Modern Hebrew Language Lecturer

Job #JPF01985
Religious Studies / College of Letters & Science – Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara

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Position title: Modern Hebrew Language Lecturer
Anticipated start: Fall quarter 2021 (service starts September 2021)

Open date: July 13th, 2021
Next review date: Friday, Aug 6, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a lecturer position in modern Hebrew language beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching three quarters of first-year Hebrew annually; an introduction to Judaism; and four other courses on a variety of topics (such as Israeli literature in translation, Jewish literature of the Holocaust, religious groups on Israeli society, or Jewish poetry).
This lecturer position will complement a core faculty in the academic study of religion. The Department of Religious Studies offers a minor in Jewish Studies, which currently enables students to acquire a fundamental knowledge of biblical Hebrew, the Dead Sea scrolls, Jewish history and philosophy, Jewish mysticism, and rabbinic literature.
The department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB has recently been designated a Hispanic serving institution under the U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines (where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of total enrollment). For information on our department please visit our website at
The anticipated start date is September 2021. Position is open until filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Help Contact email below.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
M.A. in relevant academic field.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD except the Dissertation at the time of hire. Native command of Hebrew and English as demonstrated by the Hebrew Language Teaching Approach statement. An excellent record of least two years of previous teaching experience of undergraduates at the college level is required at the time of appointment.
Preferred qualifications
Experience in coordinating programs highly desirable.

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Hebrew Language Teaching Approach statement – Please submit a brief statement (one page), written in Hebrew, about your approach to Hebrew language teaching.
Summary of Teaching Experience
Summary of Teaching Evaluations
Misc / Additional – Please use this section for continuations of summaries that will not fit entirely in the previous categories. (Optional)
Reference requirements: 3-5 required (contact information only). The committee will ask for reference letters only for the seriously considered applicants. Letters will be used to assess the candidate’s teaching and scholarly credentials in order to determine those to select to recommend for an interview.

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