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Page for Academic Positions in Biblical Studies that begin in 2015.

Please list advertised positions, with updates as they occur, including acknowledgments of receipt, phone interviews, campus interviews, and offers. Listing the names of those hired is a violation of privacy.

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  • NOTE: Admin. does not have access to AAR/SBL list, so those with access are particularly encouraged to post any positions from that list that do not appear here.

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Biblical Studies Jobs for 2014-2015 (Full-Time / Tenure-Track)Edit

Appalachian State University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor, Biblical StudiesEdit

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure track, nine-month, faculty position within the Religious Studies program at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2015. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in religious studies with a focus on Biblical Studies sufficient to teach upper division courses in hand by the date of appointment. Applicants must have a strong background in method and theory that complements existing strengths in the department, and the ideal candidate will have a record of published scholarship and evidence of teaching excellence.

The teaching load is 3 courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory courses to NT, OT, and World Religions, as well as upper level courses in Biblical Studies and Method and Theory. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the university, and the surrounding area is located at: http://www.appstate.edu.

Applicants must send electronically a complete application consisting of a letter of application detailing research and teaching interests, a current C.V., an official transcript from the Ph.D. granting institution, an article-length writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation to: religionsearch@appstate.edu.

  • Review of completed applications will begin February 20th and continue until the position is filled.
  • Received an email (2/19) saying my application was complete and that the selection process would proceed in three stages: remote interviews, campus interviews, and a job offer. No time frame.
  • Received e-mail request for Skype interview (1) (2/27)
    • Has anybody else been invited to interview?
    • Yes, last candidate performs the on-campus interview on 4/21, after which the committee will make a decision. 

Boston College (MA) - School of Theology and Ministry - Open-Rank Tenure-Track Position in New TestamentEdit

The Ecclesiastical Faculty of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry seeks applications for a full-time, open-rank, tenure-track position in New Testament with appointment to begin in August of 2015. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses appropriate for the Master of Divinity, as well as offerings for other theology and ministry students at the master’s and doctoral levels concerning most or all of the following topics: Synoptic Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, John’s Gospel and Johannine literature, the writings of Paul and the later Pauline writings, the Book of Revelation, and Christian Apocryphal Literature.

Candidates must be committed to core Catholic teachings and approach their teaching and research in an interdisciplinary way, with sensitivity to pastoral needs and cultural diversity. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong teaching and research ability, including the ability to contribute to the formation of Jesuits and other candidates approved for ordination studies, and of women and men for lay ecclesial ministries and for service rooted in faith. Applicants should also be willing and able to mentor and advise students writing theses and dissertations to fulfill degree requirements of the School of Theology and Ministry, particularly its M.Div., S.T.L., S.T.D., and M.T.S. programs.

Boston College is a leading national Jesuit, Catholic university, enrolling 14,700 students, 9,000 full-time undergraduates and 4,900 graduate and professional students. Located six miles from downtown Boston, the University has 760 full-time faculty, 2,500 employees, an operating budget of $808 million, and an endowment of $1.6 billion. Boston College School of Theology and Ministry is a graduate divinity school and an ecclesiastical faculty of theology offering master and doctoral, and civil and ecclesiastical degrees.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in New Testament. The possession of, or willingness to pursue, a license in sacred theology (S.T.L.) would be expected.

  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply online at apply.interfolio.com/28078 by January 15, 2015.  Required documents include: Cover Letter, CV, Research Statement, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Doctoral Transcript, 3 Letters of Recommendation, List of References and Sample of Teaching Evaluations (optional).  Please do not send documents by e-mail, though inquiries and/or questions may be e-mailed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Andrea Vicini, S.J. at andrea.vicini@bc.edu.
  • Phone interview 1/29
  • Heard that some received rejection email. 1/29
  • Campus Interviews this week (2/16).

Brown University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor, Early Christianity / New TestamentEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a specialization in early Christianity/New Testament to begin July 1, 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS: This successful candidate will able to support graduate training in New Testament; have expertise in early Jewish history and texts; be familiar with theory and methods of religious studies; and contribute broadly to our undergraduate curriculum. This position is integral to the department's "Religions in the Ancient Mediterranean" graduate track and programming. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully defended their dissertaion by the time of application.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit (1) a current CV; (2) a statement of interest; (3) a short writing sample (no more than 25 pages); (4) a list of four courses (title with short paragraph), at different levels, that would complement the department's existing curriculum; (5) one syllabus for an undergraduate introduction to New Testament course, supplemented by annotations and/or a brief statement describing the thinking behind it; and (6) three references.

  • Brown has a VAP who fits this job description. Surely this is likely to be an inside hire? <---- Surely!
  • If you are dumb enough to let "inside hire" rumors and assumptions keep you from applying for a job at an Ivy League institution, you are probably not smart enough to work there anyway. So please, do other applicants a favor and keep the (erroneous) rumors flying!
  • I agree that "inside candidate" rumors aren't helpful, but let's keep the discussion on the wiki civil.
  • It is definitely not an inside hire. 
  • received invitation for initial video conference interview (10/22) x3
  • just heard that Brown has invited some candidates to campus (12/11)
  • received invitation for campus interview (12/11)
  • Just received an interfolio generated negative response from Brown U (12/11) 
  • Does anyone know how many were invited to campus?
  • Four.
  • Search has failed; position will likely reopen next year at a different or open rank

Church Divinity School of the Pacific/Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary - Old TestamentEdit

This Old Testament faculty position, housed at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and shared by Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, will address the evolving curricular needs of both schools while having primary administrative and advising responsibilities at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective courses at both the M.Div. and Ph.D. levels in the ecumenical and interreligious Graduate Theological Union, and enable students to draw from the wisdom of their particular traditions and articulate the distinctiveness of those traditions.

We seek a scholar in early career who bridges the line between the academy and the church, and an engaging, dynamic teacher who can draw students into the task of relating biblical texts to Christian life and ministry in the world. We seek candidates who employ hermeneutical methodologies that draw out the relation of sacred texts to living questions found in contemporary contexts, such as postcolonial, feminist, and secular post-Enlightenment understandings.

Candidates should have the capacity to teach Hebrew, including in online modalities. They should possess an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education and be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education and to engage in continuing education in an ecumenical setting. Candidates should also be eager to engage with the pastoral and formational processes of candidates preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.

This is a ranked position at the assistant or associate level for an initial appointment of three years, starting July 1, 2015, with potential tenure-track following the initial appointment. CDSP and PLTS welcome candidates with an earned PhD at time of employment.

The Church Divinity School of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons who would increase the racial/ethnic diversity of our faculties are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 500 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: a) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices; b) engage multicultural and pluralistic contexts; c) envision your role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; and d) contribute to the ongoing life of a seminary and graduate school of theology. Electronic applications are preferred.

  • Applications received by October 6, 2014, will be given priority, although applications will be received until the position is filled. Initial interviews by invitation will take place at the November meeting of the AAR/SBL.
  • Send completed application materials to CDSP via email at otsearch@cdsp.edu. For questions about application process or the position, please contact Elsbeth Wetherill.
  • Did anyone hear from CDSP?
  • Received email requesting references and invitation for interview at AAR/SBL. (October)
  • Rejection e-mail (12/11 X2) (12/18)

Durham University (UK) - Senior Lecturer in OT/Hebrew BibleEdit

The Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University has a long-standing tradition of outstanding research and is widely recognized as one of the leading departments in its field. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise it was ranked first in the UK, while its teaching quality is shown in its consistently obtaining exceptionally high rankings in both National Student Surveys and independent league tables. Its strengths range across Biblical Studies (Old Testament / Hebrew Bible, New Testament, ancient Judaism, and Biblical languages), Christian theology (Greek and Latin patristics, the history and theology of late antiquity and the early middle ages, the Reformation, doctrinal and philosophical theology, and theological ethics), and the study of religion (the anthropology, sociology and psychology of religion). It also has centres in Catholic Studies and Death and Life Studies; and research projects in spirituality, theology and health, and Anglican studies.The Department has a welcoming and collegial atmosphere, and is beautifully sited between the Cathedral and the Castle on the World Heritage Site in the centre of the city of Durham.

The Department seeks to appoint a non-fixed-term Senior Lecturer in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible with effect from 1 September 2015. Those who currently teach in the area include Professors Walter Moberly and Stuart Weeks, while several other staff in the Department have cross-disciplinary research interests that relate to the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible. There is a fortnightly Old Testament Research Seminar, at which papers are presented by leading scholars from the UK and abroad as well as by members of staff and research postgraduates. More information about the Department is available at http://www.dur.ac.uk/theology.religion/.

We invite applications from scholars with an established track record of excellent teaching and research in any aspect of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible studies, which may include ancient Judaism more broadly. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels, including the teaching of Hebrew, and may also be asked to contribute to teaching Aramaic or other ancient languages; to supervise postgraduate research students; to undertake outstanding research leading to publications of international significance; and to play a full part in the life of the department.

Eastern University (PA) - Professor, Biblical Studies (New Testament)Edit

Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a full-time, open-rank position in Biblical Studies (New Testament) in the Department of Christian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, beginning August 2015.   

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in New Testament. While no subspecialty is required, applicants should have an interest in the theological interpretation of Scripture, interdisciplinary work, and in bringing their scholarship and teaching to bear upon ethical issues. Responsibilities for the position include teaching introductory courses in Old and New Testament along with upper level courses in one’s major field of study.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but files received by November 1 will receive fullest consideration. Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation to jobs@eastern.edu
  • Location: Saint Davids, PA
  • About Eastern University: Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with our mission and community standards. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
  • See more at: http://www.eastern.edu/jobs/professor-biblical-studies-new-testament#sthash.rS66xgE1.dpuf
    • Received an e-mail invitation for an SBL interview (11/8) (x2)

Ecumenical Theological Seminary (MI) - 2 Full-Time Positions - Open DisciplineEdit

Assistant Professor - Open Discipline Search. Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) invites applications for two full-time faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, to start in August 2015.  We consider the disciplines for these positions to be open within a range of the following disciplines, as we are interested in finding faculty colleagues who are able to contribute to the desired strengths and aspirations of the Seminary through their competencies within specific disciplines and/or intentional interdisciplinarity:

-          Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
-          Practical Theology (including, but not exclusively: Christian education, congregational studies, pastoral care and counseling, preaching and worship, evangelism, spirituality, and sacred music)
-          Church History/Historical Theology
-          Systematic and Ecumenical Theology

In addition, we are interested in candidates who are able to demonstrate potential contributions within some of Ecumenical Theological Seminary’s main areas of interdisciplinary strength and urban commitments:

-          Ministry and Urban Economic Redevelopment
-          Religion and the Arts
-          Urban Agriculture and Environmentalism
-          Inter-Religious Dialogue

The roots of Ecumenical Theological Seminary go back to 1957 with the founding of the Institute for the Advancement of Pastoral Studies, the first center for continuing education for clergy in the United States. Over the years, a number of mergers and programs were initiated, culminating in today's ETS, now offering seven degree and certificate programs.  The Seminary achieved full accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools in 2006.  ETS is located in the heart of Detroit in the Midtown neighborhood.

The persons selected for these positions are expected to teach students at the graduate theological level in the M.A.P.S., M.Div., and D.Min. programs, as well as students from a broader educational level exploring pastoral ministry through our Diploma in Urban Ministry.  We are interested especially in applicants who have a vocational background in pastoral ministry to supplement their academic achievements, and successful candidates will have the Ph.D., Th.D., D.Phil., or their equivalent, or will have it by the time that employment begins.  The full range of duties expected of faculty members at Ecumenical Theological Seminary includes research and teaching, service on faculty committees, participation in faculty meetings and programs, advisement of students, and active participation in the life and work of the Seminary.

  • Applicants must provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and three confidential recommendation letters by email to President Stephen Butler Murray at smurray@etseminary.edu.  Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014.  We will conduct preliminary interviews at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in November in San Diego, although we will consider applications from those who are not able to meet with us for that round of preliminary interviews. Ecumenical Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Georgia Southern University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor, Hebrew BibleEdit

The Department of Literature and Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the area of Hebrew Bible. Georgia Southern University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. At Georgia Southern we provide a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.

Founded in 1906, the University now serves more than 20,500 students and offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Our 900 acre park-like campus in Statesboro, Georgia is not far from historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island and provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college in a classic Main Street community.

Within this setting, the Religious Studies Program introduces students to scholarly attempts to understand and explain religion within the context of social life. A specialist in Hebrew Bible would engage historical and critical methods in Biblical studies, along with teaching students how to employ theories and methods from different disciplines in the academic study of religion. The candidate will work with other faculty to recruit students to a growing program with over 60 Religious Studies minors.

Position Description: Reporting to the Chair of Literature and Philosophy, the Assistant Professor of Religious Studies will teach three courses per semester (with the occasional possibility of additional reassigned time for research), including courses in Biblical studies as well as general courses that introduce students to theory and methods in the study of religion. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda evidenced by publications and presentations in professional venues. Service to the department and university is also required. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Postmark deadline for receipt of applications is October 17, 2014. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample of no more than 30 pages; a syllabus from a course the candidate has taught or would propose to teach; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications, submitted by mail or electronically, will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to: Finbarr Curtis, Search Chair, Search # 67218, Department of Literature and Philosophy, Georgia Southern University, P. O. Box 8023, Statesboro GA 30460-8023. Electronic mail: fcurtis@georgiasouthern.edu. Telephone: 912-478-0222. More information about the institution is available through http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/litphi/.
  • FYI: the teaching profile of the inside candidate (D. Pioske) seems to match the job ad pretty closely.
  • It is not a done deal with the inside candidate, though--rumor has it the insider is also looking outside the position.
  • I've known a number of "inside candidates" who did not get the job--and I've been one.  There are a whole lot of factors that can come into play that may actually make an inside candidate less likely to get a job.  
  • Received email asking if authorized to work in the United States (YES) & need work sponorship (NO) - a necessary step in moving a candidate forward (11/3) -- outside candidate (x5)
  • Note that Georgia Southern is not on the AAR/SBL Employment Center's list of employers conducting interviews. Apparently they aren't doing conference interviews? <-- They aren't conducting interviews at SBL or AJS.
  • Received email asking me to have my letter writers send in recommendations and for me to send in evidence of teaching effectiveness. 11/22 -- x2 (update number)
  • Request for phone interview via e-mail.  12/6
  • All requests for interviews have gone out.
  • For on-campus interviews? Or for phone interviews?
  • As far as I know, for the phone interviews. And supposedly it was a very small number of interviewees (like 5). 
  • Invitations for on-campus interviews have been made.
  • Offer made and accepted.
  • Congrats!!

Greensboro College (NC) - Assistant Professor of Biblical StudiesEdit

Greensboro College, Greensboro, North Carolina, announces a tenure-track position in Biblical Studies at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2015 in the Department of Religion and Philosophy. We seek a biblical scholar with the capacity to teach introductory and upper-level courses in both Old and New Testament. Members of the department are expected to be committed to the broad Christian mission of the school and the mentoring of religion majors in particular, many of whom seek vocations in ministry. Must have Ph.D. /Th.D. in hand by time of appointment.

Greensboro College is a private, four-year, church-related, liberal-arts institution and, in keeping with the historic United Methodist ideal of nonsectarian education, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applications from minorities and women are especially encouraged.

  • "United Methodist-affiliated education is non-sectarian, open to all persons without restriction based on gender, race, religious preference, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, and grounded upon a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum that enables and supports faith exploration but not dogmatic indoctrination."
  • Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2014, and continue until position is filled. Send cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references electronically to the Dr. Dan Malotky, Founding Dean of the School of Humanities, at dmalotky@greensboro.edu. Candidates should also include a 400-500 word statement outlining how they envision their engagement in, and potential for professional growth at, a church-related school. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at ETS and AAR/SBL. For more information, visit Greensboro College at http://www.greensboro.edu/about/employment.cfm
  • If I were interested in this position, I'd ask some very hard questions about why they have an opening. There's a history here (+1), and I'm confused about it.
  • Care to elaborate? As it is, this sounds like a ploy to keep people from applying (I have a feeling stuff like that happens on here WAY too often.) (+1)
  • ^Agree this is vague and useless (even more useless than usual) information.  Not sure what the protocol is, but I move to delete that comment.
  • the college has had very serious financial problems in the past and has even had accreditation issues because of them (if you have any questions about the veracity of posters here, try googling things yourself!).  the previous holder of this position was essentially pushed out, despite doing an inordinate amount of service, being very popular with students, and publishing more than enough to be tenured.  not the most stable place.  apply, but be aware, and ask good questions if you get to the campus stage.  (and don't censor people (i am NOT the first commenter, and i will not be applying for this position) who try to add context.  listen to all who share insight, but keep your own counsel.)
  • See http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/troubled-greensboro-college-lays-off-6-faculty-members which states plans in March of 2013 to lay off 6 faculty by that academic year's end. In the Dec 2013 actions of the SACSCOC, Greensboro was removed from probation, see http://www.sacscoc.org/2013decemberActionsandDisclosureStatements/13cractdecember.pdf) (original poster of this commment edited this; apparently they are on the list as accredited)
  • So...anyone heard anything? (11/18)
    • Nothing here.

A short list of 10 candidates for interviews has been formed. (11/20) <------ have the invitations gone out?

  • I assume the invitations went out.  I emailed the chair to inquire about the status of the search, and he replied that they have 8 interviews scheduled this weekend and 2 more that will be conducted via phone or skype.  I do find it odd that none of these 10 seem to use this site (or at least have not chimed in).
  • Had interview at SBL but have not heard anything since.  Sorry for the delay - first time posting. (12/17)
  • Had interview at SBL (11/23) 
  • Invited for campus interview (12/23)

Grove City College (PA) - Biblical and Religious StudiesEdit

Grove City College is accepting applications for a regular, full time faculty position in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies, beginning in the fall of 2015. Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant area, with seminary training desired. Scholars in the field of Old Testament studies are particularly welcomed to apply. However, strong candidates in either Systematic Theology or Theological Ethics will also be considered.

Part of the teaching load will include classes in the Grove City College General Education Program either in the Humanities Core area or in the Interaction of Science and Theology area. Evidence of potential for teaching excellence and demonstrated scholarly aspirations are valued. Pastoral, ministry, or mission experience is a plus.

The Grove City College Department of Biblical and Religious Studies is a robust and collegial community of scholars. Candidates must be committed to teaching highly motivated students at a Christian liberal arts institution. We are seeking a scholar who affirms the full authority of Scripture and who is passionate about teaching the Christian faith and mentoring students of all backgrounds. The candidate should be committed to working within a Department that is largely reformed in character. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications.

  • Send a current curriculum vitae, names of four references (three professional and one pastoral), copies of transcripts, and a letter of interest that includes an explanation of how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with Grove City College's unique mission as a Christian college (see http://www.gcc.edu/about/whoweare/Pages/Mission.aspx) to: Ms. Jamie N. Christy, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA 16127-2104 or electronically to employment@gcc.edu. Official transcripts may be requested later in the process. Completed applications should be received by February 2, 2015 for full consideration.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2014-2015
  • Rejection letter received by mail (3/18)
  • Contacted for phone interview via email (3/30) (x2)

High Point University (NC) - Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish StudiesEdit

The Department of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies to begin fall 2015. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent earned doctorate. The successful candidate must have strong expertise in theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible as well as literary and historical critical methods. The candidate is expected to have a background in Rabbinic Judaism and an informed understanding of modern Judaism. Candidate must also be familiar with Second Temple Jewish literature, deuterocanonical and pseudepigraphal, as well as the languages necessary to the study of canonical and non-canonical texts. Candidates must demonstrate a robust research agenda and a dedication and preparation to teaching undergraduate courses in the context of a liberal arts institution related to the United Methodist Church. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Ms. Shannon LeFever, slefever@highpoint.edu. Inquiries about the position can be sent to Dr. Christopher A. Franks, cfranks@highpoint.edu. High Point University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

  • Priority will be given to applications received by Nov. 1, 2014.
  • 23 October 2014: Ad is being reposted on AAR/SBL site and broaded. Here is what the new material will say:
  • Request for interview at SBL/AAR via phone (11/15) x 4
  • Interview request by email (11/15) x 3
  • How do those getting interviews fit with the added "teach courses in Judaism" requirement?
  • I can teach basic courses in the Rabbinic and Modern periods, but it is not my research focus. x2
  • I can teach modern Judaism, and could teach an intro to HB class but it isn't my specialty x1
  • My field is actually modern Judaism, though I teach Bible and Talmud as well.
  • Rejection e-mail (11/20) x 6
  • Follow up to the interview phone call x2
  • What did your follow-up call ask about? --Was the purpose of the call to set up an on-campus interview?
  • My follow-up was just about a question they said they forgot to ask in the interview. We had a quick (10 minute) phone conversation.
  • Phone call invitation to on-campus interview (12/12). x2
  • Offer was made.
  • First offer declined.
  • Without any specification of a hire, rejection e-mail. (4/13(
  • Received email saying the search failed this year, and that a similar search would take place next year. Was invited to reapply. June 5, 2015 x1 

Houston Baptist University - Open Rank/Open Discipline (Pref for OT)Edit

Houston Baptist University seeks a professor for the Department of Theology. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should be available to begin work in August, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will have appropriate academic (PhD or terminal degree) and professional experience in a field related to one of the programs in the Department of Theology. The candidate will provide documentation of an excellent teaching record and evidence of scholarly interests and achievements. Candidates should have a strong research record. In addition, candidates may be considered for the role of Director of one of the graduate programs in the School of Christian Thought.

  • [posted 11/18/14]
  • A friend said they have preferences for Old Testament and/or Historical/Systematic Theology, but they are accepting applications from any discipline in the Department.
  • They are likely starting an MDiv program, so the Director role would probably be for that.
  • We'll start an initial review of applications in mid-January, so please submit your information by Jan 10, 2015.
  • They've had administrative changes at the Provost level, and that has severely delayed the hiring process.
  • Job search cancelled for this year.

Houston Baptist University - Open Rank/Classics and Biblical LanguagesEdit

Houston Baptist University seeks a professor for the Department of Classics and Biblical Languages. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should be available to begin work in August, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will have appropriate academic (PhD or terminal degree) and professional experience in a field related to one of the programs in the Department of Classics and Biblical Languages. The candidate will provide documentation of an excellent teaching record and evidence of scholarly interests and achievements. Candidates should have a strong research record. In addition, candidates may be considered for the role of Director of one of the graduate programs in the School of Christian Thought.

  • [posted 11/18/14]
  • A friend said they have preferences for someone that can teach two of their three languages: Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
  • They are likely starting an MDiv program, so the Director role would probably be for that.
  • We'll start an initial review of applications in mid-January, so please submit your information by Jan 10, 2015.
  • Job search cancelled for this year.

Howard University (DC) - Asst. Professor, Hebrew BibleEdit

Howard University School of Divinity invites applications for a position in Hebrew Bible at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2015. We are seeking candidates with broad interests and competencies to diversify and strengthen the divinity schools offerings in biblical studies. The successful candidate will show evidence of ability to teach online courses or willingness to become adept at doing so. The position requires thorough competence in biblical Hebrew and working knowledge of related Semitic languages, familiarity with the social context of ancient Israelite culture including its neighbors in Canaan, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Cush. Expertise in the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible with grounding in both historical critical methods and contemporary hermeneutical approaches is also necessary. Bilingual candidates who speak English and either Spanish or Korean are a plus.

Applicants must hold a PhD or the equivalent by the fall of 2015. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly publication and teaching excellence as well as a penchant for interdisciplinary work or will demonstrate promise of excellence in these areas. The successful candidate will have a teaching load of five courses at the masters (and possibly doctoral) degree level per year and will participate in committee work and advise students.

  • Letters of application, accompanied by curriculum vitae, writing sample and/or select publications, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a statement of up to 500 words describing the role of teaching and scholarship in a) employing a diversity of pedagogical practices; b) engaging multicultural and pluralistic contexts; c) envisioning preparation of leaders for the church, the academy, and society; and d) contributing to the ongoing life of a graduate school of theology should be sent to: Hebrew Bible Search Committee, c/o Office of Academic Affairs, Howard University School of Divinity, 1400 Shepherd Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. Initial inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kwasi Kwakye-Nuako at kkwakye-nuako@howard.edu. Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled. Located within a research extensive university setting, HUSD is a culturally diverse community that strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. [posted 11/04/14]
  • Did anyone hear back from them?  I've emailed them but haven't received a response.
  • Has anyone been contacted about this position?
  • Contacted for Google Hangout interview via e-mail (1/13) (x2)
  • Invited for on-campus interview via e-mail (2/11)
  • Offer made and accepted (5/1)

Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) - New TestamentEdit

The School of Theology and Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Biblical Literature with a specialization in New Testament. The primary focus of this position is the teaching of courses in related to the New Testament that form and equip students for a lifetime of transformational service to the global church in both professional and lay ministry settings.

Responsibilities include teaching New Testament courses in undergraduate and graduate programs (such as Introduction to the New Testament, Biblical Theology, and various book or genre focused New Testament courses), standard advising and committee work. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant ministry and teaching experience. A Ph.D. in fields related to Biblical Literature is strongly preferred. Doctoral candidates may be considered. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preference will be given to members/clergy of The Wesleyan Church though a diversity of evangelical traditions will be considered and are invited to apply.

Successful candidates will be creative in their approach to undergraduate and graduate education and embrace a collaborative learning environment. The candidate must be a committed Christian who embraces a Christ-centered approach to liberal arts education and operates from a broadly evangelical Wesleyan theological perspective. The candidate should be able to start full time employment in the fall of 2015, pending funding.

Especially welcome are applications from those who bring diverse ethnic, racial, and international perspectives to their teaching, scholarship, and Christian faith.

Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian academic community. A member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, it is ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the Best in the Midwest master's universities, is listed among "America's Best College Buys," and is recognized among the top tier of the Best Christian Workplaces in the large organization category. The School of Theology and Ministry forms over 400 students for varied ministry settings and vocations and services 2900 undergraduate students' general education.

  • Interested parties should email a cover letter and vitae to Dr. Darlene Bressler care of Jennifer Vermilion (Jennifer.Vermilion@indwes.edu). Dr. Bressler serves as the Vice President and Academic Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 S. Washington Street, Marion, IN 46953
  • Deadline Not Stated (posted 10/3/14)
  • Received an e-mail stating that my application "has been moved to the next phase of the process" and that I should complete a questionnaire with a variety of inquiries about teaching, research, faith, etc. (11/4) (x3)
    • After sending back the questionnaire, received an e-mail earlier this week (12/1-5) inviting me to fill out an official application form (x2)
    • Applied late in January, got a short rejection email.
    • Got rejection e-mail (2/6/14).  Heard from someone who knows faculty at the university that they had an internal candidate.

Misericordia University (PA) - Religious Studies (Biblical Studies or History of Christianity/History of Religion)Edit

Misericordia University is currently accepting applications for a full-time (ten month), tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.  The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Theology or Religious Studies with expertise in Biblical Studies or History of Christianity/History of Religion.  Evidence of competency to teach an introductory-level course in World Religions is required.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and active engagement in academic research.  Experience with interdisciplinary teaching and research will distinguish an application.  Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching and departmental and University-wide committee work.  

Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus.  Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal. Misericordia University, a 90-year-old Catholic institution founded and sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees and is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern PA, approximately 2 ½ hours from NYC and Philadelphia.  The University's approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service to others has resulted in its wide regional acclaim.

Applicants must send a letter of interest, an official transcript, C.V., and three letters of professional reference to hr@misericordia.edu.

North Park University (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological StudiesEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and the North Park Theological Seminary invite applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position. This position will teach both Bible and Theology with a 2/3 course load at the undergraduate level in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies and a 1/3 course load at the graduate level, ideally in Theology, in the Seminary. This position will focus on Latino/a Theology and/or Bible classes strongly incorporating Latino/a perspectives. The selected candidate will become a Faculty Fellow in the Office of Diversity as the advisor for the Latin American Student Association (LASO). In this role of Faculty Fellow, the selected candidate assists in supporting retention efforts of a growing Latino/a undergraduate student population. Candidates should have a strong commitment to academic scholarship, the ability to communicate well with students and colleagues. For the Seminary portion, the candidate should have the commitment to work with a strong program of ministerial formation that includes care for students.

A Ph.D. in a field of Biblical and/or Theological studies is required at the time of appointment.

The ability to incorporate teaching insights drawn from Latino/a studies and cultural perspectives is highly desirable. Compatibility with the theology and ethos of the Evangelical Covenant Church is essential. Pastoral experience will be an advantage.

North Park University seeks to appoint the most qualified and competent persons available who are in harmony with the mission of the university and its philosophy of Christian higher education. All full-time faculty members are expected to be committed Christians both in faith and action. Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian liberal arts school of over 3,000 students located in Chicago, Illinois. The school is owned by The Evangelical Covenant Church (http://www.covchurch.org) and seeks applicants with a personal commitment to our mission of Christian higher education, ethnic diversity, and the city. Over thirty-six per cent of the students are from international and underrepresented American populations. An equal opportunity employer.

  • Interested applicants should review the North Park Faculty Application and submit a letter of intent, current vita, three references, and official transcripts to:

Dr. Liza Ann Acosta, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Ave., Box 36,Chicago, IL 60625

Oklahoma Baptist University (OK) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Biblical and Theological StudiesEdit

The College of Theology and Ministry invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry educates and develops students by a thorough and rigorous curriculum of biblical and theological studies which includes classical disciplines such as history and philosophy. This includes preparation for Christian ministry in various settings and Cross-Cultural ministry nationally and internationally, all within the context of OBU's liberal arts curriculum.

Essential Functions:

Teaching courses in the field of Biblical and Theological Studies
Student advising as assigned
University committee service as assigned
Departmental duties as assigned

Education: Preferred: Ph.D. in a field of Biblical and Theological Studies, such as Theology or Biblical Ethics. (Some A.B.D. candidates may be considered.)

Experience:

Preferred: Pastoral Experience
Required: Higher education teaching experience

Special Requirements:

Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University
Will be an active member of a local Southern Baptist church.
  • TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a letter of application, and OBU Faculty application form: http://www.okbu.edu/businessaffairs/hr/jobs/faculty_app.pdf , vita, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Scan completed application along with all other requested materials to hr@okbu.edu.(Job posted 6/21/14)
  • THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - 8/28/2014

Pacific Theological College (Fiji) - Old Testament Studies Edit

The Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji, invites applications for an appointment as Lecturer in Old Testament.

The person appointed will teach courses for the BD and MTh programs; to supervise the research work of master and PhD students; to write and assess diploma-level courses for Pacific Theological College Extension Programme. S/he should be able to teach Hebrew and will share in the teaching responsibilities with other lecturers in the Department of Biblical Studies. And also to participate in the College’s other programs. Applicants should be able to help students to understand and interpret the Scriptures as Christians in their social and cultural contexts. Though the language of instruction is English, experience of teaching students for whom English is not their first language will be most helpful.

Qualification expected: Ph.D. or equivalent in Old Testament or related field, together with teaching, research, and ministry experience. The person appointed will be expected to take up duties as soon as possible.

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) is an ecumenical institution serving the region of the South Pacific. The persons appointed are expected to be sympathetic to the aspirations of the island nations of the region, open to diversity and value of their cultures, and willing to serve in an ecumenical community. Preference will be given to candidates from the South Pacific, however, consideration of candidates outside the region may well be necessary. Applications from women will be especially appreciated.

http://ptc.ac.fj/wp/?page_id=621

  • PTC has re-opened its search for a faculty position in Old Testament Studies (rank open; to start in mid- to late January 2015). The new deadline for applications is 20 October 2014.

Phillips Theological Seminary - New TestamentEdit

The seminary’s mission is to learn and teach how to be: attentive to God; responsible biblical and theological interpreters; faithful individuals and communities acting with God to transform the world. 

Purpose of Position: The person who fills this position will contribute to the curricula of Phillips Theological Seminary by teaching in the field of New Testament and will engage in ongoing scholarly academic research and conversation in her or his own areas of specialization. 

Teaching Responsibilities: 

This person will be responsible for teaching: Master’s degree programs, the Doctor of Ministry program and Diploma and Certificate programs

  • in the field of New Testament, particularly upper-level electives in exegesis and interpretation of the New Testament
  • New Testament Greek language and exegesis courses
  • at least one “Portal Course” per year with another member of the Phillips faculty. Portal Courses are the signature entry-level courses of the Master’s curricula in which students are introduced to interdisciplinary studies and collaborative leadership around four matters:  Conversation, Vocation, Context, and Interpretation. 
  • in on-campus modes (13-week schedule, intensive weeks or one or two weekends) and online

Qualifications: 

PhD or ThD in New Testament; ABD considered; rank open 

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive for faculty among peer institutions (i.e., free-standing ATS member schools that grant master’s and professional doctoral degrees in the U.S.) and commensurate with experience in teaching in higher education.  A full range of benefits is offered including health insurance for the faculty member, a 14% contribution to a retirement fund, generous funding to support research, travel and teaching online, and research sabbaticals.

  • Any news on this? 
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled and are being held soon. 
  • I believe an offer was extended and accepted (heard this 3/6). See announcement on the seminary's website here .

Princeton Theological Seminary - Tenure Track Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor of New TestamentEdit

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for a tenured or tenure-track professorship in New Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition. The search will be conducted at the level of assistant or associate professorship and will be made commensurate with the appointee's experience and record.

The candidate selected for this position is expected to be a scholar of recognized stature or demonstrable potential, who is dedicated to the church's life and work, equipped to teach women and men preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in New Testament studies, as well as the M.Div. or equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school, and at least three years of full-time teaching experience. Special competence in Pauline studies is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary's degree programs (M.Div., Th.M., M.A.T.S., and Ph.D.), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the Seminary's mission, the Department's needs, and the appointee's research interests. The duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary include excellent publication and teaching, including Ph.D. supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; and active participation in the Seminary's life.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application site at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationNT/.

  • Formal review of applications will begin on April 15, 2015. Employment will commence on July 1, 2016.

Princeton Theological Seminary - Associate or Full Professor of Old TestamentEdit

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for a tenured professorship in Old Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition. The search will be conducted at the level of associate or full professorship and will be made commensurate with the appointee's experience and record.

The candidate selected for this position is expected to be a scholar of recognized stature as a teacher and scholar with a well-established record of publication, who is dedicated to the church's life and work, equipped to teach women and men preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in Old Testament studies, as well as the M.Div. or equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.

The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary's degree programs (M.Div., Th.M., M.A.T.S., and Ph.D.), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the Seminary's mission, the Department's needs, and the appointee's research interests. The duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary include excellent publication and teaching, including Ph.D. supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; and active participation in the Seminary's life.

For those applying at the level of associate professor, a letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationOT/ Those applying at the level of full professor do not need to complete this online application, and instead may send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to: Dr. James F. Kay, Dean of Academic Affairs Princeton Theological Seminary P.O. Box 821 Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

or electronically at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

  • Formal review of applications will begin on April 15, 2015. Employment will commence on July 1, 2016.

Any idea why review of applications begins more than a year before the employment start-date? Or is "2016" an error?

  • I suspect because April 15 is quite late to begin reviewing applications to fill a fall position, especially when they are looking for an established scholar.

Randolph-Macon College (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, BibleEdit

Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a tenure track appointment in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning fall 2015, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Area of specialization: Bible. The successful candidate will be willing and able to teach a wide range of courses in both Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and New Testament/Christian Scriptures, along with some courses outside the area of Bible, such as Introduction to Religion, Christianity, Judaism, and World Religions: Western. He or she will also be expected to conduct research and pursue scholarly development activities and to participate in service to the college. Teaching duties include seven courses (3/1/3), consisting primarily of introductory Bible courses and topical courses (e.g., The Bible and Film, The Bible in America, and Women in the Bible) and secondarily of upper level Bible courses, some courses outside the area of Bible (as noted above), and possibly new courses in the person’s areas of concentration and interest. Ph.D. preferred, A.B.D. considered; evidence of effective teaching experience preferred. Ability to teach Biblical Hebrew is a plus. We seek a teacher-scholar who demonstrates excellence in teaching, commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts context, collegiality, flexibility, creativity, and interest in interdisciplinary work. The successful candidate will be an engaging instructor who can generate and sustain student interest in a variety of courses that, in various ways, focus primarily on the Bible and secondarily on other general interest introductory courses. He or she will be capable of and amenable to thinking theologically and ethically about the Bible, as well as historically and analytically.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV (including a list of references), transcripts (official or unofficial), and evidence of effective teaching, all in one PDF document, via e-mail to Mimi Carter (MimiCarter@rmc.edu), with the subject line: Religious Studies Search. Review of applications begins immediately. Preliminary interviews are planned for the 2014 AAR/SBL Annual Meeting. Completed applications received by December 15, 2014 will receive full consideration. If you applied for the Bible position Randolph-Macon College advertised last year and wish to be considered for this position, please send an e-mail to that effect and include any materials, listed above, that have changed. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. Randolph-Macon College is a residential, liberal arts, undergraduate college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, located just north of Richmond, Virginia. EOE.
  • This looks suspiciously familiar to the search that was run last year. Anyone know what's going on there?
  • I believe there was talk on this on the board last year. I *think* it was a failed search.
  • Well, seeing as this ad references "the Bible position Randolph-Macon College advertised last year," I'd say there is a reason it looks familiar.
  • I applied last year. In April, I received an email from the search chair that they had decided to post-pone hirting until this year and that my application materials would be retained for consideration. 
  • Just received email confirming that they have received my application. Anyone hear if the do plan on holding SBL interviews? (11/20) x2
  • Request for AAR/SBL Interview (11/20) (x2)
  • Recived an email on 12/16 saying that my application had been recieved and will be carefully considered. I applied last year and was interviewed at SBL, resubmitted an updated letter and CV thsi year, but was not at SBL so I wanst availabel for an interiew. I am not sure what this means in terms of their search process. 
  • The deadline was 12/15 so I think they just sent out an e-mail to everyone who sent in an application. I got one. I think they might just do Skype interviews ... but who knows?
  • I also received an e-mail on 12/16 saying that they have received my application (which I submitted more than a month ago).
  • I actually got two such emails, one on 11/20 and another on 12/16.  
  • invited for SBL interview (11/24), told decision for campus interviews would be made in January
  • Any news on this one (2/18)?
  • at SBL interview (Nov) was told decisions re: compus interviews wouldn't be made till mid-Feb; heard nothing since (as of 2/23)

Rosemont College (PA) - Biblical Studies or World ReligionsEdit

Rosemont College, located in suburban Philadelphia. is a community of learners dedicated to excellence and joy in the pursuit of knowledge. Since 1921, thousands of students have benefited as recipients of an education from the world's only Catholic college offering Cornelia Connelly's "solid education - one grounded in the liberal arts. but focused on developing the unique gifts of each person.

The Undergraduate College of Rosemont College is seeking a full-time faculty member in Religious Studies for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking an individual with specialization in either biblical studies or world religions. The successful candidate will teach in both areas.

Duties and Responsibilities: This faculty position entails responsibility for teaching courses in biblical studies and world religions. Many of these courses will be taught at the introductory level or in Rosemont College's General Education program. These courses can fulfill the College's religious studies requirements or be interdisciplinary courses that will meet requirements in areas of our GE curriculum such as ethics, sustainability, or global awareness. Ability to teach courses in interreligious dialogue, religious violence and peacemaking, and Holocaust and genocides are also desirable. A full-time load is 12 credit hours, approximately 4 courses per semester. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute in scholarship and service as defined by the Boyer model. The position begins in the fall 2015.

Required documents are: cover letter. CV, writing sample, copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS SENT VIA E-MAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

To apply, please begin by completing an online application found on the Rosemont College website: https://jobs.rosemont.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp.

If you do not have Reference Letters at the time of applying for the position, simply upload a word document that states "Letters of Reference to come". Once you have your Reference Letters, they can be emailed to employment@rosemont.edu and they will be attached to your online application.

If you have any technical problems while applying for this position, please contact the website admin at 1-800-978-4545. If you are having trouble attaching documents, please contact employment@rosemont.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin January 30th, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (WI) - Assistant Professor of New TestamentEdit

SACRED HEART SEMINARY AND SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY seeks candidates for a full-time graduate-level teaching appointment in New Testament starting August 2015. The successful candidate will possess a doctorate in Biblical Studies and be willing to occasionally teach Old Testament, Greek and/or Hebrew courses. Candidates possessing a canonical degree are highly encouraged to apply. Rank and salary will be determined on the basis of academic credentials, publication record, and teaching experience.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of interest, teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae to academicvp@shsst.edu. Located in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology is a Roman Catholic graduate institution specializing in priestly formation for men of all ages with a special emphasis on seminarians over 30 years of age.
  • Received phone call on 11/19 informing me that Sacred Heart wanted to do an informal interview at SBL. I was told in the conversation that I was one of four finalists. Decisions regarding campus visits would take place around December 15th.
  • Received email 12/3 saying I was one of the 3 finalists. I was also asked to have a 30 to 45 minute phone conversation with the hiring committee.
  • Received a phone call 12/15 inviting me to a campus interview in February

Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Asst. Prof. - Contextual Biblical StudiesEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2015, in Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible or Christian Testament), with a primary research specialization in one or more of the following contextual approaches: postcolonial, feminist, African-American, Asian or Asian American, Latino/a interpretations. The candidate must demonstrate potential for success as a teaching scholar and understand and support the University's Jesuit, Catholic mission.

Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College or University.

The department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University is multidisciplinary, with over twenty full-time faculty representing a variety of fields in biblical, theological and religious studies (www.scu.edu/religiousstudies). The successful candidate will offer a range of undergraduate courses that would serve the department's participation in the University's Core Curriculum (www.scu.edu/core), our major, and the Lived Religion Collaborative (formerly known as the Local Religion Project), as well as occasional courses in our Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (www.scu.edu/cas/pastoralministries). The candidate will teach six courses per year on the quarter system.

Applicants are invited to visit the University's website (www.scu.edu) for background on Santa Clara's mission, scope of programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, demographic information on the diverse student population we serve, and the integrated strategic plan, which includes as a central priority the goal of advancing contemporary theological studies, education and ministry (www.scu.edu/santaclara2020/plans/elaborated.cfm).

Start Date: 09/01/2015

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter or personal statement that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) a projected research agenda, © the applicant's experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities, (d) a statement on how the applicant's research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections and contribute to College or university priorities, and (e) the applicant's understanding of the mission of Santa Clara as a Jesuit, Catholic university; (2) a curriculum vitae and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (3) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from any courses taught; (4) an example of scholarship (e.g., a dissertation chapter or in-press or published article); and (5) three letters of recommendation (applicants will submit reference contact information only; the University will solicit the letters from references directly).

Submit all application materials through the hiring portal at https://jobs.scu.edu.

  • Required documents are due by September 8, 2014. Only files with all documents submitted by the deadline will be reviewed. To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
  • Received gracious rejection letter. (11/4)  
  • --website says my app is no longer being considered but I did not receive a gracious rejection letter, nor any rejection letter (x4)
    • 11/11--received the most gracious rejection e-mail that showed having actually engaged with my application and knowledge of my work (x2)
  • Had Skype interview. Waiting on call back for on campus. Anyone hear anything?
  • Apparently the offer has been extended and accepted.

St. Thomas University (FL) - Biblical TheologyEdit

The School of Theology and Ministry at St. Thomas University seeks qualified and experienced applicants for a full-time faculty position in Biblical Theology for Fall 2015. The School of Theology and Ministry especially welcomes candidates with the ability to teach a range of courses including Biblical Theology, and whose priorities are student interaction and the desire to have an impact on their local church. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. or its equivalent in the area of Biblical Theology at the time of the appointment. The position includes full expectations of teaching, research, and service as contracted and the candidate should be able to work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues and students while supporting the robust and ever growing School of Theology and Ministrys commitment to pastoral ministries, multicultural theological challenges, inclusiveness, social justice, as well as ecumenical and interreligious collaboration.

St. Thomas University, a Catholic Archdiocesan university located in culturally rich and diverse South Florida, embraces diversity. With a notably large Hispanic community and about 25% of our students from various communities of African-descent, St. Thomas welcomes people of all faiths with a broadly representative faculty that is sensitive to interreligious, racial, and cross cultural issues.

  • Application Process: Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (officials required upon hire), and contact information for three professional references sent to facsearch@stu.edu in MS Word or Adobe PDF format only. Review of applicants will begin September 1, 2014 and the deadline for applications will be January 9, 2015. E-Verify/EOE. Criminal background check is required.
  • Is anyone else having a hard time hearing back from St. Thomas on inquiries about the application process or the position? BTW, the phrasing of the title of the academic position is very odd. 
  • About a week ago I received a nice email from Human Resources saying that my application was being forwarded to the search committee. That's all I've heard. I've got to admit that I'm kind of confused about the whole January 9th as the deadline even though they're apparently screening applicants right now.
  • Has anyone heard anything more about this position?
    • They were listed as having only open interviews at SBL/AAR. I emailed at the conference and was asked to interview. The interview was rather short, maybe 15 minutes. Anyone else interview?

Texas Christian University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor, New Testament and Early ChristianityEdit

Texas Christian University, Department of Religion, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in New Testament and Early Christianity to begin August 2015.

Teaching responsibilities involve 5 courses a year, including Greek, upper level undergraduate offerings in New Testament and early Christianity, and introductory Religion courses that meet TCU Core Curriculum requirements. The successful candidate will participate in the Classical Studies minor of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and may give support to the Jewish Studies Program of Brite Divinity School/TCU.

Position Requirements: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent in New Testament and early Christianity by August 15, 2015. Interest and competency in the religious and philosophical traditions of the Greco-Roman period and in Second Temple Judiasim will be highly desirable.

Initial applications, which must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com/, include a letter (addressed to Dr. David Moessner, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position and a curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by the reviewer directly to Jacqulyn Curry at j.curry@tcu.edu or at TCU Human Resources, TCU Box 298200, Fort Worth, TX 76129. TCU is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or veteran status.

The department (http://www.rel.tcu.edu) is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Consideration of candidates will begin on October 6, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

  • 6/10  Anyone having trouble submitting the application on iGreentree?
  • 10/6 If you hit the green text that says "CSS Faculty" on the igreentree website you will be re-directed to the site where you can create your name and password in order to submit your application materials.  Hope that helps.
  • 11/5 received email invite for SBL/AAR interview (x3)
  • 3 second interviews requested (wow, 3 seconds is a short interview!)
  • offer made and accepted

Trinity Lutheran Seminary (OH) - TT Position - Old TestamentEdit

Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) with strong ecumenical commitments, is pleased to announce a search for a full-time, tenure-eligible position in Old Testament to be filled by July 1, 2015, with teaching responsibilities to begin in the fall of 2015.The person chosen for this position will have these qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or its equivalent in Old Testament
  • Demonstrated excellence as a teacher and leader or evidence of significant promise in these areas
  • Experience in developing and teaching high-quality online courses or evidence of commitment to develop expertise in this area
  • Experience in congregational ministry
  • Spanish language skills or a commitment to attaining them
  • Experience with international travel, particularly in the Middle East, or a commitment to attain it
  • Evidence of published scholarship
  • A passion for the mission of Trinity Lutheran Seminary

The person chosen for this position will have these responsibilities:

  • Teach 4-5 courses per year (core and elective courses in Old Testament, as well as Hebrew language)
  • Share normal faculty responsibilties for advising students and serving on seminary committees
  • Be an active member of a local congregation and participate in the wider life of the church
  • Strive for continual improvement as a member of the academy through study, research and writing, and diligent attention to pedagogical methods

Women, persons of color, and persons of Hispanic or Latino/a descent are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Letters of application or nominations that address the qualities listed above, along with a curriculum vitae, will be received through December 5, 2014, or until the position is filled. Those interested in the position should visit the Trinity Lutheran Seminary website at http://www.tlsohio.edu and contact Dr. Brad A. Binau, Academic Dean, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 East Main Street, Columbus, OH  43209. 614-235-4136. bbinau@tlsohio.edu
  • Invited via e-mail - interview at SBL (11/13) (x2)
  • Anyone know their timeline for next steps?
  • I believe they will be contacting the finalists before the holidays and then on-campus interviews will be conducted in February.
  • Did anyone hear back from TLS?
  • Rejection email (12/22) (x2)

Trinity Western University (BC, CAN) - Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, with a specialization in Dead Sea ScrollsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Trinity Western University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, with a specialization in Dead Sea Scrolls, to commence August 16, 2015. Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. or equivalent; show evidence of skilled and dynamic teaching ability at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and have a strong track-record of scholarly research and publication.

Trinity Western University is recognized as a top-ranked academic institution, and as the preeminent Christian university in Canada. The Department of Religious Studies constitutes one of the largest and academically active departments of its kind in North America, and is fully committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will contribute to a close-knit community of scholars, and should be a team-player who displays a collegial demeanour and exhibits strong people skills.

The department seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar who is committed to working within a highly effective and interdisciplinary liberal arts program. The successful candidate will be an engaging educator who is deeply committed to the intellectual and spiritual formation of students and to the importance of thinking historically and theologically about the biblical text.

Specific teaching responsibilities will include teaching a full course load each academic year, including introductory, upper level, and MA courses in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, Biblical Hebrew and Cognate Languages, and more specialized courses developed by the department’s internationally recognized Dead Sea Scrolls Institute.

The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills, be involved in various university administrative responsibilities, and be prepared and able to undertake future administrative leadership roles.

  • Interested candidates are requested to complete the on-line application at http://www.twu.ca/divisions/hr/join/faculty-positions.html. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found, subject to budget approval. In addition to your cover letter and curriculum vitae, your online application should also include documentation outlining your area(s) of interest, major contributions to teaching, research and practice as well as verification of Master’s degree. Specific queries regarding this position may be directed to Professor Bob Burkinshaw.
  • Trinity Western University is a liberal arts university and seeks candidates who are committed to and support its evangelical Christian basis, mission and orientation (see: Statement of Faith and theCommunity Covenant). More information about Trinity Western’s Department of Religious Studies can be found at http://www.twu.ca/academics/fhss/religious/. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

University of Arizona (AZ) - Classics - TT Asst. Prof. - New Testament and Early ChristianityEdit

The University of Arizona Department of Classics seeks to fill a tenure-stream position in New Testament and Early Christianity. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (tenure track or tenured). Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand. Candidates must have an active research agenda suited to a tenure-stream position in New Testament and Early Christianity, as well as strong credentials in the languages appropriate to the field. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of teaching at the university level. In addition to creating and offering undergraduate and graduate courses in New Testament and Early Christianity, this position will require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek. Candidates with additional research and/or teaching competencies in any of the following areas are of particular interest: Hellenistic and Late Antiquity Studies; Second Temple Judaisms; Byzantine Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Greco-Roman World; Greco-Roman Religions.

We seek candidates with the interdisciplinary finesse to participate actively in both Classics and the Religious Studies Program housed in the Department. Candidates with a background in program building are encouraged to apply, as the position will involve collaborating with faculty in multiple disciplines throughout the University of Arizona to develop thriving Greek Studies and Ancient Mediterranean Studies programs.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2014. Applications received by this time will be considered for preliminary meetings with members of the search committee at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in San Diego. Junior (non-tenured) applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, writing sample, and three letters of reference. Senior (tenured) applicants should submit a letter of interest and a CV. To apply, please visit the following site (Job Number 56654): www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=213944. For questions about the submission process, please contact Ms. Clarity White (clarityw@email.arizona.edu). Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Karen Seat at kkseat@email.arizona.edu. To learn more about the UA Department of Classics, visit: http://classics.arizona.edu/. To learn more about the UA Religious Studies Program, visit: http://religion.arizona.edu/.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (11/13)
    • Received invitation for AAR/SBL interview (Assistant Level x1) (11/14) 
    • Assistant or Associate level?
  • Anyone heard anything since AAR/SBL? <-- nothing yet. Did anyone catch when they said they'd let people know?
    • Follow-up skype interview w/ full committee (~8 people?) week of December 8. I do not know when they plan to contact finalists for campus visits. 
  • Four finalists were contacted for campus visits.
  • Received email rejection stating that offer was made and accepted.

University of California-Davis (CA) - Religious Studies - TT Asst. Professor - Premodern JudaismEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Premodern Judaism, from the postbiblical to late medieval period effective July 1, 2015. Research specialization within this area is open, and may include areas such as Second Temple Judaism, the formation of rabbinic literature, Judaism in the later Roman or Sasanian world, the reception of the Hebrew Bible in ancient and medieval Judaism, Judaism in medieval Europe and the medieval Mediterranean. Candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary work in areas already represented in the UC Davis program will be preferred. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in the Hebrew Bible and its reception, the history of Judaism, and Religious Studies broadly conceived, as well as specialized courses in premodern Judaism at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field must be in hand by the first day of classes, September 21, 2015. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego, CA on November 22-25, 2014 and the Association for Jewish Studies in Baltimore, MD on December 14-16, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

  • My recommenders were emailed yesterday or the day before and asked to submit letters [posted 10/23] (x2)
  • Received call to set up interview at AAR (11/6)
  • Offer Has Been Made (2/20)
  • Any updates? Heard they offered someone who researches Paul, but that there may be a spousal hire issue?
  • Offer has been accepted.

University of Chicago (IL) - Open Rank Professor - New Testament and Early Christian LiteratureEdit

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment in New Testament and Early Christian Literature. Rank and salary are open.

The successful candidate should have a deep knowledge of early Christian literature, both the texts that became the canonical New Testament and other writings of the first few centuries; exceptional 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 finesse. The candidate should have an informed understanding of the wider Graeco-Roman world, including Second Temple Judaisms. She or he should have a cogent and compelling research agenda, and ability to teach a range of courses in New Testament and ancient Christianity. Candidates should be able to contribute to the disciplined conversations that constitute the academic study of religion, as situated within the wider intellectual conversation of the University.

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 and advise Ph.D. students in 11 different areas of study, and masters level students in M.A. and M.Div. programs, offering courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Many faculty hold associate appointments in other departments and schools of the University; such associations are encouraged. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a quarter system; in most cases that leaves one quarter open for research in residence (in addition to summers free for scholarship).

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of candidates will commence on October 1, 2014. Application should be made online, at http://tinyurl.com/oj7wbnm All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
  • I do not see a way to submit letters of reference via that link, nor are they mentioned in the job description.

Search failed.  (On a related note, they have recently advertised a visiting NT position beginning Fall 2015. See here - https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp)

Has anyone that applied for this re-posting heard anything back ?

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of New TestamentEdit

The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a position in New Testament with appointment to begin in August of 2015. Area of specialization is open; rank is assistant professor.

The successful candidates will be sympathetic to the mission of the University of Notre Dame, which seeks a distinctive educational and scholarly excellence founded on its Catholic identity. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and members of under-represented ethnic groups. The University particularly seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu. Please submit by email attachment a letter of application and CV to Professor J. Matthew Ashley, Chair, Department of Theology, at theodept@nd.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be sent independently to the same email address, with hard copies to follow sent to Department of Theology, 130 Malloy Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN 46556.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Does anyone know if this job entails working with graduate students in addition to teaching at the undergraduate level?
  • Not applying for this job (or this area, for that matter) and I have no idea about this particular position, but I generally assume that unless it's explicitly stated otherwise, if a position is at an institution with graduate students, they will assume you will be working with graduate students.
  • ^classic academic way of saying "I don't know".
  • does anybody know why this job no longer shows up on the SBL list?
  • because they didn't pay for the ad to renew. from a friend of mine who works there, the search committee only formed a week ago.
  • Received e-mail invite for SBL/AAR interview [11/6] (x1)
    • Any word about campus interviews since SBL/AAR? 
    • Received invitation for on-campus interview. 
    • 14 Jan.: Received a polite rejection e-mail.
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Oklahoma (OK) - New Testament/Early Christianity and Theories and Methods in Religious StudiesEdit

The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position for Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, with a 2/2 teaching load, beginning August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in the New Testament and early Christianity that complement the specializations of our current faculty, and will show promise of both scholarly and pedagogical excellence. Ability to teach courses on gender and religion, theory and methods is highly desirable. A completed doctorate or strong evidence of timely completion by the date of appointment is required. The position will be housed in the rapidly expanding interdisciplinary Religious Studies program.

  • Screening begins November 1, 2014, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Salary is competitive. Applications should include a cover letter, cv, graduate school transcript(s), statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Application materials should be delivered online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4782.
  • Does anyone know if I have to wait until all my references have uploaded their letters to the online application system before clicking "Apply"? In other words, if I click Apply before all the letters are uploaded, will the final letter(s) make it into my application after the fact?
  • Click "Apply." Your letters will still be uploaded. In fact, if my understanding is correct, it is only after you click "Apply" that the system sends an automatically generated email to your references soliciting their letters.
  • Received a routine Affirmative Action/Disability form from them today (10/18). This means nothing, of course, except that they are starting to sort through the applications. (x3)
  • To whom do we address the letter of application?
  • Received an e-mail asking if I would be at AAR/SBL because they need "statistics" on the number of applicants who will be there (11/5)
  • Received an e-mail invitation for an AAR/SBL interview (11/9) (x3)
  • Did the search committee indicate to anyone when interviewees should expect to hear back from them?
  • Invited for a campus interview (12/4) (x2)
  • Offer accepted 

University of Oxford (UK) -  Associate Professor of New Testament StudiesEdit

FACULTY OF THEOLOGY AND RELIGION in association with Keble College 

Salary: £44,620 - £59,914 p.a. 

The University proposes to appoint an Associate Professor in New Testament Studies. The post is available from 1 October 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointee will be a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion and hold a tutorial fellowship at Keble College.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher in New Testament Studies. She/He will have a record of world-class research and publication in some aspect of the study of the New Testament and wide experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. 

The Associate Professor will undertake research and scholarship on the New Testament, give lectures, classes and tutorials, supervise, support and examine students at all levels, and play a part in the administrative work of the faculty and the college. She/He will hold a doctorate in any field relating to New Testament studies and have a research record of international standing in the field. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching and an ability to engage in syllabus development in Biblical Studies, evidence of competence in research supervision and of the ability to raise research funding, evidence of the ability and commitment to participate in the wider academic activities of both faculty and college, as well as sympathy for the nature and aims of the college and a willingness to participate in collegiate life and government.

  • The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 November 2014. Interviews will take place in Oxford on 15 January 2015.
  • Note that the title of 'assistant professor' doesn't exist in Oxford, so this is effectively the equivalent of an open rank search that would welcome applications from more junior scholars
  • Wouldn't the salary be a bit much for a junior scholar? Based on my experience of the UK salary scale, this appears not to be a junior position (i.e., someone's first permanent post). Although maybe the salary range isn't meant to be definite?
  • Well the salary looks bigger because Oxford is a very expensive place to live, and technically it is a joint appointment with University and College contracts, including a housing allowance from the latter. But several recent hires in Oxford have been on the more junior end, and all 'University Lecturers' (to use the erstwhile internal Oxford lingo) are on this scale.
  • The previous comments are not strictly untrue. But have a look at the job description. (1) They expect research & publications, graduate as well as undergraduate teaching experience, some other competencies (grants, syllabus development), etc. Also (2) title and the salary are relatively 'open' but if memory serves junior Oxford grades like postdoctoral fellows, departmental lecturers, miscellaneous college teaching posts etc. are paid quite a bit less (as are junior appointments at other UK universities). As a result, these high-spec Oxbridge jobs envisage, and usually attract, a 'post-postdoctoral' or early mid-career crowd. So while of course a very junior applicant could in principle bewitch a committee and carry the day (as one did recently in OT there), the competition normally involves a highly international field of applicants with a monograph or two and a previous job under their belt. Salary: this relates to rank and responsibility and has nothing to do with the cost of living. True, only the independently wealthy or fiscally suicidal now live in places like North Oxford, where family-sized houses run to either seven figures or eight. But it's my impression that recent hires (both junior and senior!) either downsize on space and expectations or live in the (gorgeous) countryside and commute.
  • Interviews scheduled for January.
  • Offer accepted.

University of Scranton (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, Old TestamentEdit

Tenure track, Assistant Professor, appointment in Old Testament. Completed Ph.D. (or ABD, with completion of the doctorate by August, 2015) is required, as is a commitment to undergraduate teaching, and the capacity and interest to pursue research in their field. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate survey courses as well as upper level and graduate courses in Scripture. The ability and desire to teach in other areas of Catholic theology is preferred.

All applications must be completed on-line. For more complete position description and specific information about the application procedure, please go to https://universityofscrantonjobs.com

  • Applications received by November 1st will be assured full consideration.
  • Has anyone heard back yet? No (x1), but it's only Nov 6 & applications were due just 5 days ago.
  • Got an email on November 6 inviting me for a conference interview at AAR/SBL. (3x)
  • Phone call invitation to on-campus interview.
  • when did you hear?

Offer made and accepted.

University of Sydney - Lecturer in Hebrew, Biblical, and Jewish StudiesEdit

The Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, within the School of Languages and Cultures, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the fields of Biblical and post-Biblical Hebrew, and Biblical Studies. The University of Sydney is the only tertiary institution in Australia which offers a full program in Classical Hebrew and Biblical Studies at undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels.  Applications due May 3, 2015.

http://sydney.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.processJobSearch&jobid=eec4894e-bc4e-a95c-4edd-803f050a5551&CurATC=EXT&CurBID=949319bc-8898-4f11-ac4b-9db401358504&jobsListKey=0c8cba42-2dfe-4a27-9213-b6f27844aff2&persistVariables=CurATC%2CCurBID%2CjobsListKey&lid=64958440008

This is a fixed term, six-year contract and should be listed in the section below (Yes and no. The tenure-track system doesn't exist in the same way in Australia. So jobs are often offered as contracts that are renewable.)

Vanderbilt University (USA:TN) - Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities: http://syriaca.org/blog/2015/05/visiting-professor/
  • The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year.
  • The Visiting Research Assistant Professor will work full time on the publications of Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal (http://syriaca.org/), a digital reference project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • The researcher will be affiliated with an academic unit at Vanderbilt University depending on expertise (Classics, Divinity, History, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion, etc.). The scholar will also be invited to take an active role in the life of Vanderbilt’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, including its Digital Humanities seminar.
  • A complete application will include the following materials: 1. A cover letter indicating applicant’s qualifications in Syriac studies and, if applicable, digital humanities; 2. A current curriculum vitae; 3. A scholarly publication, dissertation chapter, or digital project representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential (these should be uploaded as attachments in the section marked “Resume and Cover Letter”); 4. Contact information for three referees.
  • Deadline: May 22, 2015
  • The committee will begin review of applications immediately, with priority given to those applications received by May 22. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Western Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Prof. New TestamentEdit

Western Kentucky University Department of Philosophy and Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in New Testament. Exceptional candidates with the requisite years of experience may be considered at the Associate Professor rank.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., a broad training in the study of the Bible and its historical context, expertise in the relevant language(s), a demonstrated interest in crossing the divide between Biblical Studies and Religious Studies, and an ability to teach introductory, advanced, and graduate courses. He or she will provide advising and mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students and appropriate service to the department, college, and university. He or she also will be engaged in an active research agenda.

The successful candidate will be joining the faculty of a vibrant undergraduate and graduate program in Religious Studies. The undergraduate Religious Studies program at Western Kentucky University is the only one at a public institution in the state of Kentucky. The M.A. program in Religious Studies is in its fourth year, and recently has sent students on to Ph.D. programs in Religious Studies, Humanities, and Asian Studies.

  • Send letter of application, vita, three letters of reference, and graduate transcripts to New Testament Search; Department of Philosophy and Religion, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd, #31086, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Application materials should be sent in hard copy. Queries may be sent via e-mail to NTsearch@wku.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. WKU is a dynamic, comprehensive university committed to the promotion of stewardship and student engagement.

Wheaton College (IL) - Blanchard Chair of Old TestamentEdit

Wheaton College seeks candidates for a Blanchard Chair of Old Testament. This position is a full time, tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2015. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., evidence of outstanding teaching and a distinguished record of research and scholarship in Old Testament studies. The position involves mentoring doctoral students, teaching doctoral seminars and playing a leading role in the master's program in biblical exegesis. Teaching load involves 12 semester hours per year. 

Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Judi Nychay, Blanchard Chair of Old Testament Search Committee, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593 or via email to: blanchardotsearch@wheaton.edu  Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to the 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. Applications will be mailed to promising candidates.

  • Application deadline: September 30, 2014.

Note: this is what "adhere to the lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant" means:

http://www.wheaton.edu/about-wheaton/community-covenant

Living the Christian Life

We believe these biblical standards will show themselves in a distinctly Christian way of life, an approach to living we expect of ourselves and of one another. This lifestyle involves practicing those attitudes and actions the Bible portrays as virtues and avoiding those the Bible portrays as sinful.  .....By contrast, Scripture condemns the following:

  • sexual immorality, such as the use of pornography (Matt. 5:27-28), pre-marital sex, adultery, homosexual behavior and all other sexual relations outside the bounds of marriage between a man and woman (Rom. 1:21-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Gen. 2:24; Eph. 5:31).

Limitations on "non-descrimination" employment policies at Wheaton College.

  • Received gracious rejection form letter (11/14)

Whitworth University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor of Biblical StudiesEdit

College of Arts and Sciences

Tenure Track

Start Date: July 1, 2015

Whitworth's Theology Department excels in introducing students to the Christian faith. The curriculum includes courses in a wide variety of subjects, including biblical languages, biblical studies, Christian theology, church history, theological ethics, Christian spirituality, world religions, and philosophy of religion. The department also offers an MA in Theology and a Certification for Ministry track, which prepare students for vocational ministry. Faculty members in the department have earned a reputation for being excellent teachers, mentors, scholars, and servants of the church. Theology majors pursue a wide variety of vocational options in addition to traditional ministry in the church and para-church organizations. For a further description of the Theology Department and the work of its faculty, please see http://www.whitworth.edu/Academic/Department/Theology/index.aspx.

We are seeking an active biblical scholar who is passionate about teaching the Christian Scriptures and mentoring students of all backgrounds. The candidate should be excited to commit to Whitworth's distinctive mind and heart mission as a Reformed, evangelical, and ecumenical university. The area of specialization is open (within Old Testament or New Testament), but applicants must demonstrate the ability also to teach biblical theology more broadly and to connect their biblical scholarship to the life of the church. For a truly exceptional candidate, approval to hire at the level of Associate Professor may be sought.

Responsibilities and duties: Teach seven courses a year, concentrating on biblical studies and biblical theology; serve as mentor and advisor to students; engage in research and writing in biblical studies and related fields; participate in departmental activities and governance, professional activities, and faculty assemblies, development days, retreats, and committees; contribute expertise in biblical studies to the wider campus and church community.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities: Ph.D. or equivalent in biblical studies by August 2015.Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence at the university level. Evidence of the potential to make a scholarly contribution to either Old Testament or New Testament studies. A personal commitment to the Christian faith, to the integration of faith and learning, to the flourishing of both global and local church, and to service to the Christian community. Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the duration of appointment. Must be able to communicate effectively in English. Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives. A commitment to equal opportunity for all persons. A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.

Background check and education verification required

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following documents are required to complete the online application form at http://www.whitworth.edu/jobs

1. A letter of interest.
2. Your curriculum vitae.
3. A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references; two of these must be academic references, one may be a pastor or someone who is able to speak to your ability to connect your scholarship to the life of the church, to introduce students to the Christian faith and to mentor students of all backgrounds.
4. Your graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial).
5. Three recent student course evaluations or a note explaining why they are not available.
6. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith. For expanded guidelines, please see http://www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay

For more information please contact Dr. Jonathan Moo (jmoo@whitworth.edu)

  • Application review begins October 1, 2014. The position will remain open and applications will be reviewed until filled, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by October to ensure full consideration. We anticipate conducting interviews at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature / American Academy of Religion in San Diego in November. Campus interviews are anticipated for early December 2014.
  • This is virtually identical to the advert 2 yrs ago when they hired Will Kynes (Chronicles expert). What's the deal? He leave, or department growth? What specialty do they really want?
  • He is still there. They are replacing a second retiring professor.
  • Two years ago they were hiring in either OT or NT, anticipating a subsequent hire in the other field later. This is it.
  • If that is the case, and if they hired an OT person last time, why is this not advertised as an NT position rather than either OT or NT?  I find it annoying when schools have something specific they are looking for but advertise it as open specialization.
  • Reference letters requested 10/9 (x2)
  • Area of specialty? (OT or NT?) -- NT
  • NT/Early Christianity
  • Current position of person who had references requested? ABD? Visiting/postdoc? Lecturer? Assistant prof? Etc?
  • Postdoc
  • How were reference letter requests processed? Email or phone to references?
  • Candidate was emailed by HR and asked to inform their referees to submit their letters
  • Rejection E-mail (10/13) (x11); for anyone interested in a breakout, I am OT/HB (6x). Any bets person will have a UK degree? My assumption was correct.
  • 1x LXX/OT
  • ABD (2x)
  • NT(3x)
  • As of 20 Oct the job was reposted on AAR/SBL. Any idea why?
  • Request for a Skype interview (10/30)
  • Rejection by email after Skype interview (11/7); a kind letter at least

Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

Augustana College (IL) - Bergendoff Visiting Fellow in Religion for 2015-2016 (Hebrew Bible, Judaism, and Christian Traditions)Edit

Augustana College invites applications for a Conrad J. Bergendoff visiting Fellow in Religion for the 2015-2016 academic year. Desired areas of expertise: Hebrew Bible, Judaism, and Christian traditions. Teaching expectations: seven classes spread over three terms, 5-6 of which must be RELG 207: Jewish and Christian Scriptures, which fulfills Augustana's sophomore-level required course in "Christian traditions." Preference will be given to candidates who have recently completed a Ph.D. or Th.D. program. The Bergendoff Fellow will be expected to participate in programs designed to help new faculty develop their pedagogical skills. She or he will also be expected to make at least one on-campus presentation of scholarly work. Term of appointment: one year with the possibility of renewable for a second year, contingent on staffing needs, demonstrated excellence in the classroom and funding. Health insurance, professional meeting allowance and other benefits provided. Bergendoff Fellows who secure tenure-track appointments at another college or university may request release from contract. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents. Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed. Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org/. To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, teaching philosophy, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #115-15 RE/Heb.Bible/Judaism Committee, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 or submit materials via email to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu . Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Jason Mahn at JasonMahn@augustana.edu .

  • Review of applications will begin March 25, 2015.
  • Request via email for phone interview, 4/9 (x2)
  • Request via email for campus interview, 4/18
  • Offer made and accepted

Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) - VAP (1 yr.) - Biblical / Jewish Studies Edit

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion to begin September 1, 2015.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in either Biblical Studies or Jewish Studies, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: Candidates will teach a Bible survey class covering both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament texts and claims; this is a course that meets the college's theology/biblical studies requirement. Additionally, the instructor will teach a course on Prophets and two others in the candidate's area of specialization. The total teaching load for the academic year is seven courses, one of which may be an experiential course taught in January.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to msolberg@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service). The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to: Dr. Mary Solberg, Chair, Department of Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498.

  • Application information is also available at http://www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College's website at http://www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Mary Solberg at msolberg@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled; preference will be given to those whose files are complete by March 15, 2015.
  • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2014-2015
  • Invited for phone interview (3/25) x2 - They said that four people were interviewed (6 kept in reserve) and one of the four will be invited for an on campus teachign demonstration. The whole process take several weeks, and depending on their final candidate (and whether or not she/he is entertaining other offers) the process may not end until mid May (at the latest). 

Luther College (IA) - Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies and JudaismEdit

Luther College invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies and Judaism. This is a one-year, non-tenure track position with the possibility of renewal up to a term of three years, beginning late August 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D./Th.D. preferred at time of appointment; exceptional ABDs will be considered (Instructor rank). Teaching experience required. Specialization may be in Hebrew Bible or Judaism. The successful candidate will have enthusiasm to teach introductory courses in biblical studies and Judaism and other undergraduate courses in biblical studies and religion. We are seeking a candidate who enriches our current facultys interests and expertise and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time teaching load is three courses fall term, one course January term, and three courses spring term. Teach four sections of introductory biblical studies, one section of introductory Judaism, and two additional courses designed according to interest and college need. Active engagement in scholarship and advising also expected.

STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal.

INQUIRIES: Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Guy D. Nave, Jr., Chair, Biblical Studies Search Committee, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa, 52101; telephone: 563-387-2143; email: guynave@luther.edu. Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website, http://www.luther.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to facultysearch@luther.edu.

  • APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins February 10, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants dossiers will include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching (student evaluations, sample syllabi, other course materials); unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts; three letters of recommendation (the college will send a link to letter writers to upload letters). Apply at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com
  • Note: There is no listing in this wiki for the job "Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies" which is also at Luther College. --> Now posted below (4/12)

Luther College (IA) - Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Biblical StudiesEdit

Job Summary: This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal up to a term of three years. BEGINNING DATE: Late August 2015 QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D./Th.D. preferred at time of appointment; exceptional ABDs will be considered (Instructor rank). Teaching experience required. Specialization may be in Hebrew Bible or New Testament; an emphasis on feminist, womanist, mujerista, or other gender-related approaches is welcomed. The successful candidate will have enthusiasm to teach introductory biblical studies courses and other undergraduate courses in biblical studies and religion. We are seeking a candidate who enriches our current faculty’s interests and expertise and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time teaching load is three courses fall term, one course January term, and three courses spring term. Teach five sections of introductory biblical studies plus two additional courses designed according to interest and college need. Active engagement in scholarship and advising also expected. STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal.

  • APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins April 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • LINK to APPLY
  • Invitation via email for phone interview, 4/13 (x2)
  • Received very kindly worded rejection email notifying that two have been invited for campus interviews, 4/27.

Saint Anselm College (NH) - New Testament (1 yr. position)Edit

The Department of Theology at Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition in Manchester, NH, invites applications for a one year faculty position in the New Testament to begin August 2015.

A completed Ph.D. in the New Testament is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching Biblical Theology (an introductory course on the bible), The Gospels, The Writings of St. Paul, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. 

The position is salaried and includes benefits. The teaching load is 3-3. 

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and research potential (samples of scholarship, articles, or conference papers) and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. Daniel J. Daly, Department Chair, Theology, via the college website at www.anselm.edu/hr.  Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Denise Reagan at denreagan@anselm.edu. Applications should be received by February 20th for full consideration. Selected candidates will be interviewed at Saint Anselm College.

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Pretty sure they advertized for a TT position earlier in the year... must have failed.
  • They did. They had two perfectly good candidates from R1 schools and failed the search. BE CAREFUL if you apply for this.
  • Yeah I know one of the candidates that was a finalist. Last few appointments St. As has made have gone to ABD's not established PhDs. Like the previous poster said BE CAREFUL. There's also a lot of issues at St. As between the faculty and the administration. Just Google their school newspaper and you'll see what I mean.
  • Received email 3/14: "position filled."

Syracuse University (NY) Bible/Jewish Studies (VAP)Edit

Visiting Assistant Professor for two semesters (August 2015 through May 2016) to teach undergraduate courses in the Religion Department and Judaic Studies Program for two faculty members on leave. Courses include REL/JSP 114 The Bible (Jewish and Christian canons) both semesters, and two more courses from among the following: Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Ancient Near Eastern Religions and Cultures, Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianities, and The Bible as Literature. Successful applicants should have interest and experience in teaching in religious studies and liberal arts contexts and be trained in biblical studies and ancient Judaism and Christianity.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in directly relevant area of job description in hand by August 15, 2015. Responsibilities:Teach 6 credit hours per semester in academic year 2016, according to the following listing:*REL/JSP 114 The Bible (Jewish and Christian canons) both semesters, and two more courses from among the following: Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Ancient Near Eastern Religions and Cultures, Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianities, and The Bible as Literature.

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning March 16, 2015 and will continue until an appointment is made. Applications must be received by April 1, 2015. Applications must attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Women and minorities are urged to apply. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2014-2015
  • Can anyone provide an update on this position?
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Sheffield (UK)- Lecturer in Biblical/religion studiesEdit

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Biblical/Religious Studies. This is an exciting opportunity for a scholar to join the Faculty and undertake teaching on the Religion, Theology and the Bible (RTB) degree course. You will have a research specialisation in Biblical/Religious studies and will become a member of the department aligned to your specific discipline. You will also be a member of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS). Research interests in the New Testament and Biblical Greek especially Historical Jesus/Gospels are sought, however we also encourage applications from candidates with research interests in historical, textual and/or literary aspects of religion, as well as in the philosophy of religion. You will be expected to contribute strongly to teaching and research and will also undertake management and administrative duties. 

  • 2 year fixed position
  • Deadline is May 26th
  • unclear start date - assume Fall 2015?
  • Sheffield have a great religion department. Just not as famous as some of the other UK universities.
  • 5 Jun - Rejection letter received. Also know of 3 others rejected. 
  • Invitation to interview on 15th June x2
  • Offer made and accepted.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

DiscussionEdit

  • I have been following the Biblical Studies job market for about a decade.  This is the worst year I have ever seen in Hebrew Bible.  Unfortunately, it is hard to imagine how more than a handful of the people getting their Ph.D.'s in HB now or in subsequent years will ever find full-time positions.  Programs are going to have to stop admiitting people.  It's just not ethical.
  • Just out of curiosity: why would you have followed the market for a decade? And would you care to give a thumbnail sketch of any trends you've noticed during this period?
  • Yup.  Too bad I didn't know this seven years ago, when it could have made a difference in my life.
  • Not ethical? Nobody promised us a job on the other end, and nobody coerced us into the program. Does it absolutely suck to be unemployed/unemployable right after graduating from a top tier school? Yes, but it's our own fault and not a matter of any schools ethics. If we are victims, we are our own victims. 
  • I'd say the ethicality of these graduate programs depends on how accurate a picture they give to prospective/newly admitted students.  To admit students and conveniently fail to mention that only 20% of recent graduates have found permanent/tenure-track positions could be considered a sin of omission.  One could also say that programs ought to admit fewer students to help thin out the market, but from what I can tell most of the top tiers don't admit more than 2-4 students in a given area each year.  

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