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- 2 RECENT ACTIVITY on Biblical Studies 2018-2019 Wiki
- 3 Biblical Studies Jobs - Full-Time / Tenure-Track
- 3.1 Azusa Pacific University (CA) - Assistant/Associate Professor of Biblical Studies/Theology
- 3.2 Baylor University (TX) - Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures (Old Testament)
- 3.3 Boston College (MA) - Biblical Studies: New Testament
- 3.4 Boston University School of Theology (MA)- Biblical Studies: New Testament
- 3.5 Brandeis University (MA) - Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization (incl. Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel)
- 3.6 Calvin College (MI) - Biblical Studies or Christian Theology
- 3.7 Clemson University (SC) - Assistant Professor- Religion (Hebrew Bible)
- 3.8 Columbia Theological Seminary (GA) - T/T New Testament
- 3.9 Duke University Divinity School (NC) - Old Testament (Open Rank)
- 3.10 Emory University (GA) - New Testament
- 3.11 George Fox University (OR) - New Testament
- 3.12 Hampden-Sydney College (VA) - Assistant Professor of Religion Specializing in Biblical Studies
- 3.13 KU Leuven (BEL) - Biblical Studies / New Testament
- 3.14 Luther Seminary (MN) -Professor for Old Testament (Contract, Full-Time)
- 3.15 McCormick Theological Seminary (IL) - T/T Old Testament / Hebrew Bible
- 3.16 Messiah College (PA) - Biblical Studies and Religious Studies Faculty
- 3.17 Nazarene Theological Seminary (MO) - Old Testament
- 3.18 Northeastern Seminary (NY) - Assistant or Associate Professor of New Testament Studies
- 3.19 Oklahoma State University (OK) - Religious Studies (2 Positions - incl. Hebrew Scripture, N.T. Studies and/or Systematic/Constructive Theology)
- 3.20 Pepperdine University (CA) - Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture
- 3.21 Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Old Testament
- 3.22 Providence College (RI) - Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
- 3.23 Roberts Wesleyan College (NY) - Professor of Biblical Studies - New Testament
- 3.24 Saint Joseph’s University (PA) - Hebrew Bible
- 3.25 Santa Clara University (CA) - Open Rank Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
- 3.26 Spring Hill College (AL) - Theology - Biblical Studies
- 3.27 Taylor University (IN) - Old Testament
- 3.28 Union University (TN) - Faculty Position in Biblical or Theological Studies
- 3.29 University of British Columbia (CAN) - Educational Leadership / Biblical Hebrew / Latin (Tenure-Track)
- 3.30 University of Chicago Divinity School (IL) - New Testament and Early Christian Literature
- 3.31 Wesley Theological Seminary (DC) - New Testament
- 3.32 Western Washington University (WA) - Religious Studies, Biblical Studies, and Ancient World
- 3.33 Westminster College, Cambridge (UK) - Tutor in New Testament Language, Literature and Theology
- 3.34 Westmont College (CA) - New Testament
- 3.35 Wheaton College (IL) - New Testament (2 Positions)
- 4 Visiting Positions / Postdocs
- 4.1 Radboud University, Netherlands - Research Fellowship in Biblical Studies
- 4.2 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SUI) - Post-doc in Digital Humanities and New Testament
- 4.3 Trinity College (AU) - Lecturer in Biblical Studies (Old Testament)
- 4.4 Tyndale House, Cambridge (UK) - Research Associate in Old Testament
- 4.5 University of Oxford (UK) - Kennicott Fellow in Hebrew Studies
- 4.6 See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019
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Azusa Pacific University (CA) - Assistant/Associate Professor of Biblical Studies/Theology[edit | edit source]
Description: This position is in Azusa Pacific Seminary (APS) and begins in 2019/2020. This position requires the ability to teach seminary courses in biblical studies and/or theology for both Spanish and English-speaking students. Teaching may include MA/MDIV/DMIN courses. This position may include administrative units (e.g., student services, advisement, recruitment, etc.) APU is an institution of higher education with a tradition in Wesleyan evangelical Christianity. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Specialization: Biblical scholar, theologian or church historian with an ability to engage students in advanced study in the various sub-disciplines of biblical and theological studies.
- Teaching: 16-20 units
- Research: 4 units
- Administration: 0-4 units
Level: Assistant/Associate Professor
Qualifications: Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Phil. in Biblical Studies or Theology; Bilingual in English and Spanish
Experience: Seminary teaching experience preferred. Pastoral experience in a Wesleyan Church preferred.
Workload: Full-time faculty position
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Mental Demands: -Higher education-level teaching experience and a Ph.D., Th.D, or D.Phil in Biblical Studies or Theology by the time of appointment. -A deep commitment to the Wesleyan theological perspective and ability to encourage dialogue with and within the Wesleyan theological tradition. -An understanding of the needs of churches and APS role in preparing leaders to meet these needs. -A commitment to the importance of women, multiple ethnicities and cultures in leadership in the academy and church. -Biblical Studies candidates should be familiar with the inductive method of exegesis and biblical interpretation, expertise in critical methodologies of interpretation, skill in Hebrew and Greek.-A record of publication and research.-Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.-Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment. -Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information. -Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations. -Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Additional Information: Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available athttp://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
- Application Procedure: To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
Baylor University (TX) - Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures (Old Testament)[edit | edit source]
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris , and academic strategic plan, Illuminate . As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.
Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track
Responsibilities: Teaching, research and service.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Old Testament; teaching experience and established research record.
Preferred Qualifications: Master of Divinity and ministry experience preferred.
Rank and Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Part-Time / Full-Time: Full Time
About Baylor: Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.
- Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (http://www.baylor.edu/about)
- Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents
- Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
- Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
- Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
- Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year
- Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit http://wacochamber.com/community/about-waco.
EEO Statement: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Desired Start Date: 08/01/2019. Open Date: 08/31/2018. Open Until Filled: Yes.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. Materials must be submitted electronically to: Andrew_Arterbury@Baylor.edu
- SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/15/18 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11/30/2018.
- 2 candidates invited for on-campus interviews in mid-January. (But presumably you all know this, and all but 2 of you for the same reason that I do: Rejection email (12/19).)
- Hiring announcement: https://www.baylor.edu/truett/news.php?action=story&story=207113
Boston College (MA) - Biblical Studies: New Testament[edit | edit source]
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
Open Date: Aug 27, 2018
Deadline: Oct 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: The Boston College Theology Department announces a search for a junior level tenure-track faculty appointment in New Testament Studies, with research expertise in the Synoptic Gospels, early Christian Biblical interpretation and hermeneutics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2019. Successful candidates will demonstrate an active record of scholarship in their field and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will teach the department’s theology core courses, upper-level undergraduate theology electives, and at least one graduate seminar a year. Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2019.
- Application Instructions: The application deadline is October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a CV, letter of application and three letters of recommendation.
- Rejection email received 10/26 (x2)
- Applied but still haven't heard anything. (x2) 11/3
- SBL interview scheduled.
- They are interviewing ~10.
- Has anyone that interviewed at SBL heard anything about on-campus interviews? 12/20
- I interviewed at SBL and have not heard anything 12/20 (x2)
Boston University School of Theology (MA)- Biblical Studies: New Testament[edit | edit source]
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in New Testament at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2019. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach core masters courses in New Testament as well as masters and doctoral courses in New Testament and Ancient Christianity. The School has committed to the formation of intercultural competence and social justice in all aspects of our learning community, and we seek candidates who are eager and skilled in providing leadership to realize these goals.
Candidates should be committed to the School's mission of preparing leaders at the masters and doctoral level for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and other organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year and advising masters and doctoral level students at the School of Theology.
Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.
Applications should include a curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), candidates are invited to describe their cultural competencies and experiences in engaging a diverse student body. Materials should be sent to the Omnibus Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Emily Arnone at email@example.com
Review of applications will begin November 7, 2018, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar, holding a PhD or ThD in New Testament and/or Ancient Christianity or an appropriate, equivalent degree. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. The candidate must have potential for a strong record of publications in the field. Special consideration will be given to candidates with strengths in hermeneutics and in situating texts within their complex social, cultural, ethical, and material contexts.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Brandeis University (MA) - Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization (incl. Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel)[edit | edit source]
The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in ancient Mesopotamian Civilization at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2019. The position is for a scholar with a specialization in ancient Mesopotamian languages and literatures (Assyriology). Competence in the broader critical and academic study of the languages, literatures, and cultures of the ancient Near East, including the Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel, is desirable. Duties include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, including advanced Akkadian language and literature courses and broad general courses on aspects of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern culture and history. The candidate will also be expected to participate in and supervise MA and PhD students in a program of the Bible and Ancient Near East as well as advise undergraduates in this field. Applicants must have a completed PhD by June 2019 and demonstrate a potential for academic productivity.
Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, a curriculum vitae, two academic writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Because Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty activity (including scholarship, instruction, and service), applicants should also submit a statement (of no more than 500 words) indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or goals may contribute to this goal.
Please submit all materials to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11428.
- First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to the search chair, Dr David Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Also posted at Jewish Studies 2018-2019
- Hire made
Calvin College (MI) - Biblical Studies or Christian Theology[edit | edit source]
Calvin College is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Biblical Studies or Christian Theology to join the Department of Religion beginning August 2019. The rank of the position is open.
Education and Experience: Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching ability and a track record of (or strong potential for) scholarly work. Primary expertise in Biblical Studies or Christian Theology is required. Successful candidates will have a PhD.
Faith and Educational Commitment: 1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. See Educating for Shalom. 2. Commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith with learning and student development.
Diversity Commitment: Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.
FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES: The standard faculty load is 21-24 semester hours distributed over two semesters and a January interim term. Faculty are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.
FACULTY RESOURCES: Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs. Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/).
ABOUT THE RELIGION PROGRAM: A department in the humanities, the Department of Religion teaches courses in Biblical Studies, Christian Theology, and World Religions, along with cognate subjects. It teaches courses fulfilling Calvin College’s general education requirements, for which most students take two Religion courses, and offers a Religion Major, Religion Minor, and a Religion Minor in Secondary Education.
ABOUT CALVIN COLLEGE: Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.
Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the college website: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings.
- TO APPLY: Please submit 1) a full curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching and scholarship at a Reformed Christian college; and 3) at least three letters of recommendation. Send these documents to the Dr. Kenneth Pomykala, Chair, Department of Religion, Calvin College, 1845 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402 (email@example.com) by September 26, 2018.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
- Calvin is in the middle of on-campus interviews and will make a decision either before SBL/AAR or after Thanksgiving. (11/5)
Clemson University (SC) - Assistant Professor- Religion (Hebrew Bible)[edit | edit source]
Description: The Clemson University Department of Philosophy and Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion in the area of Hebrew Bible to begin August 15, 2019. In addition to an active research agenda, the ability to teach existing survey courses on the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, as well as upper-level undergraduate seminars in the candidate’s area of specialization, is required. The applicant must be capable of and willing to teach Studying Religion: Theories and Methods, a compulsory course for majors, on a rotating basis with other department faculty. Excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarship is essential.
Qualifications: Ph.D. prior to appointment.
- Application Instructions: For full consideration, applications must be received by October 24, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Denver, CO in November 2018. All applications should include the following: letter of application detailing qualifications; current C.V.; a writing sample (no more than 25 pages); evidence of teaching ability; transcripts; and three letters of recommendation. Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Benjamin White, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Email invitation (11/4) to interview at SBL (x1)
- Rejection email (12/1) (x2)
- Did anyone who received an SBL interview get a rejection letter yet? no (x1)
Columbia Theological Seminary (GA) - T/T New Testament[edit | edit source]
- Teach in all programs of the seminary, including residential and online basic and advanced degree courses and life-long learning programs, with a primary focus in New Testament and Greek language instruction.
- Engage in research and writing in New Testament and biblical studies which may include subspecialties and/or interdisciplinary work in such fields as mujerista/womanist/ feminist interpretation, disability studies, queer theory, minoritized hermeneutics, or postcolonial studies. Share the fruits of such research with the academy and the church through ongoing publishing, teaching, and speaking.
- Fulfill general responsibilities as a member of the CTS faculty including student advising, committee work and participation in the life of the seminary community, the academy, the Church, and society.
Faculty Rank: Full time, tenure track. Rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Institutional Accountability: The professor in this position reports directly to the dean of faculty and serves as a member of the Bible Area of the faculty.
- Education: MDiv (or equivalent), PhD in New Testament or related field by the time of the appointment.
- Demonstrated commitment to and promise for research and writing in the field of New Testament studies and in service to the mission of the church.
- Commitment to making connections between the academy, the Church, and society in a way that models a publicly engaged faith.
- Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Teaching and research interests in the Pauline epistles is preferred.
- Commitment to modeling and teaching in concert with the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Intercultural skills to facilitate working effectively in a diverse learning community.
- Excellent teaching skills in multiple delivery modes, including hybrid, intensive, and online platforms.
- Commitment to interfaith, intercultural, and interdisciplinary approaches.
- Affiliation, ordination and/or ministerial experience with the PCUSA is strongly preferred at the time of appointment.
For more information about the position and Columbia, please visit our website at http://www.ctsnet.edu/human-resources/faculty-openings/.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Although physical limitations for this position can be accommodated, the job’s physical demands can include but are not limited to intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and lifting of items up to 50 lbs. Work is performed in an office environment and campus wide.
DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.
COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a community of theological inquiry and formation committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ. Established in the Reformed tradition, we embody an ecumenical spirit and welcome people of all denominational backgrounds.
- Applicants should send a cover letter with a CV and the names of three references by Monday, October 15, 2018 to: Dr. Love L. Sechrest, Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, New Testament Search Committee, P.O. Box 520, Decatur, Georgia, 30031, or by email to NTposition@CTSnet.edu, or by FAX to 404-687-4575.
- Interview invitation (11/5)
- Rejection e-mail, not a finalist (Jan 25)
- Hire announced
Duke University Divinity School (NC) - Old Testament (Open Rank)[edit | edit source]
Duke University Divinity School seeks to make a faculty appointment in Old Testament, effective for July 2019. We welcome nominations for and applications from persons who have outstanding scholarly expertise in the critical interpretation of the Old Testament. Competence in the interpretation of the Old Testament as Christian scripture is highly desirable, as is competence in the history, culture, languages, and religious thought of the ancient Near East. The candidate appointed to this position will be expected to teach and offer leadership both in the Divinity School’s master’s degree programs and at the doctoral level.
The rank is open. Faculty rank and salary will be set according to qualifications and experience. A Ph.D., Th.D., or equivalent, are requisite. A professional masters degree in a theological discipline, and experience in ministry, lay or ordained, are desirable. Women, ethnic minorities, and United Methodists are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11172
Nominations for and questions about the position should be sent to Ms. Jacquelyn Norris at email@example.com.
- Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained. Review of applications and nominations will begin September 1, 2018.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
- Invitations have gone out (Oct 9) for online interviews
- 11/2 - Has anyone received a response after the online interviews?
- 3 candidates invited back for on-campus interviews
- Hire announced
Emory University (GA) - New Testament[edit | edit source]
Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in New Testament beginning fall 2019. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 25, 2018.
The successful candidate will have a well-defined research focus within the field of New Testament studies and will hold a Ph.D. in New Testament (or related discipline) by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate Biblical studies within larger ecumenical, multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is also highly desirable.
With a teaching load of two courses per semester, the person selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. The appointee will share responsibility for an introductory sequence on New Testament literature and interpretation and will have regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. Appointees will have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.
Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).
Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.
Candidates should apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/26138/job by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: New Testament Search, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, if sent in hard copy; if sent electronically, email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct any questions to Dr. Kendall Soulen, Search Chair, at email@example.com.
- Deadline: October 25, 2018.
- A close friend interviewed in Denver.
- Received rejection email 12/07
- On-campus interview scheduled
George Fox University (OR) - New Testament[edit | edit source]
George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament within the Portland Seminary, to begin on August 15, 2019.
Rank: Assistant Professor, but open to exceptionally qualified candidates at the Associate level.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Teach general and specialized courses in New Testament. Responsibilities may include teaching a course in spiritual formation.
- Actively engage in scholarship in academic guilds as called for in the George Fox University Faculty Handbook
- Demonstrate capability to connect academic discourse in biblical studies and the vibrant life of the church
- Participate in the ongoing support of the seminary and university programs and curriculum.
- Support the relationship between the seminary/university and ecclesial communities
- Serve on faculty committees, participate in the life of the university and seminary community, provide academic advisement to students, and engage in other duties associated with fulltime faculty members.
Qualifications: All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.
A PhD in New Testament. ABD will be considered but only if PhD will be in hand by August 15, 2019. Teaching experience, and commitment to support, traditional classroom, online, and hybrid course delivery at the graduate level.
Demonstration of scholarship, such as academic conference presentations and peer-reviewed scholarly publications. Commitment to training both women and men as pastors and ministry leaders.
Demonstrated commitment to the university's statement on diversity:http://www.georgefox.edu/diversity/. All candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the US.
As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University and Portland Seminary value diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.
Salary and Rank: Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.
- Review of applications will begin October 1, and continue until the position is filled. You must submit your application by October 15 to receive full consideration for initial interviews at the SBL Annual Meeting in Denver. We will also have Zoom interviews for those candidates unable to attend the Annual Meeting. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website: https://georgefoxfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs/272093-47329.html
- Rejection email 11/1 (x2)
- Interview for SBL 11/5
- Applied but still haven't heard anything 11/9
Hampden-Sydney College (VA) - Assistant Professor of Religion Specializing in Biblical Studies[edit | edit source]
Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a tenure-track full-time Assistant Professor of Religion position specializing in Biblical Studies, beginning August 2019. Ph.D. or Th.D. required; previous teaching experience preferred. Candidates should be qualified and willing to teach introductory courses in biblical studies; courses in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the New Testament beyond the introductory level; and courses in the College’s interdisciplinary core cultures program or rhetoric program. Teaching responsibilities include seven sections per academic year.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference by Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/54807. Address letter to Professor J. Michael Utzinger, Chair, Department of Religion, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling over 1000 students, located on a beautiful 1300-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation for 243 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.
- Review of files will begin October 10, 2018, for preliminary interviews at the Denver AAR/SBL meeting.
- Any news? (10/30)
- A colleague told me that on Friday 10/26, they received an invitation to interview at SBL/AAR
- Rejection email (x9) (11/3)
- On-Campus interviews are being scheduled.
- rejection email received.
- Any updates after the campus visits? (2/15)
- Seach complete and offer has been accepted (2/27).
KU Leuven (BEL) - Biblical Studies / New Testament[edit | edit source]
At the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of KU Leuven a full-time position (100%) is vacant of the tenured academic staff in the area of Biblical Studies with the following emphases: exegesis of the New Testament, Early Christian literature, reception history of the New Testament (in the Early Church), Biblical hermeneutics and theology. The Research Unit Biblical Studies is part of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies. In recent years, the quality of the research and teaching of this Faculty received high appreciation by independent accreditation commissions and leading international rankings. The Faculty and the Research Unit Biblical Studies developed extended national and international networks in the academic world. The research infrastructure of the Faculty and the Research Unit are excellent. Every year the Research Unit Biblical Studies organizes international colloquia and expert seminars (including the annual Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense). Members of the Research Unit are responsible for internationally recognized publications (journals and series) and supervise a stable and diverse group of talented national and international doctoral students in a stimulating and supportive work sphere.
For more information please contact: Anne Demoulin, Administrative director of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Sint-Michielsstraat 4, bus 3100, B-3000 Leuven, e-mail: email@example.com, or Prof. Pol Ghesquière, research coordinator of the Humanities and Social Sciences Group (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +32 16 32 62 34). For more information on guidelines and application procedure please contact Mrs. Kristin Vermeylen (email@example.com , tel. +32 16 32 09 07) or Mrs. Christelle Maeyaert (firstname.lastname@example.org , tel. +32 16 31 41 94).
- Deadline: September 28, 2018.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
- Rejection email 10/11
Luther Seminary (MN) -Professor for Old Testament (Contract, Full-Time)[edit | edit source]
Luther Seminary welcomes applications for a full-time, four-year contract faculty position in Old Testament, beginning July 1, 2019. Rank is open and commensurate with experience. As Professor:
- Teach foundational courses in Old Testament
- Teach courses in biblical Hebrew
- Teach electives in Old Testament
- Teach in residential, hybrid, intensive, and online modalities
- Advise students in vocational preparation for professional ministry
- Participate in the collegial life of the community
A. Commitment to Luther Seminary’s Mission and Vision.
B. Required education and experience:
- Ph.D. or Th.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
C. Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship.
- Leadership experience in Christian communities.
- Expertise in the theological and ethical interpretation of the Old Testament, and engagement with intercultural and liberative hermeneutics.
- Commitment to engaging deeply in Christ-centered relationships across differences through honest, courageous and respectful dialogue.
- Knowledge of theological education.
- Familiarity with Christian organizations also helpful.
Luther Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Welcome Statement can be found here: https://www.luthersem.edu/about/welcome.aspx?m=6784
- Deadline: not stated.
- Rejection email (3/15)
McCormick Theological Seminary (IL) - T/T Old Testament / Hebrew Bible[edit | edit source]
McCormick Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning July 1, 2019. We seek candidates with a research doctorate in Bible, with a specialty in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, who are able to teach Biblical Hebrew, are familiar with traditional as well as innovative biblical scholarship, and have the capacity to relate scholarship to faith communities. Candidates should demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching, should have a commitment to preparing people for leadership in ministry, should be open to interdisciplinary teaching, and should have facility and experience with hybrid and/or online technology.
Strong preference will be given to candidates who can engage a diverse community of students and/or scholars, who can teach in Spanish and who have an expertise in LatinX biblical interpretations. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that includes a statement on teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, two syllabi (actual or proposed), and a writing sample, along with the names of three references. Applicants should upload materials at http://mccormick.edu/content/applications-faculty-positions. Questions should be directed to Jennifer Ould, Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty, at email@example.com.
Located in Chicago, IL, McCormick Theological Seminary is a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with Reformed, ecumenical, cross-cultural, and urban commitments. We are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women/womyn and persons of color. McCormick Theological Seminary is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.
- The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 14, 2018 and continue receiving applications until the position is filled.
- Any follow-ups for this position?
- Haven't heard anything (11/7)
- Colleague had an interview scheduled for this week (11/28). Also believe that some SBL interviews happened, but not solidly sourced.
- First contact: rejection email (1/24).
- At least one on-campus interview was (still) happening the first week of March.
- Hire announced: https://www.mccormick.edu/news/dr-jina-kang-appointed-mccormick-faculty
Messiah College (PA) - Biblical Studies and Religious Studies Faculty[edit | edit source]
The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Messiah College invites applications for an Open-Rank, Term-Tenure Track position in biblical studies.
Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include general education Bible courses, some departmental major courses in biblical studies, and involvement in the college's interdisciplinary core course and/or first-year seminar program.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in New Testament, Early Christian Origins, or related field required. Evidence of strong commitments to teaching undergraduates in the liberal arts tradition is expected. A commitment to a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives that pay attention to diversity and inclusive excellence is also expected. Candidate must fully support our female students as they prepare for ministry in the church at all levels.
The Program: The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies offers two academic majors: Biblical and Religious Studies and Christian Ministries. Additionally, the department provides general education courses for all undergraduate students.
The Department: The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies is a community of students and Christian scholars who specialize in biblical studies, religious history, theology, world religions, and Christian ministry. Our goal is to model and encourage informed thinking about Christian faith and practice and the role of religion in the world. We foster spiritual and theological reflection that enables individuals to develop and deepen Christian commitment, interpret matters of faith intelligently, and minister to others with wisdom and compassion.
The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: Messiah College's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission "to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society." The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.
Starting Date: August 2019
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with academic credentials and qualifications and experience.
Please provide a current curriculum vitae and additional materials as described in the official job posting (see link below). Documentation should clearly explain how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is "to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society."
Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Please apply via the following link: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13664
- Application materials will be reviewed beginning September 30, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Some initial interviews will be held during the AAR/SBL National Conference, November 17-20.
- Colleague received email to arrange an interview (11/8)
Nazarene Theological Seminary (MO) - Old Testament[edit | edit source]
Professor of Old Testament or History of Christianity
Nazarene Theological Seminary is seeking applicants for a full-time, open-rank, professor of either Old Testament or the History of Christianity to begin Fall 2019. A separate search for the remaining position/discipline—Old Testament or Church History—is anticipated for Fall 2020.
Responsibilities will include teaching graduate introductory and specialized courses, advising Doctor of Ministry students, and participation in the spiritual formation of students. NTS faculty teach in online/hybrid and traditional formats. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with changing ministerial contexts and innovative approaches to teaching and Christian practice.
The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree, preferably a Ph.D. or Th.D., and have a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and ecclesial practice. Candidates for Old Testament should be able to teach Hebrew language courses and biblical theology courses in addition to an area of specialization. For candidates in the History of Christianity, preference will be given to persons with expertise in the areas of British and American Methodism, Holiness movements, and the history of evangelicalism.
Nazarene Theological Seminary is a graduate school of theology in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition that prepares women and men—academically, professionally, and spiritually—for ministry in various contexts. As part of its mission, NTS seeks to be a theological resource to the Church of the Nazarene and the broader Christian Church. NTS offers four master’s degrees, a Doctor of Ministry degree, and various courses and events through its Center for Pastoral Leadership. Candidates must share a Wesleyan perspective and affirm the theological identity and mission of NTS. To learn more about NTS visit www.nts.edu.
Application Process: NTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Application materials should include:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae with a list of at least three references
- 500-word statement that describes the candidate’s pedagogical approach and scholarly agenda
Please submit all materials electronically to: HR@nts.edu. Please include “Faculty position – YOUR NAME” as the subject line.
To learn more about NTS, visit www.nts.edu. Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1700 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 54131
- Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018. The position will be open until filled.
- rejection email (12/1) x1
Northeastern Seminary (NY) - Assistant or Associate Professor of New Testament Studies[edit | edit source]
Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament Studies. While primary competence should be in the New Testament (including second temple Judaism), applicants should be able to teach in both testaments as needed. Candidates with an auxiliary competence in ministry, especially homiletics, are preferred. Applicants should be committed to a vocation of teaching and scholarship on behalf of the church and have demonstrated competence or promise in both classroom and online instruction. A PhD or comparable degree in biblical studies is expected though outstanding late-stage ABD applications will be considered. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Northeastern Seminary is a fully-accredited, multi-denominational seminary offering MA, MDiv, and DMin degrees. The Seminary especially encourages applications from persons who would bring diversity to the faculty.
Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws and is committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.
Department Type: Seminary Department. Location of Position: New York, United States.
- Application materials, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and evaluations of teaching (if available), should be submitted electronically to Dr. Douglas Cullum, vice president and dean at FacultySearch@nes.edu. Three confidential letters of recommendation should also be submitted electronically or mailed to the dean at Northeastern Seminary, 2265 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. www.nes.edu.
- 11/2 - Email invitation for interview at SBL
- 3/27/2019 - Northeastern ended up doing a joint appointment with the Roberts Wesleyan College hire.
Oklahoma State University (OK) - Religious Studies (2 Positions - incl. Hebrew Scripture, N.T. Studies and/or Systematic/Constructive Theology)[edit | edit source]
The Religious Studies program at Oklahoma State University invites applications for two faculty positions at the level of Teaching Assistant Professor (career-track renewable contract) beginning August 2019. Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related discipline at time of employment and some teaching experience required. Areas of specialization must include at least one of the following: Hebrew Scripture, New Testament Studies, Early Church History (Apostolic Era to 1200), Systematic/Constructive Theology. Must be able to teach undergraduate lectures and seminars in at least three of the following: Hebrew Scripture, New Testament Studies, Jesus in Historical Context, Paul and the Early Church, Classic Christian Writings. 4/3 teaching load. This is a teaching-oriented position with some service/committee work expected and research encouraged. Benefits and competitive salary. Career-track includes path to promotion to Teaching Associate Professor (w/o tenure). Submit cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Writing sample optional. To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 7. Candidates might be requested to supply additional materials. The filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding. Please contact Lawrence Pasternack with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Submit cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Writing sample optional.
- To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 7. Candidates might be requested to supply additional materials.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
- Received email request for first-round Skype interview, 11/28 (x3)
- What was the update after Skype interviews? I never heard anything after that 3/2
- Confirmed via email (when I asked) tha the positions have been filled. Received no update after Skype interview. (3/27)
- It's so pathetic that these schools can't even provide proper updates to interviewees.
- Received email verifying that the position has been closed. (4/9/18)
Pepperdine University (CA) - Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture[edit | edit source]
The Religion and Philosophy division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture at the level of assistant professor, beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2019; teaching experience; an active research agenda; and a commitment to the Christian values of the University (https://www.pepperdine.edu/about/our-story/mission-vision ) and the mission of Seaver College (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/). The position requires active membership in a Church of Christ.
Responsibilities include teaching general education courses in Scripture, as well as courses for undergraduate majors and graduate students in Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew and/or ancient Near Eastern languages and cultures. Successful candidates will advise undergraduate and graduate students and supervise or assist with master’s theses and comprehensive examinations.
Pepperdine is a Christian University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Seaver College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of Pepperdine University, enrolls approximately 3,500 students at its residential campus in Malibu, California. The Religion and Philosophy Division of Seaver College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in religion and philosophy, as well as three graduate degrees: the Master of Science in ministry, the Master of Divinity, and the Master of Arts in Old Testament, New Testament, church history, or theology.
Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in women and minority candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.
Contact: Professor Daniel A. Rodriguez (email@example.com)Divisional Dean, Religion and Philosophy Division, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263-4352
Application Instructions: Applications should include the below documents:
- A cover letter.
- A curriculum vitae, indicating educational record, employment record, achievements, awards, publications, and other relevant information. Please also describe any civic, religious, or charitable interests and activities, and list all current organizational memberships.
- A statement of teaching philosophy, which may focus on your motivation to teach at the university level and your thoughts about what constitutes effective pedagogy.
- A research/scholarly agenda.
- A statement indicating how the candidate will support the Christian mission of the University. The University mission states that Pepperdine University is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Please comment on your willingness to support the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College. Describe your involvement in a local community of faith (i.e., congregation, parish church, etc.), and describe how your personal faith relates to your teaching, your professional life, and/or your intellectual life.
- Official transcripts of all graduate work (copies are acceptable during the application process; however, official transcripts will be required for selected applicants).
- Three confidential letters of reference.
- Application review will begin November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials by clicking Apply Now. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
- This search is being suspended due to internal conflicts. Won't be formally announced until the end of the month
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Old Testament[edit | edit source]
Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the Old Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with rank as either a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field and to hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent.
The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (M.Div., M.A.C.E.F., M.A.T.S., Th.M., and Ph.D.), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit all materials though our online application portal. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.
Princeton Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
- Emails went out asking for letters of recommendation, due 10/29.
- 11/2 - Has anyone been contacted about interviews?
- not that I know of (11/7)
- Received request to interview (11/6) (x2)
Providence College (RI) - Hebrew Bible/Old Testament[edit | edit source]
The Department of Theology at Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level commencing fall 2019.
Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, the ability to establish a scholarly research program, and a willingness to be active in service to the college and community. Ability and willingness to teach in our Development of Western Civilization program is required.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or S.T.D. in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from an accredited institution. Expertise in post-Biblical Judaism is desirable.
Candidates must submit on-line a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), and the names and email addresses of three reference providers who can submit letters of recommendation.
Application instructions are available on the College website at: https://careers.providence.edu
Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.
- The application deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018.
- Any word on this one? (11/7)
- Haven't heard anything (11/7)
- Rejection email (11/9) x5
- A friend has an on-campus interview (12/2)
- hire announced (January)
- Link? (3/5)
Roberts Wesleyan College (NY) - Professor of Biblical Studies - New Testament[edit | edit source]
Roberts Wesleyan College, located in Rochester, NY, invites applications for a full time tenure track Professor of Biblical Studies (any rank) beginning July 2019, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will specialize in the New Testament with competency in the Old Testament and biblical languages.
Department of Religion and Philosophy: Roberts Wesleyan College is a Christian Liberal Arts College in the region of Rochester NY which seeks to hire inspiring professors who will make a lifetime impact on our students. The Department of Religion and Philosophy teaches courses in biblical studies, theology, ministry and philosophy with introductory courses in the General Education program and more specialized courses for the major.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biblical studies or a related field (ABD candidates will be considered). In addition, the completion of a M.Div. with some ministry experience is desirable. Candidates must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and demonstrate a Christian faith commitment consistent with the mission of the institution. Candidates with teaching experience in the context of a liberal arts college are preferred. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Roberts Wesleyan College complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws and is committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.
Responsibilities: Design and teach courses on the New Testament and biblical languages in both the General Education program and the Department of Religion and Philosophy; provide academic advisement; serve on Department and College committees; pursue an active research agenda; engage the broader community.
Application Process: Employees of Roberts Wesleyan College must fully support the institution’s mission and values. Please review the RWC Mission Statement, Statement of Christian Vision, and Community Ethos Statement available on the college’s web site (below) prior to submitting an application and curriculum vita.
Applicants should send: (1) a letter of application, specifying areas of teaching and research interest and experiences, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, including: teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, (4) three letters of reference, and (5) an Application for Faculty Position, available at www.roberts.edu/employment, To Jeffrey McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624-1997.
Department Type: Religion and Philosophy. Location of Position: New York, United States.
- Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Application must be received by Nov. 1, 2018 to receive consideration for an interview at the Annual Meeting of the SBL in Denver, Nov. 17-19.
- Received an email on 10/26 indicating that invitations for interviews would be sent "around Nov. 1."
- Received an invitation for an interview at SBL on 11/02
- Received rejection letter via email on 11/14
- They have made an offer to someone who interviewed on-campus is in early February.
- The offer was accepted by someone I know. 3/27
Saint Joseph’s University (PA) - Hebrew Bible[edit | edit source]
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Joseph’s University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for an assistant professor in Hebrew Bible. Ability to teach introductory courses on the Hebrew Bible and thematic courses that would fulfill various curricular categories (i.e., Religious Difference, Faith and Reason, Non-Western Area Studies, Writing Intensive, Ethics Intensive), a clear research agenda, and appropriate language facility are required. Candidates must demonstrate a thorough grasp of the Ancient Near Eastern cultural context of the biblical text as well as facility with contemporary methodological frameworks.
The departmental teaching load is 3/3 (two preparations). For further information about the Department, please visit the website at https://sites.sju.edu/theologyandreligiousstudies. Other inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jim Caccamo, Department Chair, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately. Some initial interviews will be done at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religions.
Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Ancient Near Eastern Studies (or equivalent), with specialty in Hebrew Bible, is required (or its imminent receipt by start date). The successful candidate will possess a deep commitment to excellence in teaching; a strong and viable research agenda in an ongoing, active program of scholarly productivity; and a willingness to participate in services to the department, college, and university.
All applications must be submitted on-line at https://jobs.sju.edu. Follow the prompts to complete your application. Completed applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, official transcripts, and names and email addresses for three people who will submit letters of recommendation(*). Candidates who progress in the interview process may be asked for a writing sample and evaluations of teaching. If official transcripts cannot be uploaded, please send them to Ms. Joni Porreca at firstname.lastname@example.org or Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. (All other materials must be uploaded.)
During the application you will be asked for the name and email address of three professional references. If you advance past the initial review phase, your references will be notified by email with a link to securely upload a letter of reference. Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/D/V
Duties and Responsibilities: Successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, a strong and viable research agenda in an ongoing, active program of scholarly productivity; and willingness to participate in service to the department, college and university. The teaching load is 3/3 and will include teaching courses within the candidate’s specialty as well as courses that serve the General Education Program.
Secondary Responsibilities: Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Ancient Near Eastern Studies (or equivalent), with specialty in Hebrew Bible, is required (or its imminent receipt by start date). Appropriate language facility.
Preferred Qualifications: Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours: Additional Information: Position Classification: Faculty Union: None. Number of direct reports to this position: Number of indirect reports to this position: Department: 212030 - Theology & Religious Studies Date Open to Internal Applicants: 10/05/2018 Date Open to External Applicants: 10/05/2018
- Job Close Date: 11/12/2018. Open Until Filled.
- received a phone call invitation to interview at SBL (11/13) x1
- Rejection email (11/19)
- Offer made and accepted (3/8)
Santa Clara University (CA) - Open Rank Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament[edit | edit source]
The Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University invites applications for an open-rank position in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament with a specialization in the second temple era, to begin Fall 2019. Areas of sub-specialization are open, but may include Wisdom Literature, the Psalms, Deuterocanonical Books, Intertestamental Literature, and Qumran. In addition to firm grounding in traditional methods of interpretation, applicants with facility in such approaches as Literary, Cultural, Postcolonial, Feminist Criticisms of texts, and ability to teach all levels of Hebrew are invited to apply. Particular consideration will be given to candidates attentive to cultural context, interdisciplinarity (i.e., Bible and Spirituality, Bible and Interreligious Dialogue, Bible and the Quran, etc.), and a willingness to teach on-line. Candidates must demonstrate promise/success as a teaching scholar and understand and support the school’s Ignatian mission.
Located in Berkeley, CA, JST-SCU is a private, Jesuit, Catholic divinity school committed to “Living Theology. Transforming Our World.” Lay, Jesuit and other religious students come from around the world to participate in JST-SCU’s academically rigorous, socially engaged, and spiritually alive community. An ecclesiastical faculty, JST-SCU prepares lay, Jesuit, and other religious and clergy students for ministries in the Church, society, and academia. JST is a member school of the Graduate Theological Union (http://www.gtu.edu), the most comprehensive center for the graduate study of religion in North America. With a focus on interreligious, ecumenical, and interdisciplinary perspectives, GTU faculty and students engage the world’s religions and wisdom traditions in contemporary contexts, educating innovative leaders for the academy, religious organizations, and the nonprofit sector, equipping scholars to embody the critical thinking, ethical frameworks, compassionate values, and spiritual foundations essential to building a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should demonstrate not only potential for excellent graduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the school, the GTU, the community, and the Church. The successful candidate will mentor students in JST-SCU’s ecclesiastical programs (STL and STD) as well as our various master’s degrees and GTU programs.
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package; housing assistance program.
- Completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament by the time of application.
- Evidence of effective and excellent teaching. Experience mentoring/directing graduate work is desirable.
- Evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of publication, or sustained publication (depending on rank), in the area of expertise.
The successful candidate will:
- teach four graduate courses per year on the semester system, including foundation courses in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and topics in selected texts and topics for doctoral and advanced master’s students. The successful candidate will offer a range of courses that will serve JST and GTU’s extraordinarily diverse student body and programmatic needs.
- direct (if appropriate to rank) and contribute to comprehensive exam, thesis, and dissertation committees;
- develop a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications;
- provide service to the school as appropriate to rank.
- have or be willing to develop expertise in rigorous and engaging on-line education.
A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.
Applicants are invited to visit our website (http://www.scu.edu/jst/) for background on JST-SCU’s mission, programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, and the multicultural student population we serve. Initial interviews with a selected pool of applicants will take place at the Society of Biblical Literature Meeting in Denver, Saturday, November 17, 2018.
- Open Date: 09/07/2018. Close Date: 11/10/2018.
- email invitation to interview at SBL (11/12) (x2)
- Hire made.
- Phone invitation to campus interview (5/12)
- Hire made: https://www.scu.edu/jst/news-and-events/jst-blog/jst-hires-new-assistant-professor-of-old-testament-studies.html
Spring Hill College (AL) - Theology - Biblical Studies[edit | edit source]
Spring Hill College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, with a concentration in either Old or New Testament. Candidates should possess a firm grounding in traditional and contemporary methods of interpretation, interpretation within the Catholic tradition, and be able to teach both Old and New Testament courses.
The Theology Department is responsible for core courses for all students, courses for a small number of theology majors and minors, and staffing a moderate-sized, part time, blended format Masters theology program (about 60 students). The successful candidate would be able to teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs and be willing to serve as the director of the graduate theology program in the future.
The College puts the most emphasis for its faculty on teaching, but also expects service and scholarship.
Applicants are invited to visit our undergraduate website (http://departments2.shc.edu/theology/) and our graduate website (www.shc.edu/graduatetheology) for background on Spring Hill College's undergraduate and graduate theology programs and degrees offered.
1. Completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biblical Studies by fall semester 2019.
2. Commitment to excellence in teaching and ongoing scholarship.
3. Evidence of qualities for academic administration (Director of Graduate Programs in Theology).
Responsibilities The successful candidate will:
- teach eight courses per year on the semester system, including foundation courses in Biblical Studies (New and Old Testament) and undergraduate and graduate courses in specific areas of Bible (Prophets, Pentateuch, Synoptic Gospels, Letters of Paul, etc.).
- participate in regular faculty service and scholarship.
- direct and contribute to graduate comprehensive exam and thesis committees.
- have, or be willing to develop, expertise in rigorous and engaging on-line education (primarily for the Master's program).
- be able to serve as the Director of Graduate Programs in Theology and Ministry in the future (for which there is one course release each semester).
Start Date 08/01/2019 (approx)
Special Instructions. Applicants should submit:
1. A cover letter or personal statement that includes ( a ) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b ) a personal assessment of interest and abilities in program administration ( c ) the applicant's understanding of and commitment to the mission of Spring Hill College.
2. A curriculum vitae and copies of graduate transcripts.
3. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from courses taught.
4. An example of scholarship, e.g., articles, lectures, conference presentations.
5. Three letters of recommendation.
Please send a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation, which must be received by January 15, 2019, to Theology Department, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36608. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Inquiries may be addressed to Fr. Christopher Viscardi, SJ, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
About Spring Hill College: Founded in 1830 and located in Mobile, Alabama, Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit, student-centered liberal arts institution with an enrollment of 1,500. Rooted in its Jesuit Catholic heritage, Spring Hill College forms students to become responsible leaders in service to others and is committed to the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth of each individual.
Spring Hill College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Deadline to apply: January 15, 2019.
- Also posted at Religious Studies and Theology 2018-2019
- Request for Skype Interview (2/1)
- Campus Interview Scheduled via email (2/14)
Taylor University (IN) - Old Testament[edit | edit source]
Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates for a full-time faculty appointment in the Biblical Studies program. This is a tenure-track position beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Appropriate earned doctorate is preferred, but consideration will be given to candidates in the midst of doctoral studies. Quality teaching with some college teaching experience is desirable and online or nontraditional course delivery experience is an additional potential asset. Candidates should know that as a department we affirm the university statement that “the Holy Bible is the only inspired, authoritative written word of God, progressively revealing God’s will for humankind,” and that, therefore, the Bible, correctly interpreted, is true and trustworthy in all it affirms. Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
The appointee will teach Foundational Core courses in the Old Testament as well as various upper level major courses, including Pentateuch and OT Historical books. Faculty teaching loads are twenty-four hours spread over a 4-1-4 academic calendar year.
The BSCP department consists of fourteen full-time faculty members (7 full-time in Biblical Studies, plus adjuncts) and provides instruction in biblical literature, biblical languages, theology, Christian ministries, youth ministries, philosophy, and missions. The department offers four majors, in biblical literature, Christian ministries, youth ministries, and philosophy, as well as eight minors and a certificate program. Graduates are prepared for professional and graduate programs in theological seminaries and in university departments of religion and philosophy. Many students also enter into church and parachurch vocations immediately upon graduation. The department also contributes significantly to the general education curriculum of all students.
Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths. The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and complete the application found at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Materials should be addressed to: Dr. Thomas Jones, Dean, School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
- Has anyone heard anything about interviews for this position?
- Received rejection e-mail (11/20).
-position filled about a week ago (3/17)
Union University (TN) - Faculty Position in Biblical or Theological Studies[edit | edit source]
The School of Theology and Missions (STM) at Union University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning Fall 2019 in biblical or theological studies. The position is at our Germantown campus. Rank assignment commensurate with education/experience. This position includes a competitive salary and benefit package.
Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls more than 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 44 states and 25 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence. Union was also recently recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” one of only 30 four-year institutions to receive this honor roll designation.
Position Description: Candidates should be qualified to teach graduate courses in biblical or theological studies. Class assignments may include Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, History of Christianity, and others. Other assignments will include student recruitment for the Master in Christian Studies as well as program development in consultation with STM administration. General faculty responsibilities will include student advising, recruiting, and department and committee assignments. Other duties as assigned by the dean of the STM.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college, university, or seminary with a PhD in biblical or theological studies. ABD candidates will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants able to teach graduate coursework in multiple areas. Effective teaching experience, evidence of scholarly potential, and a passion for teaching is essential. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Jacob Shatzer, Associate Dean for the School of Theology and Missions, at email@example.com.
- Applications received prior to January 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.
University of British Columbia (CAN) - Educational Leadership / Biblical Hebrew / Latin (Tenure-Track)[edit | edit source]
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream at the rank of Instructor. This position provides the opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design, and other aspects of educational leadership, rather than subject-focused research. The workload for a tenure-track Instructor includes a 6-course teaching assignment scheduled over the academic year. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.
The area of disciplinary specialization is flexible, and promotion and tenure review will depend principally on excellence in teaching and educational leadership activities. UBC defines educational leadership broadly, and it may include outreach, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, and engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/#4 [see 4.04]).
As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.
Applicants must demonstrate an ability to teach at least one of the languages currently taught in the department (with a preference for Biblical Hebrew or Latin), as well as courses in etymology and/or mythology (Classical and/or Near Eastern). The successful candidate must have a record of teaching excellence and should have an interest in expanding high-enrolment and/or online courses. The successful applicant must have either (a) a doctoral degree in any field taught by the department, or (b) a master’s degree in such a field and a doctoral degree in curriculum or pedagogy. Digital humanities skills would be an asset.
The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a syllabus for a course you’ve taught or designed, a one-page statement about your experience in and approach to educational leadership, and a 500-word outline for a new course at the first- or second-year level. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked for additional materials indicating teaching excellence.
This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
- Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, at cners.jobsearch(at)ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Informal enquiries may be made to the Department Head, Prof. Leanne Bablitz, at cners.head(at)ubc.ca.
- Email request for Skype interview to take place over the next week (27/11)
- Three finalists invited for campus visits (14/01) (From Classics Jobs Wiki)
University of Chicago Divinity School (IL) - New Testament and Early Christian Literature[edit | edit source]
The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) in New Testament and Early Christian Literature, for an appointment date of July 1, 2019.
The candidate for this position must hold the Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christian Literature or a related course of study by the time of appointment.
The successful candidate should have broad knowledge of early Christian literature, both the texts that became the canonical New Testament and other writings of the first few centuries; philological abilities in classical and koine Greek and other languages relevant to the study of early Christianity (e.g., Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Latin, Coptic); and literary and historical skills; and understanding of the wider Graeco-Roman world, including Second Temple Judaism. She or he should have a compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field, teaching experience, and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching a range of courses in New Testament and ancient Christianity. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in rigorous inter-disciplinary conversation with other scholars of religion and in other fields within the University, such as gender and sexuality; religion, identity and power; race and ethnicity; textuality between literary and material culture; hermeneutics; and histories and modes of reception and reinterpretation of ancient and classical texts.
The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in eleven areas of study; Master's students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University. A normal teaching load is four courses per year on a quarter system.
- Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, a teaching statement, syllabi, a statement articulating future research agenda, a writing sample of 25-40 pages, and three letters of reference. Applications should be made online, at http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55704
- Also posted at Religious Studies and Theology 2018-2019
- Has anyone heard anything as of 11/6? The application window closed 3 weeks ago and AAR/SBL is under 2 weeks away.
- Not me (11/6) x3
- At this point it appears that the search committee will not be utilizing AAR/SBL for first round interviews. Anyone with any insight here on the process and/or timeline for this search?
- 11/12: If you look back over the past several years of searches conducted by Chicago's Div School on this wiki, one thing that jumps out is the lack of connection to the "traditional" job search calendar. AAR/SBL interviews seem pretty rare, and communication about interviews or finalists is fairly irregular. They seem to march to the beat of their own drummer, which, I guess, is a luxury you can afford when you're the University of Chicago.
- Rejection email (11/14), and apparently interviews are happening late November/early December. x3
- It was a nice form rejection email at least.
- 30 April 2019: Hire made: https://divinity.uchicago.edu/new-faculty-join-divinity-school
Wesley Theological Seminary (DC) - New Testament[edit | edit source]
Wesley Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in New Testament, commencing July 1, 2019. General competence in all areas of New Testament studies is expected with a focus on the Gospels or general epistles preferable. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with a range of New Testament methodologies, including emerging and global methodologies. Candidates must be proficient in hermeneutics and articulate about the relationship of scripture to the larger theological curriculum. Interest in the New Testament as a resource for ecclesial communities and leadership required. Teaching excellence, commitment to publication and ongoing research, and the ability to interpret the Bible in diverse cultural and theological contexts are essential. Experience in web-enhanced and online teaching and learning is desirable.
Teaching will include general survey and specialized elective courses. Rank is open, but we expect to appoint at the Assistant or Associate level. Ph.D. in New Testament required; M.Div. or equivalent degree preferred.
Wesley Theological Seminary is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to building a diverse community.
- The search committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dean Philip Wingeier-Rayo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016. The cover letter should indicate interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as commitment to the mission of the school (wesleyseminary.edu).
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
- Request for Zoom interviews on Friday went out this past week
- Rejection email (12/6,2018)
Western Washington University (WA) - Religious Studies, Biblical Studies, and Ancient World[edit | edit source]
The Liberal Studies Department (future Department of Global Humanities and Religions) at Western Washington University seeks to make a tenure-track hire in this field, starting September 2019. Responsibility for teaching six courses per year over three quarters (two courses per quarter), including courses such as a 200-level introduction to the Study of Religion; 300-level courses on Hebrew Bible and the Religion of Ancient Israel; New Testament and Early Christianity; and new courses on topics in Religious Studies and in the cultural history of the ancient world. High quality research and service are also expected. Required: PhD in Religious Studies or related field by September 15, 2019, with primary expertise in biblical studies and the ancient eastern Mediterranean or Near Eastern world. Demonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship and demonstrated abilities to conduct scholarly research with sources in their original languages. Preferred: Demonstrated potential for effective teaching and high-quality scholarship; demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues. Broad-based training in the discipline of Religious Studies and a demonstrated ability to take a comparative approach to that field, whether within one tradition or across religious traditions; and/or additional training or teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: gender; art history; religion and literature; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies. Application Instructions and Required Materials:
Required materials: A letter of application; C.V.; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; sample syllabi for both a lower-division introduction to the study of religion course and an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of specialization; a writing sample of article or chapter length; and three confidential letters of reference.
Apply online at www.wwu.edu/jobs
Other Information: For general questions contact the Department Administrator Maureen Christman at (360) 650-3030 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Materials must be received by October 15, 2018.
- Also posted at Religious Studies and Theology 2018-2019
- Has anyone heard anything about interviews for this position?
- nope, not me 10/31
- received an email from department admin that WWU won't be conducting interviews at SBL/AAR. Email did not say when or how interviews would be conducted. Nor did it say I was a finalist. (10/31)
- Did you contact them asking about interviews, or did they reach out to you on their own? I'm just trying to figure out if I should've gotten an email from them or not.
- I reached out to them for clarification on something. If I here anything else, I'll post it.
- I spoke to a former classmate who works at WWU, and she said that in her experience they usually do the first round of interviews in mid-December.
- Received an invitation for a Skype interview (11/16) (x2)
- Received an invitation for a campus interview (12/11)
- Received rejection email indicating they are moving forward with a candidate (3/11) x2
Westminster College, Cambridge (UK) - Tutor in New Testament Language, Literature and Theology[edit | edit source]
We are searching for a scholar and teacher with a passion for assisting church and academy in exploring scripture as it shapes the faith, practice and mission of the church. Applicants must be educated to PhD level. We would be particularly interested in applications from individuals whose areas of expertise include any of the following: scriptural and homiletic hermeneutics; the place of scripture in the formation of the early identity, culture and practice of the church in context; the relationship between scripture, liturgy and worship; the relationship between the Old and New Testament texts; or the theological interpretation of scripture. Candidates with other specialisms will be considered. This is one of two full time biblical posts within the college, and whilst having a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew, it is expected that this post-holder would be able to teach New Testament Greek at graduate level, and participate in the biblical teaching of the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF), including advanced New Testament exegesis modules.
Start Date: We seek to welcome this new member of staff to Westminster in July/August 2019, to start teaching in September 2019.
Applications sent by email are preferred; however applications sent by post (marked ‘Confidential’ on the envelope) will also be accepted. Please download and complete application, then send to:
Mrs Syd Harper – PA to the Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org, Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0AA.
Please note that on completion of this application, you are also required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
- Applications need to be received strictly no later than 12 midday on Friday, 5th October 2018.
- Rejection email - 10/24
Westmont College (CA) - New Testament[edit | edit source]
WESTMONT COLLEGE invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in New Testament at the rank of assistant or associate professor, effective fall 2019. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in New Testament. Secondary expertise in another area of religious studies is desirable. Applicants should apply online at www.westmont.edu/office-provost/open-positions with a cover letter including names of three references (not letters), CV, and faculty employment application with accompanying personal statements.
Westmont is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition. We seek faculty who are committed to undergraduate teaching, to a program of scholarly activity, and to the mission of liberal arts education, all growing out of a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. Faculty members annually sign a statement of faith and endorse a statement on living in community. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. Women, candidates from historically underrepresented groups, and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply.
- Review of applications will begin September 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
- Rejection email - 10/30 (x2)
WHEATON COLLEGE (IL) seeks two candidates for an assistant professor of New Testament. These full-time, tenure-track appointments begin in August 2019. The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. completed by the time of employment, evidence of outstanding teaching, and a proven commitment to research and scholarship. The positions involve teaching 12 hours per semester, including general education, and exegesis courses.
Send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: New Testament Search Committee, Attention: Linda Bretz, Senior Office Coordinator, Biblical & Theological Studies, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593, or via email to: email@example.com. Application forms will be sent to promising candidates.
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at http://www.wheaton.edu.
- The application deadline is September 7, 2018.
- Rejection letter received 10/2/2018.
- Additionals materials requested 10/4/2018.
- Has anyone heard anything about interviews?
- Two colleagues received interviews 11/13
- Hires made
Visiting Positions / Postdocs[edit | edit source]
Radboud University, Netherlands - Research Fellowship in Biblical Studies[edit | edit source]
Radboud University invites preliminary expressions of interest for a two-year research fellowship in Biblical Studies (any subfield/discipline). If selected, the candidate will be nominated as a Radboud Excellence Initiative Fellow. For more information about the program, see https://www.ru.nl/excellence/about/what-radboud/
Eligibility: scholars from outside the Netherlands who have received their doctorates in the last two to eight years by the start of the appointment in September 2019 (i.e., between Sept. 2011 and Sept. 2017) are eligible to apply.
Proficiency in Dutch is not required.
Starting salary is approximately EUR 48.500/annum (pre-tax); moving costs will be reimbursed.
- To apply, please send a resume and 1-2 paragraphs about your research project to Dr. Matthijs den Dulk (m.dendulk [at] ftr.ru.nl) by 15 September 2018. Candidates who are shortlisted by the committee will be asked to submit a full research proposal and two letters of recommendation.
- Received rejection email (09/24)
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SUI) - Post-doc in Digital Humanities and New Testament[edit | edit source]
4 years post-doc position at 80%, to work on the Swiss National Foundation PRIMA project MARK16, lead by Dr. Claire Clivaz. MARK16 develops a new research model for Humanities, based on a test case in digitized New Testament studies, the last chapter of the Gospel according to Mark. Description : p3.snf.ch/project-179755
Tasks :-to contribute to the construction of MARK 16 virtual research environment and to the analysis of the material, and to contribute to the topic research -to give papers to some international meetings, to submit posters, scientific articles and a book (Brill publisher)-to organize a workshop and a conference in collaboration with the team -to edit a collected essays, in collaboration with the PI
The post-doc will work under the lead of project director and in collaboration with a colleague in bioinformatics. She/he will enjoy an excellent research environment to develop DH skills at the SIB : a complementary DH training will be requested during the job.
Profile requirements: -a PhD in theology (New Testament, Biblical studies) or equivalent PhD (Classics)-interest in Digital Humanities or experiment in Digital Humanities -autonomy in research, excellence in publications, team spirit, flexibility
-Supplementary advantages : computing experiment, native English speaker
Employment period : 01.04.2019 - 30.03.2023 ; the dates could be slightly postponed. Please note that the SNF does not allow to enroll a post-doc longer than five years after the PhD defense date. Moreover, the PhD must have been successfully defended before the start of the contract.
Position contact information: Claire Clivaz, Genopode 2016 SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, VD 1015, Switzerland. Phone: +4121.692.4060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply: If you are interested in this challenging and highly interesting position, please submit your application including CV and letter of motivation through our online portal by clicking the "Apply" button.
- Application deadline: 15 Nov 2018 .
Trinity College (AU) - Lecturer in Biblical Studies (Old Testament)[edit | edit source]
3-year, full-time fixed term contract commencing 4th February 2019
Trinity College Theological School, founded in 1877, is an Anglican (Episcopal) Theological School that represents the diversity and inclusive character of Anglican tradition, committed to the proclamation of the gospel, the celebration of the sacraments, the life of the church, and the dynamic character of historic Christianity.
Trinity College, University of Divinity, in Melbourne is seeking applications for the position of Lecturer in Biblical Studies (Old Testament) commencing in February 2019. This role is full-time and entails the provision of quality teaching, contributing to the scholarship of the University of Divinity and engaging in research and research supervision. To be successful in this role applicants will need to possess a doctoral degree by research in Old Testament, together with demonstrated experience and achievement in engaged and inductive-based teaching and learning.
This role is a 3-year, full-time, fixed term contract commencing 4th February 2019. Applicants must be Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents or hold a valid work permit or visa.
Salary Range: FTE $86,569 - $97, 390 plus 10% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading
Enquiries: Reverend Professor Mark Lindsay, Interim Dean of the Theological School
To be considered for this position, please ensure that you include a current copy of your cv and your response to the key selection criteria in your application, as set out in the position description. To apply and to view the position description, you can do so by accessing the following link: https://trinity.currentjobs.co/Job.
Department Type: Bible
Location of Position: Victoria, Australia
- Applications close 5:00pm Friday 5 October 2018.
Tyndale House, Cambridge (UK) - Research Associate in Old Testament[edit | edit source]
Tyndale House is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Associate for a 24 month post. The purpose of Tyndale House is to foster biblical scholarship in service of the church and the post-holder is required to subscribe to the core beliefs and ethos of the charity.
Job Title: Research Associate in Old Testament and Ancient Near East
Responsible to: Principal, Academic Vice Principal, or other academic supervisor
Liaison with: Tyndale House Staff and Readers
Location: Tyndale House, Cambridge
Duration: Fixed Term (24 months)
Salary: Competitive Rates of Pay Apply
Overall Purpose: The purpose of the position is to advance the evangelical Christian religion by engaging in and publishing high level biblical research, by undertaking scholarly tasks which advance existing collaborative projects at Tyndale House, and by acting in a way to promote the evangelical faith and foster evangelical biblical scholarship.
As the purpose of the position is to promote the evangelical Christian religion, there is an Occupational Requirement for the post-holder to be an evangelical Christian in agreement with the doctrinal basis of Tyndale House living in accord with our Ethos Statement.
- Carrying out research in biblical and related areas as agreed with the Principal, Academic Vice Principal, or other academic overseer (75%)
- Researching the language and historical background of the Old Testament as part of a research group based at Tyndale House
- Carrying out assigned research on Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern personal names
- Collecting, entering, and analysing data related to the ancient setting of the Old Testament and its text
- Producing original published biblical research in assigned areas. The primary publication form of this research should normally be in peer reviewed journals of international standing, though other forms of academic publication are not discouraged as part of a whole portfolio of publication
- Editing Old Testament articles for the Tyndale Bulletin
- Reviewing the work of other project collaborators. If necessary, overseeing the work of other project collaborators
- Uncovering new avenues for collaborative Old Testament research
Promoting the cause of evangelical biblical scholarship (25%)
- Actively networking to seek new friends and supporters for Tyndale House
- Promoting Tyndale House, including the Tyndale Fellowship and Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, amongst scholars
- Undertaking teaching at Tyndale House or elsewhere as agreed with the Academic Supervisor
- Provide academic, cultural and spiritual support and direction to students and readers as appropriate
- Promoting the spiritual growth of residents, readers and visitors through prayer, encouragement, mentoring, and discipleship
- Occasional mentoring of students in other contexts
- To take part in the general academic and social activities of the House and Tyndale Fellowship, including chapel when possible
- General administrative/other duties as required that ensure the smooth and efficient running of Tyndale House
- Working with the Tyndale House communications department (for the purpose of social media, printed and online content) to actively promote the individual’s academic work and the work of Tyndale House
Qualifications and abilities:
- Completed doctorate in Old Testament or a closely related area at the time of appointment
- Ability to conduct philological research in ancient Near Eastern languages
- Excellent knowledge of Classical Hebrew and of at least two ancient languages related to the Bible
- Strong ability to engage with secondary literature in modern research languages
- An active research profile and recent evidence of research publication suitable for submission in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework
- Ability to teach Old Testament at UK university level
- Ability to mentor students in Christian discipleship
- Ability to offer specialist review of Old Testament articles submitted to the Tyndale Bulletin and to assign them to appropriate external reviewers. Ability to prepare a manuscript accurately for publication
- Occupational requirement to be an Evangelical Christian
For further details and to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: email@example.com
- Closing Date for Applications: Friday 13th July 2018 at midnight
- I received an email on July 16 that I would not receive an interview.
I believe this is filled. (Jan 2019)
- Yes, someone I know accepted this offer (Jan 2019)
University of Oxford (UK) - Kennicott Fellow in Hebrew Studies[edit | edit source]
The Kennicott Fellowship is a fixed-term fellowship in Classical Hebrew or closely related disciplines, for an ambitious academic at an early stage of his or her career. This is a fixed-term junior research position that may also involve some teaching for our Hebrew and Jewish Studies courses. This is a 2 year appointment initially, with the potential for extension for a further year. The Fellow will be expected to take up the appointment in January 2019.
The Fellow will undertake research in Hebrew language and literature, or the cognate Semitic languages so far as they illustrate Hebrew. This will involve planning and describing a research project, managing and undertaking that research and the associated regular administrative activities, selecting and using appropriate specialist methodologies and designing research materials. She/he will gather, analyse, and present research data and undertake literature reviews as appropriate, writing up the results for publication and/or for presentation at conferences or similar events. As well as contributing to research publications, the Fellow will represent the research project at external meetings/seminars, and contribute to discussions and share research findings with colleagues in Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the University, in partner institutions, and research groups. The Kennicott Fellow may undertake a limited amount of additional university class or college tutorial teaching, for which separate payment will be made.
With a doctorate in an appropriate field by the time of appointment, the successful applicant will be able to present a sound and original research proposal and demonstrate a knowledge of Hebrew sufficient to undertake the proposed research. She/he will have the ability to plan and manage her/his own research and administrative activities, and possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published, present data at conferences, and represent the research project at meetings. Ideally, the applicant will also have experience teaching Hebrew or a related subject. Preference will be given to candidates whose research proposal is situated within the linguistic-philological approach and, as this is intended to be an early career position, to candidates who are in the early stages of their academic careers.
Contact Person : Head of Administration & Finance
Vacancy ID : 135112
Contact Phone : 01865 278210
Closing Date : 28-Sep-2018
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 September 2018.