REFERENCE NO. 2099/1014

  • Work alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment
  • Make a contribution to the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies’ teaching and research program
  • Full-time fixed term, with an attractive remuneration package

    The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

    The Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, within the School of Languages and Cultures, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the fields of Biblical and post-Biblical Hebrew, and Biblical Studies. The University of Sydney is the only tertiary institution in Australia which offers a full program in Classical Hebrew and Biblical Studies at undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels.

    In this role you will:

    • teach and supervise at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
    • coordinate and help promote the Biblical Studies program
    • be self-driven and capable of working well in a team
    • have research potential that is demonstrated by publications and grants
    • demonstrate evidence of community involvement
    • undertake research in an area of specialisation and secure grant funding. To succeed in this role you will:
    • be qualified in the fields of Classical and/or Medieval Hebrew and Biblical Studies
    • have a completed doctorate or under examination in the field
    • have teaching experience in rabbinical studies -post-Biblical Hebrew, Mishnah, and Talmudic studies is


    • demonstrate proven ability to teach in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew at all levels.

      The Department is looking for an innovative and creative Lecturer who is qualified to fill this challenging position. The position is full-time fixed term for six years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

      All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

      CLOSING DATE: 3 May 2015 (11.30pm Sydney time)

      It is preferred that referees listed in your online application form are direct supervisors/managers from your recent employment. Academic staff are encouraged to give referees of international standing who can provide impartial evidence of the applicant’s academic work. Written references are not required at the time of application.

      The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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