Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Senior Lecturer in Yiddish to join our program. The term of the appointment is three years, subject to annual review, and with the possibility of renewal as well as promotion. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the University. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.


We seek a dynamic scholar/teacher of Yiddish who can contribute to department strengths in any of the following areas: film, folklore, gender and sexuality, linguistics, literature, migration studies, translation, Holocaust and genocide studies, or trauma studies. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester in Yiddish Studies, in both English and Yiddish, ranging from second language acquisition classes to English-language courses on Yiddish culture that are part of the University’s General Education program. The successful candidate will also direct and reinvigorate the Yiddish program at Ohio State.


Qualifications: A PhD in Yiddish Studies or related discipline prior to the appointment start date. Classroom teaching experience


The target hiring range for this position is $42,000 - $48,000, annually.


For full consideration, please attach a CV and cover letter with your application. Please apply directly on the OSU Careers website:


Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.

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