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The rank for this position is open and depending on qualifications and experience, may be within or outside of the tenure structure. Candidates holding a PhD by the beginning of the appointment term are preferred. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of relevant teaching experience, demonstrated skills in supporting and supervising language teaching faculty, an interest in program development, and active involvement in major areas of Hebrew pedagogy and instruction and pedagogical theory. 
 
First consideration will be given to applications that arrive by January 6, 2014. Applications must include: (1) CV, (2) a letter expressing a vision for the Brandeis Hebrew Language and Literature Program and delineating teaching and research interests, (3) two sample syllabi, (4) teaching evaluations, (5) one brief writing sample, and (6) three confidential letters of reference. Applications will only be accepted online at AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3597.  Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Michigan State University
Position in Hebrew

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, at Michigan State University, invites applications for a nine‐month fixed term position in Hebrew beginning August 16, 2014, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in teaching Hebrew and developing strong curriculum that incorporates language, literature and culture. Courses in global studies and interdisciplinary studies in the arts and humanities may be part of the teaching assignment.

Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, http://jobs.msu.edu/. Posting: #9504). Qualifications include undergraduate teaching experience in Hebrew. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is preferred, but candidates with an MA or ABD will be considered. Ranks are determined as follows: Assistant Professor level when holding a Ph.D degree or the Instructor level when holding a Masters or ABD degree. Please submit a current vitae, a letter of application that includes a discussion of your teaching philosophy and the names and email addresses of three referees who will be contacted automatically by email for their letter of recommendation. For further information contact Professor Susan Gass (gass@msu.edu), Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, 619 Red Cedar Road, B‐331 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824‐1027.

Review of applications will begin on May 27, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The university actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide documentation evidencing employment authorization in the United States.

Michigan State University is an affirmative‐action, equal‐opportunity employer, and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

posted 5.20.14

American Jewish University
Hebrew Language Coordinator (Fall 2014)

American Jewish University is an eclectic, dynamic institution that offers four primary academic programs: AJU College (Undergraduate), the Graduate Center for Jewish Education, the Graduate School of Nonprofit Management, and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.  We also offer an array of courses, including Hebrew Language, in our Whizin Center for Continuing Education.

We have a full-time position available for a Hebrew Language Coordinator.  The coordinator has both teaching assignments as well as responsibility for coordinating all Hebrew language courses.  At AJU our primary focus is excellence in the classroom.  A strong desire to teach, a real love for students, and a willingness to participate in student life are the necessary characteristics of any successful candidate for a teaching position at AJU.  Applicants should have at least a M.A. degree in an appropriate academic field.

All applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the attention of the Hebrew Language Coordinator Search Committee at ajufacultysearch@gmail.com.  Applications will be reviewed as received.  Final submission deadline is April 23, 2014.

Below, please find specific information on the available position.

Hebrew Language Coordinator

The Hebrew Language Coordinator supervises Hebrew Language courses in both our academic (degree-granting) programs as well as those offered through our Whizin Center for Continuing Education.  The responsibilities of the position include the following:

Oversee the university’s academic Hebrew Language courses during the fall, spring and summer semesters.  Such oversight involves the coordinating the Hebrew language needs of the undergraduate, graduate and rabbinical school programs.  The coordinator is responsible for curriculum design, scheduling of courses, student placement, and other organizational needs.  The coordinator hires and supervises faculty for each level of Hebrew instruction and handles staff meetings and teacher enrichment.  It is understood that the coordinator will remain current in the field of Hebrew language instruction at the collegiate level and will be familiar with the most recent teaching methods.  He/she is also responsible for the Hebrew Language instruction budget.

Teach one class in the academic program each semester (summer, fall and spring) for a total of three annual courses.

Oversee the Whizin Center’s Continuing Education Hebrew Program including scheduling quarterly class offerings, hiring and supervising teachers for all classes, advising faculty on best practices, supervising student placement in classes. In addition, the Hebrew Language Coordinator works with other Whizin Center staff members to market and promote the classes offered through appropriate means.  He/she is also responsible for the Whizin Hebrew Language instruction budget.

Serve as part of the academic and continuing education staff and attend all required meetings.

The American Jewish University is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions solely based on merit.  University policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin, or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.  All such discrimination is unlawful.

posted 3.25.14

Vanderbilt University
Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language

The Program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Senior Lecturer in modern Hebrew language for the 2014-15 academic year. Responsibilities will include teaching with a six course load (over two semesters), curriculum development for the Hebrew language program, and language placement. Initial one-year contract is renewable after review with possibility of three-year contracts in the future. Competitive salary and benefits.

Qualifications requested of candidates: 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 Israeli culture and film and/or in Yiddish. Candidates with a background in second language acquisition will be given special consideration.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send cover letter, C.V., 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts and teaching portfolio to: s.kelner@vanderbilt.edu, with hardcopy to Prof. Shaul Kelner, 140 Buttrick Hall, 390 24th Ave. S., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240.

VANDERBILT IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

posted 3.25.14

Columbia University
Lecturer/Associate in Discipline in Hebrew Language

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a Lecturer/Associate in Discipline in Hebrew language, beginning July 1, 2014. We are seeking a professional language instructor with a commitment to teaching in a department where research and scholarship are founded on the advanced knowledge of languages. Responsibilities will include teaching 5 to 6 courses per year and other duties associated with the language program. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. 

Native or near native fluency in Hebrew and English, foreign language instruction experience at a university level, and an oral proficiency based approach are required.  The minimum degree requirement is a master's; a Ph.D. is preferred. 

All applications must be submitted through Columbia's online system.  Applicants should upload a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and sample teaching materials at the following site:

academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58917 

Review of applications will begin March 25, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

posted 3.4.14

URJ OLIN-SANG-RUBY UNION INSTITUTE
CALL FOR SUMMER HEBREW STAFF

Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) is the premier Hebrew education camp of the Reform movement and of camping in general.  Over the summer we welcome more than a thousand children to our programs and Hebrew is a substantial part of every youngster’s daily experience. Our camp counselors are the backbone of teaching Hebrew each day to our campers for some 30-45 minute sessions in order that campers can see that their counselors are an important part of the educational program as well as recreation.

In addition, however, the camp maintains a Mercaz Ivrit which is a separate facility underlining the importance of Hebrew awareness throughout the camp.  Just as we have a sports center, an arts center, aquatics facilities and so much more we likewise want everyone to know that Hebrew is a central part of what we value.  At this time, we are looking for staff for this Hebrew Center for the summer.  These will not be camp counselors but rather experienced Hebrew teachers who can supervise our counselors and review with them all of the aspects of what they do each day in language teaching.  They will be supervised by our Hebrew Center Director who has been with us for several years and are people who can work as a team within the framework that we have created.

Not only should they be experienced teachers but also individuals who can be creative and offer their own experience to our program.  Our preference are those who are either American or have fluency in English to be able to train and orient our counselors.  Of course, experienced Israelis or those from other countries are certainly welcome to reach out for these positions.

This job is 9 weeks long extending from the second week of June through the middle of August.  We provide very good private housing with private bathrooms and are open to families with children.  The camp is located in Ocnomowoc, Wisconsin located between Milwaukee and Madison.  Salary range is between $3000 and $5000 for the summer depending on experience and other requirements.

Please read more about us at our website:  OSRUI.org where you will find staff applications and contact information. 

Administration includes Jerry Kaye, Director – Susan Alexander, Associate Director, Max Weinberg, Assistant Director.  Inquiries to JKaye@urj.org or simply apply to OSRUI.org and go to the staff tab where there is an application online.

posted 1.31.14

Lecturer of Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies
The University of Texas at Austin | College of Liberal Arts | Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Closes: Feb 24, 2014

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer position in Hebrew and Middle Eastern studies starting in fall 2014. Responsibilities include teaching Hebrew language courses at all levels, including advanced content courses, as well as large survey courses or seminars in Middle Eastern or Israel studies. The regular teaching load will comprise 9-12 hours each semester. This is a security sensitive position; a background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have superior proficiency in Hebrew and an MA or PhD in Middle Eastern studies or a related field. Applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching language and culture at the university level.

INSTRUCTIONS

The application deadline is 28 February 2014. Applicants should submit via Interfolio a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three original letters of reference, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for a content course in Hebrew or Israel studies, and student evaluations. Go to http://apply.interfolio.com/24342 to apply. Please direct any questions to Ms Kimberly Dahl at kimberly.dahl@austin.utexas.edu.

posted 1.31.14

Tenure track position in Hebrew Language
Tel Aviv University

The Department of Hebrew Culture Studies at Tel Aviv University is calling for applicants for a position in the field of Hebrew Language

Employment for advertised position will begin in the academic year 2014–15 or 2015–16, and is open to candidates who currently hold a doctorate or will receive their doctorate prior to the period of employment.

This appointment offers the possibility of tenure following a trial period. The position requires competence in the use of Hebrew as a language of instruction, and the ability to conduct independent research and scholarly projects in one or several of the diverse fields of research and instruction in which the department specialises either diachronic – from Classical Hebrew to Modern Hebrew, or thematic – phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, socio-linguistics or psycho-linguistics.

Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel Aviv University and are subject to the approval of University authorities. The academic rank will be determined according to the qualifications of the applicant.

Please send a CV, list of publications and selected publications to:

Professor Tamar Sovran
The Department of Hebrew Culture Studies
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 6997801

or by email to: tamarsovran@gmail.com

Also required: letters of recommendation from three senior scholars. The letters should be sent directly by their writers to the aforementioned address. Applications should be received no later than 15 March 2014.

The position is open for candidates without any discrimination on grounds of gender, nationality or ethnic origins. The appointment will be based solely on the candidate’s qualifications and the department’s needs. The department, the faculty or Tel-Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

posted 1.23.14

Lecturer in Modern Hebrew
Ohio State University

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position in modern Hebrew language. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses per academic year, curriculum development, language placement, and supervising graduate teaching assistants and other instructors. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language at all levels and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. M.A or Ph.D. in Hebrew or related field, preferred.

Complete applications must include: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; three recent letters of recommendation; and recent teaching evaluations. All letters of reference must be submitted independently by their authors. At least one of the letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Daniel Frank at frank.152@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3718.

To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.  EEO/AA employer.

Director of the Brandeis Hebrew Language and Literature Program and Professor (rank open) in Hebrew
Brandeis University

Brandeis University seeks to fill the position of Director of the Brandeis Hebrew Language and Literature Program and Associate Professor or Professor of the Practice in Hebrew in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) at Brandeis University. This position carries a four-course teaching load per year and administrative responsibility for the Hebrew program. The Director is responsible for maintaining a Hebrew program which meets the language needs of undergraduates and graduate and professional program students, including students of Hebrew and majors or minors in NEJS, graduate students in NEJS, students in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program, the Master of Arts in Teaching programs, the Master of Arts in Hebrew Teaching, and the Delet program for prospective Jewish day school teachers. The selected candidate will also supervise testing and placement of Hebrew language students and Hebrew language student advising in these various programs.

The rank for this position is open and depending on qualifications and experience, may be within or outside of the tenure structure. Candidates holding a PhD by the beginning of the appointment term are preferred. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of relevant teaching experience, demonstrated skills in supporting and supervising language teaching faculty, an interest in program development, and active involvement in major areas of Hebrew pedagogy and instruction and pedagogical theory.

First consideration will be given to applications that arrive by January 6, 2014. Applications must include: (1) CV, (2) a letter expressing a vision for the Brandeis Hebrew Language and Literature Program and delineating teaching and research interests, (3) two sample syllabi, (4) teaching evaluations, (5) one brief writing sample, and (6) three confidential letters of reference. Applications will only be accepted online at AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3597.  Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

posted 11.21.13