Assistant Professor in Second Temple Judaism

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The Faculty of Divinity wishes to appoint to an Assistant Professorship in Second Temple Judaism, from 1 September 2024.

We seek applicants with teaching experience and with a record of, or clear potential for, conducting and publishing outstanding research in this field. Candidates should have excellent knowledge of biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek

The person appointed will be required to deliver undergraduate teaching in the field of Second Temple Judaism and to contribute to the teaching of biblical Hebrew at an advanced level. They might also contribute to the teaching of other papers in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible area. They will be expected to give lectures and classes to undergraduates and to design and lead classes and seminars at MPhil level. They will also be required to examine at undergraduate, MPhil, and doctoral level, and to supervise MPhil and PhD students.

The successful applicant will be required to conduct and publish outstanding original research in their field, and will be encouraged to seek opportunities to win external research funding. They will be expected to contribute to the general flourishing of Jewish Studies within the Faculty and the University, and will be encouraged to develop productive collaborations, in teaching or research, with academic colleagues in cognate fields in other Faculties, such as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies or Classics. The role also requires its holder to carry out a share of the academic administrative work of the Faculty in general and of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible subject area in particular.

For your application to be considered please ensure that you upload the following documents to your online application:

  • a covering letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae, including a full list of publications; and
  • a sample of your published research (max. 10,000 words, e.g. a journal article or a chapter).
  • Three references are required, and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to by the closing date.

For questions about this vacancy please contact Professor Richard Rex ( For questions about the application process, please contact the Faculty Administrator (

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Monday 4 December 2023 and interviews are planned for late January or early February 2024, subject to change.

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Please quote reference GF38677 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Faculty is committed to equality and diversity, and particularly welcomes applications from women and from persons of a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background for this vacancy as they are currently underrepresented at this level in the University. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University can be found here:

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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