Brandeis University, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. The Center is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the modern State of Israel by training a new generation of scholars and teachers, building a vibrant academic community, and supporting research, publications, and conferences.
As member of leadership team, the Associate Director supports the Center's mission by creating and implementing innovative teaching and public programming for diverse audiences, cultivating donor relationships, enhancing communications internally and externally, and helping to shape policy.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
- Develop and execute two premier Israel Studies programs combining on-campus academic courses with rigorous Israel study tours: the Schusterman Center's Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) designed for faculty members, and the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program's Myra Kraft Seminar in Israel (HRNS 350A) for master's-level students. Develop content, lead study tours, teach in, and schedule both the Brandeis and Israel portions in conjunction with the Center's leadership team and with support from Israeli ground service providers.
- Assess needs in the field and work with external donors and other organizations to create and teach diverse array of academically rigorous Israel education programs on and off-campus for faculty, Summer Institute alumni, teachers, communal professionals, young leaders and others. Modalities include "short" or "crash" courses, webinars, annual conferences for Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) alumni and the public, talks, etc. Oversee content for On-line Israel Studies Resource Site for SIIS participants, alumni and the public.
- Assist in the cultivation of donor relationships, formally (funding proposals, reports, letters, visits) and informally (networking, emails, calls, etc.). Represent Center internally and externally to media, donors, other departments, etc.
- In conjunction with director, create and oversee Center policies and conduct strategic planning related to the execution of the mission and vision, external communications, marketing and branding, and content development, etc..
- Advise PhD, MA and undergraduate students (formally and informally). Teach reading courses with advanced graduate students, advise students, serve on dissertation and thesis committees. May teach other full academic courses at Brandeis.
- In conjunction with director and others, select doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, Summer Institute faculty fellows, graduate and undergraduate travel/research award recipients, etc.
PhD required plus 5-8 years experience
Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with academic field of Israel Studies. Academic teaching experience required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English required, as well as superior organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Knowledge of modern Hebrew language required. Must be a self-starter, able to take initiative and see opportunities.
How to Apply:
|Primary Category:||Middle East History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies
Jewish History / Studies