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Assistant Teaching Professor, Full-time - Biblical Hebrew and Ancient Near East

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Other Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description

ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR FULL-TIME, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Washington. A non-tenure eligible appointment in the area of Biblical Hebrew and Ancient Near Eastern Studies. This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2022 and the initial appointment is for three years. Faculty have an annual service period of 9 months (September 16 – June 15).

Applicants will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate topical courses in the discipline. The teaching load comprises six courses a year over three academic quarters. Set courses for which the candidate will be responsible include the first year sequence of Biblical Hebrew, taught every other year, as well as two large undergraduate courses also taught in alternating years: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Introduction to the Ancient Near East. Additional previous courses offered by faculty in this position have included the History of Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Prophets, Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient Near East, and The Song of Songs. Other topics will certainly be considered. The candidate’s courses must balance the curriculum covered by other faculty members in the Program of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East.

The University of Washington is a large, urban, public, R1 institution located at the heart of Seattle. Applicants will be expected to provide high quality teaching across a range of different courses/topics and audiences, and to work effectively with diverse student and community populations..

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A PhD, or foreign equivalent, is required in a field consistent with an appointment in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization in the Division of the Humanities.  Applicants who are ABD will be considered.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials via Interfolio at

  • Letter of application that includes the candidate’s suitability for this position and explains how the candidate’s experiences, activities, and goals will lead to success in an interdisciplinary department. This letter should include a teaching statement, not to exceed one page
  • CV
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Teaching portfolio that includes: a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, not exceeding two pages; a course syllabus and student evaluations from two or more classes
  • a writing sample of no more than 6000 words: this could be a dissertation chapter plus 1-2-page long abstract of the whole dissertation, or a book chapter, or a published article, or any other written material that shows the candidate’s research focus and approach
  • Diversity and Equity Statement that addresses how the candidate’s teaching, service, scholarship and/or mentoring would promote diversity, equity and inclusion, not exceeding two pages.

Preference will be given to dossiers received by November 1, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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