Visiting Assistant Professor of Contemporary Israel - Tulane University
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.