Visiting Lecturer, Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies Program ( at the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a three-year Visiting Lecturer/Israel Institute Teaching Fellow in Israel Studies, beginning fall 2021. We welcome applicants who approach modern Israel (broadly construed) from a range of methodologies and specializations, and who can form connections with colleagues in allied departments, programs, and centers at the University, including but not limited to the University Center for International Studies. The fellow will teach a minimum of four courses per year (2/2), at least two of which must be related to modern Israel. We encourage applications from creative and dedicated scholars, teachers, and mentors eager to contribute to the intellectual life of the Jewish Studies Program and the University of Pittsburgh. Preference will be given to scholars who are actively involved in research on modern Israel.

Minimum Requirements:

While the position is open to scholars at any career stage, applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July, 2021.
Applicants must have expertise in modern Israel as demonstrated by a dissertation or at least two peer-reviewed publications about modern Israel as well as experience in teaching about modern Israel in a University setting.

In order to be considered, please submit March 1, 2021: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae; a dissertation or book abstract; a sample syllabus of an Israel related course that you have taught or intend to teach; a statement of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy; a one-to-two-page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; and email contacts for three recommenders.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

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The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.


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