Posted: Feb 19, 2021

Jewish Studies Program's Olamot Center Visiting Fellow (2021-2022)

Indiana University - Bloomington - Bloomington, IN
Application Deadline: N/A
Jewish Studies

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University’s center for scholarly and cultural exchange with Israel, the Olamot Center, welcomes applications for a Visiting Lecturer position and Melanie and Andrew Goodman Postdoctoral  Fellow for the academic year 2021-2022. Founded in 2017, the Olamot Center aims to realize the substantial potential for scholarly dialogue and collaboration with scholars in Israeli institutions of higher learning by offering Israeli scholars an opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the largest and oldest Jewish Studies Programs in North America.

The Olamot Center Visiting Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per semester in the history, society, and culture of modern Israel, complementing the offerings of the Borns Jewish Studies Program (4 courses in total). The Fellow will also present at a workshop for the Program on their main area of research. The Fellow is expected to participate in the activities of the Borns JSP and to contribute to intellectual life at IU.

Ph.D. is required (ABD candidates will be considered). Area of expertise within Jewish Studies is open. The salary for one academic year is $50,000 plus benefits. The Fellow is responsible for arranging their own travel, housing accommodation and living expenses during their term of appointment, August 2021 through  May 2022, and must be able to fulfill their teaching responsibilities on the Indiana University Bloomington campus while classes are in session, Covid permitting. To gain final administrative approval, the successful candidate is required to provide verification of credentials and other information required by law, including federally required documentation confirming citizenship or permanent residency of the United States or an authorized alien entitled to be employed in the U.S. for the period of appointment. 

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application electronically at  Application materials include a cover letter, C.V., short writing sample (20-30 pages), contact information for three references, diversity statement, and a list of suggested courses. Questions about the application process or the application can be directed to: Olamot Visiting Scholar Position, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Hamiliton Luger School of Global and International Studies, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Room 4004A, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105, or via email to [email protected] with the subject line “Olamot Visiting Fellow  Position”. Consideration of applications will begin on March 29, 2021 and will remain open until filled, with priority given to applications submitted before March 29, 2021.

More information about the Olamot Center can be found on its website at Questions about the position can be sent to Professor Irit Dekel , the Director of the Center, at [email protected]