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Harvard University Tenure-track Professor of Hebrew Bible in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Tenure-track Professor of Hebrew Bible

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Position Description

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor at the assistant level in Hebrew Bible. The successful candidate will be familiar with the Hebrew Bible in the original. Candidates are expected to be able to situate the Hebrew Bible within its ancient Near Eastern context and within the broader history of its interpretation. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The tenure-track 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.


assistant, faculty, instructor, tenure track

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Hebrew, Bible, biblical Hebrew, ancient near east, interpretation

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or equivalent degree in Hebrew Bible or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; evidence of intellectual leadership and potential for high impact on the field.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 10, 2021; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)

  4. Research statement

  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

  6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. A minimum of three letters of recommendation is required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.

  7. A writing sample of up to 50 pages in length

    Contact Information

Carrie Mountain, Department Administrator

Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

Harvard University

6 Divinity Ave

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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