Instructor/Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor
Program in Jewish Culture and Society
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an Instructor/Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor position to teach 1st and 2nd year courses in Hebrew, develop the Hebrew curriculum (in consultation with program faculty), design/administer placement and proficiency tests, promote the program and Hebrew classes, train/supervise any Teaching Assistants or instructors teaching any sections of 1st or 2nd year Hebrew, and support the instructional needs of the Hebrew program.
Candidates must have a Master's degree (Instructor) or a Ph.D. (Lecturer or Teaching Assistant Professor) in Hebrew, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Middle Eastern Studies, or a related field.
Preference will be given to candidates who have advanced graduate work in Hebrew and/or a closely related field, have a record of effective language teaching at the college level, or have a demonstrated record of teaching and curricular/program development in a non-college setting.
Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of teaching effectiveness as well as the ability to design an effective, proficiency-based two-year language sequence and to train/supervise instructors with little or no previous teaching experience. The successful candidate should be able to offer proficiency-based language instruction and demonstrate professional level proficiency in Hebrew and English.
Candidates who have a Ph.D. completed by time of appointment, have a minimum of 1 year experience in university undergraduate teaching, show excellent promise of establishing a research program that complements their teaching role and would like research expectations to be part of their position will be considered for the Teaching Assistant Professor position. Candidates for the Teaching Professorial level must have demonstrated experience to make an instructional and curricular impact both within the department and beyond, either through scholarly publications, invited talks, or other related activities involving their discipline, pedagogy, and student interactions.
This is a 100% full-time non-tenure track position, appointed on a 9-month basis. The expected start date is Aug 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Application Procedures and Deadline Information
Applications must be received by November 7, 2022. To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois' and the College of LAS' commitment to diversity. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.
Candidates that wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistant Professor position are asked to submit the following in addition to the 3 items above:
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations)
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