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, depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the arrangement with the host university. Grant recipients must teach one full-term, three-credit 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.

 

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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 17, 2020

CONTACT

Please contact Dr. 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 courses about modern Israel.

 

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 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 have or believe they can obtain invitations from priority universities. Applicants may also request invitations from universities after applying for the Visiting Faculty Program. For more information, see the "Soliciting University Invitations" section below.)

 

SOLICITING UNIVERSITY INVITATIONS

Almost all faculty who receive grants through this program have obtained an invitation to visit for a full academic year and teach courses about modern Israel from a 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 and top-20 private universities, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

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

 

INSTITUTE REQUIREMENTS FOR HOST UNIVERSITIES

When requesting an invitation from a school, the university must commit in writing to the Institute's placement requirements, available here: INSTITUTE REQUIREMENTS FOR HOST UNIVERSITIES

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Applications to the Visiting Faculty Program are due by September 17, 2020.

 

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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

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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

Columbia University

Keren Friedman-Peleg

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University of Pennsylvania

Boaz Ganor

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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

Emory 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

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

 

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