Henry Taub Professor of Israel Studies
The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies of New York University invites applications for the position of Henry Taub Professor of Israel Studies. The appointment will be a senior rank (associate or full) full-time tenured position and will begin on September 1, 2023, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The appointee is expected to have a significant record of scholarly publications based on original research in any aspect of Israel Studies. Candidates whose work covers diverse aspects of Israeli society and whose competence includes one of the languages of Israel in addition to Hebrew are preferred (e.g. Arabic, Russian, Amharic). We welcome applicants who work in interdisciplinary, transnational, or emergent fields of study.
The appointee is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the latter including Hebrew readings. The appointee will serve as director of the Taub Center for Israel Studies and will organize academic programming throughout the year – such as lectures, conferences, and workshops – on all aspects of Israel Studies. As director of Taub, the appointee will also work closely with NYU Tel Aviv (NYUTA). NYUTA, founded in 2009 and serving over 100 undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in several programs annually, is one of the 14 global academic centers and sites of NYU's global network. NYUTA offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in Israel Studies (and other topics) and offers research opportunities for NYU faculty and graduate students.