrew, and ideally also knowledge of Arabic. The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff, academic colleagues together with excellent time management and interpersonal skills, are also required for this post.

This post will commence on 1 September 2016 and is a fixed term appointment for 2 years.

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 20 June 2016

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact .

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SOAS values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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.

Jobs: Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies (Rutgers, apply by Dec 7, 2015)

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
School of Arts & Sciences: Department of Jewish Studies

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Closes: Dec 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
(GMT-5 hours)

The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a visiting scholar during the 2016-17 academic year. Candidates may apply for a one-semester fellowship, either Spring or Fall term, or for a full academic year. The field of expertise within Jewish Studies is open. The deadline for applications and letters of reference is December 7, 2015.

The visiting scholar will receive a stipend of $30,000 per semester, an office at the Bildner Center on the Rutgers New Brunswick campus, as well as access to the University’s library system. The scholar may be asked to teach a course in Jewish Studies, depending on the needs of the Department of Jewish Studies. In addition, the scholar will be asked to participate in the Bildner Center’s educational programs, which may include giving a public lecture or a faculty seminar, conducting informal meetings with students, or a teachers’ workshop.


A Ph.D. is required at the time of application; academic rank and field of expertise within Jewish Studies are open.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and short descriptions of public lectures and courses that the candidate can offer. Candidates should request two letters of reference to be addressed to Professor Yael Zerubavel, Director of Bildner Center. All materials must be received by December 7, 2015.  Inquiries may be sent via email to

Apply online through Interfolio:

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

NOTE: After downloading the application select “Enable Content” at the top of your MS Word screen.

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.


Job: UC Davis, Mellon Visiting Assistant Professorship in Comp Border Studies (2015-2017)

Recruitment Period

Open Dec 17, 2014 through Feb 6, 2015
Next review date: February 6th, 2015
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee


The UC Davis Graduate Group in Cultural Studies is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2015-2017 in Comparative Border Studies supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applicants should be specialists in research on one or more border zones, such as: US-Mexico, Israel-Palestine, Afghanistan-Pakistan, North-South Korea, East-West Germany, North Africa-Europe, etc. We are interested in promoting comparative and transnational research so these perspectives are preferred, but not required. The specific field is open, but interdisciplinary orientation in humanities and qualitative social sciences is preferred.

Our new three-year Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies focuses on the making, unmaking, crossing, and fortification of borders—national, regional, colonial–and aims to rethink notions of border crossing as well as containment within different regional studies contexts as a result of transregional, comparative dialogue. The initiative is organized around three major themes: 1) human rights, citizenship and racialized belonging; 2) mobility, militarization and containment; 3) protest cultures and transnational solidarities. Research interest in one or more of these areas is preferred. We will consider junior scholars including recent PhDs and ABDs (the degree must be completed by July 1, 2015).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will participate in the activities of the Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Duties include teaching three courses per year, and serving as co-organizer of colloquia and other events involving faculty and graduate students. The appointment will be housed in an appropriate department or program in the humanities or (qualitative) social sciences, in accordance with the background of the successful applicant (fields may include Asian American studies, Chicana/o studies, History, English, Spanish, Middle East studies, South Asian studies, German, Native American studies, American studies, Anthropology, among others).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus health benefits, research funding, and relocation funds.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three (3) references (we do NOT accept letters via Interfolio) through the online application form found at For full consideration applications must be received by February 6, 2015. The position is open until filled.

The University of California is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.



  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter – Letter of interest


3 references required (contact information only)

How to apply

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  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information



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Jobs: Israel Institute, Post-Doctoral Fellowships (deadline: Feb 15, 2015)


The Israel Institute awards post-doctoral fellowships to highly qualified candidates in order to foster the growth of the next generation of elite Israel Studies faculty. The fellowships are for up to two years, and include a stipend of $48,000 per year with an annual $3,000 research and travel budget. The Institute is seeking recent Ph.D.s who are working on an Israel-focused topic and who are developing courses on modern Israel. Israel presents a rich field for a variety of different social science and humanities topics, and the Institute supports promising scholars who can teach about Israel effectively while also advancing an innovative research agenda. The Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides an opportunity for exceptional candidates to revise their dissertations into books and advance their academic careers while gaining necessary teaching experience. Post-Doctoral Fellows are expected to teach one class each semester. In the rare circumstances when teaching is not possible, Fellows are expected to perform an equivalent academic service, i.e. plan a conference, organize a seminar series, etc.

Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows carry out their fellowships at universities in the United States, Europe and Israel. The Israel Institute accepts applications from candidates who have already secured an unfunded post-doctoral position and who require additional funding, as well as from candidates who are looking for post-doctoral appointments and have not yet secured one. In the case of the latter, the Institute will work to match successful applicants with top universities and can facilitate new post-doctoral positions. In all cases, the Institute’s strong preference is for post-doctoral fellows to do their fellowship in a different country than the one in which they completed their Ph.D., so that candidates with doctorates from U.S. or European universities do fellowships at Israeli universities, and vice versa. This year, Israel Institute post-doctoral fellows hold positions at top universitites on three continents, including the University of California, Berkeley, Oxford, and Hebrew University.


The Israel Institute post-doctoral fellowship is open to candidates who have earned Ph.Ds within the last four years. Fellowship proposals should reflect the Institute’s goal of advancing knowledge and study of modern Israel and can be centered in the social sciences, humanities, law, or art and cultural studies. The Israel Institute is seeking academics of the highest caliber across an array of fields and departments, and advanced knowledge of Israel as well as competency in Hebrew is required.

In order to be considered for the Israel Institute’s post-doctoral fellowship, please submit the following materials using the Apply Now button below by February 15, 2015:

  1. A proposal not to exceed 2000 words describing your research and teaching interests and descriptions of two proposed courses, at least one of which is an Israel Studies course, that you would teach. Please indicate whether you have already secured a post-doctoral position, and if not please list up to three preferences for where you would like to secure a position.
  2. Copies of any available teaching evaluations.*
  3. Two letters of recommendation from advisers or colleagues who are intimately familiar with your work. One letter must be from your disseration advisor or committee chair.*
  4. A complete academic CV containing any jobs you have held, publications, and presentations or speeches.
  5. The first chapter of your dissertation and a dissertation abstract.

* Non-electronic and/or confidential materials, such as recommendations, can be emailed to us at or mailed to us at:

Israel Institute
Attn: Post-Doctoral Fellowships
1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20005

Jobs: Postdoctoral Fellows in Israel Studies, NYU 2015-2016

New York University, Taub Center for Israel Studies

Postdoctoral Fellows in Israel Studies


The Taub Center for Israel Studies at New York University seeks to award two postdoctoral fellowships beginning in September 2015. One fellowship is directly funded by the Israel Institute (Washington, DC) and the other by the Taub Center. Both fellowships will be held at the Taub Center at NYU. The terms of the two fellowships are identical:

The Postdoctoral Fellows in Israel Studies will be appointed for a one year term, with the option of renewal for a second year. Candidates may work in the fields of History, Political Science or Sociology as they apply to Israel. Fellows are expected to teach one undergraduate course each year of their tenure at NYU. PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2015 with no exceptions, and may not have been received before September 2012. An annual fellowship of $48,000 each will be awarded to the successful candidates. Additional research funds totaling $3,000 each year per fellow will also be allocated at the discretion of the Israel Institute and 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 Hebrew is required.

Application Requirements Include:

1. CV
2. Abstract of Doctoral Dissertation
2. Research Project Proposal
3. Two Letters of Recommendation
4. Two Course Proposals / Descriptions
*All materials should be written in English and saved in either Word or PDF formats.

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 February 15, 2015.

These postdoctoral fellowships in Israel studies are made possible by the generosity of the Israel Institute and the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation.

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: Research Associate in Israel/Palestine, University of Manchester (2015-2018)

Research Associate

Closing date : 04/12/2014
Reference : HUM-05478
Faculty / Organisational unit : Humanities
School / Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Division : Language Based Area Studies
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : 3 years
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Hours per week : Full time

This post will be based in Middle Eastern Studies (MES) which is part of the Language-Based Area Studies (LBAS) division in the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures.

Research proposals should address some periods, years and aspects linked to the history, society, culture or politics of Palestine / Israel from the mid-19th century up to the present day; you may choose to include in your proposal time allocation for revising PhD dissertation into a book.

You must have a native or near native reading command of Hebrew and/or Arabic. In addition you must hold a PhD in one of the disciplinary areas within the humanities or social sciences at the day your application is submitted.

You will be expected to take a keen interest in both research and teaching. Beginning in the post’s second semester, you will be required to teach every semester ONE 20 credit undergraduate course unit of your own design within the field of Israel / Palestine studies OR assist in an equivalent notional time and capacity in teaching of existing course units within the field of Israel / Palestine studies.

The successful candidate must be open-minded and flexible and able to collaborate closely with colleagues in the delivery of teaching and learning. You will share responsibilities for student progress and academic management with full commitment to the school’s ideals of collegiality and academic integrity at all levels of activity. Oral interviews may be conducted via skype.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Moshe Behar:


As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

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.

Fellowship: Post-Doc in Israel Studies, American University

The Center for Israel Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at American
University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellow in Israel Studies beginning fall 2012. Applicants should hold the PhD or have completed the doctorate by August 2012. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach three courses, including one in the history of Israel; advise and mentor students; and engage with the activities of the Center for Israel Studies. Applicants will have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Send a letter of application addressing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee, Jewish Studies Program, American University, Battelle-Tompkins 137, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016-8042. Materials may be submitted electronically to For more information about the American University’s Center for Israel Studies, visit the website at For best consideration, applications should be complete by April 10th.

American University is an AA/EOE, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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
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