Visiting Assistant Professor of Contemporary Israel

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Assistant Professor
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Visiting Assistant Professor of Contemporary Israel

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Sep 13, 2022

Situated at the nexus of the Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience and the Department of Jewish Studies, Tulane University seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Contemporary Israel whose scholarship lies at the intersection of politics, public policy, international relations, and/or other fields. The ideal candidate’s research and teaching will bridge the American Jewish experience and Israel Studies. 

This scholar will explore contemporary Israel from multiple angles, including its vital relationship with the United States and the world community.  American Jewish politics and America’s relationship with Israel are both calling out for deeper scholarly analysis.  The two largest concentrations of Jews in the world are in the U.S. and Israel; both populations have commonalities, but also major differences. What do these differences mean for the Jewish world—politically, economically, and socially—both for these two communities separately and then in relation to one another? 

The successful candidate will be housed in the Department of Jewish Studies and will also be affiliated with the Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience.  The position is subject to annual renewal for a maximum of three years, contingent upon the interest and agreement of the Visiting Assistant Professor and the University to continue the relationship.


The Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) must have expertise in modern Israel as demonstrated by a dissertation or at least two peer reviewed publications about modern Israel, and by experience in university teaching about modern Israel. The VAP must also have a PhD from an accredited university by the first day of the first term of their appointment.

Application Instructions:

Must have a CV, names and contact information of three references, a teaching statement/teaching evaluations, teaching portfolio and a letter of application that includes how the candidate's work sits at the nexus of American Jewish Studies and Israel Studies, and how that work can inform both fields. Review of applications will begin November 1, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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