Jobs: Asstt or Assc Prof of Instruction in Modern Hebrew (Northwestern, apply by Nov 1, 2015)

Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in Modern Hebrew


The Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) at Northwestern University, in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program, invites applications for a member of the teaching-track faculty in Modern Hebrew language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position starting September 1, 2016. Duties include teaching nine quarter-long language courses.

Experience teaching Hebrew in North American higher education settings and native fluency or its equivalent in Hebrew is required. Masters degree in Hebrew language or a closely related area is required; Ph.D. in Hebrew language, literature, or Middle East studies is preferred. Where applicable, candidates should indicate teaching proficiency in other languages offered in Northwestern’s MENA program or in non-modern registers of Hebrew.

The MENA Program offers an undergraduate major, a minor, and a PhD certificate program. It features both topics courses in a range of disciplines and a dynamic team of language instructors in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. The Jewish Studies Program is an interdisciplinary unit that offers courses and curricula for undergraduate and graduate students; it is housed in The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), and names and email addresses of three professional references (at least two must be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities) electronically via the MENA website: For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by November 1, 2015.

The Program in Middle East and North African Studies is committed to a diverse faculty, in terms of gender, ethnic and racial diversity as understood both in the United States and in the Middle East. We encourage applications from women and ethnic, racial, and religious minorities.

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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