FEATURED JOB: Preceptor in Modern Hebrew, Harvard University - NELC Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

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Harvard University - NELC Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Preceptor in Modern Hebrew


The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Modern Hebrew Language, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching five courses per academic year, participating in curricular development, and training and supervising teaching fellows. The appointment term is three years, renewable for up to five years (eight years total), contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization. The salary range for 2023-2024 is estimated to be $67,600-$75,300.

Permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position; visa sponsorship is available.

Native or near-native fluency and demonstrated excellence in teaching modern Hebrew at all levels using communicative approaches to undergraduate and graduate learners is required. The successful applicant should be committed to ongoing professional development and developing new course materials.

Applicants should have proven experience coordinating a Hebrew language sequence, including organizing cultural programming and events, and be well-versed in student-centered, proficiency-based language instruction and incorporating technology into instruction as well as experience in teaching thematic courses (e.g., literature, film, media).

Ph.D. in modern Hebrew language or literature or some other area connected to modern Hebrew/Israeli culture is preferred but not required.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/12081):

1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy. A statement on efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching portfolio including teaching evaluations, sample lesson units, and sample teaching materials.
4. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.



Soma Roy, Search Administrator
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department
6 Divinity Ave, Rm 106
Cambridge, MA 02138


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