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"In the Footsteps of Gideon at Beth Shean and Herodium" - An Evening Conference in Memory of the Late Prof. Gideon Foerster

11 November, 2021

"In the Footsteps of Gideon at Beth Shean and Herodium" - An Evening Conference in Memory of the Late Prof. Gideon Foerster on the Anniversary of his Passing. The event will take place on Thursday, 11.11.21, 16:00, in Room 302, The Institute of Archaeology, Mount Scopus Campus, Hebrew University. All the lectures will be given in Hebrew. Zoom link:

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Call for a tenure-track position

10 August, 2020

Archaeology – Bronze and Iron Ages in the Levant

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, with a specialization in the Archaeology of the Bronze, Iron and Persian Periods in the Levant.  

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

Responsibilities include the teaching of required and elective courses in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization (at the B.A. and M.A. degree levels). 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, and they should display an 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 candidate should have broad knowledge of the Bronze, Iron, and Persian Periods. Priority will be given to candidates with wide knowledge in another discipline relevant to archaeology. The candidate should have extensive field experience and the ability to conduct large-scale fieldwork.

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 first two 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, Prof. Yosef Garfinkel, at:


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