The mission of Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary is to bring the Jewish community around the world together.
Our vision is to provide the very best in practical, distance learning-based rabbinical education. PRS is the only rabbinical school with a distinct focus on helping students launch innovative Jewish projects around the world. By simultaneously incubating future rabbis and future Jewish organizations, we are creating maximum benefit to Jewish life.
We are always hiring the brightest talent who want to build the Jewish future with us.
Asynchronous Course Instructor (Contract)
Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary is seeking Jewish educators for adjunct course development for our rabbinical smicha program. Course materials are presented using self-guided podcast-based units, video, handouts, and outside resources. Courses we’re seeking instructors to develop include:
- American Jewish Literature
- Modern Hebrew Literature and Poetry
- Prayer in Rabbinic Literature
- Genesis Rabbah
- Jewish Bioethics
Each course will be between six and twelve units total (at the discretion of the Developer) and include the following:
- Video lectures
- Required reading list and/or supplementary readings (.pdf handouts)
- Quizzes and answer key/rubric for each unit. These should include multiple choice (with four options and a single, correct answer) and single answer questions only, not true/false, essay, or other things that need to be graded by a person.
Course instructors will not teach courses live or be required to participate in any other activities at PRS.
Compensation is a minimum of $1,200.00 USD per course. Those living outside the United States will receive a pay increase relative to their country’s currency. We welcome the opportunity to have a single instructor create multiple courses; however, we encourage instructors to focus on those courses about which they are most interested and passionate.
We believe in academic freedom and will not place any mandates on what is taught or not in your course.
Our educators span the religious spectrum and we appreciate the diversity of voices we provide to our students. We are especially seeking those educators who can translate complex subjects and materials into practical, useful skills our students will need.
While we actively recruit rabbis, cantors, and Jewish studies professors, we are open to those with nontraditional backgrounds who can show that their educational and work experience translates into higher education.
Persons interested in developing courses for PRS as Course Instructors should send a resume and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put “Asynchronous Course Instructor” in the subject line.