Preceptor in Classical Hebrew

Position Description:
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks applications for a preceptor in Classical Hebrew Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching five courses per academic year, participating in curricular development, and training and supervising teaching fellows. The position is three years, renewable for a term of up to five years (eight years total), contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications:
The successful applicant should have an advanced degree in a field appropriate to the position.

Additional Qualifications:
Experience and demonstrated excellence in Hebrew language teaching at all levels (elementary to advanced) is preferred. Ability to teach Historical Hebrew Grammar, as well as to offer introductory courses in other Northwest Semitic languages (e.g., Ugaritic, Canaanite Dialects, or Aramaic) is highly desirable.

Special Instructions:
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (

  1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


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