Assistant Professor of Hebrew

The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, the City University of New York, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Hebrew at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2019.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Hebrew language and literature courses at all levels, in Hebrew as well as in English translation, performing administrative duties for our Hebrew program, and contributing to the Middle Eastern Studies major and the liberal arts curriculum at Queens College. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide evidence of an active research program.

Our department offers a wide variety of courses. In addition to language courses in ancient Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew, we offer courses on both ancient Western and non-Western classics and on modern Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, taught in English and in one of the foreign languages we cover. By providing linguistic and cultural knowledge we help our students gain a solid foundation for a liberal arts education. We encourage students who have a background in the languages we teach to enhance their proficiency by taking advanced courses. Sequences of our courses may fulfill requirements for majors, minors and interdisciplinary concentrations.

A flagship college of the CUNY system, Queens College is an urban school that offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences to a large and diverse student body.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in Hebrew literature or comparative literature is required. Also required is native or near-native competency in Hebrew and English. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension and tax-deferred retirement savings plans and paid parental leave. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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The candidate must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Writing sample should also be uploaded.

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Important Note: You need to provide three reference letters. Please ask your references to send their letters to Professor Yunzhong Shu ( by the closing date.

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