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Description: The Departments of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of the Late Ancient Near East (200-900 AD), to join a large interdepartmental faculty cooperating on research and teaching in this field. This Postdoctoral Fellowship is funded by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme at The Ohio State University.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a PhD in Classics, History, Religion, or Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; experience teaching in a university setting; and, preferably, experience in mentoring students in their research projects. The successful candidate will carry out research on the Late Ancient Near East; teach one course per semester for four semesters, the courses to be specified in accordance with the candidate’s area of expertise and departmental needs; and will serve as mentor for a select group of undergraduates in their development of research projects of their own. The successful candidate will deliver one formal presentation of research at the end of each year to the faculty.

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Application Instructions: Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests, a current C.V., three letters of recommendation submitted separately, either directly by their authors or via third-party dossier service, and one or two samples of scholarly writing, either publications or dissertation chapters, in electronic form. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, at vanbladel.2@osu.eduReview of applications will begin on March 11. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: ajo/jobs/7045.

OSU is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

OSU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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