Course Lectureships

Posting period: May 31 - June 22, 2019

Deadline to Apply: June 22, 2019

Salary: $8220/course (including vacation pay).

The Department of Jewish Studies is inviting applications to teach courses in fall 2019. Please complete the online application form and upload required documents. For any questions, please contact shameem.mooradun [at] mcgill.ca.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Fall and Winter Courses and Teaching Qualifications Requirements

Fall 2019

JWST 211-001 Jewish Studies 1: Biblical Period

The history, literature and beliefs of Judaism's formative period. Both Biblical and non-Biblical materials will be studied. The Bible in the context of cognate literatures of the Ancient Near East; non-Biblical documents will be analysed for their bearing on the Jewish tradition.

T R (10:05 – 11:25) Education Building 216

Education: PhD in Biblical Studies/ History of Interpretation of the Tana"ch.

Experience: Experience in teaching the Hebrew Bible at a high academic level; ability to teach basic survey courses as well as focused courses on a variety of books of the Bible

JWST 220D1-002 Introductory Hebrew

Language acquisition – Introductory Hebrew

T R (16:05 – 17:25) SH680 1822

Education: Advanced academic degree, preferably a PhD, from an Israeli university.

Experience: Extensive experience teaching Hebrew. Some experience of teaching at the academic level is a plus.

JWST 261-001 History of Jewish Philosophy & Thought

An introduction to Jewish philosophy and thought from the Hellenistic period (Philo) to the beginning of the modern era (Spinoza) focusing on topics such as prophecy and philosophy, God and the world; the Law as a canon of ethical rules and as a political constitution. Survey of the treatment of such issues by Jewish thinkers from Philo to Maimonides.

T R (14:35 – 15:55) LEA 617

Education: Advanced degree in Jewish Studies

Experience: Knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic. Extensive research in Jewish Thought.

JWST 309-001&002 Jews in Film

An introduction to the portrayal of Jews in film from the 1920s to the present. Films to be studied will usually be based on literary texts in English, which will form part of the required study. Films in languages other than English will be subtitled.

Lecture & Screening R (15:05 – 16:55) PL 3475 101 F (09:35 - 11:25) BURN 1B23

Education: Advanced degree in film/ communications

Experience: Extensive experience teaching the intersection between Jewish topics and film

JWST 320D1-001 Intermediate Hebrew

This course is designed to integrate students at various levels into one group with the aim of improving their basic language skills and preparing them for advanced Hebrew.

T R (11:35 – 12:55) Education Building 211

Education: Advanced academic degree, preferably a PhD, from an Israeli university.

Experience: Extensive experience teaching Hebrew. Some experience of teaching at the academic level is a plus.

Winter 2020

JWST 220D2-002 Introductory Hebrew

Language acquisition

Pre-requisite: JWST 220D1

T R (11:35 – 12:55) SH 680 1822

TQR

Education: Advanced academic degree, preferably a PhD, from an Israeli university.

Experience: Extensive experience teaching Hebrew. Some experience of teaching at the academic level is a plus.

JWST 262-001 Modern Jewish Philosophy

A survey of Jewish philosophical responses to the challenges of the modern world. Jewish thinkers studied include Baruch Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Joseph Soloveitchik and Emil Fackenheim.

W F (10:05 – 11:25) LEA 617

Education: Advanced academic degree in Jewish Studies or Philosophy with particular emphasis on Jewish Thought. Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. students near the completion of their degree.

Experience: Previous engagement with broad surveys of Jewish Thought from the Medieval to the Modern Period. Ability to teach primary texts in Hebrew and other relevant languages. Familiarity with introductory and advanced pedagogy in the field of Jewish Thought.

JWST 320D2-001 Intermediate Hebrew

This course is designed to integrate students at various levels into one group with the aim of improving their basic language skills and preparing them for advanced Hebrew

T R (14:35 - 15:55) LEA 721

Education: Advanced academic degree, preferably a PhD, from an Israeli University

Experience: Extensive experience teaching Hebrew. Some experience of teaching at the academic level is a plus

JWST 330-001 – Topics in the Hebrew Bible

A selected topic of current interest in the Hebrew Bible will be studied in depth. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature, and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text. Students may read the text in Hebrew or in translation.

T R (10:05 – 11:25) EDUC 433

Education: PhD in Biblical Studies/ History of Interpretation of the Tana"ch

Experience: Experience in teaching the Hebrew Bible at a high academic level; ability to teach basic survey courses as well as focused courses on a variety of books of the Bible

JWST 337-001 Jewish Philosophy & Thought 1

Focuses on either a period, a current of thought or the work of a thinker in the history of Jewish thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, paying particular attention to the relationship of Jewish thinkers to intellectual trends in their respective cultural contexts. Contemporary Muslim and Christian theologians and philosophers.

T R (16:05 - 17:25) LEA 819

Education: Advanced degree in Jewish Studies with a specialization in Philosophy

Experience: Knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic. Extensive research in Jewish Thought