Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

University of Pennsylvania in Pennsylvania

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted September 29, 2012
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Religious/Biblical Studies: Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in Hebrew Bible and ancient Israelite history and religion at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall of 2013. Broad knowledge of the ancient Near Eastern background of the Bible and post-biblical interpretive traditions, and a willingness to play an active role in Penn's Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Ancient Studies are desirable. Prospective candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. degree by the start of the appointment and have a firm and continuing commitment to both research and teaching. The teaching obligations of the post will consist of offering four courses per year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including specialized courses based on texts in the original languages and more generalized courses taught in translation. The faculty member will also be responsible for overseeing language courses in Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. Candidates are to apply at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51098. Include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and sample publications. Also include the contact information of three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012, and the process will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Females/Individuals with disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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