Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Opening for a Classical Hebrew Professor at UW-Madison

Below is the official job posting for the open position in Classical Hebrew and NW Semitic languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, starting August, 2011. Ph.D. required.
Area of specialization:  classical Hebrew in its Northwest Semitic context. Teaching duties include advanced and graduate level courses in Hebrew and Semitic languages, epigraphy, and texts (including biblical literature), undergrad courses in Hebrew Bible (in translation), and supervision of the undergrad Biblical Hebrew program. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly production are crucial.  Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background check may be required prior to employment.
Send two hard copies of a cover letter, a CV, three letters of recommendation, official undergraduate and graduate school transcripts to: Search Committee Chair/1346 Van Hise Hall/ 1220 Linden Dr./Madison, WI  53706-1558.  Candidates may also submit a writing sample of up to 30 pages. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2010.
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  1. Doug, if you don't mind me asking, how is this going to effect you? Do you have change advisors again?

  2. Adam, it shouldn't affect me directly. I'm done with coursework and my research is more Hebrew Bible oriented than Hebrew language oriented. This position is focused on the NW Semitic languages side of the program. Of course, whoever is hired would likely be on my overall committee.

  3. That makes sense. I knew you were working under Fox for a while, and then I thought I heard that you switched to work under Miller. I am glad to hear that you won't be too disrupted by the change in faculty.