Teaching Fellow Program

Israel Institute Faculty Teaching Students in ClassroomThe Teaching Fellow Program places academics of various ranks and nationalities, who have 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 four full-term, three-credit undergraduate-level courses about modern Israel as well as organize a minimum of four academic/community events. 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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You may also be interested in our Visiting Faculty Program.

 

PERIOD OF PLACEMENT

Now recruiting for Academic Year 2021–2022

HOW TO APPLY

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

DEADLINE

September 24, 2020

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CONTACT

Please contact Flo Low, Associate Director, Academic and Arts Programs, at flo@israelinstitute.org with any questions.

ELIGIBILITY

Teaching Fellow placements are open to academics of all ranks and nationalities 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 four full-term, three-credit undergraduate-level courses about modern Israel each year as well as organize a minimum of four academic/community events. 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, 2020.

 

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Uriel Abulof

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Cornell University

Anat Balint

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

San José State University

David Barak-Gorodetsky

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Zohar Gazit

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Middlebury College

Slava Greenberg

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Sara Hirschhorn

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Ned Lazarus

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

George Washington University

Jason Lustig

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

The University of Texas at Austin

Liat Maggid Alon

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Elai Rettig

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Washington University in St. Louis

Ayelet Rubabshi Shitrit

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Ziv Rubinovitz

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Sonoma State University

Avi Shilon

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

New York University

Yael Teff-Seker

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

Vered Weiss

Teaching Fellow Program, 2020-2021

San Francisco State University

Uriel Abulof

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

Cornell University

Zohar Gazit

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

Middlebury College

Rafi Grosglik

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

University of California, Davis

Ned Lazarus

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

George Washington University

Jason Lustig

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

The University of Texas at Austin

Elai Rettig

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

Washington University in St. Louis

Ziv Rubinovitz

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

Sonoma State University

Avi Shilon

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

New York University

Vered Weiss

Teaching Fellow Program, 2019-2020

San Francisco State University

Zohar Gazit

Teaching Fellow Program, 2018-2019

Middlebury College

Rafi Grosglik

Teaching Fellow Program, 2018-2019

University of California, Davis

Ned Lazarus

Teaching Fellow Program, 2018-2019

George Washington University

Elai Rettig

Teaching Fellow Program, 2018-2019

Washington University in St. Louis

Ziv Rubinovitz

Teaching Fellow Program, 2018-2019

Sonoma State University

Morad Elsana

Teaching Fellow Program, 2017-2018

California Western School of Law

Rafi Grosglik

Teaching Fellow Program, 2017-2018

University of California, Davis

Ned Lazarus

Teaching Fellow Program, 2017-2018

George Washington University

Gershon Lewental

Teaching Fellow Program, 2017-2018

University of Oklahoma

Ziv Rubinovitz

Teaching Fellow Program, 2017-2018

Sonoma State University

Ned Lazarus

Teaching Fellow Program, 2016-2017

George Washington University

Gershon Lewental

Teaching Fellow Program, 2016-2017

University of Oklahoma

Gershon Lewental

Teaching Fellow Program, 2015-2016

University of Oklahoma

For more information about the Teaching Fellow Program, please direct your questions to Flo Low, Associate Director, Academic and Arts Programs, at flo@israelinstitute.org.

 

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