Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israelite History and Culture

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israelite History and Culture

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Sep 22, 2022

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) in the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible and ancient Israelite history and culture. We seek candidates who demonstrate a broad knowledge of relevant Near Eastern contexts of the Bible and of post-biblical interpretive traditions; proficiency in relevant research languages; and promise of excellence in research and teaching. We also seek candidates who will play an active role in the life of the department and in Penn's Jewish Studies Program.

Prospective candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree by the start of the appointment and show a firm and enthusiastic commitment to research and teaching. The successful applicant will teach four courses annually at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including specialized courses based on texts in original languages alongside general courses taught in translation. The successful candidate will also be responsible for overseeing language courses in Biblical Hebrew (taught by a lecturer).

Candidates should apply at: The application includes a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, sample syllabus for an undergraduate-level class; and sample publications (limit of 30 pages). Please also include the contact information of three recommenders of whom you will request reference letters. At later stages in the search, we may ask finalists for a teaching statement and syllabus for an advanced-level class.

The search committee will begin to review applications on November 1, 2022. It will continue to evaluate applications until an appointment is made.

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality, and it aims to promote a culturally diverse intellectual community. We are strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Diversity and Excellence (for more information see The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


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