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Assistant Professor, Hebrew Bible

Wake Forest University
United States, North Carolina, Winston Salem
February 10, 2024

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Job Description Summary

Job Description:

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY's Department for the Study of Religions invites applications for a tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible with a focus on religion in society, reception history, and/or cultural studies at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 2024.

We seek highly qualified candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Candidates engaging intersectional, minoritized, and/or contextual approaches to biblical studies are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a relevant area with graduate-level training in the field of religious studies, as well as demonstrated specialization in the Hebrew Bible. Advanced training in Hebrew language is expected, as well as knowledge of pertinent languages and literatures of the ancient Near East used in biblical study. The candidate should command relevant philological and critical approaches to the text and have a firm grounding in interdisciplinary methods.

We are especially interested in candidates whose research and/or teaching include (but are not limited to) the intersection of the Hebrew Bible and, in no particular order, ecology/environment, gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, body/health/disability, politics/social justice, the Global South, and/or violence/trauma. The successful candidate will be expected to offer innovative and dynamic courses at the upper level to undergraduates on such topics.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach introductory courses, including Introduction to the Bible, and Theory and Method in the Study of Religion. The teaching load is nine courses over four semesters, housed in the Department for the Study of Religions.

The department has a long record of offering undergraduate and MA degrees in Religious Studies. More information about the department is available at .

Additional Job Description

Interested applicants should apply via the University's career website at:. Review of applications will begin immediately, and receipt of applications will close October 15, 2023. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file and it should include all of the following: (1) a cover letter that addresses the motivation to join our teacher-scholar community, describes the applicant's current and future research, and incorporates a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion; (2) a CV with clear list of three potential professional references (references will be contacted only for short-listed candidates); (3) a one-page teaching statement including a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment in the liberal arts context; (4) a writing sample of up to 10,000 words; and (5) copies of graduate transcript(s) (official copies only required upon employment). If access to the internet is a serious issue, a hard copy of the application may be submitted to Attention: Dr. Annalise Glauz-Todrank, 1834 Wake Forest Road, Divinity and Religious Studies Building Room 118, Winston-Salem, NC, 27106.

For additional questions about the position, please contact Dr. Annalise Glauz-Todrank (glauztae@wfu.edu). Questions about the application and submission process may be addressed to .

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the University combines a small liberal arts collegiate university (5400 undergraduates) with 3400 graduate students in schools of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity. The quality of the undergraduate and graduate teaching environments is outstanding, with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. The University has a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by our motto Pro Humanitate. Our faculty, who are active teacher-scholars, combine commitment to that mission with nationally and internationally recognized leadership in research. For quick facts about the University, go to .

Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region, which has a population of more than 1.5 million people and is listed among the 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the "City of Arts and Innovation," Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theater and film festivals and an active biomedical research community. The city is ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys. Winston-Salem is less than an hour from the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains and less than 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Inorder to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.