Visiting Faculty Program

Israel Institute Faculty Teaching Students in ClassroomThe Visiting Faculty Program funds Israeli academics to teach about Israel at top universities in the United States. This program gives tenured, tenure-track, and full-time contract Israeli academics the opportunity to spend an academic year abroad teaching about modern Israel and expanding their academic circles.

Grant awards range from $50,000 to $80,000 per year, depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the arrangement with the host university. Grant recipients must teach at least one full-term, three-credit, undergraduate course about modern Israel in each semester/quarter of their placement.

Visiting Faculty are not employees of the Israel Institute and should plan to cover all expenses including, but not limited to, living expenses, taxes, health insurance, travel expenses, bench fees, etc.

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

HOW COVID-19 MAY IMPACT THE VISITING FACULTY PROGRAM

Although we hope that campuses in North America will be fully open starting soon, we recognize that the pandemic may prevent this. Our Visiting Faculty exchange program is based on bringing Israeli faculty to the United States to teach in-person classes, foster cross-cultural collaboration with American scholars, and engage in meaningful interpersonal interaction with students and the local public at large. Grants for this program are predicated on these principles and do not cover courses that are scheduled for online, hybrid, or remote delivery. For this reason, the Visiting Faculty Program will only run at schools that meet the following criteria:

    • Approximately 2/3 of classes offered at the university are offered in person, with no more than 1/3 of courses taught fully online or in a hybrid model.
    • Visiting Faculty are scheduled to teach their courses in person, on campus, and all students are expected to be in the same room, at the same time for all lessons. International students and students who are sick may participate virtually.
    • Visiting Faculty hold office hours in person, on campus at least once a week.
    • Dorms are open, even if they are accommodating fewer students due to social distancing policies.
    • Dining halls are open, even if only for take-out orders.
    • The university library is open, and students may study there in person, even if students must practice social distancing.   

  

PERIOD OF PLACEMENT

Recruiting for Academic Year 2022–2023 will begin in March. Sign up to be notified our application is open. 

HOW TO APPLY

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

You may also be interested in our Teaching Fellow Program.

DEADLINE

September 14, 2021

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CONTACT

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

 

eligibility

Visiting Faculty placements are open to tenured, tenure-track, and full-time contract faculty and professors emeriti from Israeli colleges and universities. All applicants must possess a strong command of English and be able to teach full-term, three-credit, undergraduate courses about modern Israel in the United States. 

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for the Visiting Faculty Program, applicants must complete the online application, which includes uploading the following documents, via the application portal. 

1) High-resolution headshot (300 ppi);

2) Academic curriculum vitae (CV);

3) Course descriptions for two full-term, three-credit, undergraduate courses about modern Israel that you propose to teach; and

4) A university invitation: Although you are not required to have an invitation when you apply, we give preference to applicants who can obtain invitations from pioroity institutions. See the section below on "Soliciting University Invitations." 

SOLICITING UNIVERSITY INVITATIONS

We invite applicants to contact Dr. Erika Falk (efalk@israelinstitute.org) to discuss their plans before contacting any schools.

Most faculty who receive grants through this program are able to obtain an invitation to visit for a full academic year and teach undergraduate courses about modern Israel at a priority university in the United States. You are not required to have an invitation when you apply; however, you will need to obtain an invitation before any grants can be awarded. 

We give preference to applicants who have or can obtain invitations from our priority universities, which are the top-20 public universities as ranked by U.S. News and World Report 

INSTITUTE REQUIREMENTS FOR HOST UNIVERSITIES

When requesting an invitation from a school, the university must commit in writing to the Institute's placement requirements:  

• Run at least one full-term, three-credit undergraduate course that the Israel Institute Visiting Faculty member will teach about modern Israel in each semester/quarter during the Grant Period;

• Provide the Israel Institute Visiting Faculty member with an on-campus office (shared is acceptable);

• Sponsor the visa for the Israel Institute Visiting Faculty member;

• Provide the Israel Institute Visiting Faculty member with library privileges;

• Refer to the visiting faculty member as “Israel Institute Visiting Faculty” or some version thereof; and

• Make an effort to cross-list and advertise the Israel Institute Visiting Faculty member’s courses.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Applications to the Visiting Faculty Program are due by September 14, 2021.

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Uri Dorchin

Online Teaching Grant, 2020-2021

University of Colorado, Boulder

Ehud Eiran

Online Teaching Grant, 2020-2021

University of California, Berkeley

Meir Elran

Visiting Faculty Program, 2020-2021

University of Chicago

Zion Evrony

Visiting Faculty Program, 2020-2021

The Catholic University of America

Charles Freilich

Online Teaching Grant, 2020-2021

Tufts University

Rawia Hayik

Online Teaching Grant, 2020-2021

University of California, Los Angeles

Menachem Hofnung

Online Teaching Grant, 2020-2021

University of California, Los Angeles

Nachman Shai

Visiting Faculty Program, 2020-2021

Duke University

Nili Alon Amit

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of California, Los Angeles

Anat Balint

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

San José State University

Harel Chorev Halewa

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Yeshiva University

Joseph David

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Yale University

Meir Elran

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of Chicago

Zion Evrony

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

The Catholic University of America

Eran Feitelson

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

San Diego State University

Eric Fleisch

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Pennsylvania State University

Charles Freilich

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Tufts University

Keren Friedman-Peleg

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of Pennsylvania

Boaz Ganor

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Georgetown University

Yehonatan Givati

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Georgetown University, London Campus

Eli Gottlieb

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

The George Washington University

Tally Kritzman-Amir

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Harvard University

Lihi Lahat

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Michigan State University

Noa Lavie

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

the University of Chicago

Luba Levin-Banchik

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

San Diego State University

Yair Lorberbaum

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Columbia University

Liat Maggid Alon

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Roy Peled

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of California, Berkeley

Jay Rothman

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of California, San Diego

Nachman Shai

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Duke University

Shimon Shetreet

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of California, San Diego

Marik Shtern

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of California, San Diego

Gilad Shtienberg

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of California, San Diego

Alon Tam

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of Pennsylvania

Gad Yair

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tal Zarsky

Visiting Faculty Program, 2019-2020

University of Pennsylvania

Itai Ater

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

University of California, Berkeley

Anat Balint

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

San José State University

Erez Ben-Yosef

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

University of California, San Diego

Claude Berrebi

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Princeton University

Yifat Bitton

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

New York University

Harel Chorev Halewa

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Yeshiva University

Joseph David

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Yale University

Uri Dorchin

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

University of Colorado, Boulder

Meir Elran

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

University of Chicago

Zion Evrony

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

The Catholic University of America

Miriam Frenkel

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

University of Chicago

Eytan Gilboa

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

University of Pennsylvania

Yehuda Goodman

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

University of California, San Diego

Yigal Kipnis

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Tally Kritzman-Amir

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Harvard University

Luba Levin-Banchik

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

San Diego State University

Alisa Lewin

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Stanford University

Pnina Motzafi-Haller

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Eyal Naveh

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Harvard University

Yitzhak Reiter

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Emory University

Gilead Sher

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Georgetown University

Alberto Spektorowski

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Columbia University

Alon Tam

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

University of Pennsylvania

Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

New York University

Gad Yair

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Noam Zadoff

Visiting Faculty Program, 2018-2019

Ludwig Maximilians University

Tamar Arieli

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

San Diego State University

Rifat Azam

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Washington University School of Law

Guy Ben-Porat

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Brown University

Israel Doron

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

University of Chicago

Zion Evrony

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

The Catholic University of America

Or Honig

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Duke University

Asaf Levanon

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Stanford University

Reda Mansour

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Emory University

David Menashri

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

University of California, Los Angeles

Benny Morris

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Georgetown University

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

University of Chicago

Fania Oz-Salzberger

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Ludwig-Maximilians University

Dan Rabinowitz

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Columbia University

Aviad Rubin

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

University of Toronto

Eli Salzberger

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Ludwig-Maximilians University

Yael Shenker

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

University of Florida

Yoram Shiftan

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

University of Illinois at Chicago & Northwestern University

Udi Sommer

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

Columbia University

Gayil Talshir

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

San Jose State University

Rami Zeedan

Visiting Faculty Program, 2017-2018

University of California, Berkeley

Yuval Benziman

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

Michigan State University

Leora Bilsky

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

Boston University School of Law

Oded Brosh

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

San Diego State University

Denis Charbit

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of California, Irvine

Niva Elkin-Koren

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

Harvard Law School

Zion Evrony

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

The Catholic University of America

Jackie Feldman

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of Antwerp

Yoav Gelber

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

American University

Nissim Mizrachi

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of California, Berkeley

Benny Morris

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

Georgetown University

Zvi Reich

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of Pennsylvania

Aviad Rubin

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of Toronto

Michael Shalev

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of California, Berkeley

Shaul Shenhav

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of Minnesota

Yael Shenker

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of Florida

Sammy Smooha

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of London-SOAS

Udi Sommer

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

Columbia University

Rivka Weill

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Uri Yanay

Visiting Faculty Program, 2016-2017

University of California, Los Angeles

Ori Aronson

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

University of California, Berkeley

Nir Avieli

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

Middlebury College

Rifat Azam

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

Washington University School of Law

Yuval Benziman

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

Michigan State University

Jonathan Dekel-Chen

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

Columbia University

Yotam Hotam

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

Wesleyan University

Piki Ish-Shalom

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

Stanford University

Yigal Kipnis

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

David Menashri

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

University of California, Los Angeles

Sagit Mor

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

University of Washington

Benny Morris

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

Georgetown University

Chanan Naveh

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

San Diego State University

Hila Shamir

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

University of California, Berkeley

Yaron Tsur

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

New York University

Erez Tzfadia

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

Rutgers University

Mohammed Wattad

Visiting Faculty Program, 2015-2016

University of California, Irvine

Oren Barak

Visiting Faculty Program, 2014-2015

Cornell University

Yuval Ben-Bassat

Visiting Faculty Program, 2014-2015

University of California, Berkeley

Ariel Bendor

Visiting Faculty Program, 2014-2015

University of Maryland

Moshe Maor

Visiting Faculty Program, 2014-2015

New York University

Benjamin Miller

Visiting Faculty Program, 2014-2015

Dartmouth University

Ronen Perry

Visiting Faculty Program, 2014-2015

University of Oxford

Sammy Smooha

Visiting Faculty Program, 2014-2015

University of London-SOAS

Benjamin Miller

Visiting Faculty Program, 2013-2014

Dartmouth University

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For more information about the Visiting Faculty Program, please direct your questions to Erika Falk, Program Director, at efalk@israelinstitute.org.