Teaching Fellow Program

Israel Institute Faculty Teaching Students in ClassroomThe Teaching Fellow Program places academics, with the interest and expertise to teach about modern Israel, at colleges and universities in the United States for multi-year placements. These placements provide an opportunity for scholars to teach, conduct research, and build academic networks.

Grant amounts vary, depending on the arrangement with the host university. Over the course of an academic year, Teaching Fellows teach at least four full-term, three-credit undergraduate-level courses as well as organize a minimum of four academic/community events. At least two of the courses and all four of the events must be related to modern Israel.

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 in academic year 2022–2023.  

HOW TO APPLY

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

DEADLINE

Deadline for placement in the 2022-2023 academic year: September 24, 2021.

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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

Teaching Fellow placements are open to academics who possess PhDs and strong English skills, can teach a wide variety of classes about modern Israel, and are willing to commit to multi-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 an 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 two of the courses and all four of the events must be related to modern Israel. 

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for a Teaching Fellowship, applicants must complete the online application, which includes uploading the following documents, via the application portal.

1) A high-resolution headshot (300 ppi);

2) An academic curriculum vitae (CV);

3) Your dissertation abstract;

4) A syllabus for a previous course taught about modern Israel (if you have taught one before); and

5) A statement on your teaching experience. This should be a single document with three distinct sections:

Israel Courses: In the first section, list the courses you have taught about modern Israel, along with a one-paragraph course description for each. Indicate the number of times you have taught the course(s), where you taught it/them, the level(s), and number of students enrolled.

Potential Courses: In the second section, list any additional courses you could potentially teach about modern Israel, along with a one-paragraph course description for each.

Other Courses: In the third section, list the non-Israel-related courses you have taught along with a one-paragraph course description for each. Clearly identify the number of times you have taught the course(s), where you taught it/them, the level(s), and number of students enrolled.

Note: Unlike our Visiting Faculty Program, Teaching Fellow 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 Teaching Fellow Program are due by September 24, 2021.

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Uriel Abulof

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

Cornell University

Anat Balint

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

San José State University

David Barak-Gorodetsky

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

University of Chicago

Alon Burstein

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

Zohar Gazit

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

Middlebury College

Sara Hirschhorn

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

Northwestern University

Ned Lazarus

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

George Washington University

Jason Lustig

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

The University of Texas at Austin

Liat Maggid Alon

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Oded Oron

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

Avi Shilon

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

New York University

Yael Teff-Seker

Teaching Fellow Program, 2021-2022

University of California, Davis

Slava Greenberg

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

University of Southern California

Elai Rettig

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Washington University in St. Louis

Ayelet Rubabshi Shitrit

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

University of California, Irvine

Ziv Rubinovitz

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Sonoma State University

Ilai Saltzman

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

University of Maryland

Vered Weiss

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

San Francisco State University

Rafi Grosglik

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

University of California, Davis

Morad Elsana

Teaching Fellow Program, 2017-2018

California Western School of Law

Gershon Lewental

Teaching Fellow Program, 2017-2018

University of Oklahoma

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

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