Lecturer in Hebrew or Assistant Professor of Instruction in Hebrew

The Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester invites applications for a teaching position in Modern Hebrew language at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor (Teaching Track). The anticipated start for this position is July 1st for Fall Semester. Alternatively, a January 1st start for Spring Semester 2025 will be possible. Permission to work in the U.S. is preferred at the time of application.

The successful candidate will teach six (6) courses per academic year covering the current sequential course offerings from elementary (HBRW 101-102) through upper-intermediate levels (HBRW 103-104) and advanced (HBRW 204). Courses typically meet three times a week (for 50 minutes) or twice (for 75 minutes), plus weekly recitation/conversation sessions. They will work from an established curriculum in Modern Hebrew, but with some flexibility in designing instructional activities, assessment tools, and potentially expanding the range of language course offerings. They will post and keep office hours to be available to students outside of class.

The Department of Religion and Classics is home to the Hebrew Language Program, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Center for Jewish Studies. For information, please visit the website at: www.sas.rochester.edu/rel/. Language instruction at University of Rochester is further supported and assisted by the Language Center. For information, please visit the website at: www.rochester.edu/college/languages/.

Basic Qualifications:
Master’s degree (or equivalent international degree) in Hebrew Language, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Hebrew Literature, or equivalent in a related field. Demonstrated experience in teaching Hebrew as a second language, and ability to use media and technology in the classroom. Native or near-native fluency in Modern Hebrew and in English.
Preferred Qualifications:
PhD (or equivalent international degree) in Hebrew Language, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Hebrew Literature, or equivalent in a related field. College level teaching experience in the U.S. Familiarity with college-level language programs, and relevant teaching experience using current language-teaching methodologies.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should upload the application documents online at Interfolio.  If you already have an Interfolio account, please sign in to apply to this position. If not, please create an Interfolio account. Applicants should submit a Cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, previous course syllabi, a statement on contributions to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Optional), teaching evaluations from the last two years, and two (2) letters of recommendation. 

Applicants whose complete applications are received by June 10, 2024 will be considered for interviews, but applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. Queries concerning the position can be addressed by email to Dr. Michela Andreatta at michelaandreatta@rochester.edu

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and to groups underrepresented in higher education. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

The referenced pay range represents the full base range of pay for this job. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range and established based on market data, experience and expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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