Teaching Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor-Israel Studies

University of Kansas
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title

Teaching Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor-Israel Studies


Jewish Studies

Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

80% Teaching Responsibilities:
  • Teach six courses/academic year in the Fellow’s field of specialty. The Fellow is expected to conduct teaching responsibilities according to departmental and university standards, and to strive for excellence in the classroom. Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the Fellow must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be canceled. Provide instruction throughout the semester. Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades. Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be divided over at least two and preferably three different days. The Fellow should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours. Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.
  • Treat students with courtesy and with respect for their rights, including, but not limited to, academic freedom and those rights as outlined in the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities.
20% Service Responsibilities:
  • Organize outreach events, including 4 outreach events/talks a year.
  • Visiting faculty members must share in the work of the department, which includes attending faculty meetings and participating in departmental committees.
  • Visiting faculty members must treat colleagues with courtesy and with respect for their rights, including, but not limited to, academic freedom.
All visiting faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



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Conditions of Employment

Contingent on Funding, Limited Term

Contact Information to Applicants

Prof. Renee Perelmutter

Limited Term End Date


Position Number


Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application and (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV:
  1. PhD in Modern Israel Studies
  2. Expertise in Israeli politics, history, culture, and/or society.

Employee Class


Advertised Salary Range

$50,000 (grant funded by Israel Institute)



Position Overview

The Teaching Fellow/Assistant Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies Program will teach 6 courses a year. Four of the courses will focus on the politics, government, history and/or culture of modern Israel. Other duties will include participating in and developing Jewish Program events, including 4 outreach events/talks a year. This position is sponsored by the Israel Institute.

This position is a full-time, academic year (9 -month), non-tenure track appointment ending May 16, 2023. We seek candidates who can contribute to fostering an inclusive culture. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, a city with a population exceeding 95,000. The community is known for its support of the University, education, arts, and research and regularly appears in various “best town” listings. Lawrence is centrally located between the State of Kansas Capitol in Topeka and the major metropolitan community of Kansas City.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction

Apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/18795BR . Evaluation of the requirements will be made through the following documents, please be sure to attach all information to the online application: (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application; (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV; (3) an example of a syllabus utilized for a class; and (4) the names, emails and addresses for 3 references.

In addition to the materials above, learning each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicant will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
First review of application will begin on April 26, 2021 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants has been identified.

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