Jobs: Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, (UMass Amherst)


The Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of a Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, to begin Fall 2012, for a one-year renewable appointment.


The ideal candidate will be trained in the teaching of Modern Hebrew at the college level, or be certified by some teacher-training institution with some teaching experience, but candidates with a degree in Modern Hebrew literature will also be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include 3 sections per semester of Hebrew at the first and second year level, one of them intensive. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their background and teaching qualifications, a current C.V., and three letters of reference by October 31, 2011 to: Chair of Modern Hebrew Search Committee, Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003. Electronic submissions (preferably in pdf format) may be sent to ***** (see link for e-mail address) to the attention of Mary Lysakowski, Search Committee Records Keeper.


The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium, with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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