The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies maintains a pool of lecturers and teaching specialists to teach Modern Hebrew, mostly lower-division language skills courses, that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate teaching assistants. Lecturers will teach the department’s current curriculum under the supervision of the Director of Hebrew Language Instruction. Responsibilities include preparing for and conducting classes, holding office hours to assist and advise students, turning in grades in a timely manner, responding to student and department inquiries, participating in relevant training and meetings, and turning in student evaluations. Continued personal growth within the profession, keeping current with the field and broadening knowledge and expertise, is expected. Teaching one course per semester is 34%; teaching two courses per semester is 68%, teaching three courses per semester is 100%.
This does not constitute a posting for vacancies, but establishes a pool of applicants should openings occur during the 2019-20 academic year. It is anticipated that there will be openings for teaching Modern Hebrew in Spring 2020. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis throughout the academic year.
M.A. degree or foreign equivalent or ABD in the relevant language, Foreign Language Education, or a related field. Native or near native fluency in Modern Hebrew. Demonstration of commitment to quality teaching and program development. One year of teaching experience.
Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent in Modern Hebrew, Foreign Language Education, or a related field. A strong background (e.g., coursework, publications) in foreign language education, second language acquisition, or technology-enhanced teaching is preferred. Positive evaluations from students, peers and/or supervisors. Two years of postsecondary experience teaching the relevant language.
** Applicants with an M.A. will be appointed at the rank of Teaching Specialist. Those with a Ph.D. and/or those who have successfully defended their dissertation and have officially submitted the final draft of the dissertation to the relevant Ph.D. granting institution (e.g., the graduate school) will be appointed at the rank of Lecturer.
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