Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor in Hebrew Bible



Job description

Job Number: REQ_0000044359


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The Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) and the Jewish Studies Program ( of The Pennsylvania State University ( invite applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor position in Hebrew Bible for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning August 14, 2023. This is a non-tenure-track, 36-week term appointment (two academic semesters), with the possibility of reappointment. We seek candidates who are able to teach survey courses in Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism, as well as Biblical Hebrew language. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses, three per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to promote and advance the department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented communities.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic languages, Religious Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or related field in hand at the time of appointment; expertise in Biblical Hebrew; teaching experience; and evidence of high quality in teaching.

In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Appointment would be at the appropriate faculty rank of Assistant Teaching Professor or Associate Teaching Professor. Rank and length of term will be decided based on education and experience.

The College of the Liberal Arts is committed to offering professional growth and promotional opportunities for non-tenure-line faculty appointments. Information on faculty ranks and progression can be found at

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How to apply

To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at Penn State’s Job Posting Board and include a formal letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job; a current curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching excellence; and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Daniel Falk (

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