The Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Northwest Semitic Languages and Hebrew Bible at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2016. Applicants should hold a doctorate, or anticipate its completion by the start of the appointment, with specialization in Hebrew Bible or related discipline. Applicants should have established a promising research trajectory and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester and include large enrollment undergraduate courses in literature and culture of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East, intermediate courses in Hebrew language, and advanced courses and graduate seminars in Hebrew and Northwest Semitic languages and literatures. Responsibilities also include the supervision and advising of MA and PhD students in the graduate program in Hebrew Bible as well as professional service.

Candidates should submit a cover letter that describes their research and teaching, three letters of recommendation, and a current curriculum vitae. Additional materials, including writing sample, may be requested at a later stage. Application materials should be sent electronically to or in hard copy to Jeffrey Beneker, Chair, Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 910 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Please reference PVL# 84393 on all correspondence. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications early as preliminary interviews may begin at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting in Atlanta, November 21-24, 2015. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2015. For additional information about Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at UW-Madison, please consult our website at, or direct questions to Jeffrey Beneker at

The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds to help create a diverse, welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community. UW-Madison encourages women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

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Jeremy M. Hutton
Associate Professor of Classical Hebrew Language and Biblical Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
960 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706-1558

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