FEATURED JOB: Visiting Lecturer, Israel Institute Fellow in Israel Studies, University of Pittsburgh

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University of Pittsburgh, Jewish Studies Program

Visiting Lecturer, Israel Institute Fellow

The Jewish Studies Program (https://www.jewishstudies.pitt.edu/) 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 2022. 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 four courses per year (2/2), three 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.

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 2022. Applicants must have expertise in modern Israel as demonstrated by a dissertation or at least two peer-reviewed publications, as well as experience teaching about modern Israel in a University setting.

In order to be considered, please submit at https://join.pitt.edu (requisition 21008381)  by February 1, 2022: 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-page description of some events or programs that you would be interested in organizing at Pitt; 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.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.


Allison Thompson

Program Administrator

University of Pittsburgh