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Israel Institute Teaching Fellow

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

The Department of International Affairs ( DIA ) at the University of Georgia invites applications for an Israeli Institute Teaching Exchange Fellow. The Israeli Institute Teaching Exchange Fellow will enhance knowledge about modern Israel through innovative learning opportunities by teaching four full length undergraduate courses and by organizing four events a year. The Fellow will be at the instructor level. The instructorship is an entry-level position for the University. This position has been funded for 3 years.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position has been funded for 3 years. To complete the application, candidates will need to submit a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications, a current curriculum vita, teaching evaluations demonstrating excellence in instruction, original transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Questions or hard copies of letters of recommendation can be sent to Bill Zachmann, Department of International Affairs, University of Georgia, Candler Hall 219, Athens, GA 30602 (zachmann@uga.edu). Applications received by February 15, 2022 will be assured full consideration.

The Department of International Affairs is committed to enhancing the diversity of the department and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1141P

Working Title

Israel Institute Teaching Fellow

Department

SPIA-International Affairs

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Georgia is well known for its quality of life, outdoor and cultural amenities, and affordability
(https://www.exploregeorgia.org and https://www.georgia.org/competitive-advantages/lifegeorgia).

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

https://spia.uga.edu/departments-centers/department-of-international-affairs/

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

12/22/2021

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Instructor

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Instructor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree appropriate for the discipline.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • A PhD or terminal degree in related subject area from an accredited university by the first day of the first term of appointment is highly preferred.
  • Expertise in modern Israel as demonstrated by a dissertation or at least two peer-reviewed publications about modern Israel, and a background in university teaching about modern Israel.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Ability to coordinate classes and course content with the University of Georgia.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and competence in computer skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff of our department, and staff from other University departments.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and University policies and procedures.
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Teach at least four (4) full-length, three-credit, undergraduate courses at University’s primary location, at least three (3) of which are focused on modern Israel; these courses will be taught in-person during the regular academic year (i.e., not during summer or intensive sessions). Coordinate the precise classes, content, and schedule of your classes with the University; hold in-person office hours on campus at least once a week. Organize four (4) events about modern Israel that support the curriculum of classes taught.

Percentage Of Time

85

Duties/Responsibilities

Complete reporting requirements provided by the Israel Institute, which is supporting UGA in making this fellowship possible.

Percentage Of Time

10

Duties/Responsibilities

Attend a pre-trip orientation, which will primarily address the laws to which you will be subject, and with which you will be expected to comply, while teaching in North America.

Percentage Of Time

5

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. List of References with Contact Information
  2. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation


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