Thursday, 7 August 2008

Position: University of Michigan

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Christianity in Late Antiquity, to begin September 2009.

The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level and requires significant teaching experience and a well-developed research agenda.

Applicants should hold a PhD in either Classics, Near Eastern Studies, History, Religion, or another relevant discipline, and should have mastery of Greek (classical and koinÄ“) and Latin, and preferably also proficiency in either Hebrew, Aramaic or Syriac. Candidates may be specialists in Christian literature, social history, religious doctrine, ritual, or another relevant area in the study of Antiquity, but at the same time hold a wide grasp of Christian phenomena that will allow them to contribute annually to large-enrollment, undergraduate courses on “World Religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” and “Introduction to Christianity.” They should be also prepared to take an active role in the teaching and training of graduate students in our program on Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World.

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Salary for this ‘university year’ appointment will be commensurate with training and experience.

Please send curriculum vitae, recent writing sample, no more than three current letters of reference, teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future research plans to:

Christianity in Late Antiquity Search Committee,
Department of Near Eastern Studies,
University of Michigan,
202 South Thayer,
Suite 4111,
Ann Arbor,
MI 48104-1608.

For questions and inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Prof. Yaron Eliav at

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2008.

Interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Boston.

The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

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