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Page for Academic Positions in Biblical Studies that begin in 2018.

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See Also: Religious Studies 2017-2018 and Jewish Studies 2017-2018

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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

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