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The University of Virginia Jewish Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program drawing on more than thirty faculty from across the University, invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor (VAP) in Israel Studies, anticipated to begin August 25, 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach courses in the history and politics of modern Israel as well as courses in related topics that may include Israeli culture, literature, religion, and society. 

The core responsibilities of this position include teaching four courses per year, two each during the spring and fall terms. At least two of these courses will be focused specifically on modern Israel. In addition, the responsibilities include organizing a limited number of public-facing scholarly events in conjunction with the UVA Jewish Studies Program.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD at the time of the appointment in a relevant field of study such as history, political science, Middle Eastern Studies, or other related fields.

This position is co-sponsored by the Israel Institute Teaching Fellowship Program.

Review of applications begins on January 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor James Loeffler at

Please apply online at Web Link