Conducts extensive scholarly research on a variety of topics that pertain to a particular academic program or project. Develops and writes papers and articles about program/project subject matter. Performs research through a variety of channels. Performs other related duties as required.
A bachelor's degree in a subject related to the program or project, and three years of related work experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Research Assistant to the Director
The Atlanta based Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) seeks to hire a gifted person to work directly with the Institute Director in undertaking scholarly research on a variety of topics pertaining to modern Israeli, Jewish and Middle Eastern history and American and Israeli foreign policies. The candidate must have considerable or preferably extensive knowledge of modern Israel or the Near East and international relations through either academic training or previous work experience in history, politics, or international relations.
ISMI is an inter-disciplinary unit of Emory University and has a staff of four who engage in the production of Israel curriculum for college use and maintain a robust website, www.ismi.emory.edu The candidate must be comfortable working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment and will report directly to the ISMI Director and to the ISMI Sr. Program Coordinator.
Requirements: minimum a BA degree, with an MA degree preferred in a social science discipline, and or several years of business, research or management experience after completion of one’s last degree. Candidates must show demonstrated excellence in writing, copy-editing, and overall research experience. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated archival research experiences or foreign policy analysis. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required; additional technical competencies a plus. ISMI seeks a candidate who is able to generate a wide variety of deliverables, including support related to presentations, content summaries, web-based content, research reports and primary source analysis.
Knowledge of modern Hebrew is not necessary, though preferred if possible. This is a full-time position. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience determined by Emory University. This position will be filled as soon as an eligible candidate is selected.
Candidates for the position should send a two page resume and a cover letter explaining why this job suits their skills and interests. Three names of references must be supplied, at least one of which must be from a previous professor. No contacts will be made with possible references until candidates allow inquiry to be made.