NON-TENURE-TRACK JOB OPENING:
VISITING INSTRUCTOR OF MODERN HEBREW LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
The Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Instructor of Modern Hebrew Language and Culture beginning the 2019-2020 academic year. Responsibilities will include: teaching up to four courses per term--primarily in the lower-division modern Hebrew language sequence, but with the possibility of teaching upper-level language and culture courses in service to the BA in Jewish Studies and related programs as well; curriculum development; and active intramural and extramural promotion of the Hebrew program through both campus-based and community engagement initiatives.
Required: MA in related field; superior proficiency in modern Hebrew and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of modern Hebrew language and the effective application of current technologies and pedagogies to L2 learning. Highly desired: ability to teach courses in Jewish Studies or related field; prior experience with heritage language learning and related pedagogies; PhD in related field.
The Department is located in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. This position offers a key opportunity to connect the Modern Hebrew curriculum to areas of institutional strength and distinction, including: the certificate in Caribbean and Latin American Studies (CLAS); the Marvin and Sibyl Weiner Spirit of America Special Collection and related programs; and the Study of the Americas Initiative. All of these take full advantage of our strategic location in Florida, at the nexus of South, North and Central America and the Caribbean. The newest of these, the Americas Initiative, brings diverse spaces of the western hemisphere into conversation by providing fora for discussion for scholars in all disciplines in the humanities (https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/college-initiatives/americas-initiative/). FAU is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution; experience in pursuing external grants/funding and participating in related initiatives is also highly desirable.
Applications completed and submitted in full by July 14, 2019 will receive full consideration; position open until filled. First-round interviews will be conducted via Skype.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted Visiting Instructor of Hebrew position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a philosophy of teaching statement (maximum 1 page) accompanied by recent student evaluations of teaching; sample course syllabi; and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.
Candidates must arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Marcella Munson (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Chair, Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature / CU-97 Suite 232J / Florida Atlantic University / 777 Glades Road / Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991.
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
For more information and to apply, visit http://www.fau.edu/jobs/ and go to Apply Now REQ06473.
Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.
FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.