Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies

Description: The Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies. Candidates may be of any rank. Specialization is open and may include, but is not limited to, areas such as: History, Philosophy, Political Science, Music, English, Economics and Comparative Studies. The academic unit of appointment will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise. The chair appointee will be expected to teach courses on the history of modern Zionism and Israel and provide scholarly mentoring to students in the study of modern Israel. Duties will also include the development and communication of study abroad and internship opportunities for students related to Israel and the area of Israel Studies. The successful applicant will also serve as a community and university resource for Israel Studies.

Qualifications: Specialization is open and may include, but is not limited to, areas such as: History, Philosophy, Political Science, Music, English, Economics and Comparative Studies. The academic unit of appointment will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise. Qualified applicants should possess fluency in Hebrew, be knowledgeable about contemporary Israeli society and culture, and hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field of expertise. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. Columbus offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. For more info: http://www.columbus.org.

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12543
A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, writing sample, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Lori Fireman at fireman.2@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Back

Stay Connected

MESA offers several ways to stay connected, including a young-people-approved presence on Facebook and Twitter, oldie but goodie listservs, and trusty email notifications. To find out more, please follow the link below.

Connect Now