Ohio State University, Department of Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures

Position ID:Ohio State University-Department of Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures-AP [#22406]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columubs, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/19, finished 2023/05/20)
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Department: Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures Position: Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East Rank: Assistant Professor

Description: The Department of Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a dynamic, innovative scholar whose research and teaching engage with the Hebrew Bible in, for example, its ancient Near Eastern linguistic, literary, cultural, social, or political contexts and as a work of cross-cultural significance. Our department values interdisciplinarity in the study of languages and cultures, and we are especially interested in scholars who incorporate approaches and insights from multiple fields of study, including (but not restricted to) anthropology, archaeology, folklore, gender and sexuality studies, history, linguistics, literary studies, and religious studies. The department greatly values diversity and inclusive pedagogy. The successful applicant will teach across all levels of our curriculum, including introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, and, when appropriate, contribute to curriculum development. They will have opportunities to collaborate with other programs within the College of Arts & Sciences and across the university, including the Center for the Study of Religion, the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean, and the Humanities Collaboratory.

Qualifications: This appointment will begin August 15, 2023, and the successful applicant should have PhD in hand by the start of employment. The PhD may be in any field of study relevant to the study of the Hebrew Bible. Expertise in the languages, literatures, and cultures of the ancient Near East (Mesopotamia, Western Asia, Egypt) is desirable. ABDs are welcome to apply. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22406. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Naomi Brenner at brenner.108@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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