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Hebrew Language Fellow
Vassar College

Vassar College is seeking a Hebrew Language Fellow, a recently post-University native speaker to work with our Hebrew Language students and our Professor of Hebrew.

The candidate should be a lively person who works well with others, who is comfortable in a highly diverse environment and who loves— and wants to transmit a love of— the Hebrew language and Hebrew language culture. 

There are Language  Fellows in each of the languages at Vassar and they form a friendly and cohesive community on campus. They work approximately 12 hours/week  for a stipend of $500 per month. They are expected to live on campus where they receive  room and board, health insurance and can also take up to two classes per semester at the College. The College also covers their transportation to and from Vassar from wherever they are based at the beginning and the end of the academic year. 

Each of our previous Language Fellows has been tasked by the instructor then teaching Hebrew to do slightly different things. Some have them have taught a section of language drill; some have them have lead a conversation hour; some have helped organize departmental/ program events and social activities; some have supported Hebrew courses through guest teaching (for instance, teaching a small unit during the regularly scheduled class, under the supervision and with the mentoring of the regular instructor), or help out with tutoring.

In all cases, however, the language fellow is closely supervised and mentored by the language instructor. It can be a really nice collaboration, and really helpful for both students and the instructor. 

Please ask interested parties to submit the following documents 

• cover letter 

• CV

• academic transcript

• statement of interest

• two letters of recommendation 

to vcjwst@gmail.com

DEADLINE June 30 2018

The Language Fellow will be expected to arrive at Vassar during the last week in August and remain in residence through the beginning of May per the Vassar College Academic Calendar. The Fellow is free of responsibilities during Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring breaks. 

posted 5.15.18

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language
Vassar College

The Jewish Studies Program at Vassar College invites applications for a one-year, renewable, visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language, starting in the Fall of 2018.  Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities of the position will include teaching five courses per academic year, one of which would be a non-language course on an aspect of Hebrew literature or Hebrew-language based culture. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to be involved in curriculum development, language placement, and hiring and supervising a yearly language fellow. Ability to guide independent study in pre-modern Hebrew (Biblical, Mishnaic, Maskilic) should the need arise would be ideal. 

Requirements for the position include M.A or Ph.D. in Hebrew or Hebrew pedagogy (or comparable experience teaching Hebrew at the College or University level); native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language at all levels; proficiency in contemporary methods for the study of Hebrew; and skill in using technologies that enhance foreign language learning. 

To apply, please visit 


to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), brief statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements, and at least three letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters should address the candidate's teaching qualifications. For inquiries, please email Marc Michael Epstein, Director of Jewish Studies, vcjwst@gmail.com.

For full consideration, please submit materials by April 15, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

posted 3.6.18

Hebrew Teacher
University of Amsterdam

Call for applicants:

Hebrew teaching at the University of Amsterdam during January 2019.

The department of Hebrew, Aramaic and Jewish studies at the University of Amsterdam offers a teaching opportunity for PhD students. During January 2019 the successful applicant will teach an intensive Hebrew Ulpan for advanced students (level Dalet). Teaching load is four weeks, 20 hours a week. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered up to the sum of € 2,400. No additional salary will be paid.

Applicants are asked to send CV and a brief cover letter as a Word file to Ilan Peled, for coordinating a Skype interview: i.peled@uva.nl

The deadline for submitting applications is 15/06/2018.

קול קורא

הוראת עברית באוניברסיטת אמסטרדם, ינואר 2019.

המחלקה ליהדות, עברית וארמית באוניברסיטת אמסטרדם מציעה אפשרות להוראה לדוקטורנטים. במהלך ינואר 2019 ת/ילמד המועמד/ת המתאים/ה אולפן עברית אינטנסיבי למתקדמים (רמה ד'). היקף ההוראה הוא 20 שעות בשבוע, במשך 4 שבועות. כל הוצאות הנסיעה והשהות של המועמד/ת תכוסנה עד לסכום של 2,400 יורו. לא תשולם משכורת נוספת. 

קורות חיים ומכתב מלווה קצר יש להעביר בקובץ וורד לאילן פלד, לצורך תיאום ראיון סקייפ: i.peled@uva.nl

מועד אחרון להגשת קורות חיים: 15/06/2018.

posted 3.3.18

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.  This is a term position,  beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. 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.

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 3/13/2018.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

posted 2.16.18

Visiting Faculty Position
Bar-Ilan University

The Zalman Shamir Department of Bible at Bar-Ilan University invites you to apply for the position of Visiting Faculty.
The position is open to women and men alike.

Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s academic rank, but it will consist of salary alone, without additional benefits.

The monthly salary will be:
13,500 NIS for a Full Professor ($3750 at today’s exchange rate), and round-trip airfare (direct flight, economy class) will be provided.
12,500 NIS for an Associate or Assistant Professor or Senior Lecturer or Lecturer ($3470 at today’s exchange rate), and round-trip airfare (direct flight, economy class) will be provided.

Salary includes monthly wage and monthly rent subsidy (without regard to family size).
The appointment can be for a semester, an academic year, or a period of about three months during term time, beginning in October 2018.

The position entails:
·         Up to four teaching hours (at the discretion of the head of department)
·         The ability to teach in English
·         Participation in departmental seminars
·         Two lectures in the departmental seminar and/or graduate student colloquium

Requirements for candidacy:
·         A doctorate in Biblical studies from a recognized academic institution
·         Residency in Israel during the term of the appointment
·         Proficiency in English
·         Good teaching reviews
·         Proven research abilities
·         Readiness to take an active role in the instructional staff, in research, in guiding graduate students, and in various departmental activities

Candidates must submit:
·         The application form in its entirety, here : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kQk0xe7RYKre5VInatlwhuK8EaEgvZQr
·         CV and list of publications
·         A research proposal

All the above must be sent in a single email message to the Department of Bible (bible.dept@biu.ac.il) by 28 February 2018.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee, and responses will be given by 31 March 2018.

Visiting Faculty from abroad must receive a B1 work permit from the Ministry of the Interior prior to arrival in Israel. The appropriate forms must be submitted to the Permissions Unit in the Population Authority of the Ministry of the Interior. Completion of the forms will be facilitated by the secretariat of the Department of Bible. Ordinarily it takes four months to receive the work permit.
Israel has a treaty against double taxation with many countries. Applicants should clarify whether such a treaty is in effect in their country. The minimal tax that is deducted from one’s salary in Israel reduces the tax obligation at home by that amount.

For medical coverage, one should contact Mr. Amos Gilboa, director of the department for foreign residents, of the Harel Friends company: telephone: +972-52-3250975, office: +972-3-6386216

Posted 2.4.18

Washington University in St. Louis
Lecturer in Modern Hebrew - Jewish, Islamic & Near Eastern Languages and Cultures – 38969

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. This position is in the Department of Jewish, Islamic & Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.  This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Essential Functions:

Washington University in St. Louis seeks to hire a full-time renewable lecturer position in Hebrew, to begin Fall 2018. Responsibilities include teaching two or three levels of Hebrew and developing teaching materials in a setting that integrates multi-media technology in the college-level classroom. The successful candidate will have at least an M.A. in secondary language acquisition or related field, native or near-native proficiency in Hebrew, and experience teaching college-level Hebrew.

A complete application consists of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence (a portfolio or sample syllabi, materials, and an electronic teaching demo).  Preference to applications received by February 15, 2018.

Please see applicant special instructions below.

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions      

A complete application consists of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence (a portfolio or sample syllabi, materials, and an electronic teaching demo).  Preference to applications received by February 15, 2018.

Applications should be submitted through the Washington University HR system at https://jobs.wustl.edu. (Lecturer in Modern Hebrew – 38969)

You will need to create an account and complete the application form and upload a CV and supporting materials. Please follow the directions below for uploading ADDITIONAL documents to your profile. 

EXIT the Wash U jobs site then log back in with your established username and password - Click on ‘My Activities’, Click on ‘Add Attachment’, Choose attachment type and purpose and click ‘Upload Attachment’, Browse for document on your computer and upload file.

Please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf to be sent to jinelc@wustl.edu or Chair, Hebrew Lecturer Search Committee, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1121, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

You may send the electronic teaching demo portion of your supporting materials to jinelc@wustl.edu or Chair, Hebrew Lecturer Search Committee, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1121, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

EOE Statement
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. 


Portland State University
Modern Hebrew Language

The Hebrew program at Portland State Univerity’s Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for an adjunct position teaching Modern Hebrew language. The immediate opening is for 1 section of second-year Hebrew (HEB 203) in Spring of 2018. The course meets on MWF from 1400-1505.

Duties and Responsibilities:

●             teach HEB 203 on MWF from 1400-1505 in Spring 2018.

●             Post and keep office hours to be available to students outside of class. Teaching faculty members are required to schedule a minimum of 2 hours of office hours per week during the term(s) that they teach, and be available to their students by appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

●             Master’s Degree in Hebrew Language, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Literature or equivalent in a related field

●             Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and in English

For more details and to apply, click here: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/25424


College of Charleston -- Charleston, SC (Hebrew Instructor)
Program of Jewish Studies

The Program of Jewish Studies invites applications for an Instructor in modern Hebrew, starting August 16, 2018. This is a renewable position, and during the sixth year the instructor undergoes review for promotion to the rank of Senior Instructor. We seek an enthusiastic teacher dedicated to working with undergraduate students in a robust Jewish Studies Program. The College of Charleston has a two-year language requirement for all students, which can be satisfied by Hebrew coursework. Hebrew is also a core of both the major and minor in Jewish Studies. The position is benefits-eligible, the salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Minimum requirement is a Masters. Candidates must have native or near-native command of Hebrew and strong command of English. At least two years of teaching experience is preferred. The teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester (three four-credit courses at present). Additional duties may include, but are not restricted to, participating in Program and College functions; advising students and clubs; and service to the Program and College.

To learn more about the College of Charleston, visit our web page at www.cofc.edu; for Jewish Studies, visit  jewish.cofc.edu.

Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU [http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/6663]. Submit online: letter of application detailing preparation/experience; curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring); sample teaching materials; and contact information for three references. The reference providers will only be notified once your application is complete. Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Martin Perlmutter, Search Committee Chair, at Perlmutterm@cofc.edu. Representatives of the search committee plan to conduct preliminary on-line interviews and/or interviews at the AJS conference in Washington D.C.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Posted 1.9.18

Post-doctoral fellowship in Israel Studies 
The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for our Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies 2018-2019. Priority given to PhDs in Gender Studies, Economics, Politics, Social Sciences, and Theater, Film and Media Studies.

The fellow will teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, in the relevant Brandeis department. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Brandeis University, participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and present at least one public lecture. There may also be an opportunity for participation in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies. The annual stipend is $52,500 plus a $3,000 research fund, and the position is benefits-eligible.

*A PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2018, and may not have been received more than five years prior.*

Apply by completing the online form at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9759.  
Applications must be received by October 31, 2017.

posted 10.23.17

Vanderbilt University
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language

The Program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in modern Hebrew language beginning the 2017-18 academic year. One year initial contract with possibility of renewal for term(s) of up to three years thereafter, based upon positive performance review. Responsibilities will include teaching  two language courses and an additional course in Jewish studies per semester, as well as curriculum development, and active promotion of the Hebrew program.

Ph.D in a related field. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning; ability also to teach courses in Israel Studies, Jewish Studies, or a related field. Candidates with a background in second language acquisition will be given special consideration.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

To apply, please follow this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/43518

We will begin reviewing application on October 15, 2017.
Questions regarding the application process can be sent to jewishstudies@vanderbilt.edu

posted 8.24.17

University of Virginia
Assistant Professor in Modern Hebrew, General Faculty

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor, General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) in Modern Hebrew. This is a three-year, renewable appointment. The appointment begins with the fall term 2018 with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2018.

The successful applicant will have native or near-native fluency in Israeli Hebrew, demonstrated excellence in teaching Modern Hebrew at an American university, experience developing academic programs, and the ability to contribute to the University’s Jewish Studies, Global Studies, and Digital Humanities programs. This position also requires a record of innovation and sophistication in second-language pedagogy that integrates texts derived from the Israeli electronic mediascape while  developing students’ transnational literacies alongside language skills. Teaching responsibilities include first- and second-year language classes in Modern Israeli Hebrew, as well as advanced Hebrew Language courses that focus on conversational skills, media Hebrew, or topics in Israeli literature, film or culture. This position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester. A Ph.D. in Hebrew language, literature, or linguistics; second language pedagogy; or a related field is required by date of appointment.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: CV, cover letter, statement of (language) teaching philosophy, a sample of relevant course syllabi (attach as Writing Sample 1), and a representative sample of course evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness (attach as Writing Sample 2); search on posting number 0621351. Please include in the CV the name and contact information for three people who would be willing to write confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf. 

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Please direct any questions about the position to: Daniel Lefkowitz at dl2h@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the on-line application process should be directed to: Cameron Clayton, 434-982-2665, rcc8k@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

posted 8.8.17