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: Full-Time Hebrew Language Instructor, Rutgers New Brunswick (Deadline: Feb 20, 2015)

Instructor of Modern Hebrew Rutgers University

The Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) seeks a full-time instructor in modern Hebrew language. The instructor’s duties include teaching a 3/3 load of language courses at the Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels (each level consisting of a two-semester sequence) and supervising the Hebrew language program at Rutgers (overseeing the placement of incoming students, assessing transfer credits, administering language proficiency exams, etc.).  Fluency in modern Hebrew and extensive experience in teaching the language at all levels in a college setting is required. Candidates should hold bachelors and masters degrees in an appropriate field, such as Hebrew language, literature, or pedagogy.  Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their teaching experience, a CV, the names and contact information for three references, at least two of whom can vouch for the candidate’s teaching, and teaching evaluations, if available.   Applicants should apply online at


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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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.

Jobs: Modern Hebrew Lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington

Modern Hebrew Lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time position, for a Hebrew Lecturer to join its Hebrew Language Program, one of the largest, most successful and most professional Hebrew language programs in the US.

The Hebrew Lecturer will teach 3 courses of Modern Hebrew each semester, at one or more Hebrew levels, under the supervision of the director of the Hebrew language program, and following the curriculum and materials in use by the language program. This position will begin on August 1st, 2015. This position is for a one to three year initial appointment, with subsequent renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and programmatic needs.

The successful candidate should possess native fluency in Modern Hebrew, and be a team-player. The successful candidate should have prior teaching experience at the college level, having taught the Hebrew language using the Hebrew-in-Hebrew approach, under the communicative approach to language teaching, and be comfortable using modern technology in preparing teaching materials as well as in the classroom. An M.A. in a related field or an equivalent academic status is required. Knowledge of and experience in the teaching of Biblical Hebrew to English speaking students would be an advantage, but is not a requirement.

To apply for this position please submit the following:  a cover letter, an updated CV, a teaching statement in Hebrew outlining your teaching goals and teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three referees (preferably to include one from a supervisor and one from a teaching colleague). Consideration of applications will begin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application electronically at:  For additional information on the Borns Jewish Studies Program, please see Questions regarding the application process or the application can be directed to the Hebrew Search Committee at , or to:  Hebrew Lecturer Search, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall Room 326, 1011 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


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: Associate Lecturer, The Arab-Israeli Question (Birkbeck College)


Birkbeck College, University of London

Associate Lecturer A: The Arab-Israeli Question

Birkbeck College, University of London – Teaching

Purpose and Main Duties

We are currently looking to appoint a fixed-term Associate Lecturer A to teach the following 30 CATS Level 7 (MA) module beginning April 2015:

This is a taught MA module about the social, political and cultural history of the disputed territory of Palestine and its communally fractured population from the eve of the British Mandate through the creation of the State of Israel to the present (c. 1914-2014).

You will deliver teaching to Birkbeck students in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully and undertake all related academic duties and pastoral care. In particular, your main responsibilities will include preparation, teaching, administration and marking essays on this module.

The course meets for two hours once a week (timetabled for Wednesday evenings). 20 hours in total beginning Wednesday 22nd April 2015.

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are as follows:

  • A good first degree and good postgraduate degree in History or an equivalent qualification
  • A firm grasp of the history of Palestine, including both Israeli and Palestinian Arab history, and its related historiography
  • A good understanding of the needs of part-time adult learners and the ability to relate to their individual needs and engage their interest and enthusiasm
  • Experience of/or willingness to develop a range of teaching methods
  • Demonstrably effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills across relevant contexts
  • A working knowledge of IT including word, powerpoint and email, and experience of/or willingness to use (Moodle), a virtual learning environment
  • Ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently as appropriate

Please note: Candidates will need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

In addition it is desirable that candidates have a completed a PhD in a related subject area and have a teaching qualification.

Further Information

Informal enquiries on the roles can be made to the Course Director for the module, Dr Frederick Anscombe, however please note that only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Remuneration: Payment is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of continuous service with the College (starting rate £55.65 per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier which covers preparation, teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course.

Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 12th October 2014.

Following shortlisting, interviews will be held, date is to be confirmed.

Birkbeck is committed to providing the highest quality academic and working environment where all staff, students, visitors and contractors are employed, welcomed.

Jobs: Assistant Professor in Modern Middle East and Jewish History, Penn State (Nov 1, 2014)

The Pennsylvania State University Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in modern Middle East Studies and Jewish History. Research focus and teaching interests are open, but the successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses at all levels in the Israel-Palestine and Arab-Israeli conflicts and in the history of Ottoman and mandate Palestine. Interest in transnational, postcolonial, and other theoretical perspectives is particularly welcome. Ability to contribute to an array of global studies initiatives in the College of the Liberal Arts, focusing on the study of global conflict, cultures, environment, and rights, is a real asset; working with the College’s new Center for Humanities and Information is also possible. The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program, and will begin in August 2015. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of both units, demonstrate an active research agenda, and contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Normal teaching load is 2-2. Dedication to the undergraduate missions of both the History Department and the Jewish Studies Program is essential. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment.

Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and up to three articles and/or book chapters at Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Sandi Moyer at  Application review will begin November 1, 2014, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Ben Schreier, Interim Director of Jewish Studies, at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Jobs: Associate or Assistant Professor in Israel Studies, Northwestern University (Nov 14, 2014)


The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies seeks to make a full-time tenure track appointment at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor in Israel Studies. Tenured appointees will occupy a Crown Chair in Israel Studies. The field of the search is Israeli Society and Culture. All appointees will be housed in an appropriate disciplinary department. Candidates from anthropology, film, history, literature, political science, religious studies and sociology are encouraged to apply; applicants from other fields who work on Israeli Society or Culture are also welcome to apply. Position starts September 1, 2015.

Please send a cover letter, three references, CV, and writing sample no longer than 25 pages via the online application system found below. Review begins November 14th.

AA/EOE Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

2014-2015 Application Instructions

Israel Studies Search

Please read all instructions and make all preparations before proceeding to application page.

  1. Applications will only be accepted through the online form. Please make sure all documents are prepared in advance, because partial applications will not be accepted and cannot be saved.
  2. All uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format. Files in another electronic format (e.g., MS Word) should be saved or “printed to” PDF format before uploading. If you only have a paper version of a particular document, you may scan it and save it as a PDF. However, the first method is preferred, because it retains text recognition capabilities.
  3. Three names and email addresses for external referees are required, though you may list up to five names. Within a few business days of our receiving your online application, your references will be emailed instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation. NOTE: If you are using a professional placement or dossier service (e.g., interfolio) to submit any or all recommendations, please use the service’s address instead of your referee’s address in the appropriate space.
  4. Some things to remember when uploading your application documents:
    • The size of the writing sample should be no longer than 25 pages.
    • Only one sample needs to be submitted.
  5. When your PDF files and list of references are complete, you may proceed to the Online Application. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the “Submit Application” button. The system will not accept incomplete applications. Applications that are complete by November 14, 2014, will be ensured full consideration. (References will be allowed to arrive for a few days after the deadline.) You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your application has been received.

If you have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Nancy Gelman at jewish-studies[at], or 847-491-2612.


Job: Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Assistant Professor of Israel Studies

This position is one of three cluster hires in Israel Studies and the successful candidate will be a member of both the Judaic Studies Department and the Institute for Israel Studies. This position is affiliated with the Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (see and two members of the TAE Steering Committee will be part of the search committee. Area of Specialization: Modern Israel (including the Ottoman and Mandate periods). A historical perspective is preferred. Areas of competence: Open but teaching one or more courses about Israeli state and society is expected. Comparative approaches are encouraged.

Requirements:  A successful candidate will have a strong research program. Teaching experience preferred. Ph.D. in hand by 01 September 2015 is expected.

Link to Apply:

Required application materials include a cover letter, CV, a research statement, a brief writing sample (no longer than a paper or chapter), a teaching statement that focuses on pedagogy, 2 sample syllabi, and 3 letters of reference. Applicants should submit their materials through Interview Exchange. Applications received by 06 October, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.


Job: Visiting Faculty in Israel Studies, University of Virginia (2015-2016)

Visiting Faculty in Israel Studies
The University of Virginia’s interdisciplinary program in Jewish Studies invites applicants for a one-year non-tenure track appointment as Visiting Faculty in Israel Studies, anticipated to begin August 25, 2015. Field of specialization within Israel Studies is open. Rank will be commensurate with rank at home institution. Duties include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, delivering one public lecture, and service to the Jewish Studies Program, College of Arts & Sciences, and University. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must hold a PhD and currently be employed at an institution of higher learning with an academic title at the time of appointment.
To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, and apply to posting number 0614787. Please electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and name, email and phone information for three professional references. Please also attach a statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Gabriel Finder at gfinder[at]
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Job: Director of the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA

The UCLA International Institute seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in Israel Studies to serve as Director of the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. A qualified candidate may also be appointed to the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Israel Studies. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD, JD, MBA, MFA, or other appropriate terminal degree and be an outstanding scholar and teacher, an enterprising intellectual leader, and a collegial presence who forges collaborations with faculty and students across UCLA to further multidisciplinary research on Israel. There is a strong preference for candidates who are qualified for appointment to a tenured position at an appropriate level in any appropriate department and discipline.

Originally founded in 2005 as the UCLA Israel Studies Program, the Nazarian Center was established in 2010 as the first full-fledged Israel Studies center on the West Coast and one of three in the nation that are named and endowed. Located in Los Angeles, which boasts the second-largest Jewish and Israeli communities in the United States, the Center is a premier source of scholarship and education about Israel. Through a commitment to academic rigor and interdisciplinary approaches, the Nazarian Center fosters a broad understanding of Israel and its place in the region and the world. More information about the Center can be found here

The UCLA International Institute, which houses the Nazarian Center, is the central hub for global and area studies at UCLA. Founded in 1958, the International Institute educates students, champions scholarship and builds academic partnerships here and abroad. Its more than 25 centers and programs promote innovative multidisciplinary research and educational opportunities in virtually every region of the world. More information about the UCLA International Institute can be found here

Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, research agenda, select relevant publications, and the names and contact information of three references to UCLA Recruit: . Review of applications will begin Sept 1, 2014 and continue until a candidate is selected. Salary is commensurate with experience. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities. UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity among its faculty, students, and staff.


Jobs: Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, U Calgary, 6 months (2014-2015)

The Israel Studies Program at the University of Calgary invites applications to fill a Visiting Professor position in Israel Studies, for 6 months during the 2014-2015 Academic Year (either fall 2014 (July to December) or winter 2015 (January through June).

Applicants from a variety of disciplines are invited to apply, but the successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in a field of specialization such as Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, History, Literature, Film or Cultural Studies, International Relations, Public Affairs, or Communications Studies. Applicants must be engaging teachers who are fluent in both Hebrew and English.

The appointee will be expected to teach 2 courses on topics relating to modern Israel, and should also be prepared to give a public lecture in the Calgary area as well as one to the University of Calgary community.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a list of courses they are prepared to teach, a C.V. and three confidential letters of reference by April 15th, 2014. Submissions should be sent electronically to Florentine Strzelczyk, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts,

All qualified candidates are eligible to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job: Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, Ohio State University

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position in modern Hebrew language. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses per academic year, curriculum development, language placement, and supervising graduate teaching assistants and other instructors. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language at all levels and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. M.A or Ph.D. in Hebrew or related field, preferred.

Complete applications must include: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; three recent letters of recommendation; and recent teaching evaluations. All letters of reference must be submitted independently by their authors. At least one of the letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Daniel Frank at Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at:

To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.  EEO/AA employer.

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:


Jobs: Examiner Responsible,Hebrew B, International Baccalaureate

To Apply click here:

Examiners Responsible for Languages  – Diploma Programme

Vacancies are now available for IB Examiners responsible for the following languages:

  • Japanese A:  Literature
  • Croatian A:  Literature
  • Hebrew B

For each Diploma Programme subject offered by the International Baccalaureate, a senior examiner is appointed who is responsible for the academic validity of the subject. In the case of smaller entry language subjects offered by the IB, this responsibility is held by the Examiner Responsible. Depending on the number of candidates entered for the subject, there may also be other Examiners and a Deputy Examiner Responsible. However, for many languages, the Examiner Responsible is the sole examiner for the whole subject.

The IB offers a number of different language courses aimed at candidates with varying levels of ability.  The courses are split into two main groups, the links below provide more information on the different courses.

Group1 Group 2
Language A:  Literature

Language A:  Language and literature

Language B

Language ab initio

The annual responsibility fee for Examiners Responsible varies from approximately US$350 to US$500, with additional fees being paid at standard rates for work carried out, such as paper setting and marking.

An Examiner Responsible is principally responsible for setting and maintaining the academic standard for their subject(s). They are therefore closely involved in setting question papers, marking candidates’ work, and determining the final grades of candidates. If there are other Examiners or Deputy Examiners Responsible for a subject then the Examiner Responsible will also standardize their work.

Depending on the subject, the position of Examiner Responsible may entail a commitment to attend meetings for activities such as question paper editing, examiner standardization and grade awarding. An Examiner Responsible may also be invited to participate in curriculum and assessment development alongside teachers, external consultants, and IB academic staff. However, the IB currently operates a seven year cycle of curriculum review for individual subjects and courses, therefore the exact nature of this involvement will vary according to timing.

Each year the IB runs a number of face to face and online workshops. Examiners Responsible may be invited to conduct or contribute to such activities in their subject. As with attendance at all official meetings, the IB will cover the travel, meal and accommodation costs to the examiner and will also pay a daily meeting fee.

Please note that this role is seasonal in nature and does not require relocation.  This work is usually undertaken in addition to existing work commitments.

JOB: UCSD Fall Quarter, Hebrew Literature (fixed term)

University of California – San Diego – Visiting Assistant Professor in Hebrew Literature

UC San Diego Visiting Assistant Professor in Hebrew Literature, Fall Quarter 2014

The Judaic Studies Program housed in the department of History within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We invite applicants for a one quarter visiting position at UC-San Diego during the fall quarter of 2014. The successful candidate will teach two courses, one to be a survey of Modern Hebrew Literature in translation, the other in an area of Judaic Studies of their choice. Candidates should be eager to engage with faculty and graduate students in Literature and Judaic Studies while at UCSD, and be prepared to deliver a public seminar on their research during the quarter. We welcome applicants with a comparative focus, as well as those with an emphasis in Hebrew language and literature. Junior applicants are especially encouraged to apply, although visiting senior candidates will also be considered. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas committed to diversity, equality and inclusion, and a desire to play leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, cv, and a sample syllabus, as well as three letters of recommendation to Sally Hargate at judaicstudies@ucsd.ed  by January 15, 2014.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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Job: U Cincinnati, Assistant Professor in Israel and Modern Jewish Thought

The Department of Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Israel and Modern Jewish Thought.   This is a full-time tenure-track position, beginning August 1, 2014.

The successful candidate will be a promising scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Qualified candidates will be familiar with the critical, academic study of Israel and Modern Jewish Thought within a broader, global context. Also desirable would be background in theories and methods in the study of religion, competency in Modern Hebrew, and the ability to integrate digital technologies into the research and teaching of Jewish Studies.   Teaching responsibilities include the introductory courses Modern Jewish Civilization, Modern Jewish Thinkers, and Modern Israel, advanced courses on Israel and Jewish thought, and advising research projects of advanced undergraduate and graduate students.  The successful candidate will also serve on committees and generally work to further the department’s growth and prestige. We are seeking individuals whose research and teaching activities are consistent with our mission, which emphasizes a commitment to diversity and to collaborative projects nationally and internationally.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by July 31, 2014, clear evidence of research and publication activity, solid evidence of teaching effectiveness, and knowledge of Modern Hebrew.

Applicants for this position must apply online to (position number 213UC6187). Cover letter should address the candidate’s effectiveness and consistency with both the position and the mission of the Department and indicate experience and success with teaching and interacting with culturally diverse populations. Include a current vita, samples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to Matthew Kraus  (phone: 513-556-2298) or mailed to Judaic Studies Search Committee C/O Matthew Kraus Dept. of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210169 Cincinnati, OH 45221-0169. Applications must be submitted by November 7, 2013 and will not be considered complete until all letters of recommendation have been received. For questions, please contact Professor Jana Braziel, Chair of Search Committee (513) 556-0350 [].

Application deadline:  November 7, 2013. Screening of applications will begin promptly on November 7 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, people of color, people with disability and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the annual meetings of AAR/SBL and AJS.