Call for Applications

The Department of Near Eastern Studies together with the Jewish Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, invites applications from distinguished scholars to hold the Herbert and Stephanie Neuman Professorship in Hebrew and Jewish Literature.  We are especially interested in scholars of rabbinic literature and culture, broadly conceived, whose research and teaching links this tradition to related North African and Middle Eastern literatures and cultures. The candidate’s academic interests should complement and expand existing department strengths, and they should have the ability to teach broad survey courses as well as upper level courses in their area of specialization. This is a full-time tenured position at the associate or full professor level to begin July 1, 2020.  The appointment will be in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and the appointee will play an active role in the Jewish Studies Program. Applications should be submitted electronically to and include a detailed letter describing current and planned research activities, teaching qualifications and interests at both graduate and undergraduate levels, a full curriculum vitae, the names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of at least three academic referees, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion.  For more information on the diversity statement, please see:

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2019.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 

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