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Modern Hebrew Language Lecturer

Position overview

Position title: Modern Hebrew Language Lecturer
Anticipated start: Fall quarter 2021 (service starts September 2021)

Application Window

Open date: July 13th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Aug 6, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a lecturer position in modern Hebrew language beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching three quarters of first-year Hebrew annually; an introduction to Judaism; and four other courses on a variety of topics (such as Israeli literature in translation, Jewish literature of the Holocaust, religious groups on Israeli society, or Jewish poetry).

This lecturer position will complement a core faculty in the academic study of religion. The Department of Religious Studies offers a minor in Jewish Studies, which currently enables students to acquire a fundamental knowledge of biblical Hebrew, the Dead Sea scrolls, Jewish history and philosophy, Jewish mysticism, and rabbinic literature.

The department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB has recently been designated a Hispanic serving institution under the U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines (where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of total enrollment). For information on our department please visit our website at

The anticipated start date is September 2021. Position is open until filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Help Contact email below.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    M.A. in relevant academic field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD except the Dissertation at the time of hire. Native command of Hebrew and English as demonstrated by the Hebrew Language Teaching Approach statement. An excellent record of least two years of previous teaching experience of undergraduates at the college level is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

    Experience in coordinating programs highly desirable.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Hebrew Language Teaching Approach statement - Please submit a brief statement (one page), written in Hebrew, about your approach to Hebrew language teaching.

  • Summary of Teaching Experience

  • Summary of Teaching Evaluations

  • Misc / Additional - Please use this section for continuations of summaries that will not fit entirely in the previous categories.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

The committee will ask for reference letters only for the seriously considered applicants. Letters will be used to assess the candidate's teaching and scholarly credentials in order to determine those to select to recommend for an interview.

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Help contact:

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA