JOB: Faculty Lecturer in Yiddish Language and Culture

The Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University invites applications for a Faculty Lecturer position in Yiddish Language and Culture. A PhD in Jewish Studies with a focus on Yiddish language, history, or culture is strongly preferred. Extensive teaching experience and an excellent teaching record at the university level are required. Duties include teaching Yiddish language on all levels in a way that meaningfully relates language acquisition to history, literature, and culture, as well as courses on Yiddish culture in English. A willingness to actively participate in relevant Departmental events and activities is also expected.

The standard teaching load of Faculty Lecturers in Jewish Studies is 18 credits per academic year, i.e. three 3-credit courses per semester. This teaching load is negotiable, however, depending on how active a research program the Faculty Lecturer pursues besides his or her teaching commitments. The initial appointment is for 3 years; this appointment is renewable and becomes indefinite after a period of 6 years of continuous employment. Start of appointment 1 August 2017. Starting salary is CAD $55,000 per year.

Applicants must fill out the online application form. A letter of application, a complete CV, and a detailed teaching portfolio, as well as three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically at  . The deadline for submitting applications is November 1, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AJS conference in San Diego (18-20 December).

For more information about the Department and University, visit our website at Any inquiries should be addressed by email to the Chair of the Department:

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.