Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Visiting Professorship
Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome
In the context of the ongoing exchange program between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem through its Center for the Study of Christianity and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome through its Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, the position of a Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies at the Gregorian University is becoming available for the academic year 2013-2014. Inquiries regarding candidacy for subsequent years are strongly encouraged.
The successful candidate is expected to give the annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Public Lecture and to moderate a subsequent meeting with graduate students further engaging with the lecture’s topic. The Public Lecture will be delivered on Wednesday, 23 October, 2013. The Public Lecture may cover any area of Jewish Studies or Jewish-Christian Relations and can be given in English or Italian.
The Pontifical Gregorian University is distinguished by its international character with professorial staff and students coming from over 130 countries around the world. Gifted by so many diverse ethnic backgrounds, which also include students from different religious traditions, the Cardinal Bea Centre’s unique perspective is dedicated to the promotion of a theological knowledge and understanding of Judaism - from both a Jewish and a Christian perspective - as well as the teaching, research and academic exchanges between Christians and Jews, in order to foster a mutually enriching relationship.
The Gregorian University offers to the successful candidate an honorarium of Euro 800,00 as well as travel expenses and accommodation for one week. All payments are exempt from Italian taxation.
Letters of application, including a C.V. and two lecture proposals, are due by 15 March, 2013. A decision will be announced by 15 April, 2013.
Please send applications to:
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Centre for the Study of Christianity
Faculty of Humanities
Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
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Visiting Professors 2002-2012
2011-2012, Prof. Yair Zakovitch, Bible
Intermarriage and Halachic Creativity: Reading the Book of Ruth
2010-2011, Prof. Immanuel Etkes, History of the Jewish People
How, When, and Why Did Jerusalem Emerge as the Sacred City of the Jews?
2009-2010, Prof. Lee I. Levine, Institute of Archaeology and History of the Jewish People
Hasidism: From an Esoteric Circle to a Mass Movement
2008-2009, Prof. Emanuel Tov, Bible
The Septuagint between Judaism and Christianity
2007-2008, Prof. Sara Japhet, Bible
The Status of Women in the Old Testament
2006-2007, Dr. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Comparative Religion
Pilgrimage in Judaism and Early Christianity
2005-2006, Dr. Meir Buzaglo, Philosophy
"Let There Be Light": The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers in Rabbinic Midrash
2004-2005, Dr. Emmanuelle Main, History of the Jewish People
Jewish, Christian and Muslim Jerusalem: Three Cities in One?
2003-2004, Prof. Roberto Bonfil, History of the Jewish People
Mosé: Riflessioni sulla polisemia di una figura biblica
2002-2003, Prof. Guy G. Stroumsa, Comparative Religion