Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hebrew Program at Portland State University Seeks Modern Hebrew Language, Literature, and Culture Professor (Portland, OR, USA)

Position Summary
The Hebrew program at PSU’s Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year, full-time position teaching Modern Hebrew language, literature and culture. The position is for the academic year (fall, winter, spring). The position begins September 16, 2012 and is renewable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach undergraduate courses in Modern Hebrew language, literature and culture, according to the needs of the Hebrew program
  • Advise undergraduate students
  • Maintain regular office hours
  • Participate on departmental committees as assigned by the Chair and regularly participate in faculty meetings
  • Work with Judaic Studies on program development, as appropriate
  • Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting with a willingness to change for continual improvement. Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Hebrew Language, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Literature or related field
  • Two years of full-time (or its equivalent) experience teaching language
  • Native or near-native fluency in Hebrew and English
  • PreferredQualifications
  • Experience teaching advanced Modern Hebrew language courses
  • Experience or aptitude for undergraduate student advising
  • ACTFL or similar training and/or certification
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $36,288 with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependant at any of the Oregon University System schools.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until finalists are identified. Position will remain open until filled.
Your application should include a:
1.Letter of Interest
3.Three letters of recommendation
4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Kindly mail all required application materials to:
Hebrew Search Committee Chair
Portland State University
Department of World Languages and Literatures
PO Box 751 (WLL)
Portland OR 97207-0751.

Search correspondence will be conducted primarily by e-mail. Please include an e-mail address, or clearly indicate if you do not have e-mail. Your referees may submit letters of recommendation as email attachments to:

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Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.