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Oberlin College
Faculty in Residence/ Lecturer

The College of Arts and Science at Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Faculty-in-Residence and Lecturer in the Jewish Studies program. This is a full-time, 10 month, live-in position. The appointment will be made for the academic year 2016-17 beginning mid-August and will have the possibility of renewal. The appointment will carry the rank of Lecturer.

The incumbent will teach courses in Modern Hebrew over two semesters at the introductory level and, as needed, at the intermediate level. The incumbent may also teach a course in Jewish cultural studies. As Faculty-in-Residence in Hebrew Heritage House, a residence hall which houses approximately 28 students, s/he will design and carry out successful programs for residents and the campus community at large for the purpose of supporting the acquisition of Modern Hebrew language, the understanding of Jewish experience, and the varieties of Jewish expression through art, music, philosophy and literature. S/he will work with the Jewish Studies faculty to build a community for Hebrew learners. The incumbent is required to live at Hebrew Heritage House while the College is in session (September through May) and to dine with students in the program. Responsibilities also include supervising the student Program Director by providing direction, support, mentorship and constructive feedback.

To apply for the position and obtain the full job posting description, use the following link:  http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/2708 

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until filled. Questions about the position can be addressed to: David G. Kamitsuka, Associate Dean of the Curriculum, David.Kamitsuka@oberlin.edu

posted 8.12.16

Hebrew Full-time Lecturer
University of Albany

The University at Albany Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures seeks a full-time Lecturer in modern Hebrew language to begin fall 2016. Native/near native fluency in Hebrew and English, and experience teaching modern Hebrew as a second language at the university level are required. Responsibilities include 3 classes per semester and active involvement in recruitment and promotion of the Hebrew Program. 

Salary competitive. Position renewable based on performance, programmatic needs and funding. MA in Hebrew Studies or Hebrew language, literature, or culture in hand by 9/1/16. Degrees must be from a university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Review of applications will begin 3/21/16 and continue until filled. 

Submit CV, cover letter with a brief statement about the applicant's language pedagogy methods, and evidence of teaching experience (with evaluations) via Interview Exchange at 

Letters of reference will be requested of candidates shortlisted for a Skype interview. More info: www.albany.edu/llc. 

UAlbany is an AA/EOE/IRCA/ADA employer.

posted 3.8.16

Professor of Practice in Hebrew Language, Pedagogy, And Jewish Studies
Tulane University  

Tulane University seeks a Professor of Practice in Hebrew language pedagogy and Jewish Studies, starting August 2016. The chosen candidate will need to be able to teach all levels of Hebrew as well as run the Hebrew program. There is an opportunity to teach other courses as conditions permit. This is a permanent non-tenured position renewable every three years. Successful candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field as well as a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Candidates must apply via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/33007 and provide the following materials for submission: Cover Letter, the names of three recommendations, CV, and sample syllabus. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and Interfolio will be open to new applications until the position is filled.  Candidates are encouraged to express their interest immediately, as review of applications has already begun.

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

posted 2.24.16

Director of Hebrew Language
Hebrew College

Hebrew College has a full-time position available for a Director of Hebrew Language.

The successful candidate will both direct and oversee the curricula, philosophy and overall guiding framework for the teaching of Hebrew throughout the institution, as well as teach courses in Hebrew language and/or literature in the academic division of the College.  S/he will recognize the different approaches that are necessary for the varied populations served by the College, which include adult learners, rabbinical school students, cantorial students, high school pupils, and traditionally aged graduate students at the Master’s level, and provide overall direction and leadership for all. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·    Recruiting and supervision of Hebrew language faculty for academic programs, Ulpan and Prozdor (high school division) 
·    Developing the implementation of Hebrew language placement exams for the various departments
·    Serving as Hebrew language advisor for matriculated students in academic programs
·    Supervising the administration of Ulpan and Online programs including course schedules, placement of students, fiscal management and budget planning/oversight. 
·    Teaching courses in Hebrew language or literature as required for the graduate schools or Prozdor (High School division)


·    Fluency in Modern Hebrew and expertise in both Modern and Classical Hebrew 
·    Proven experience teaching in an institution of Higher Education (online teaching desirable)
·    Successful history in managing staff and leading organizational development
·    Familiarity with teaching Hebrew as a second language to adults
·    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to:

Rabbi Michael Shire, Dean of the Shoolman Graduate School at mshire@hebrewcollege.edu or at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA,02459 

Founded in 1921 and located in Newton, MA, Hebrew College promotes excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity. Its programs include a rabbinical school, a school of Jewish music, a school of Jewish education, graduate degrees and courses in Jewish studies; community education for adult learners; and a supplemental Hebrew high school and middle school. Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

posted 2.24.16


Lecturer in Hebrew (Full-Time)
University of California, Santa Barbara

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a lecturer position in modern Hebrew language beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching three quarters of Hebrew annually on the first- and second-year levels (six courses) plus two upper division undergraduate courses in any of these areas: modern Hebrew prose literature and/or poetry; contemporary Israeli film and communication media; conversation and communication. Within these areas, we are interested in literature of the Holocaust; Israeli women writers and feminism; the Israeli/Palestinian conflict as reflected in literature and film; and tensions between Ashkenazi and Sephardic communities as reflected in literature and film. 

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant academic field; native command of Hebrew and English; and excellent record of teaching experience of undergraduates at the college level. Experience in coordinating programs highly desirable. 

This lecturer position will complement a core faculty in the academic study of religion. The Department of Religious Studies offers a minor in Jewish Studies, which currently enables students to acquire a fundamental knowledge of biblical Hebrew, Jewish history and philosophy, Judaism in modern times, Jewish mysticism, and rabbinic literature. 

The department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB has recently been designated a Hispanic serving institution under the U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines (where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of total enrollment). For information on our department please visit our website at www.religion.ucsb.edu. 

To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to UC Recruit, at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00653. The initial review date of February 1, 2016 has passed. The next review of completed applications will be on March 15, 2016 and applicants are encouraged to continue to apply. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Kathleen Moore, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

posted 2.18.16

Hebrew Language Teaching Fellow
Franklin & Marshall College

The Hebrew Program at Franklin and Marshall College invites applications for a one-year position as a Hebrew Language Teaching Fellow starting Fall 2016. This is a 60% of full-time position, with benefits. The position is renewable on evidence of excellence in teaching and/or continued administrative approval. Responsibilities will include teaching two Hebrew language courses per year, conducting drill sessions, and assisting in the development and coordination of campus events related to the program. Applicants should have an MA in Hebrew or a related field, experience in teaching Hebrew, native or native-like proficiency in Hebrew and a high level of proficiency in English. Applicants should be able to instruct all levels of Hebrew, to develop new course materials, and to contribute to program building. Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and teaching statement. All materials should be written in English. Interested candidates should apply at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/33463. For full consideration applications should be received by February 1, 2016.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic.

posted 12.19.15

Position in Modern Hebrew
Bucknell University

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Modern Hebrew to begin August 2016. We expect to hire at the assistant professor level, but will also consider applications from exceptional candidates at a higher rank. The successful candidate will teach courses in beginning and intermediate Hebrew, as well as courses in translation on Israeli, Yiddish, and Jewish-American literature and culture. 

The successful candidate should show an interest in collaborating with faculty in related disciplines on a potentially team-taught course and be willing to teach a first-year, writing-intensive seminar. We seek a teacher-scholar who will be able to develop the Hebrew Language Program within the department and direct the Interdisciplinary Minor in Jewish Studies. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and experience teaching Hebrew at the college level are required. The successful candidate should have completed a Ph.D. in Hebrew, Judaic Studies, or related field by time of appointment and show scholarly potential in Hebrew-language literature, film, or culture. The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics seeks candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy.

Application materials: include a CV, statements that address your experience and potential as a teacher, your scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications are only accepted through Interfolio. For additional information and to apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/33175 . The search committee will begin to screen applications on January 4, 2016, and will continue to do so until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Dr. James Lavine, Chair of the Search Committee, at jlavine@bucknell.edu.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/fh5w9yybkp

posted 12.4.15 

Lecturer in Discipline
Columbia University

The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Hebrew language instruction to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline, beginning July 1, 2016. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes while developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. Responsibilities will include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and other duties associate with the language program. This is a term position of 3 years. 

Preference will be given to applicants who have a Ph.D., but those with a Master's degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach are required.  

All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, three letters of recommendation, and sample teaching materials. For more information and to apply, go to:


Applications will be reviewed starting 01/01/2016. 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

posted 11.24.15

Associate or Full Professor and Program Director of Judaic Studies; Program Director
University of Central Florida

The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor of Judaic Studies, beginning August 2016, to direct the Judaic Studies program. Candidates should have demonstrated prominence as leaders in the interdisciplinary field of Judaic Studies. They must possess a clear vision for how to build a Jewish Studies program of national reputation. The successful candidate will be expected to both direct and teach courses in UCF’s Judaic Studies program, must have a strong scholarly record in this area, and have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.

This nine-month position directs the Judaic Studies program (http://judaicstudies.cah.ucf.edu/) which includes both a minor and certificate program, enables students to acquire a foundational knowledge of the Hebrew language, as well as Jewish history, philosophy, culture, religious beliefs, and political thought. It promotes understanding the strong contribution of Jews and Judaism to Western civilization.

The Judaic Studies program partners with Central Florida Hillel, a new 20,000 square foot center with a staff of nine and a kosher restaurant (https://centralfloridahillel.org/). The program also serves as a liaison between UCF and an Orlando Jewish community numbering approximately 26,000 individuals. The community includes two JCCs, a Jewish day school, and a Holocaust Center. Also, the program collaborates with community educational and cultural institutions by providing educational outreach.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/43805 

posted 11.16.15

Hebrew Language Instructor
UNC-Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill invites applications for a Hebrew language instructor for spring 2015. We are seeking a skilled language instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language teaching. This instructor will teach elementary and intermediate Hebrew classes. Other responsibilities will include holding office hours, organizing cultural enrichment activities, and participating in program development. The pay is $5,500 per course. This is a temporary position that carries no benefits.

For more details see https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/83955

posted 10.14.15

Hebrew: Five-Year Unranked Renewable Term Appointment
University of Oklahoma 

The University of Oklahoma announces a five-year, unranked, renewable term appointment in Hebrew. Applicants must have an M.A. or Ph.D. in a relevant field in hand at the time of appointment, a native or near-native command of Hebrew, and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in teaching beginning and intermediate Hebrew language and culture. Highest consideration will be given to candidates with a specialization in second language acquisition or applied linguistics. Experience in the coordination and enhancement of Hebrew language instruction will also be considered favorably. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year and coordinate the first and second-year Hebrew language sequence. Salary is competitive. Appointment will begin August 16, 2016. After an initial review of dossiers, interviews will be conducted by Skype. 

The successful candidate will also be a core member of Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies which comprises six core faculty and fifteen associated faculty. The Center offers support for conference travel, co-sponsorships for faculty events, student scholarships, and varied intellectual and cultural opportunities within the university and greater Oklahoma City community. 

Please send a letter of application and a dossier including three professional letters of recommendation (under separate cover), a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and full sets of student teaching evaluations electronically to Dr. Ori Kritz (okritz@ou.edu) or in hard copy to: 

Dr. Kritz, Chair of the Hebrew Search Committee
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
780 Van Vleet Oval, Room 202
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019. 

Review of materials will begin November 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eeo.

posted 10/10/15


Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., Hermiankatu 12B, FI-33720, Tampere, Finland
Hebrew Linguists

We are recruiting Hebrew linguists for a project that will initiate immediately and we would appreciate if you could share our ad with your members.

Please see below more details about our opening:


posted 8.3.15