The Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, to begin Fall 2013.
The Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, to begin Fall 2013. Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of reappointment for subsequent periods. The ideal candidate will be trained in the teaching of Modern Hebrew at the college level. A Masters in Modern Hebrew or a related field, or the equivalent, is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and demonstrated experience teaching native English speakers is strongly preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include 3 sections per semester of Hebrew at the first and second year level, one of them intensive. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply electronically (strongly encouraged), applicants should submit a letter of application describing their background and teaching qualifications, a current C.V., and the names of at least three references with contact information to the attention of Mary Lysakowski at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org  and arrange for electronic transmission of three letters of recommendation to the same email address. Letters of reference and complete applications may also be submitted by postal mail to the following address: Mary Lysakowski, Search Committee Records Keeper, Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003.
Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2013, and the process will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium, with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.