Rosenbloom Visiting Israel Scholars
The nonprofit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) is now accepting applications from faculty interested in being considered as Rosenbloom Visiting Israel Scholars for either the Fall or Spring semester of the 2008-09 academic year. Thanks to the generous support of the Rosenbloom Foundation, AICE will select up to 6 major American universities to receive grants to hire Rosenbloom Visiting Israel Scholars.
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., have a distinguished publishing record and be prepared to spend a semester in residence at the U.S. institution. Rosenbloom Visiting Israel Scholars should also be fluent in English and engaging teachers as they will be expected to teach two courses, at least one on a topic relating to modern Israel. Although the greatest need is in the fields of history and political science, scholars in other fields of social science, humanities, as well as law will also be considered.
Visitors will be asked to participate in a conference of AICE visiting scholars to discuss various issues relating to promoting Israel studies in the United States. The ideal candidates will also be prepared to work with interested students and engage in public education about Israel by speaking on campus and in the community.
AICE is currently supporting scholars at American University, UCLA, Maryland, Florida, Arizona, Rutgers, Washington University, Syracuse, and Texas. AICE recommends scholars to the universities, but the institutions ultimately make hiring decisions and negotiate salary and benefits. Roundtrip travel expenses to and from Israel, as well as other travel expenses related to the position, will be covered by the program.
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Israel Scholar Development Fund, visit our
To be considered as a Rosenbloom Visiting Israel Scholar, please send a CV and cover letter that includes courses you would like to teach and a sample syllabus. Due to the late start date for the program, materials should be submitted by September 1, 2007 to:
Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D.