Visiting Professor in Israel Studies American University, Washington DC

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1-year temporary appointment

The Center for Israel Studies at American University, Washington DC invites 

applications for the Abensohn Visiting Professor in Israel Studies. This position is for two semesters during the 2010-2011 academic year. Rank is open; applications will be accepted from senior scholars and promising younger scholars from the US, Israel or elsewhere. The aim of the program is to present American students with a broad understanding of Israel’s history, society, politics and relations with its neighbors.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D., in fields of specialization that will permit appointment in one or more of the departments, schools or colleges of American University. These include the social sciences and humanities, such as sociology, anthropology, political science, history, literature, international studies, public affairs, or economics, and applied areas such as education, communications studies, law, public administration and management. Candidates should be fluent in English and engaging teachers.

The appointee will be expected to teach four courses, at least two on topics relating to modern Israel, and should also be prepared to give public lectures in the Washington metropolitan area, to speak in other American University classes and to student organizations, and to participate in Center for Israeli Studies development activities.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2009. The position will remain
open until filled. Send letter of interest, including information on courses you are prepared to teach, and curriculum vitae, plus arrange for three letters of reference, to be sent to:

Russell A. Stone, Director, Center for Israel Studies, American University, 
Battelle-Tompkins T15, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington DC 20016, USA.
For inquiries, please contact
Evidence of eligibility for employment in the US is required for appointment. American University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse
faculty, staff and student body, and actively encourages applications by women and members of minority groups.

Visiting Professor in Israel Studies American University, Washington DC

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