GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION – The Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education (CIE) seeks to hire an Academic Research Assistant (ARA) to undertake research on topics that pertain to Israel, its history, politics, society and international relations.  A working knowledge of modern Israeli history and of the general modern Middle East is essential. The ARA will use archives, use library and on-line materials, write papers and analyses, and assemble book chapters. The ARA should be an excellent word-smith. The ARA will work under the direct supervision of CIE’s President and Chief Content Officer, Professor Kenneth Stein, and report as well to the CIE Office Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An MA or LLD degree in any of the following fields of study: international relations, foreign policy, political science, law, history, sociology, or English. The candidate must show that either through courses attended or work experience that she or he possesses a broad academic knowledge of modern Israel. A very good understanding of modern Middle Eastern history is desired. Preference will be given to those who have a background or coursework in a number of social science disciplines. Under certain conditions, a B.A. degree may be acceptable as a prerequisite for the position, if a minimum of four years of demonstrated work experience can be shown to have been a core focus of previous work.  Demonstrated competence in computer skills is necessary. Candidates with a working fluency in Hebrew will be given preference for consideration, as well as those who may have working knowledge of a European language. The ARA must be fluent in English, write clearly, coherently, and concisely. A natural curiosity for learning and passion for deepening one’s knowledge about Israel and the Middle East should make the ARA’s work a rewarding experience.

Additional Details for the CIE ARA position: 

The salary range is $50,000 to $65,000. CIE does not provide health insurance or other benefits, however, CIE will provide compensation supplements needed to help secure health care coverage.  A transportation or moving stipend can be provided. The work of the ARA can begin remotely, but relocation to Atlanta is definitely expected to take place no later than fall 2021. 

Qualified candidates should submit in one email a letter of interest of no more than 500 words that describes why the candidate is uniquely qualified to hold the position. Candidates should send transcripts of recent schools attended, including the one where the last degree was earned. Names, phone numbers, and emails of three references, one of whom must be a former teacher or supervisor should be submitted.  No contacts will be made with possible references until permission is received from applicants to do so.  No other materials such as publications or media productions should be submitted with the initial application. Additional materials may be requested as the search process unfolds. All materials should be submitted to CIE Office Manager, Heather Waters, [email protected]. Applications for the position will be accepted beginning April 15, 2021. We shall fill the position as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. The position can begin as early as June 1, 2021.

Kws 4.6.2021