Jobs: Assistant Professor at Portland State


Assistant Professor, Israel Studies, Portland State University

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University invites applications for the Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Professorship in Israel Studies, a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin in fall 2012. Specialization is open and PhD required. The successful candidate will bring intellectual passion and scholarly expertise in Israeli history, culture, society, philosophy, and/or politics within the wider contexts of Jewish history and civilization; add curricular strength to a growing Judaic Studies program; and enjoy interacting professionally with a diverse range of students, academic programs, and community groups.

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Michael Weingrad, Academic Director, The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Portland State University, Post Office Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207-0751. Materials may also be e-mailed as Word attachments or pdf files to Michael Weingrad.

Correspondence will primarily be conducted by email. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10, 2011 and initial interviews conducted at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Washington, D.C. The position will remain open until filled.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Background here.

Jobs: Pears Lecturer in Israel Studies


Pears Lecturer in Israel Studies

School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London – Department of Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East, Faculty of Languages and Cultures

£38,996 – £46,150 p.a. inclusive of London Allowance
Vacancy No: 000278

The School wishes to appoint an inspiring teacher and enthusiastic individual to advance high quality scholarship about Israel. You will have a PhD in a field central to Israel studies, a good working knowledge of modern Hebrew and a deep interest in the wider Middle East. You will teach a wide range of courses related to the subject, including existing courses on the Israel-Palestine conflict. The ability to lecture students from a wide range of backgrounds is paramount.

You will be research active and will contribute to the Department’s ability to obtain top research recognition in the REF of 2014. You will supervise postgraduate and doctoral students and act as the convenor for the MA in Israel Studies. You will be expected to take on leading departmental and relevant administrative responsibilities as well as involvement in the development of the European Association of Israel Studies which is situated at SOAS.

This is a permanent appointment.

For further details, please contact Professor Colin Shindler, email:

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please visit No agencies.

Closing date: 3 May 2011

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing: 7 June 2011

Jobs: Israeli History, Tel Aviv University

הפקולטה למדעי הרוח ע”ש לסטר וסאלי אנטין מציעה

משרה תקנית: בתחום ההיסטוריה של מדינת ישראל

המישרה מחייבת הוראת קורסים בשפה העברית ויכולת לבצע מחקר עצמאי בתחום.

המישרה בחוג להיסטוריה של עם ישראל

המשרה פתוחה למועמדים בעלי תואר דוקטור לפילוסופיה או למועמדים שיקבלו תואר זה לפני מועד תחילת העסקתם. ההעסקה במסגרת המשרה תתחיל בשנת הלימודים תשע”ב (אוקטובר 2011).

המשרה היא תקנית ועשויה להוביל למעמד של קביעות בתום תקופת הנסיון. הליכי המינוי של המועמד/ת ייעשו בהתאם לנהלי המינויים הנהוגים באוניברסיטה, בכפוף לאישור המוסדות האקדמיים המוסמכים ולפי שיקול דעתם. הדרגה האקדמית תיקבע על פי כישוריו/ה של המועמד/ת.

קורות חיים ורשימת פרסומים יש לשלוח אל:

פרופ’ אייל זיסר, דקאן הפקולטה למדעי הרוח

אוניברסיטת תל אביב, תל אביב 69978

כמו כן נדרשות המלצות משלושה חוקרים בעלי מעמד אקדמי בכיר שיישלחו ישירות על-ידי הכותבים לכתובת הנ”ל.

המועד האחרון להגשת המועמדות הוא ה-10 באפריל, 2011.

המשרות פתוחות למועמדות ולמועמדים ללא כל אפלייה על בסיס מין, לאום או מוצא. הן תאויישנה בהתאם לכישורי המועמד/ת המתאים/ה ולצורכי החוג. אין האוניברסיטה מחוייבת לקבל הצעה כלשהי.

[פורסם ב”הארץ”, 18 בפברואר, 2011. חלק א’ עמ’ 17]

Job: Chair in Israel Studies, American University (Washington, DC)

The Center for Israel Studies at American University, Washington DC invites applications for the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies, to begin Fall 2011. Specialization is open, PhD required. The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate academic department within the College of Arts and Sciences, such as sociology, history, anthropology, literature, philosophy and religion, language and foreign studies or economics. Affiliation with the Jewish Studies Program, or the Schools of International Service, Public Affairs, or Communication is possible. Rank is open, but a tenured appointment at the Professor or Associate Professor level is anticipated. In appropriate circumstances an extended visiting professorship may be considered. Candidates must have a record of creative and active scholarly excellence, be able to guide a research agenda for the Center, and demonstrate that they are engaging teachers.

The appointee will be expected to teach three courses per academic year on Israel, and to direct the activities of the Center for Israel Studies, including development and Israel-related academic programming.
The aim of the Center is to present American University students with a broad understanding of Israel’s history, society, culture, politics and international relations.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2010. The position will remain open until filled. Send curriculum vitae and letter of interest, including information on courses you are prepared to teach, plus arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Russell A.
Stone, Search Committee Chair, Center for Israel Studies, American University, Battelle-Tompkins T21, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington DC 20016, USA. For inquiries, please contact American University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and actively encourages applications by women and members of minority groups.

JOB: Chair in Israel studies (Asst or Assoc Prof), SFSU

San Francisco State Univ. invites applications for the position of RICHARD & RHODA GOLDMAN CHAIR IN ISRAEL STUDIES, Asst. or Assoc. Prof. to begin Fall 2011. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree required; applicants at the Asst. level must, at a minimum, complete all doctoral requirements by August 1, 2011. We will consider candidates from a wide range of academic disciplines (including but not limited to anthropology, cultural studies, history, international relations, literature, modern Jewish thought, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology, and women’s/gender studies); broad familiarity with Jewish studies or Middle East studies is desirable. Duties include teaching 2 classes per semester, both lower and upper division undergraduate courses, research, advising, curriculum development, and a commitment to public scholarship. Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications; excellent benefits package. For more information about Jewish Studies at SF State and a more detailed position description, see, or call 415 338-6075.  Review of applications will begin Sept. 29, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, copies of relevant publications, and evidence of teaching experience to Fred Astren, Chair, Israel Studies Search, Dept. of Jewish Studies, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco CA 94132. SF State is an AA/EOE Employer.