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Founded in 1921 and located in Newton Centre, Mass., Hebrew College promotes excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity. Its programs include a rabbinical school, a school of Jewish music, a school of Jewish education, graduate degrees and courses in Jewish studies; community education for adult learners; and a supplemental Hebrew high school and middle school.

Nondiscrimination Policy

At Hebrew College, we work to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty and respect. Harassment or discrimination of any kind — including that involving race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other similarly protected status — is unacceptable. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, layoff, recall, termination and other terms and conditions of employment.

The following position are currently accepting application.


 

DIRECTOR OF JEWISH STUDIES
 

Located in Newton Centre, Hebrew College offers a number of degrees and concentrations in the Jewish Studies program. The Master’s in Jewish Studies and the Master’s in Jewish Liberal Studies have a substantial online teaching component with a required summer intensive. Foundation courses include courses in Jewish intellectual history and culture supplemented by course offerings by adjunct faculty. Concentrations currently offered include Arts and Education, Global Interfaith Leadership and a joint degree in Jewish Studies and Jewish Education.

Hebrew College currently has a position available for a Director of Jewish Studies.  This position, which reports to the Chief Academic Officer, is a full-time, 12-month faculty appointment scheduled to begin on August 1, 2017.

Over the past year we have reconceptualised the Jewish Studies program with a view to aligning it more closely with the ideology of Hebrew College as a seminary, educational leadership program and leader in a pluralistic community. We seek to develop the program into targeted areas that align with Hebrew College’s ethos of 21st century Jewish professional and spiritual leadership in a pluralistic environment. Two new concentrations are being offered to complement the MA in Jewish Studies: Jewish Spirituality and Mysticism and Social and Environmental Change Leadership. 

The Director of Jewish Studies will direct the Jewish Studies program while teach courses and advising students. The successful candidate will participate in the ongoing development of the curriculum and its overall aim of alignment with the goals of Hebrew College. In addition, the Director of Jewish Studies will lead the program in association with Enrollment Management, Marketing and Development departments. The person in this role will also teach graduate courses and advise students in the Jewish Studies program. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work to develop and implement a comprehensive Jewish Studies program that aligns with Hebrew College’s view of 21st century Jewish professional and spiritual leadership in a pluralistic environment.
  • Seek partnerships with Jewish and non-Jewishorganizations to attract candidates for Hebrew College degree programs.
  • Support recruitment efforts to the degree programs and advise on marketing and networking. 
  • Assist in revenue generating opportunities afforded by new and innovative Jewish Studies programs. Support the work of soliciting donor funds for scholarships and endowed programs.
  • Appoint adjunct faculty to teach courses and supervise their progress in teaching and assessment in the online and on campus environment.
  • Teach up to three semester length courses per year
  •  Advise final project students.
  • Organize and lead summer intensive course in collaboration with adjunct faculty
  • Supervise the work of the Jewish Studies Academic Advisor and Hebrew language staff; liaise with the Associate Dean for Recruitment and Advising.
  • Assist the Chief Academic Officer in academic monitoring, reporting and quality assurance.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in the field of Jewish Studies
  • Proven experience in online teaching
  • Excellent project management and administrative skills
  • Stellar interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken Hebrew
  • Strong belief in pluralism in the Jewish community

For further information or to discuss the position, please contact Dr Michael Shire, Chief Academic Officer, Hebrew College at mshire@hebrewcollege.edu or (617) 559-8600


DIRECTOR OF FIELD EXPERIENCE

Located in Newton Centre, Hebrew College offers a number of degrees and concentrations in the Jewish Studies program. The Master’s in Jewish Studies and the Master’s in Jewish Liberal Studies have a substantial online teaching component with a required summer intensive. Foundation courses include courses in Jewish intellectual history and culture supplemented by course offerings by adjunct faculty. Concentrations currently offered include Arts and Education, Global Interfaith Leadership and a joint degree in Jewish Studies and Jewish Education.

Hebrew College currently has a part-time position available for a Director of Field Experience in the Shoolman School of Jewish Education.  This position, which reports to the Chief Academic Officer, is a part-time (16 hours per week), 10-month appointment scheduled to begin on September 1, 2017.

The Director of Field experience will be responsible for the implementation of field experiences for Jewish Education students, including candidates for a Masters in Jewish Education (“MJEd”), Early Childhood Education (“ECE”), Cantorial Ordination for Spiritual and Educational Leadership (“COSEL”), and Rabbinic students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Meeting with students to assess needs in order to create an academically robust field experience
  • Selecting sites, supervisors and mentors
  • Working with supervisors to guide and train them as they mentor students
  • Facilitating meetings with student and supervisor
  • Creating and maintaining handbook, contract, evaluations and all collateral material for the implementation of the program
  • Overseeing development and implementation of learning contracts
  • Handling mid-year and final evaluation processes
  • Designing and managing field experience courses using both traditional and innovative approaches
  • Working with mentors and students in clinical faculty mentor program
  • Advising on projects, including Academic, Capstone and final project
  • Performing personal and career counseling
  • Teaching field experience courses (including practicum)

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the field with students, supervisors and mentors
  • Familiarity with Jewish organizations
  • Significant understanding of adult learning, Jewish education and reflective practice
  • Ability to integrate theory and practice
  • Successful history of Self-motivation, collaborative capabilities, proactive mindset, and creative problem solving
  • Excellent communication and organization skills 

For further information or to discuss the position, please contact Dr Michael Shire, Chief Academic Officer, Hebrew College at mshire@hebrewcollege.edu or (617) 559-8600


Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CONTACT

Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources
sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu

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