The Visiting Professor Program is a benefit JUC offers to faculty serving at one of our consortium school partner institutions. It allows faculty on sabbatical to spend a semester in residence on Mt. Zion with Jerusalem University College. These positions are limited and must be applied for 12 months before the sabbatical semester begins. Applications will be approved by the Office of the President, and accepted visiting professors will be notified at least nine months prior to the sabbatical semester.
Qualified faculty members may apply here:
On-campus housing, including room and board, for the visiting professor and immediate family members (conditional upon space available) is provided for the semester. Visiting professors may audit up to two JUC courses. Additionally, visiting professors and accompanying family may attend any JUC field study paying only the associated field study fee. (Children under the age of 16 require permission from the Office of the President.) The professor and/or home institution are responsible for travel costs and visa fees.
In exchange, the professor will teach an approved M.A. level course that fits within JUC’s unique curriculum objectives. All of JUC’s courses are taught at an M.A. level, with occasional accommodation for undergraduate students. This course will be promoted as an elective course in one of our four M.A. degree programs (Biblical History and Geography, Hebraic Roots of Christianity, Hebrew and Cognate Languages, or Middle Eastern Cultures and Religions) and will include an integrative, experiential field study in the Land. A tentative syllabus for this course and a cover letter outlining how its objectives align with one of JUC’s four M.A. programs must be submitted with your application.
JUC’s fall semester runs from the end of August until the beginning of December, and the spring semester runs from the end of January until the beginning of May. View the upcoming semester schedules here.
Campus housing opens three days prior to the beginning of classes and closes the day following the last day of exams. Due to Short-Term programs, JUC cannot provide housing before or after our semester. Housing at JUC is dormitory style. The visiting professor will have a private room (or share with an accompanying family member), but bathrooms are shared and detached from the room. Meals are served cafeteria-style in the dining room.
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