Brandeis University, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Position ID:Brandeis-NEJS-ASST [#11428]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Hebrew Bible / Languages and literatures of ancient Near East used in biblical study, Akkadian language and literature
Assyriology / Ancient Mesopotamian languages and literatures
Appl Deadline:2018/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/07/13, finished 2019/07/25, listed until 2019/01/13)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in ancient Mesopotamian Civilization at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2019. The position is for a scholar with a specialization in ancient Mesopotamian languages and literatures (Assyriology). Competence in the broader critical and academic study of the languages, literatures, and cultures of the ancient Near East, including the Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel, is desirable. Duties include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, including advanced Akkadian language and literature courses and broad general courses on aspects of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern culture and history. The candidate will also be expected to participate in and supervise MA and PhD students in a program of the Bible and Ancient Near East as well as advise undergraduates in this field. Applicants must have a completed PhD by June 2019 and demonstrate a potential for academic productivity.

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, a curriculum vitae, two academic writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Because Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty activity (including scholarship, instruction, and service), applicants should also submit a statement (of no more than 500 words) indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or goals may contribute to this goal.

Please submit all materials to AcademicJobsOnline at First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to the search chair, Dr David Wright at

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.

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

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