Jobs: Hebrew Language instruction at Columbia U (apply by Jan 1, 2016)

The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Hebrew language instruction to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline, beginning July 1, 2016. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes while developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. Responsibilities will include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and other duties associate with the language program. This is a term position of 3 years.

Preference will be given to applicants who have a Ph.D., but those with a Master’s degree and considerable language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach are required.

All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, three letters of recommendation, and sample teaching materials. For more information and to apply, go to:

Applications will be reviewed starting 01/01/2016.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Jobs: Modern Hebrew Instructors, Georgetown University (for Fall 2015)

The Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC) and the Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages (EML) of Georgetown University seek instructors to teach Modern Hebrew language, starting in the fall 2015 term.

Applicants should hold an advanced degree (in Hebrew language, literature, or linguistics) and/or have extensive Hebrew language teaching experience. Selected instructors will be asked to work within the parameters of an existing Hebrew language curriculum.

To apply, please email a letter of application and current CV to

Inquiries can be directed to 202-687-4245 or

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.


Jobs: Associate Lecturer, The Arab-Israeli Question (Birkbeck College)


Birkbeck College, University of London

Associate Lecturer A: The Arab-Israeli Question

Birkbeck College, University of London – Teaching

Purpose and Main Duties

We are currently looking to appoint a fixed-term Associate Lecturer A to teach the following 30 CATS Level 7 (MA) module beginning April 2015:

This is a taught MA module about the social, political and cultural history of the disputed territory of Palestine and its communally fractured population from the eve of the British Mandate through the creation of the State of Israel to the present (c. 1914-2014).

You will deliver teaching to Birkbeck students in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully and undertake all related academic duties and pastoral care. In particular, your main responsibilities will include preparation, teaching, administration and marking essays on this module.

The course meets for two hours once a week (timetabled for Wednesday evenings). 20 hours in total beginning Wednesday 22nd April 2015.

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are as follows:

  • A good first degree and good postgraduate degree in History or an equivalent qualification
  • A firm grasp of the history of Palestine, including both Israeli and Palestinian Arab history, and its related historiography
  • A good understanding of the needs of part-time adult learners and the ability to relate to their individual needs and engage their interest and enthusiasm
  • Experience of/or willingness to develop a range of teaching methods
  • Demonstrably effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills across relevant contexts
  • A working knowledge of IT including word, powerpoint and email, and experience of/or willingness to use (Moodle), a virtual learning environment
  • Ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently as appropriate

Please note: Candidates will need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

In addition it is desirable that candidates have a completed a PhD in a related subject area and have a teaching qualification.

Further Information

Informal enquiries on the roles can be made to the Course Director for the module, Dr Frederick Anscombe, however please note that only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Remuneration: Payment is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of continuous service with the College (starting rate £55.65 per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier which covers preparation, teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course.

Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 12th October 2014.

Following shortlisting, interviews will be held, date is to be confirmed.

Birkbeck is committed to providing the highest quality academic and working environment where all staff, students, visitors and contractors are employed, welcomed.

Jobs: Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, U Calgary, 6 months (2014-2015)

The Israel Studies Program at the University of Calgary invites applications to fill a Visiting Professor position in Israel Studies, for 6 months during the 2014-2015 Academic Year (either fall 2014 (July to December) or winter 2015 (January through June).

Applicants from a variety of disciplines are invited to apply, but the successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in a field of specialization such as Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, History, Literature, Film or Cultural Studies, International Relations, Public Affairs, or Communications Studies. Applicants must be engaging teachers who are fluent in both Hebrew and English.

The appointee will be expected to teach 2 courses on topics relating to modern Israel, and should also be prepared to give a public lecture in the Calgary area as well as one to the University of Calgary community.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a list of courses they are prepared to teach, a C.V. and three confidential letters of reference by April 15th, 2014. Submissions should be sent electronically to Florentine Strzelczyk, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts,

All qualified candidates are eligible to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job: Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, Ohio State University

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position in modern Hebrew language. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses per academic year, curriculum development, language placement, and supervising graduate teaching assistants and other instructors. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Requirements: Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Hebrew language at all levels and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. M.A or Ph.D. in Hebrew or related field, preferred.

Complete applications must include: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; three recent letters of recommendation; and recent teaching evaluations. All letters of reference must be submitted independently by their authors. At least one of the letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Daniel Frank at Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at:

To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.  EEO/AA employer.

JOB: UCSD Fall Quarter, Hebrew Literature (fixed term)

University of California – San Diego – Visiting Assistant Professor in Hebrew Literature

UC San Diego Visiting Assistant Professor in Hebrew Literature, Fall Quarter 2014

The Judaic Studies Program housed in the department of History within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We invite applicants for a one quarter visiting position at UC-San Diego during the fall quarter of 2014. The successful candidate will teach two courses, one to be a survey of Modern Hebrew Literature in translation, the other in an area of Judaic Studies of their choice. Candidates should be eager to engage with faculty and graduate students in Literature and Judaic Studies while at UCSD, and be prepared to deliver a public seminar on their research during the quarter. We welcome applicants with a comparative focus, as well as those with an emphasis in Hebrew language and literature. Junior applicants are especially encouraged to apply, although visiting senior candidates will also be considered. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas committed to diversity, equality and inclusion, and a desire to play leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, cv, and a sample syllabus, as well as three letters of recommendation to Sally Hargate at judaicstudies@ucsd.ed  by January 15, 2014.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

You can see the H-net ad at:

Jobs: UCL, Teaching Fellow in Modern Hebrew Language

Teaching Fellow in Modern Hebrew Language

University College London – Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Part Time : 9 hours per week (term time only) (0.24%FTE)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,707 – £38,744 per annum. Appointments are normally made at the bottom of the scale, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies is seeking to appoint a part-time Teaching Fellow in Modern Hebrew Language at beginners and lower intermediate levels, as part of its Modern Hebrew Language programme. This is a seasonal appointment funded from 17 September 2012 to 14 June 2013.

The post will entail 9 weekly hours of class teaching and tutorials plus preparation and marking. The postholder must undertake to carry out other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the Hebrew Language Coordinator.

The successful candidate will have native speaker competence in Hebrew and hold a Teachers’ Training College Certificate or equivalent. Teaching experience in or al and written Hebrew at undergraduate level in the UK Higher Education system or Israeli schools/Ulpanim is essential. The postholder will have excellent communication and organisational skills. Good IT knowledge is essential.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply on line please go to and search on Reference Number 1257599.

Applications will only be considered if accompanied by a detailed cv. If you are unable to apply online please contact Lia Kahn-Zajtmann at


Closing Date: 21/6/2012


Interview Date: Last week of June 2012

Job: Tutors, Edge Hill; “Britain and Palestine, 1840-1923”

Associate Tutors in History

Britain and Palestine, 1840-1923

Edge Hill University – Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Up to £52.34 per hour

Part time, flexible

Ref: EHT3006


Edge Hill University is one of the fastest growing universities in the United Kingdom and has been providing higher education for over 125 years, based on an ethos of opportunity through excellence. The past five years have seen student applications double, turnover increase at a rate of around 20% per annum, and an investment of £130m on campus. Edge Hill is a dynamic and ambitious university with a clear sense of direction, and significant resources to invest in its future. It is currently ranked in the top 20 of the Sunday Times 75 Best Companies to Work for in the Public Sector.

The History team at Edge Hill is a highly-rated dynamic group that specialises in modern History. In RAE 2008, 30% of its published research was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent. The History team has an excellent reputation for teaching and was ranked No. 1 in the North-West and 10th in the UK in the National Student Survey of 2010.

The History programme at Edge Hill University is seeking to appoint an Associate Tutor to teach the first semester of the module ‘The Birth of a Conflict: Britain and Palestine, 1840-1948’ to replace Dr James Renton, who will be on research leave. The module will cover Palestinian nationalism, Zionism, Christian Zionism, and the origins of British rule in Palestine.

You will teach undergraduate students in a variety of modes, including seminars, tutorials and online interaction, and assess student work. You will ensure individual learning needs are met and support for study skills and learning difficulties is provided. You will also need to be flexible, organised and have a commitment to excellence. The post will provide subject-specific mentoring and staff development within the Department.

Informal enquiries prior to application may be addressed to Mr. Roger Spalding (click here for e-mail) and Dr James Renton (click here for e-mail).

For an online application form and job description, please visit

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 22 August 2011.

Interview date 14 September 2011.