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Aarhus University (DK) - Old Testament / Hebrew Bible StudiesEdit

The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent position as professor of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies within the Department of Theology. The position is available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of employment: Jens Chr. Schous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The position: The professorship is offered with a view to attracting a particularly talented person who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of innovative, internationally recognised research. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society in general and the study of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The professor will also be expected to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development as well as contributing actively to the further development of the department, both nationally and internationally.

Research: The Department of Theology at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in developing the research programme with special emphasis on the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible in its historical, literary and theological context and to contribute to research initiatives in terms of new research projects with internal and external partners, including the attraction and administration of external research funding.

Applicants must therefore be able to document academic qualifications at the highest international level within the field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible research. It is of vital importance that the successful applicant takes part in the daily activities of the department.

Education: Applicants should be prepared to teach and contribute to developing courses, learning and supervision on Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies at all levels of the department’s degree programmes in theology (BA, MA and PhD), and will be expected to have considerable teaching experience at university level. Applicants must also be able to collaborate on teaching in connection with other degree programmes offered by the School of Culture and Society, such as the departments of the Study of Religion, Philosophy and the History of Ideas, History and Archaeology.

Talent development: The successful applicant is expected to be able to identify the development potential of junior researchers and to contribute to the talent development and supervision of PhD students and to teaching and developing PhD courses.

Knowledge exchange: It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in cooperation with civil society actors or in connection with the public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to formulate a vision for the contribution of their research to the wider field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies. Applicants must be able to document: Academic publications at the highest international level, corresponding to a Danish higher doctoral degree, including research innovation in the field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies. Thorough knowledge of historical-critical and contextual approaches to the exegesis and theology of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible. Thorough knowledge of relevant human and social science fields which are relevant to Old Testament / Hebrew Bible research. Thorough knowledge of sources and cultures in the Ancient Near East, adjacent to Ancient Israel and Judah. Experience of active participation in international research collaboration. Experience of research organisation, including the obtaining and administration of external funding in the field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies. Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at all levels. Commitment to teaching development, the supervision of student projects, talent development, research management, and the development of PhD courses.

If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years. The application must be written in English.

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail mbb@au.dk.

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Ulrik Nissen, email teoubn@cas.au.dk.

Research environment: The professor will be part of a strong international research environment at the department and will be expected to contribute to ongoing research activities through participation in meetings, seminars, etc., and to stimulate the development of new research projects at all levels within the field of the study of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible.

Azusa Pacific University (CA) - Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old TestamentEdit

Position Tracking Number: F101. School/College: School of Theology/Undergraduate Division of Religion & Philosophy. Department: Biblical and Religious Studies. Location: Azusa Campus.

Description: We invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies in the Undergraduate Division of Religion & Philosophy beginning in August 2018. Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Specialization: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Preferred candidates will demonstrate a familiarity with diverse and two-thirds world hermeneutical perspectives. A feminist-critical background and/or an emphasis in Old Testament Theology is desirable.

Responsibilities: Research, publication, committee memberships, student advising, and teaching 8 undergraduate courses annually. Level: Assistant Professor Rank. Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. preferred. Experience: Demonstrated ability in effective classroom teaching and scholarly research expected.

Additional Information: Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure: To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/.

  • Open until filled. Applications accepted immediately. Initial review of applications to be completed by October 15, 2017 and qualified candidates scheduled for interviews at the 2017 AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Boston.

Azusa Pacific University (CA) - Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old TestamentEdit

Position Title: Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Position Tracking Number: F483. School/College: School of Theology/Undergraduate Division of Religion & Philosophy. Department: Biblical and Religious Studies. Location: Azusa Campus.

Description: We invite applications for the position of Associate Professor in Biblical Studies in the Undergraduate Division of Religion & Philosophy beginning in August 2018. Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Specialization: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Preferred candidates will demonstrate a familiarity with diverse and two-thirds world hermeneutical perspectives. A feminist-critical background and/or an emphasis in Old Testament Theology is desirable.

Responsibilities: Research, publication, committee memberships, student advising, and teaching 8 undergraduate courses annually. Level: Associate Professor Rank. Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. Experience: Must demonstrate excellence for a minimum of 3 years of full-time teaching, research, and service to their institution.

Additional Information: Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure: To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/.

  • Hire Date: Open until filled. Applications accepted immediately. Initial review of applications to be completed by October 15, 2017 and qualified candidates scheduled for interviews at the 2017 AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Boston.

Boston University (MA) - New TestamentEdit

oston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Applications should include a curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), candidates are invited to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Materials should be sent to Dr. Walter Fluker, Chair, Omnibus Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at earnone@bu.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
  • Requests sent out for first-round interviews (11/6).

Brown University (RI) - New Testament / Early ChristianityEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a specialization in New Testatment/Early Christianity to begin July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be able to support graduate training in New Testament; complement exisiting stregnths in the department's "Religions in the Ancient Mediterranean" graduate track and programmng; be familiar with theory and methods of religious studies; and contribute broadly to our undergraduate curriculum.

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. In addition, candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. Ph.D. must be successfully completed by appointment start date (July 1, 2018).

  • Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2017-2018
  • Invitation to video interview on October 3, 2017
  • Invitation to campus visit on October 23, 2017.

Christendom Graduate School of Theology (VA) - Sacred Scripture (Open Rank)Edit

Christendom Graduate School of Theology invites applications for an open-rank position in sacred Scripture to begin August 2018. Preferred AOC is either OT or NT. The ideal candidate's work will reflect concern with the intersection of biblical studies and theology, especially in patristic exegesis. Applicants must possess a PhD, SSD or equivalent. Senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have expertise in biblical languages and be conversant with the historiography of ancient Judaism and/or early Christianity, committed to Catholic hermeneutical principles, willing to take the Oath of Fidelity, and willing to seek a mandatum from the local Ordinary.

Christendom Graduate School of Theology, located in Alexandria, VA, was founded in 1969 by Msgr. Eugene Kevane as the Notre Dame Pontifical Catechetical Institute and merged to become an organ of Christendom College in 1997. Christendom College, founded in 1977, is a four-year coeducational Roman Catholic Liberal Arts College located in Front Royal, VA. The Graduate School offers the Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree as well as the Apostolic Catechetical Diploma at its main campus in Alexandria, VA. All courses for the MA may be taken on campus, online, or in a combination of both formats. The Graduate School also offers residential summer courses at the main undergraduate campus in Front Royal. In addition to its regular MA curriculum, the Graduate School co-sponsors, with the Institute on Religious Life, the Vita Consecrata Institute-a summer program of theological study and spiritual renewal for religious, priests, and other consecrated persons. Further information about the Christendom Graduate School of Theology may be found at the following URLs: christendom.edu/graduateschool and https://graduate.christendom.edu.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for both teaching and research, complement our program's focus on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, express evidence of success in the classroom, and demonstrate a commitment to scholarly excellence in the Catholic tradition. Average expected on-campus teaching load is 2/2 with additional online teaching subject to the needs of the school. The appointee will also provide MA thesis direction and fulfill other roles of administration and service to the school as needed.

Applicants must submit a single dossier containing the following items: Cover letter; CV; Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable for the initial review); Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are also encouraged to submit up to three writing samples (not to exceed 10,000 words each).

Cover letters should outline the applicant's approach to teaching and set forth a realistic, well defined research program. Applicants should also reflect their understanding of and willingness to support the mission of Christendom College, indicating how their background fits the particular mission of the Graduate School.

Complete dossiers, directed to Dr. Robert J. Matava, Dean of the Graduate School, should be submitted electronically or by mail to the search assistant, Olivia Colville, at the address below: Postal Address: Olivia Colville, MA, Search Assistant, Christendom College, Christendom Graduate School of Theology, 4407 Sano Street, Alexandria, VA 22312. Phone: 703 658 4304. Email Address: olivia.colville@christendom.edu

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by Nov. 15, 2017. Incomplete or piecemeal applications will not be considered.

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Hebrew Bible / Old TestamentEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2018, in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. We particularly welcome candidates with contemporary methodological frameworks such as post-colonial, ecological, critical race theory, or feminist approaches. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/43222 .

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service would support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in mid to late November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by electronic presence or at the Annual Meeting of the AAR/SBL in Boston, November 17-20, for those who will be attending the meeting.

College of William and Mary (VA) - Hebrew Bible and Israelite ReligionEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Hebrew Bible and Israelite Religion. We are seeking a colleague with a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence whose expertise in the history and literature of the Israelite period will complement our faculty line in New Testament and Christian Origins. Particularly welcome are applicants with secondary research interests in the material culture of ancient Israel or in the cognate cultures of the ancient Near East. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2018).

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, university transcripts, and evidence of teaching excellence. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

  • To ensure full consideration for a preliminary interview during the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion, submit application materials by the review date, October 23, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Cornerstone University (MI) - New TestamentEdit

Cornerstone University, an Evangelical Christian institution with over 2800 undergraduate and graduate students, is seeking nominations and applications for a New Testament teaching position at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. The position is classified as a full-time tenure-track faculty position with faculty rank and base salary dependent upon educational and professional qualifications and experience. In partnership with other faculty colleagues, the position supports the biblical studies curriculum of the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Formation, Master of Arts in Counseling, and other Master of Arts degree programs which combine to enroll over 340 graduate students on an annual basis, both on-ground and online.

Candidates will possess a completed Ph.D. or Th.D. in New Testament, or related discipline, from a properly accredited institution (e.g. regional, international, or professional, etc.) by fall 2018, evidence proficiency in New Testament scholarship and graduate level teaching (including Greek and Greek exegesis), be a team player with honorable relational skills, and exhibit a genuine Christian faith commitment and theological alignment with the Cornerstone Confession. Specialization in Gospels is preferred, but not required.

The successful candidate will serve as a New Testament professor at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (a graduate division of the University). This includes teaching six graduate level courses (on-ground and online) on an annual basis, serving student advisees, contributing to assessment projects within the division, attending divisional and full-faculty meetings, and serving on at least two committees.

All inquiries and materials will remain confidential. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To apply, please post your letter of inquiry and resume/curriculum vitae at the following link: https://www.cornerstone.edu/why-cornerstone-university/campus-locations/university-offices/human-resources/employment-applications/

  • Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. [posted 9/11/17]
  • Received invitation to next round via emailed questionaire on 10/6/17. 
  • Rejection letter received via post 11/13/17.

General Theological Seminary (NY) -  Professor of Biblical Studies (Old or New Testament)Edit

The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church("General"), located in the city of New York, invites nominations and applications for the position of a residential Professor of Biblical Studies (canon and rank open) to begin July 1, 2018. This is a three-year term appointment with opportunity for renewal.

This professor should be ready to affirm General’s mission statement as summarized by the high value placed equally on ‘education and formation’ and share in the Seminary's commitment to fostering wisdom through an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to theological education. 

Educational requirements and responsibilities

Candidates should be qualified to teach required courses in the Holy Scriptures, as well as electives that reflect their own research interests.  The position requires skill and commitment in teaching both introductory and advanced courses.  A Ph.D. or Th.D. in a relevant scholarly discipline is expected.

Ability to teach a secondary competency will strengthen the application.  Candidates with a background in Homiletics are especially welcome.  

Candidates will be expected to teach 15 credits per year, engage in scholarship (publish, attend conferences, apply to external sources for grants and research funding, etc.), perform modest administrative service within the institution, and pursue outreach activities that may include travel to and service at Church-wide events and teaching/preaching in local parishes.  

Formational requirements and responsibilities

This position holder is expected to contribute to the common work of a faculty which values and participates in a highly collegial curriculum and community-oriented formation process. In addition to teaching and research, the professor is expected to participate in twice daily chapel (regularly leading services and preaching), attend daily common lunch, lead a weekly advising group, and otherwise engage fully in our common life together.  As a residential seminary, this person is required to live in a seminary provided apartment on campus.  

Personal characteristics 

It is expected that this person will be a confirmed member of the Episcopal Church, a Church in full communion with the Episcopal Church, or a partner church within the Anglican Communion. Ordained applicants should have a minimum of three years of service in parish ministry. Experience in congregational ministry will be viewed positively. Candidates whose gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or geographic origins have been historically underrepresented in theological education are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Instructions for applicants: To apply, submit electronically a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 750 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: 1) teach with a ministry horizon in mind; 2) educate and form leaders for the church and the world; 3) all within the context of an ‘Anglican’ approach to Holy Scriptures. Please direct application materials or questions to Dr. Michael W. DeLashmutt, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, delashmutt@gts.edu

  • The search committee will begin reviewing materials after November 1, 2017 and continue until the search process is completed. Candidiates may be contacted for initial conversations during the  annual meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion. To learn more about General, please visit our website: www.gts.edu.

Harvard University (MA) - Tenured Professor in Hebrew BibleEdit

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks to appoint a tenured professor of Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew Bible should be the focus of a candidate’s research and teaching. Candidates are expected to be able to situate the Hebrew Bible within its Ancient Near Eastern context as well as treat post-Biblical Scriptural tradition in Judaism and Christianity. The professor of Hebrew Bible will be appointed in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and will work with colleagues in the Committee on the Study of Religion, the Harvard Divinity School, and other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The professor will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctorate or the equivalent.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates should evince intellectual leadership of, and high impact on, the field, and should show potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community in the future.

  • Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications will begin to be reviewed on November 15, 2017 until the position is filled. 1. Letter of interest; 2. Curriculum Vitae; 3. A recent publication [article(s) or book chapter] not more than 50 pages in length.

Houston Baptist University (TX) - Dean, School of Christian ThoughtEdit

The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the School of Christian Thought and reports to the Provost. The Dean is expected to provide leadership and support for strategic planning, budget planning and development, program review and accreditation, faculty and staff development, advisory board initiatives, and community engagement. The Dean will guide the growth and shape the future of the School of Christian Thought by clearly articulating and exemplifying the Houston Baptist University vision, Ten Pillars: Faith & Reason in a Great City. Summary of required qualifications: Bring a distinguished record of academic, business management, and entrepreneurial success as well as a record of scholarly achievement. Discipline should be in one of the areas of the School of Christian Thought: Theology, Classics & Biblical Languages, and Apologetics.

  • Review of applicants is ongoing, so please submit materials as soon as ready

Huntingdon College (AL) Assistant Professor of Religion (Old Testament)Edit

The Department of Religion at Huntingdon College (Montgomery, Alabama) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with knowledge of and ability to teach Biblical Interpretation with preferred expertise in Old Testament. Special preference will be given to those who have a commitment to the Wesleyan theological tradition. The faculty member will contribute to a rich tradition of preparing students for service in a variety of church ministries in the context of a liberal arts college with historical and ongoing roots in the United Methodist Church. Successful candidates must have a strong interest in and commitment to the academic study of religion, collaboration, and diversity. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 4/4 load that will include classes in Old Testament along with required courses in Biblical Studies and/or Comparative Religion taught in the Department. The candidate should have a commitment to cultural diversity and collegiality.

Desired Qualifications: (a) an earned doctorate in Old Testament preferred (Ph.D.), (b) a collaborative and collegial spirit, (c) demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty and administrators, (d) desire to work with students interested in pursuing ministerial vocations in United Methodism, (e) demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.

Huntingdon College is committed to a policy against legally impermissible, arbitrary, or unreasonable discriminatory practices. Therefore, the College, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and in the delivery of its educational programs on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, and/or national origin. Inquiries and or complaints may be addressed to the Huntingdon College Title IX Coordinator / 1500 East Fairview Ave. / Montgomery, AL 36106, phoned to 334-833-4420 or e-mailed to TitleIXCoordinator@hawks.huntingdon.edu. Inquiries or complaints regarding disability services may be addressed to Huntingdon College / ADA Section 504 Coordinator / Director of Disability Services / 1500 East Fairview Ave. / Montgomery, AL 36106, phoned to 334-833-4465 or e-mailed to DisabilityServices@ hawks.huntingdon.edu. For additional information, contact the Atlanta office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 61 Forsyth St. S.W., Suite 19T10, Atlanta, GA 30303-8927 at 404-874-9406; OCR.Atlanta@ed.gov

  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and CV, to Dr. Anna McEwan, Provost and Dean of the College, at officeoftheprovost@hawks.huntingdon.edu by January 1, 2018.
    • Received email requesting SBL interview. (11/16)

Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) - New Testament (to begin August 2018)Edit

The School of Theology and Ministry on the residential campus of Indiana Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in New Testament to begin in August 2018. The preferred candidate will have a PhD in New Testament, will have a heart for the ministry of the local church, and will be Wesleyan-Arminian in theology. In addition to the normal expectations of a professor listed below, responsibilities especially include teaching introductory and upper level Bible courses, with the possibility of some teaching on the graduate level. Women and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Division Chair, Religious and Ministerial Studies; Dean, School of Theology and Ministry

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should either have completed a PhD in New Testament or be ABD at the time the position commences.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching courses as assigned, especially in the areas of New Testament and biblical studies. Ongoing scholarship in one's area(s) of expertise, including participation in the scholarly guild of biblical studies. Ongoing service to the university, the church, and the community, including committee work as assigned. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience: Prior teaching experience is valued. Pastoral experience in local church ministry is valued.

Required Skills: Excellence in the field of New Testament studies Competence in teaching ability, along with an eagerness to improve. A strong testimony of personal faith and commitment to Christ is essential, along with an agreement to live according to the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement. An embrace of the theology of The Wesleyan Church and the task of training the next generation of ministers in the church.

Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) - New Testament (begin Jan. 2018)Edit

Wesley Seminary is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time faculty position in New Testament that will begin January 1, 2018. Applicants should have a completed terminal degree in New Testament (PhD required), a heart for the ministry of the local church, and embrace the Wesleyan tradition. Significant experience in local church ministry is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching competency in more than one language. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities will include oversight in the development and execution of bible courses offered in the MA, MDiv, and DMin programs.

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - William Foxwell Albright Chair in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern StudiesEdit

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the William Foxwell Albright Chair in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies to be filled at the assistant/early associate professor rank. The position is anticipated to begin July 1, 2018. We encourage applications from scholars with a PhD in Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitics. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their research agenda, a writing sample, and a curriculum vitae. In addition, candidates applying at the level of assistant professor should send teaching evaluations, if available, and three letters of recommendation.  Those applying at the tenured level should provide the names of three references and teaching evaluations.

  • All materials should be submitted by November 15, 2017. All application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio, using the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/45813

LeTourneau University (TX) - Theology, incl. Biblical Studies, O.T. (Honors College Director)Edit

Director of the Honors College, Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Theology and Vocation.

SCHEDULE: This is a 9-month full-time, combination administration and faculty, tenure-track position with a 14-hour teaching load per year (2 courses and one seminar per semester). Responsibilities could require flexible work hours that include evenings, weekends, and occasional travel. Attendance is required at typical faculty and administrative meetings.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Furthers the mission of the Honors College, which exists to equip students to understand how to faithfully live out their vocation in the communities they have been placed. Cultivates both community and personal formation in the Honors College centered upon the triune God-- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-- through the admissions process and both curricular and co-curricular programming. Orients the Honors College with curricular and co-curricular service projects and partnerships in East Texas through an asset based community development framework. Maintains excellence in classroom teaching, and promotes creative and strong pedagogical practices within the course curriculum. Aids Honors College and school colleagues in providing content and curriculum design, oversight, and assessment. Participates actively in the University learning community by serving on department, school, and/or university committees and special service assignments. Provides leadership, support, and advocacy of Honors College initiatives in concert with the mission and academic culture of LeTourneau University. Contributes to the strategic vision of the university, especially with respect to the Honors College programming and discussion of faith and work, theological integration, and globalization. Actively engages in student mentoring, advising, and extracurricular activities and events. Maintains a strong scholarly agenda to exemplify academic engagement and currency in the field. Actively invests in a local church body and ministry activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. from a regionally accredited university or seminary with particular expertise in the area of biblical studies (Old Testament preferred), or practical theology (missions and/or Christian ministry). An enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith with an ability to work across denominational and theological lines within a generous evangelical framework. The candidate must also be in genuine agreement with the University's Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau. A record of administrative aptitude and leadership within a community of learning. A record of successful academic achievement including teaching, research, and institutional service. Proven commitment, involvement, and effectiveness in Christian ministry and/or mission. Interest in theology of place as well as Christian community development (especially asset-based community development). A seasoned ability to articulate the integration of faith and vocation and the multi-faceted field of faith and work. Highly motivated with strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a passion for students, higher education broadly, and Christian higher education specifically. Evidence of successful decision making in a fast-paced environment, excellent interpersonal skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively or one-on-one with a wide variety of people.

ABOUT THE HONORS COLLEGE AT LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY The Honors College at LeTourneau University provides students with an enhanced opportunity to explore the connections between faith and learning, and to develop the leadership skills necessary to seek the flourishing of the communities to which they have been called. Honors College students have special access to cutting-edge course offerings, specialized research, world-class scholars and thought leaders, and transformative residential housing within the Honors College dormitory, where you learn to live, learn, love, serve and have fun in community.

Whether it is in the classroom, through a service learning project, on a study abroad trip, or participating in a colloquium, Honors College students are dedicated to investigating what it means to be called together to this place as a Christian community of learning that exists for the sake of neighbors, both near and far. Intellectual, formational, and practical, the Honors College is motivated by the commitment to seek creative and faithful ways to participate in the Triune God's reconciling work in the world. Our Honors College curriculum is designed to achieve the following outcomes: Honors College students will grow in wisdom, exhibited by the ability to give an account of the interconnectedness of creation in its physical, social, and spiritual dimensions. Honors College students will give an account of their vocation (calling) in light of the Triune God's reconciling work in the world. Honors College students will develop practical way to seek the good of their local and global communities.

In our courses and seminars, we work intentionally to develop the following foundational competencies, which are essential to achieving our desired outcomes: self-care and self-awareness; leadership within our communities of influence; intercultural competency; peacemaking, conflict resolution, and reconciliation; wonder and imagination; cultural analysis; articulation of faith and ideas.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: January 1, 2018 or August 1, 2018

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, or national origin. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170. The position is subject to the University background check policy.

Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. E-mail completed application, letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Steven Mason, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, P.O. Box 7001, Longview, TX 75607-7001. E-mail inquiries to GerrieForbis@letu.edu or fax information to (903) 233-3201

  • Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.
  • This same listing was posted last Feb. Does anyone know what happened?
  • Last year's position was for Hebrew Bible/Assoc. Director of Honors. The position was not filled and in the process they realized that what they really needed was to separate the roles of Dean of Theology and Director of Honors. So now a new search for a Director.  
  • Received email informing me that I had made it through the first round of cuts and requesting answer to additional questions. The email stated that Skype interviews will be scheduled in November. (10/13)
  • Were the additional questions the five faith questions for prospective faculty? (10/28)
  • No. They are an additional set of questions specific to the role of Director of Honors.
  • I also was sent a list of supplemental questions on 10/13, but I haven’t heard anything since. Does anyone have news?

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (KY) - Old Testament / Hebrew BibleEdit

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary seeks a creative colleague who enjoys teaching a range of biblical courses including Hebrew, Old Testament survey, and Old Testament exegesis, as well as biblical electives. Candidates for this tenure-track position must have a heart for teaching, a strong and critical love for the Church, and a passion for helping to form the next generation of pastoral leaders. Applications are particularly encouraged from women and persons of color.

Louisville Seminary has been serving the Reformed tradition for more than 160 years, and we are committed to continuing that relationship: candidates must be able to move comfortably within this context and guide students preparing to minister in churches of the Reformed tradition. At the same time, Louisville Seminary is an increasingly diverse ecumenical community embracing many traditions. We are committed to growing as a multicultural and anti-racist place of learning and living and to deepening ecumenical and inter-religious learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Professor of Old Testament will teach students in our Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Doctor of Ministry degree programs. In addition, they will have opportunities to participate in the Black Church Studies program.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or Th.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible is required. We anticipate making this appointment at the assistant or associate professor level beginning in September 2018. Faculty rank will be determined on the basis of experience.

An application must include: 1. a letter of application, 2. your curriculum vitae, 3. a tentative syllabus for a course you could offer in Old Testament, 4. three letters of reference.

Send these materials electronically to: Dr. Tyler Mayfield, Search Committee Chair, c/o Ms. Jean Newman, jnewman@lpts.edu

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications must be received by September 30, 2017.
  • Somebody posted here that they got a phone interview request on Friday 10/13, then pulled it. 
  • Invited for a Skype interview.
  • Skype interview occurred; search committee told me that finalists would be invited to campus in February

Loyola University Chicago (IL) - New TestamentEdit

The Department of Theology of Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in New Testament for the academic year 2018-19. The Theology Department serves the university’s undergraduate core curriculum and offers undergraduate majors and minors in Theology and Religious Studies. The department also offers the M.A. in Biblical Languages and Literature, Christian Ethics, and Theological Studies, and Ph.D. concentrations in New Testament and Early Christianity, Christian Ethics, and Theology. For information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/theology/. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach at all levels and in a theological context, engaging with colleagues in theology and Christian ethics in a contemporary Jesuit Catholic university. Teaching assignments include Introduction to the New Testament, Introduction to Christian Theology, and in general, undergraduate core courses through doctoral-level courses in the writings of the New Testament and Early Christianity. An interest in engaging colleagues in theology and Christian Ethics is expected. The position requires a productive program of research.

Candidates for the position should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of hiring. They must clearly demonstrate actual or potential excellence in research and teaching, including the ability to mentor graduate students. All candidates should have strong language competence in Classical and Koine Greek; knowledge of Hebrew, Latin, Syriac, and/or Coptic is also desired. The successful candidate is expected to fill lacunae in the areas of specialization represented by the current faculty. Preference will be given to those with a secondary area of expertise in an area of specialization within the study of early Christianity as well as a strong interest in Greco-Roman and Jewish religion and culture.

Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s qualifications, and a sample of scholarly writing to http://www.careers.luc.edu. They should also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for the position. Recommenders will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact: theology@luc.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Merrimack College (MA) - Biblical StudiesEdit

Position Overview: The Department of Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 2018. Candidate must have doctorate in Biblical Studies in hand. Ability to teach basic courses in Old Testament and New Testament necessary. Competence in Spirituality or Systematics is also desired. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to the liberal arts and to the mission of the College, and the ability to contribute broadly to the Religious & Theological Studies program and general education curriculum. Responsibilities include teaching introductory-level courses. The standard load is three courses per semester, with advising and committee responsibilities. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship. Merrimack College is a private Roman Catholic college in the Augustinian tradition.

An increasingly diverse population is served by Merrimack College. In keeping with our core value to build a community of teacher-scholars who welcome and respect a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and perspectives, we are actively seeking to recruit and retain faculty whose teaching, research, and/or service has prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. As such, we encourage candidates to describe in their application how their teaching, research, and service contribute to diverse communities.

To Apply: Please send letter of application detailing qualifications including research interests, CV, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

New York University (NY) - Hebrew BibleEdit

The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University seeks to fill a position in Hebrew Bible at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Hebrew Bible and related areas as well as to join in training and supervising doctoral students in the field. Preference will be given to candidates with training in the early history of the Hebrew language and Northwest Semitics. Ability to relate to other aspects of a comprehensive program in Jewish Studies is an asset. The appointment will begin September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 31, 2018.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and all completed dissertation chapters online at http://apply.interfolio.com/45858. For more information about our department, please go to the web site of the NYU Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at http://hebrewjudaic.as.nyu.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, but applications will be accepted until December 1, 2017.

Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ)Old Testament (Open Rank)Edit

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the Old Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with tenured rank as either associate professor or full professor. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field and to hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent. The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (M.Div., M.A.C.E.F., M.A.T.S., Th.M., and Ph.D.), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2018. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send (1) a letter of interest; (2) a CV (including bibliography); and (3) a list of three potential recommenders to OldTestamentSearch@ptsem.edu .  

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

Radboud University (NL) - Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old TestamentEdit

As Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament you will teach courses at all levels in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Theology and Religious Studies, and also in degree programmes offered by other departments in the Humanities. Your teaching will cover a range of topics in Biblical and Jewish studies, including Hebrew language courses. You will be actively involved in the supervision and tutoring of students, and in the development of new courses and pedagogical approaches.

Some 40% of your time will be dedicated to pursuing high-quality academic, internationally visible research in the field of Hebrew Bible and/or Early Judaism. This research will be conducted in line with the interdepartmental research programme ‘Cognition, Culture and Language.’ You will also be involved in developing department-wide research projects and in acquiring external research funding.

Radboud University is an internationally-oriented, highly-ranked research university. For several years in a row, the University is ranked as the best traditional university in the Netherlands. Its Theology programme enjoys a very good ranking, both nationally and internationally. The Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies occupies a central place within the university. It employs approximately 140 people and has an enrolment of approximately 600 students. Responsibility and solidarity are essential values within the Faculty’s culture as they determine our social and academic behaviour. The University is strategically located in Europe and easily accessible from a number of other EU countries.

What we expect from you: A PhD in Theology or Religious Studies (must be in hand by the time of appointment); proven ability to produce high-quality scholarship (e.g. publications in top-tier international journals); a strong command of relevant ancient languages, including but not limited to Classical Hebrew; the ability to contribute to the research programme ‘Cognition, Culture and Language’; international orientation as evinced by participation in international academic networks and/or international teaching experience; teaching experience in the study of theology and/or religion at various levels; a Junior University Teaching Qualification (BKO) or equivalent pedagogical training, or the willingness to obtain such a qualification within two years; excellent teaching and communication skills; the ability to contribute to general public debate on the basis of your academic expertise; sufficient command of written and spoken Dutch (C1 level) and English (C2 level), or the willingness to acquire this ability within a reasonable period of time (the ability to teach in Dutch will be a prerequisite for permanent appointment).

What we have to offer: employment: 0.7 FTE; in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;   depending on prior training and experience, the salary will range between €3,475 and €5,405 per month on a full-time basis (scale 11 or 12); initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of an extension for another year. The appointment will be extended and converted to a permanent position after two years and following an excellent evaluation; promotion to the higher academic ranks (associate and full professor) will be possible pending fulfilment of the necessary criteria; you will be classified as an Assistant Professor (Universitair docent), Level 1 or 2 in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO); you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help the partner of the candidate prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation; you will receive a competitive individual research budget.

Starting date: 1 August 2018. 

To apply, please go HERE . Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s): Cover letter; CV including a list of publications and contact details of referees; Teaching evaluations.

  • Review of applications will begin on 12 November 2017. Preliminary interviews may be scheduled during the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Boston.  

Rhodes College (TN) - New TestamentEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in New Testament to begin Fall of 2018. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. The teaching load is five courses per year. The successful candidate will teach courses in biblical studies as part of the Life: Then and Now program, including the two courses in the introductory sequence The Bible: Texts and Contexts. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in the first year of Rhodes' interdisciplinary humanities program (The Search for Values in Light of Western History and Religion), as well as in upper-level biblical studies courses of the instructor's choice. We encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, in particular from candidates who can contribute to programs such as Africana Studies, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies, Neuroscience, and Urban Studies. Information on these and other interdisciplinary programs, the department, and the College can be found at http://www.rhodes.edu. Enthusiasm for teaching and the ability to teach well at the undergraduate level will be important criteria for selection. An earned Ph.D. is expected to be in hand by August 15, 2018.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity ( http://handbook.rhodes.edu/diversity) in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities ( http://www.rhodes.edu/content/liberal-arts-city).

Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu. Completed applications will include a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Your application must also include a statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values.

  • Review of completed applications will begin November 6 and will continue until the position is filled.

Samford University (AL) - S. Louis and Ann W. Armstrong Professor of Religion and ChairEdit

Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit applications for the position of chair of the Department of Religion. This tenure-track faculty position will begin in August 2018. The chair also serves as the S. Louis and Ann W. Armstrong Professor of Religion, the oldest endowed position in Howard College of Arts and Sciences.

The chair will teach two courses per semester, and oversee the department’s mission, curriculum, faculty and recruitment. The chair will teach the Biblical Perspectives course in the university’s Core Curriculum and other undergraduate courses in the chair’s area of expertise. The chair plays a pivotal role in representing the department within the university and its constituencies.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D., and have a record of excellence in teaching and research, with a specialization in New Testament preferred. Administrative experience desired. The candidate must affirm the Baptist Statement of Faith and Message of 1963, including the preface and without added interpretation. The candidate must be an active member of a Baptist church. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. Candidates must be willing to support the Christian mission of Samford University.

Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The Department of Religion has eight full-time faculty and several part-time adjunct professors. The department has approximately 40 majors and 35 minors from many states and denominations. The department offers academically rigorous courses in religious studies as well as courses targeted to students considering Christian ministry and religious leadership. The department plays a pivotal role at Samford, teaching at least one course to every undergraduate student, supporting the general education curriculum with multiple offerings and working closely with many programs, including the Center for Congregational Resources. Recently expanded offerings include courses with greater attention to Asian religions.

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is ranked 4th in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. For more information, go to samford.edu.

Please incorporate into a single PDF file a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a list of at least three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, description of leadership experience, research interests and activities. Please also provide a statement of your philosophy of teaching in a Christian university that could be specifically supported by two course syllabi from any classes you have taught within the last three semesters. The teaching philosophy must also include a discussion of how the candidate has contributed to Christian mission in their career to this point, and how the candidate hopes to contribute to the Christian mission of Samford as expressed in the university mission, vision and values statement.

Please submit all materials to: FACAPP@samford.edu - ATTN: Chair of Religion Chair Search. Samford University. Please include “Religion Chair – YOUR NAME” as the subject line.

  • Review of applications will begin Oct. 15, 2017.

Trinity College (CT) - BibleEdit

  • Mass e-mail "your application is no longer being actively considered."(10/30)(x4)
  • A friend of mine received an email to set up an interview at SBL, I received the above mention rejection email.

United Lutheran Seminary (PA) Assistant Professor of Biblical StudiesEdit

United Lutheran Seminary seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, with an emphasis on the New Testament. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in the field of New Testament studies, be committed to the mission of this school as an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America together with ecumenical and multicultural commitments, demonstrate a mastery of Greek and strong knowledge of Hebrew, show an ability to articulate the theological content of the biblical canon within the context of the Christian faith, show enthusiasm for collegial sharing in planning, teaching, and evaluating courses; and have an openness to learning and utilizing technology in classroom and on-line teaching. In addition to New Testament courses, the candidate should have the ability to teach Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament courses if needed.

This appointment is for a three-year contract, with a review to determine permanency of employment to be conducted in the fall of the second year.

The successful candidate should be prepared to offer five courses per year in a variety of degree programs [including MDiv, MA, STM, and DMin], advise students and participate in committee work, and participate in continuing education for pastors, lay professionals, and laity. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research and publication in the field of New Testament studies as well.

Since United Lutheran Seminary operates out of two campuses, Gettysburg and Philadelphia, regular travel between the two campus is expected.

United Lutheran Seminary is an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and successful candidates should be committed to the mission of the ELCA, and share its ecumenical and multicultural commitments. Such candidates will participate in our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. ULS seeks to build a diverse, inclusive faculty that can support, educate and promote an increasingly diverse student population; we welcome applications from women and minority candidates.

Please send a cover letter, vita, and the contact information of three references to Dean Kristin Johnston Largen, care of hr@uls.edu.

  • Application review will begin on November 1st; applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Lady Margaret's Professorship of Divinity (New Testament)Edit

The Board of Electors to the Lady Margaret's Professorship of Divinity invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in New Testament studies and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14773/

Further information is available at: https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

  • Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 29 September 2017. Informal enquiries may be directed to Ian A. McFarland (Convenor of Board of Electors) at iam33@cam.ac.uk . Please quote reference GF13117 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Notre Dame (IN) - New TestamentEdit

The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position in New Testament at the rank of assistant or early associate professor, with a starting date of August 2018. Area of specialization is open. An earned Ph.D. in Biblical Studies by time of appointment is required. Besides aptitude for high-level research and writing, a successful candidate will show evidence of ability to teach a range of subjects within New Testament at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will also be sympathetic to the mission of the University of Notre Dame, which seeks a distinctive educational and scholarly excellence that is founded on its Catholic identity. Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu.

  • To guarantee full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2017, but the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/44044.
  • Video interviews requested on 10/31.
  • Got mass rejection email on 11/9.

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Hebrew Bible / Old TestamentEdit

The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the rank of assistant or early associate professor, with a starting date of August 2018. Area of specialization is open.

An earned PhD in Biblical Studies by time of appointment is required. Besides aptitude for high-level research and writing, a successful candidate will show evidence of ability to teach a range of subjects within Hebrew Bible at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will also be sympathetic to the mission of the University of Notre Dame, which seeks a distinctive educational and scholarly excellence that is founded on its Catholic identity.

Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.

Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance Page 12 veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: https://apply.interfolio.com/43475

  • Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Received email invitation on 10/31 to a Zoom interview sometime during November
  • Rejection email received (11/9)

University of St Andrews (UK) Lecturer in Old Testament/Hebrew BibleEdit

We wish to appoint a Lecturer (equivalent to a US ‘assistant professor’) within the School of Divinity.  The successful candidate will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and commitment to delivering high quality teaching within the broad field of Biblical Studies. She or he will be expected to have a range of interests that strengthen or complement those in the School, to be active in research publication, and to be capable of teaching the subject to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.  

Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline. Excellent teaching skills and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential.  Candidates should also have some familiarity with grant seeking processes in relation to research councils and other sources. 

Salary: £39,992 - £49,149 per annum, Start Date: 3 January 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter

Informal enquiries can be directed to Steve Holmes, Head of School (divhos@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Judith Wolfe, Deputy Head of School (jw240@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Applications are particularly welcome from women who are under-represented in Arts posts at the University. 

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Please quote ref:  AC2050ML

Further Particulars: AC2050ML FPs.doc

  • Closing Date:  6 November 2017.

Wheaton College (IL) - New TestamentEdit

WHEATON COLLEGE (IL) seeks candidates for an assistant professor of New Testament. This full-time, tenure-track appointment begins in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. completed by the time of employment, evidence of outstanding teaching, and a proven commitment to research and scholarship. The position involves teaching 12 hours per semester, including general education, and exegesis courses. Competence in hermeneutics is an asset.

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at http://www.wheaton.edu/.

  • The application deadline is September 6, 2017. Send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: New Testament Search Committee, Attention: Judi Nychay, Senior Office Coordinator, Biblical & Theological Studies, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593, or via email to: new.testament.search@wheaton.edu. Application forms will be sent to promising candidates.
  • 10/4/17 Received confirmation that cover/CV were received on 9/6, fellow applicant told me this morning that he had received an invitation to submit full application last week or earlier, I have not. Assume invites have gone out.

Wheaton College (IL) - Old TestamentEdit

WHEATON COLLEGE (IL) seeks candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Old Testament. This full-time, tenure-track appointment begins in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. completed by the time of employment, evidence of outstanding teaching, and a proven commitment to research and scholarship. The position involves teaching 12 hours per semester, including biblical Hebrew language studies and general education courses. Competence in hermeneutics is an asset.

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at http://www.wheaton.edu/. Applications will be mailed to promising candidates.

  • Application deadline: September 8, 2017. Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Old Testament Search Committee, Attn: Judi Nychay, Senior Office Coordinator, Biblical & Theological Studies, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593, or via email to: old.testament.search@wheaton.edu.
  • Applied: x1 Sent in cover letter and CV. - Do we really want to start doing this? Can't we just assume a couple hundred people will apply for these jobs and leave this space for "helpful" information like interview requests and rejection notifications?
  • Did you receive any response from them acknolwedging that they received your application?
  • I (not OP) have not had any response
  • Received confirmation that application was received on Sept 7, 2017.
  • Received confirmation that application was received on Sept. 12, 2017 (sent in materials Sept. 1st)
  • Received request for full application on Sept. 26, 2017
  • Was this via post or email?
  • Email
  • Interviewed via Skype

Winebrenner Theological Seminary (OH) Assistant/Associate Professor in Old TestamentEdit

Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, Ohio seeks a full-time assistant/associate professor in Old Testament. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Old Testament with an emphasis on a theological framework, classroom and online competencies, and the ability to support the school’s evangelical mission, vision, core values and basic beliefs.

Xavier University and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (OH) - Hebrew BibleEdit

Xavier University and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) seek candidates for a joint tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2018. Ph.D. (or equivalent) or imminent receipt of doctoral degree is required. Candidates should demonstrate a marked excellence in critically assessing the Hebrew Bible documents within their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Candidates should have a facility with diverse interpretive methods and approaches to the biblical texts as well as the ability to reflect on and communicate the theological and ethical implications of the Israelite traditions for an engagement with today’s pluralistic world. Candidates should have the ability and desire to teach the Theological Foundations course at Xavier University. Ability to contribute to Jewish-Christian dialogue is required. Teaching biblical and cognate languages as well as graduate courses is part of teaching responsibilities at Xavier University and/or at HUC-JIR. Candidates are expected to demonstrate fluency in Biblical Hebrew and a solid background in ancient Near East history and languages. Candidates should be willing to advise Ph.D. students at HUC-JIR. The expected yearly teaching load is three courses at Xavier University and two courses at HUC-JIR. .

Xavier and HUC-JIR have a strong commitment to diversity and seek a broad spectrum of candidates who are equally committed to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences and to creating an inclusive environment in the classroom and university setting. Xavier and HUC-JIR are committed to excellence in teaching, high quality scholarly activity, faculty governance, and creative and intelligent engagement with questions of interfaith dialogue, peace, justice and ecological sustainability. Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic University rooted in the liberal arts tradition. HUC-JIR is a Jewish institution in the liberal, Reform tradition. Any candidate must be willing to engage those traditions and be positively inclined toward the community’s religious life at these institutions.

Preliminary interviews of select, qualified applicants will be conducted at the SBL annual meeting in Boston, November 18-20 2017.

  • For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts by October 16, 2017 on Xavier University’s website. Under separate cover, please have three reference letters forwarded to TheologyLoR@xavier.edu
  • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2017-2018
  • Received an invitation by email on 11/6 to a half-hour interview at SBL; also need to turn in a writing sample and a summary of teaching evaluations (x3)

Yale Divinity School (CT) - Hebrew BibleEdit

The Yale Divinity School invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment as assistant professor or associate professor without tenure in the field of Hebrew Bible, to begin July 1, 2018. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with specialization in Hebrew Bible or a directly related field, and must demonstrate a strong command of the languages of the Hebrew Bible and the scholarship thereon. Preference will be given to candidates who can effectively engage with post-historical-critical approaches, such as but not limited to, feminist, post-colonial, and literary interpretation. The successful candidate will teach graduate lectures and seminars, advise graduate students, serve on School and University committees, and actively participate in the School’s vibrant co-curricular programming. In an ecumenical environment, Yale Divinity School prepares students for ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional involvements, including higher education, law, medicine, the arts, management, and public service.

  • A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/44260 . Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017.
  • Interview scheduled at SBL (Nov 1) 

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Trinity College Theological School (AUS) - 3 year Postdoctoral Research FellowEdit

Trinity College has a thriving community of over 2,500 students from Australia and overseas in its various educational programs, including a Residential College, a Theological School and a Pathways School. The Theological School, founded in 1877, is an Anglican (Episcopal) Theological School that represents the diversity and inclusive character of the Anglican tradition.

The purpose of this role is to increase the Theological School’s focus on research and to further its research output in alliance with the University of Divinity of which it is a constituent College.

The incumbent must have completed a doctorate in theology in the last five years and be able to demonstrate capacity for high level research, as well as possessing organisational skills. She or he will be expected to work towards publication of at least two peer-reviewed articles per year and make considerable progress towards the production of a scholarly monograph. A limited amount of lecturing may be negotiated.

The position is full time, and the successful candidate will be given a desk in the research room and is expected to contribute to the intellectual, prayer, and community life of the School and College. The role requires an early-career person of outstanding potential. Sympathy toward the Anglican ethos and values of the Theological School and the educational values of the College would be highly regarded.

Salary Range: FTE $79,500 base salary plus 10% Superannuation and 17.5% Leave Loading. 

Enquiries: Reverand Professor Mark Lindsay, Deputy Dean Theoloigcal School Email: mlindsay@trinity.edu.au

Please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a separate document that addresses the key responsibilities and outlines your proposed project, in PDF or Word format. 

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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