Assistant Professor of the Practice of Hebrew Language

The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) at Duke University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of the Practice, beginning August 1, 2020. This is a regular rank, renewable faculty position with a four- or five-year term. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. prior to the appointment, demonstrate a strong record of teaching, and show evidence of ongoing scholarly and professional development. Experience in administrative service is desirable. The selected candidate will be responsible for coordinating and developing the Hebrew language curriculum. It is also expected that the candidate will contribute to the Middle East literature and culture program and to AMES at large. In addition to administrative duties related to the position, the teaching load for this faculty position is 2/3. We strongly prefer applicants with a principal expertise in applied linguistics and second language pedagogy, but will also consider candidates with expertise in literature, cultural studies, visual studies, history, and related fields. A native or near-native command of both Hebrew and English is required.


To be assured of consideration, submit an application by January 15, 2020, consisting of: 1) a current CV; 2) a letter of application detailing professional activities, scholarly interests, and administrative experience; 3) a portfolio including, but not limited to, the following: sample syllabi for courses in years 1 and 2 of a Hebrew language course sequence; video of teaching demonstration; official teaching evaluations for the past three years; evidence of pedagogical innovation and/or curriculum development; 4) the names of three referees (the search committee will request these letters at a later stage of the search). Application materials should be uploaded to this Academic Jobs Online Portal at ( Additional information may be obtained at


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina in the U.S.A.


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