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This application is for the position of Full Professor in Israel Studies. If you are looking for the application for Professor of Instruction in Modern Hebrew, please see the Middle East and North African Studies website


The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies seeks a senior scholar of distinction in Israel Studies appointable at the rank of Full Professor for a full-time tenured appointment. Starting date September 1, 2017.

The person filling the position will hold the Crown Chair in Israel Studies. We welcome applications from scholars in the social sciences and humanities who study modern Israel from a multidisciplinary perspective. This includes areas such as history, sociology, culture, law, political science, and economics. In addition, candidates should be able to integrate the study of Israel into a global context.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please read the application instructions found below. Cover letters and curriculum vitae should be submitted via the online application system. The review process begins November 14th.

Additional materials may be requested in due course.


Please read all instructions and make all preparations before proceeding to the application page.

Applications will only be accepted through the online form. Please make sure your cover letter and curriculum vitae are prepared in advance, because partial applications will not be accepted and cannot be saved.

1) Prepare a separate PDF (8MB max file size) for each of your documents

All uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format. Files in another electronic format (e.g., MS Word) should be saved or "printed to" PDF format before uploading. If you only have a paper version of a particular document, you may scan it and save it as a PDF. However, the first method is preferred, because it retains text recognition capabilities.

2) Submit your application

When your PDF files are complete, you may proceed to the Online Application. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button. The system will not accept incomplete applications. You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your application has been received.

References may be requested at a later date.



If you have any questions about submitting your application, please contact:

Katie Jenio


Nancy Gelman