Friday, October 10, 2008

A LECTURESHIP IN HEBREW and biblical and postbiblical studies at the University of Sydney:
Lecturer in the fields of Biblical and Post Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Studies
School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Arts
University of Sydney
Reference No. 140085

The Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, within the School of Languages and Cultures, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the fields of Biblical and post-Biblical Hebrew, and Biblical Studies. The University of Sydney is the only tertiary institution in Australia which offers a full program in Classical Hebrew and Biblical Studies at undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels.

The Department has recently expanded, and therefore is looking for an innovative and creative Lecturer who is qualified to fill this challenging position. The successful candidate will be qualified in the fields of Classical and/or Medieval Hebrew and Biblical Studies, with a doctorate completed or under examination in the field. Teaching expertise in rabbinical studies, post-Biblical Hebrew, Mishnah, and Talmudic studies is essential, as is a proven ability to teach in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew at all levels.

To succeed, applicants will be able to teach and supervise at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will help coordinate and promote the Biblical Studies program. Applicants will need to be self-driven and capable of working well in a team, and have research potential that is demonstrated by publications and grants. The appointee will also be expected to take part in administrative activities in the Department and serve on School and Faculty committees. Evidence of community involvement and experience teaching adult education will be highly advantageous.

The position is full-time fixed term for six years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Associate Professor Suzanne Rutland, Chair of the Department of Hebrew, Biblical & Jewish Studies, on (02) 9351 6662 or email: For information about the Department see

Closing Date: 15 November 2008

For further information and application forms, see here.
Via the SOTS list.