Call for a tenure-track position

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Department Chair:
Prof. Ori Shachmon 

B.A. Advisor:
Dr. Miriam Goldstein

M.A. Advisor:
Iyas Nasser

Department Secretary:
Sara Parnassa
Room 4507, Humanities Building
Tel.: 02-5883965


Arabic Language and Literature: Classical and modern Arabic

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, with a specialization in Arabic literature - classical or modern (poetry and prose). 

The position is open to all candidates who have attained a Ph.D. degree, and to advanced doctoral students who expect to be granted their Ph.D. no later than June 30, 2021.


Job requirements

The candidate should be a scholar whose central area of specialization is Arabic literature, classical or modern (poetry and prose). Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach and research in both fields. S/he must demonstrate thorough familiarity with primary sources in his/her area of specialization, as well as excellent command of the Arabic language. Responsibilities include the teaching of required and elective textual courses in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization (at the B.A. and M.A. degree levels). The ability to lecture in Arabic is considered a strong asset.

Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent and original research at the highest academic level, demonstrate academic leadership, and compete for Israeli and international research grants. In addition, they should display the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities and the University at large. Where pertinent and in accordance with inter-departmental needs, a joint departmental appointment or teaching sharing arrangement may be considered.

The Hebrew University’s primary language of instruction is Hebrew. However, the possibility of teaching one or more advanced courses in English may be entertained. Candidates whose Hebrew proficiency is such that they would not be comfortable teaching in Hebrew will be encouraged to sufficiently master the language during the initial years following their appointment.

Qualified candidates will be invited for a job talk, an interview, and meetings with department members, either on campus or online, depending upon the general health situation.


For further details, please contact the Head of the Department, Dr. Miriam Goldstein, at

Candidates are requested to apply online to Professor Michael Segal, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities