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Assistant Professor Educator, Modern Hebrew Language

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Job Overview

The Department of Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati campus) invite applications for the position  Assistant Professor Educator in Modern Hebrew. This is a full-time position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 15, 2022. The initial appointment through UC is for three years consisting of one year with the option of a two-year extension.  There is also the possibility of renewal for an additional two years. 


See HUC-JIR and the University of Cincinnati websites (, and the Department website ( for information about their programs and projects with faculty in other departments and institutions including experiential learning, travel study, the American Jewish Archives, and the Klau Library.  A complete list of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and University may be found at

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in language teaching, facility in instructional technologies, competency in working with students at different levels and abilities, on-line teaching capability, and native or near-native fluency. 

  • Teaching responsibilities include courses in Beginning, Intermediate Hebrew for UC and Advanced Hebrew for both HUC-JIR and UC. 
  • In addition, the educator will administer and promote the Modern Hebrew curriculum, foster Hebrew engagement and programs throughout the Cincinnati community, and help train and supervise adjunct instructors. 
  • The teaching load is three-four courses per semester at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. 

Minimum Requirements

B.A. or higher, clear evidence of teaching effectiveness, programming experience, and fluency or near-fluency in Modern Hebrew.

Application Process

  • Cover letter should address the candidate’s effectiveness and consistency with both the position and the mission of UC’s Department of Judaic Studies and HUC-JIR and indicate experience and success with teaching and interacting with culturally diverse populations.
  • Include a current vita, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Two letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to Matthew Kraus  (phone: 513-556-2298) or mailed to Judaic Studies Search Committee C/O Matthew Kraus Dept. of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210169 Cincinnati, OH 45221-0169.


Applications must be submitted by Thursday, June 23, 2022 and will not be considered complete until all letters of recommendation have been received. For questions, please contact Professor Matthew Kraus, Chair of Search Committee (513) 556-2298 [].  Screening of applications will begin promptly on Friday June 24, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 83781


Assistant Professor Educator, Modern Hebrew Language

Date:  Jun 18, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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