Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor of Hebrew at University of Denver

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Location: Denver, Colorado





Job Description:

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers programs in nine modern languages, including majors and minors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, plus minors in Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, and electives in Arabic and classical Greek.

Incorporating music, poetry, short stories, media and movies, the Hebrew Minor introduces students to Hebrew at various levels of the languages while enriching their exploration of Israel's pluralist mosaic. The minor is particularly invaluable to research of the Middle East and its politics, economics, technology, journalism, religion, peace, migration and international studies as well as other fields of study. In addition to the Hebrew minor, the program also collaborates with the Center for Judaic Studies to offer a minor in Judaic Studies with a Hebrew emphasis and is a key contributor to the interdisciplinary minor in Middle East Studies.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.


Position Summary


The University of Denver will hire a full-time, appointed Hebrew teaching assistant or associate professor, to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced four-skills Hebrew language sequences [first-year, second-year, and limited third year], as well as two related humanities courses. The non-tenure track appointment with full benefits will take effect between 1 January 2022 and 1 September 2022, and is renewable with the possibility of promotion. Course load is eight (8) courses per year in a quarter calendar. Other responsibilities include: undergraduate placement and proficiency exams, working across University programs and departments. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching and service.


Essential Functions


TEACHING

  • Teaching load is eight classes over three academic quarters, focusing primarily on first- and second-year language courses, and contributing two (2) thematic humanities classes annually.
  • Opportunities for third-year Hebrew courses as well.
SERVICES
  • Active collaboration with Center for Judaic Studies and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures program faculty.
  • Participation in program promotional activities outside the classroom.
RESEARCH/SCHOLARSHIP
  • Active scholarship is desirable and supported, though it is not a job requirement for this position.

Required Qualifications


Teaching Assistant Professor
  • M.A. or equivalent in field relevant to Hebrew language pedagogy.
  • Record of excellence and effectiveness teaching Hebrew language (as teacher of record) to students at the high school, college or university level for 1-3 years.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Hebrew and English.
  • Ability to teach in some area of Israeli cultures and society.
  • Experience or commitment to Inclusive Excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to engage diverse student populations.
Teaching Associate Professor
  • M.A. or equivalent in field relevant to Hebrew language pedagogy.
  • Record of excellence and effectiveness teaching Hebrew language (as teacher of record) to students at the college or university level for 3 or more years.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Hebrew and English.
  • Ability to teach in some area of Israeli cultures and society.
  • Experience or commitment to Inclusive Excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to engage diverse student populations.
  • Presents evidence of a commitment to quality professional development.

Preferred Qualifications


Teaching Assistant Professor
  • Record of excellence and effectiveness teaching Hebrew language (as teacher of record) to students at the high school, college or university level for 3 or more years.
  • Evidence of successful teaching in some area of Israeli cultures and society.
  • Ability to teach third-year Hebrew.
  • Experience and accomplishments in active support of diversity and inclusiveness and/or working with diverse communities.
  • Familiarity with ACTFL standards-based teaching and assessment.
Teaching Associate Professor
  • Record of excellence and effectiveness teaching Hebrew language (as teacher of record) to students at the college or university level for 5 or more years.
  • Evidence of successful teaching in some area of Israeli cultures and society.
  • Ability to teach third-year Hebrew.
  • Experience and accomplishments in active support of diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Familiarity with ACTFL standards-based teaching and assessment.
  • Presents evidence of undertaking quality professional development.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on October 8th, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position has been filled.


Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.



Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is UC.



Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $55,000-$60,000

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.



Benefits:

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.



Please include the following documents with your application:

1. CV
2. Cover letter including a statement of how the applicant can contribute to DU's Inclusive Excellence [https://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html] and values and practices regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity [https://www.du.edu/diversity-inclusion/index.html].
3. One-page statement on teaching philosophy
4. Evidence of excellence in Hebrew language instruction, for instance: Syllabi and sample lesson plan for elementary and/or intermediate language courses, proposed or actual; unedited teaching video clip (maximum 15 min.) of a first- or second-year language class.
5. The name and contact information of at least three recommenders. These letters will be submitted by the recommenders via PioneerJobs, the University of Denver's recruiting software.

For non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in applying and who will need immigration sponsorship for this position, please email PioneerJobs@du.edu.


The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.



All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




Advertised: September 01, 2021
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