Two-Year Israel Studies Postdoctoral Associate at the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies
The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Associate Teaching Position in Israel Studies.
This position, which is partly funded by a grant from the Israel Institute, D.C., is open to scholars in all fields of Israel Studies; preference will be given to scholars who can teach courses in contemporary Israel and the environment.
The postdoctoral associate is expected to teach at least four full (4-credit) courses per year, in person, during the fall and spring semesters, two of which must focus on Israel, as well as curate four academic and/or public-facing events related to Israel over the course of each year of residence.
We are particularly interested in courses that place Israel in a regional context, especially with a view to the management of natural resources (water and land management), sustainability, environmental justice, and regional conflict and cooperation. Courses should straddle scientific and social inquiry and contribute to the International Relations regional track in Africa and the Middle East, as well as to the functional track in Environment and Development. Courses offered in cooperation with the Department Earth and Environment may touch on the following, or other relevant issues:
- Carbon-based and alternative energy, society, and the environment
- Regional climate change, conflict, and sustainability
- Israel and Middle East regional eco-systems and responses to climate change
- Hydrology, irrigation, and desert agriculture
- Eastern Mediterranean coastal ecologies and economies
- Land management, biodiversity, and environmental justice