The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Ancient Rabbinics (1st through 7th centuries). We are interested in exceptional teacher-scholars who possess expertise in the textual traditions of Talmud and midrash, mastery of the Hebrew language and the ability to bring their subject matter into conversation with contemporaneous cultures of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern world. PhD expected at time of appointment. Subspecialty open.
Applications should be submitted online at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1424 and include an application letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, writing sample and the names and contact information of three references. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions for submitting their letters to the website. Review of applications will begin November 9 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected veterans are encouraged to apply.