The Programs in Jewish Studies at Smith College and Mount Holyoke College invite applications for a two-year joint Lecturer position in modern Hebrew language instruction, to begin August 2013. The position may be renewable for a third year, pending successful performance review.
This full-time position includes teaching the full-year sequence in elementary Hebrew at both colleges each year, and a single course in intermediate Hebrew that alternates between the colleges. It may also occasionally include working with students at the more advanced levels in a limited number of small independent studies. We seek a dynamic teacher who is comfortable with a Hebrew immersion approach that integrates the latest Hebrew language pedagogy into the classroom, and introduces media and audiovisual technology into learning. The successful candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinary Programs in Jewish Studies by helping to organize lectures, film series, and language tables that enhance the visibility of Hebrew on campus. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and an M.A. in Hebrew or a related field are required. Applicants should have an established record of teaching excellence, preferably at the college level.
Submit application at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20958  with letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for two references, two confidential letters of recommendation, and up to 10 pages of supporting materials, which may include a sample syllabus or lesson plan, student teaching evaluations, or a statement of your Hebrew teaching philosophy.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Justin Cammy, Hebrew Search Committee Chair, Program in Jewish Studies, Smith College. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2013.
Smith College and Mount Holyoke College, part of the Five-College Consortium in Western Massachusetts, consistently rank among the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. We are equal opportunity employers encouraging excellence through diversity.