Now hiring: President, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies


The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem is seeking qualified candidates for the position of President to replace Prof. Doron Bar, who is stepping down as of October 1, 2022.

The Schechter Institute, founded in 1984, is an academically accredited Israeli institution of higher education. The mission of the Schechter Institute is to engage in the teaching, researching and dissemination of Jewish knowledge, in order to promote a society anchored in Jewish heritage and committed to democratic values.

The President is the chief executive officer of the Institute, reporting directly to the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.

The President will exercise leadership in promoting the Schechter Institute as a unique academic institution that influences Israeli society, promoting tolerance and religious pluralism. As such, the President will plan and shape the future of the Institute.

The President will lead the day-to-day operations of an institution with 400 graduate students and 12 full-time faculty, 35 adjunct faculty and 20 administrative staff, with a $3.8 million budget in 2022.

The President will direct faculty recruitment, development, retention and evaluation, initiate academic programs, manage academic affairs including relations with the Council for Higher Education (Malag) and oversee financial management, marketing and student recruitment. The President will actively participate in fundraising for academic programs.

The President will act as the academic partner of the other affiliated agencies within the Schechter Institute family. These include the TALI Education Fund, Schechter Rabbinical Seminary and Midreshet Schechter. The President is also expected to cooperate with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Masorti Movement and other Israeli agencies and organizations committed to Jewish pluralism.

Candidates must hold the academic rank of Full or Associate Professor in Jewish studies or a related field. Candidates should have knowledge and understanding on a high level with regard to study and research at the Institute, possess proven managerial, interpersonal and leadership skills, and should have an affinity with the values of Masorti/Conservative Judaism. Candidates must be fully fluent in Hebrew and English.

Confidential Inquiries and CV may be sent to by January 15, 2022.

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