Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and/or Ancient Judaisms (Education and Research)
University of Exeter
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
This full time, permanent post is available from 1st August 2023.
Job reference: P85691
Date posted: 14/12/2022
Application closing date: 16/01/2023
Location: Exeter (Hybrid)
Salary: The starting salary will be from £39,745 up to £48,841 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
You will join our lectureship team in the department of Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology with a specialism in Hebrew Bible and/or Ancient Judaisms, which complements our existing expertise in biblical studies, constructive and systematic theologies, ethics, and philosophy of religion, and will diversify and extend the range of our coverage.
We seek a new colleague who shares our commitment to inspirational teaching and to high-quality interdisciplinary research, to fostering and amplifying diverse and marginalised voices within Theology and Religion, to shaping a more inclusive discipline, and to the benefits that our discipline can bring to the wider world.
The successful candidate will be required to contribute to teaching on our undergraduate and MA programmes, focusing on Hebrew Bible and/or ancient Judaisms. You will be able to teach biblical Hebrew to undergraduate and postgraduate students at beginner, intermediate and advanced level, deliver optional undergraduate modules on themes linked with their research, deliver specialist teaching at MA level, undertake postgraduate supervision in Hebrew Bible and/or ancient Judaisms, and contribute to developing the language teaching programme within the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology. The post will feature opportunities to develop new modules related to the successful candidate’s research specialism as we seek to diversify the peoples, societies and evidence covered in our Theology and Religion curricula.
You will have:
- A PhD or equivalent in Hebrew Bible and/or Ancient Judaisms and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
- A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
- An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
- Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
- Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
- Involvement in projects which develop impact
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
What we can offer you
- Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
- Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
- An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
- Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
- A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
- A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces. Further information
For an informal and confidential discussion about the post, please contact Prof Rebecca Langlands firstname.lastname@example.org.