Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

Position ID:Brandeis-NEJS-ASST [#6066]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Languages
Hebrew Bible / Languages and literatures of ancient Near East used in biblical study
Near Eastern Studies
Judaic Studies (more...)
Appl Deadline:2015/10/16 finished (posted 2015/09/02, finished 2016/07/19, listed until 2016/03/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2016. The position is for a scholar who specializes in the critical study of the Hebrew Bible in the historical and textual context of the ancient Near East and who shows promise of continued work on the biblical text in its original context. A candidate will be expected to have command of the relevant philological and historical-critical approaches to the text as well as of the pertinent languages and literatures of the ancient Near East used in biblical study. Knowledge of aspects of later Judaic interpretive literature and theoretical approaches used in the Humanities or Social Sciences is desirable. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including biblical Hebrew text courses, and to supervise MA and PhD students in a program of Bible and Ancient Near East.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Applicants should submit (1) a letter of application addressing the requirements of the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a sample of scholarship, (4) a statement (no more than 1000 words) that discusses the applicant’s pedagogic approach to teaching, lists possible courses that could be given, and describes research plans, and (5) three letters of recommendation to AcademicJobsOnline at Contact Dr. David Wright at with questions. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2015.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds with respect to race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability.

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Further Info:
Professor Jonathan Decter
Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies - MS 054
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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