Posted: Feb 19, 2021

Visiting Lecturer/Israel Institute Teaching Fellow in Israel Studies

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Application Deadline: N/A
Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a three-year Visiting Lecturer/Israel Institute Teaching Fellow in Israel Studies, beginning fall 2021. We welcome applicants who approach modern Israel (broadly construed) from a range of methodologies and specializations, and who can form connections with colleagues in allied departments, programs, and centers at the University, including but not limited to the University Center for International Studies. The fellow will teach a minimum of four courses per year (2/2), at least two of which must be related to modern Israel. We encourage applications from creative and dedicated scholars, teachers, and mentors eager to contribute to the intellectual life of the Jewish Studies Program and the University of Pittsburgh. Preference will be given to scholars who are actively involved in research on modern Israel.

 Minimum Requirements:

 While the position is open to scholars at any career stage, applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July, 2021. 

Applicants must have expertise in modern Israel as demonstrated by a dissertation or at least two peer-reviewed publications about modern Israel as well as experience in teaching about modern Israel in a University setting.

 In order to be considered, please submit March 1, 2021: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae; a dissertation or book abstract; a sample syllabus of an Israel related course that you have taught or intend to teach; a statement of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy; a one-to-two-page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; and email contacts for three recommenders.  

Interested applicants can submit their materials here