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Associate Professor/Professor - Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair in Israeli Studies

University of Toronto

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in Israeli Studies at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The appointment is expected to commence on January 1, 2021, and the successful candidate will be eligible to be named the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair in Israeli Studies. This endowed chair appointment would be for a five-year term and is renewable following a favourable review. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Department in the Social Sciences or the Department of History, and hold a minority appointment in the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.

Candidates must hold a PhD in history or any social sciences discipline, with a research and teaching portfolio focused on modern Israel. They must demonstrate an exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching as well as relevant experience in research supervision. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement our existing strengths, with proven ability to cross disciplinary boundaries. They will have an established international reputation and be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level. They will also maintain an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program in areas pertaining to the study of Israel.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by the following: sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant venues, a research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades for innovative work, any noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, and strong endorsement by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the Faculty of Arts & Science’s undergraduate and graduate education in the study of Israel. Evidence of excellence in teaching and experience in research supervision will be demonstrated through the teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course materials submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Faculty of Arts & Science please visit their website at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

The following elements of the application must be submitted online (in pdf format only) by April 30, 2020.

1. a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “YourLastName cover letter and CV-2000690.pdf”;

2. a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “YourLastName research-2000690.pdf”;

3. a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “YourLastName teaching-2000690.pdf”.

Applicants must ask three referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to Letters must be received by April 30, 2020.

Please note that the required files for this search must be in PDF format and must be labelled as indicated above. General submission guidelines can be found at:

If you have questions about this position, please contact

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.