Job: Hebrew & Biblical Studies (Sydney)

George Athas gathas at
Sun Jun 16 10:50:22 EDT 2002

Posted on behalf of the offering institution, to whom all queries should be directed.

(On behalf of the B-Hebrew Chair Staff)

Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Studies
School of European, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies
Reference No.  B24/002754

The Department of Semitic Studies is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer or Lecturer in the
fields of post-Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Studies.  Applicants should be able to teach and
supervise at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will be expected to undertake
administrative tasks and work within a team in the Department.

The University of Sydney is the only tertiary institution in Australia which offers a full program
in Classical Hebrew and Biblical Studies at undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels.  The
department is expanding and is looking for an innovative and creative lecturer who is qualified to
fill this challenging position.  The successful candidate will be well qualified in the fields of
Classical and/or Medieval Hebrew and in Biblical Studies, holding at least a Masters degree in this
field.  Preference will be given to candidates with a completed doctorate.  Expertise in rabbinical
studies, post-Biblical Hebrew, Mishnah, and Talmudic studies is essential, as is a proven ability
to teach in Biblical Studies at all levels.

Evidence of community involvement and experience in adult education teaching is desirable, as is
evidence of research activity in the form of publications, grants etc.

The position is full-time fixed term for one year, subject to the completion of a satisfactory
probation period for new appointees.  There is a possibility of further offers of employment up to
five years, subject to funding and need.  For further information contact Dr Suzanne Rutland, Chair
of the Department of Semitic Studies, on (02) 9351 6662 or e-mail:
suzanne.rutland at  For information about the Department see

Level of appointment and responsibility will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing:  30 August 2002

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