Cornell University, Department of Near Eastern Studies invites applications for a one-year replacement position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Judaism in late antiquity and/or the medieval period. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach a total of four courses (two per semester) in at least two of the following areas : Judaism in the late-ancient Near East ; Rabbinic literature ; comparative Judaic-Islamic traditions ; material culture and ancient-medieval Judaism ; Judaism and "Mediterraneanism" ; Rabbinic Hebrew and Aramaic. A Ph.D. by June 30, 2010 is required and experience in teaching strongly encouraged. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and two references by Feb 1, 2010 to : Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 409 White Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.