Seeking Head of Academic Unit at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

To be submitted by May 30, 2017.


The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute is seeking a full-time scholar to head its Borders and Sovereignty unit. The position combines heading a research team with academic administration, including setting and carrying out a research agenda and conveying broad academic ideas to the general public.

Starting date: September 1, 2017

The position requires daily presence at the Institute.


  • PhD in the humanities or the social sciences;
  • Broad intellectual horizons and academic excellence;
  • Academic background in Middle East studies or Arabic, and experience in team work are a plus;
  • Proficiency in Hebrew.

Applicants are required to submit a CV, a cover letter (up to two pages), and names of references in Israel or abroad.

Suitable applicants will be invited for an interview.

Please submit applications by email to by May 30, 2017.