Monday, October 09, 2017

Tenured Hebrew Bible post at Harvard NELC

Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Position Description: The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks to appoint a tenured professor of Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew Bible should be the focus of a candidate’s research and teaching. Candidates are expected to be able to situate the Hebrew Bible within its Ancient Near Eastern context as well as treat post-Biblical Scriptural tradition in Judaism and Christianity. The professor of Hebrew Bible will be appointed in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and will work with colleagues in the Committee on the Study of Religion, the Harvard Divinity School, and other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The professor will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctorate or the equivalent.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates should evince intellectual leadership of, and high impact on, the field, and should show potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community in the future.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications will begin to be reviewed on November 15, 2017 until the position is filled.

  • 1. Letter of interest
  • 2. Curriculum Vitae
  • 3. A recent publication [article(s) or book chapter] not more than 50 pages in length.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information: Soma Roy, Assistant to the Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138; or

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