Visiting Faculty and Scholar Applications

The Berkeley Institute is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 year.

The Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies invites applications for the Visiting Faculty and Scholars Program from a wide range of disciplines relating to Israel Studies. Visiting Faculty and Scholars are an integral part of the Berkeley Institute every year, and are actively engaged with Institute programs, faculty and students.

The Berkeley Institute houses two core programs: the Berkeley Program on Israel Studies and the Berkeley Program on Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity. The Berkeley Institute supports multidisciplinary courses, programs, and scholarship in Israel and Jewish Studies and serves as a hub for student, faculty, and community engagement. The Berkeley Institute serves both Berkeley Law and the UC Berkeley campus, bridging the two through academic programs and collaborations. 

Visiting Faculty

The deadline to apply as a visiting faculty is September 30, 2022. We are looking for faculty who teach at leading academic institutions, have a high level of spoken English, and are excited to engage with the UC Berkeley community. While visiting Berkeley, visiting faculty teach courses in a range of departments. This is a faculty appointment.

Visiting Faculty Application Requirements:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Full Curriculum Vitae

3. Teaching proposal, including course descriptions and sample syllabi

Visiting Scholars

Applications for the visiting scholars program will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of April 1, 2023. The Institute will consider applications for a semester or for the full academic year.

Visiting Scholars Application Requirements:

1. Letter of Interest, specifying the time period they wish to be in residence at the Institute

2. Full Curriculum Vitae

3. Research Statement

4. Source of funding while visiting Berkeley

Please submit your application by email or send any questions to, or apply by postal mail to:

Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
Rebecca Golbert, Executive Director
UC Berkeley School of Law
R239B Boalt Hall
Berkeley CA 94720-7200