Part-Time Instructor: Miller Introduction to Judaism Program

Part Time

Job Title:         Part-Time Instructor: Miller Introduction to Judaism Program

Status:             Part-Time/Hourly (Remote)

Supervisor:      Vice President of Jewish Engagement

Salary Range: $92.60 hourly/ Approx. $5000 for 18-week program

The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University is the nation's      pre-eminent center for welcoming and empowering those who seek to convert to Judaism and all others who wish to learn more and find a home in the Jewish community. Our Southern California program enrolls 650+ students each year. You will utilize the Miller Intro curriculum to provide a comprehensive experience to students that will help guide students to learn about Judaism, its history, and practices, as well as learn how to practice Jewish holidays and rituals, on their own and outside of class.

We currently offer the program in both English and Spanish and are seeking both English language and Spanish language rabbis to teach the program. Students enroll in our virtual Zoom programs from all over the globe; as such, we offer courses in various time zones. Each Miller Intro cohort meets once a week, for up to 3 hours per class, for 18 consecutive weeks, (54 hours in total). We are currently seeking qualified, ordained rabbis as part-time instructors to teach our online programs. Instructors could be asked to teach multiple 18 week programs per year.


  • Provide instruction for at least one full 18 week program.
  • Prepare for class and familiarize oneself with the class materials and curriculum.
  • Be available to students outside of class to guide them on the conversion process and answer specific inquiries regarding Jewish rites, theological questions, and religious inquiries.
  • Provide a class structure that fosters a welcoming environment where students are encouraged to participate in class discussions, ensuring equitable engagement.
  • Abide by the Miller Program and American Jewish University’s class rules and guidelines.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Rabbinical Ordination from an accredited rabbinical school; the candidate’s background and experiences must demonstrate a familiarity with Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructing denominations.
  • Extensive knowledge of Judaism and its practices and customs.
  • At least one year's experience teaching students at the introductory level.
  • Experience developing rapport with students and building community online.
  • Familiarity with Zoom (how to use breakout groups, screen-sharing, muting participants, etc.)
  • Sensitivity to the diverse backgrounds of students (experience and compassion working with students of different cultures, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, disability status, etc.)

We encourage applications from people of all races, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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