Israeli Teaching Exchange Program

Israel Institute Faculty Teaching Students in ClassroomThe Israeli Teaching Exchange Program supports academics, with the interest and expertise to teach about modern Israel, to teach at colleges and universities in the United States in multi-year placements. This program provide scholars with the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and build academic networks.

Over the course of each academic year, Teaching Fellows teach at least four full-term, three-credit, in-person undergraduate-level courses as well as organize a minimum of four academic/community events. At least three of the courses and all four of the events must be related to modern Israel. Fellows typically stay at their placment for three years. 

Grant amounts vary, depending on the arrangement with the host university. Our grants do not pay for college/university administrative costs, fees, overhead, or indirect costs. 

Please note that this is a selective program and the Israel Institute does not guarantee placement to those who apply.

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PERIOD OF PLACEMENT

Recruiting now for placement that begin in academic year 2023–2024.  

HOW TO APPLY

Please review the Applications tab for more information on how to apply.

DEADLINE

Deadline for placement in the 2023-2024 academic year: September 22, 2022.

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Please contact Erika Falk, Program Director, at efalk@israelinstitute.org with any questions. 

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If you are employed full time at an Israeli higher education institution, you may be interested in our Visiting Faculty Program.

ELIGIBILITY

The Israeli Teaching Exchange Program is open to Israeli scholars who possess PhDs and strong English skills, can teach a wide variety of classes about modern Israel, and are willing to commit to three-year placements at colleges and universities in the United States. Applicants must have expertise in modern Israel as demonstrated by a dissertation or at least two peer-reviewed publications about modern Israel.

Over the course of each academic year, Teaching Fellows teach at least four full-term, three-credit undergraduate-level courses each year as well as organize a minimum of four academic/community events. At least three of the courses and all four of the events must be related to modern Israel. 

HOW TO APPLY

Form: The application contains a form that asks questions about you and your education and teaching experience.

Within the application, you will be asked for the following:

-A high-resolution headshot (300 ppi);

-A short 100-word bio;

-An academic curriculum vitae (CV);

-Your dissertation abstract in English;

-A list of courses and course descriptions for courses you have taught or could teach about Israel; and

-You will be asked to select two courses from a list and provide a course description and ten topics you would cover if you were to teach the course.

Note: Unlike our Visiting Faculty Program, in the Israeli Teaching Exchange Program applicants do not solicit invitations from institutions but, rather, must be willing to teach where placed. The Israel Institute partners with colleges and universities interested in hosting Teaching Fellows. The Institute solicits applications on behalf of these partner institutions and forwards the strongest applications to the schools, who in turn make final award decisions. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Applications to the Israeli Teaching Exchange Program are due by September 22, 2022.

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Ahmad Agbaria

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

Alon Burstein

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

University of California, Irvine

Hadas Cohen

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

University of Oklahoma

Ayala Hendin

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

Washington University in St. Louis

Tamar Hofnung

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

University of California, Los Angeles

Caroline Kahlenberg

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

University of Virginia

Ned Lazarus

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

George Washington University

Adi Livny

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

Middlebury College

Liat Maggid Alon

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hilla Nehushtan

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

Oded Oron

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

University of Toronto

Ilai Saltzman

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

University of Maryland

Eli Sperling

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

Yael Teff-Seker

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2022-2023

University of California, Davis

Uriel Abulof

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

Cornell University

Anat Balint

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

San José State University

David Barak-Gorodetsky

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

University of Chicago

Zohar Gazit

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

Middlebury College

Slava Greenberg

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

University of Southern California

Sara Hirschhorn

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

Northwestern University

David Lehrer

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

Boston University

Jason Lustig

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

The University of Texas at Austin

Avi Shilon

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

New York University

Vered Weiss

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2021-2022

Sonoma State University

Elai Rettig

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2020-2021

Washington University in St. Louis

Ayelet Rubabshi Shitrit

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2020-2021

University of California, Irvine

Ziv Rubinovitz

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2020-2021

Sonoma State University

Ilai Saltzman

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2020-2021

University of Maryland

Rafi Grosglik

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2019-2020

University of California, Davis

Morad Elsana

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2017-2018

California Western School of Law

Gershon Lewental

Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, 2017-2018

University of Oklahoma

For questions about the Israeli Teaching Exchange Program, please contact Erika Falk, Program Director, at efalk@israelinstitute.org.

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