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Instructor/Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor, Program in Jewish Culture & Society

Job Summary

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.

Appointment Information

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 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)

  • Teaching statement that summarizes their teaching philosophy and teaching accomplishments including contributions to the curriculum beyond one’s own classroom (no more than 3 pages, single-spaced)
  • Sample syllabi, assignments, and other teaching materials that provide evidence of the quality of their instruction
  • Research narrative that describes their current research agenda and plan for contributing scholarship that enhances the department and university and makes an impact beyond the Campus
  • Copies of scholarly works (e.g., articles, conference papers) either published or accepted for publication

For further information about this specific position, please contact For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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