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The Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies. Candidates may be of any rank; Assistant Professors will be eligible for the honorific title at the time of promotion and tenure. Candidates may be from any discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences, including (but not limited to): Comparative Studies, Economics, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Germanic Languages and Literatures, History, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Political Science, or the Sciences. The academic unit of appointment will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise. The Chair appointee will teach and promote scholarship about the modern State of Israel, and must be able and willing to teach, as part of the regular teaching load, at least one undergraduate lecture course annually on an aspect of contemporary Israel. The Chair appointee is also expected to mentor students and provide them with information on internships related to Israel and the area of Israel Studies. The successful applicant will also serve as a community and university resource for Israel Studies.

Qualified applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field of expertise. Send letter of application, CV, and a sample of recent written work to: Schottenstein Chair Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, 114 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus OH 43210. w of applications will begin on November 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

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