Professor & Director, Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS)

The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks applications for a director of the Institute. The director should be an eminent scholar of Israel Studies, with expertise in a field of the humanities or social sciences. Appointment will be at the rank of associate or full professor, with a tenure home in the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies, with possible affiliation in another department corresponding to the applicant’s discipline. The successful candidate will have a scholarly profile commensurate with the rank to which the candidate is appointed and will teach one course in Israel Studies per semester. Responsibilities of the director will include cultivating the strategic vision of the Gildenhorn Institute and attending to its day-to-day administration, engaging with public audiences through conferences, lectures, and other programs, and overseeing the Institute’s undergraduate and graduate educational programs. The director will also represent the Institute on campus and will oversee the Institute’s fund-raising initiatives.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a CV, a statement about research interests and teaching, and three references to https://ejobs.umd.edu. The Position Number is 123137. For best consideration, please apply by January 31, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Marsha Rozenblit by email: mrozenbl@umd.edu.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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