Jobs: Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies (King’s College, London)

Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies

Reference: THW/15/059639/731
Salary Details: £32,277 to £47,328 per annum
Allowances: £2,323 per annum Ldn Allowance
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time


The Institute of Middle Eastern Studies in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy is a leading centre of excellence for research, learning and teaching on one of the world’s most challenging, contested and important regions. Our research on the politics, international relations, history, political economy, and culture and society of the Middle East has a global reach, and through innovative research led teaching we train and create a diverse cohort of international post-graduate students who go on to work in and on the region. Our aim is to maintain and enhance our status as a global centre for advancing knowledge and understanding of the challenges the Middle East faces in the twenty first century. Since its inception, the Institute has consistently received the top rating in all research assessment exercises and its academics have established themselves as world leaders in their fields. To strengthen key areas of research and teaching within the Institute we are looking to appoint a full-time scale 6/7 Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies, with a preferable start date of September 2015 but no later than January 2016.


The Institute of Middle Eastern Studies welcomes applications from internationally outstanding candidates for the position of Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies. The successful candidate will be trained in some aspect of the political economy, international relations, and/or politics of the Middle East. S/he will have an emerging research portfolio of international standing in Middle Eastern Studies and be able to contribute strongly to teaching and supervision at all three levels. As well as having Middle East area expertise, the successful candidate will be able to teach theory. S/he will teach and supervise BA students and contribute to the full range of the Institute’s clearly defined activities in postgraduate teaching and PhD supervision, research (including grant applications), and administration.

Post duration: Indefinite contract.

Salary: The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 6/7 scale, £32,277 – £47,328 (depending upon experience) plus £2,323 London Weighting Allowance, per annum.

Contact Information: To apply for this post you will need to register with the university’s recruitment system, HireWire, to download and submit the application form. Please note, if you are submitting a CV or a short statement these will need to copied and pasted into the application form as part of the same document, as the system only allows you to submit one document. Application forms must also be in word format, not PDF. Please also note, once submitted, your application cannot be edited.

Interviews will be held in the first week of September 2015.

Equality of opportunity is College policy

Closing date: 14 August 2015

Click here to register and download the application form:

Jobs: Modern Hebrew Instructors, Georgetown University (for Fall 2015)

The Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC) and the Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages (EML) of Georgetown University seek instructors to teach Modern Hebrew language, starting in the fall 2015 term.

Applicants should hold an advanced degree (in Hebrew language, literature, or linguistics) and/or have extensive Hebrew language teaching experience. Selected instructors will be asked to work within the parameters of an existing Hebrew language curriculum.

To apply, please email a letter of application and current CV to

Inquiries can be directed to 202-687-4245 or

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.


Jobs: Three-year, Modern Hebrew Language, Middlebury (apply by May 1, 2015)

Middlebury College is seeking an instructor for a three-year term position in Modern Hebrew Language, beginning September 2015.  The successful candidate will teach courses in intermediate Hebrew and direct students’ independent Hebrew studies.  Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and experience in teaching Hebrew at the college level are required.  Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.
Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Skype.
Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to teaching ability. More information at: Other questions should be addressed to Tamar Mayer, Modern Hebrew Program Chair (  *Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.


Job: Lecturer of Modern Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies, UT Austin (deadline: March 6, 2015)

University of Texas at Austin || Department of Middle Eastern Studies


Job Description:

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in Modern Hebrew and Middle Eastern studies starting in fall 2015. Applicants must have superior proficiency in Modern Hebrew and an MA or PhD in Middle Eastern studies or a related field. Applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching language and culture at the university level. Responsibilities include teaching Modern Hebrew language courses at all levels, including advanced content courses, as well as large survey courses or seminars in Middle Eastern or Israel studies. The regular teaching load will comprise of 9-12 hours each semester. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected.

Applicant Instructions:

The application deadline is 6 March 2015. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three original letters of reference, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for a content course in Modern Hebrew or Israel studies, and student evaluations via Interfolio at Please direct any questions to Denise Beachum at


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:


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.

You can see the H-net ad at:

Jobs: Oxford, OI, Research Lectureship in Israel Studies


University Research Lecturership in Israel Studies

University of Oxford -Faculty of Oriental Studies

Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford

Grade 8: £37,382 – £44,607 p.a.

The University proposes to appoint a University Research Lecturer in Israel Studies from 22 April 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter for five years. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Fellowship in Israel Studies in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, a Recognised Independent Centre of the University. The University Research Lecturer will be required to carry out research in the field of Israel Studies; to promote and disseminate research; to teach; and to fulfil general duties for the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

The successful applicant will have the potential to be a recognised authority in his or her field; by the time of appointment hold a doctorate (or equivalent) in some aspect of the study of Israel Studies; have a record of scholarly publications; a commitment to teaching; the potential to provide academic leadership; and be able to demonstrate a dedication to disseminating knowledge about Israel to a wider public. Applicants without all of the required skills and experience may be considered for appointment at Grade 7 (£29,541 – £36,298 p.a.).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online not later than noon on Thursday 7 March 2013. Two references also should be sent to the email address provided below by Thursday 7 March. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for a third reference to be provided prior to the interview. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and full selection criteria, please click on the links provided below.

Jobs: Professor of Israel Studies at Northeastern University

Northeastern University invites nominations and applications for a specialist in Israel Studies to be appointed at the rank of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor beginning Fall 2013. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher whose work makes a central disciplinary contribution in the social sciences or history, as well as to Israel and Middle East Studies. The field of specialization is open, and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities is particularly interested in enhancing strengths in international relations, political economy, or international security. The appointment will be in one or more of the College for Social Sciences and Humanities’ departments or schools and may reach into its International Affairs Program.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree by the start date is required.

Additional Information: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, including a statement on teaching, a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, a writing sample of no more than fifty pages, and contact information for three referees or a dossier service. To apply visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website at: and click on the Faculty Positions button. Please address inquiries about the position to Mitchell Orenstein, Chair of the Israel Studies Search Committee,

Review of applications will begin February 22, 2013, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.