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Azusa Pacific University (CA) - Assistant/Associate Professor of Biblical Studies/TheologyEdit
Description: This position is in Azusa Pacific Seminary (APS) and begins in 2019/2020. This position requires the ability to teach seminary courses in biblical studies and/or theology for both Spanish and English-speaking students. Teaching may include MA/MDIV/DMIN courses. This position may include administrative units (e.g., student services, advisement, recruitment, etc.) APU is an institution of higher education with a tradition in Wesleyan evangelical Christianity. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Specialization: Biblical scholar, theologian or church historian with an ability to engage students in advanced study in the various sub-disciplines of biblical and theological studies.
-Teaching: 16-20 units
-Research: 4 units
-Administration: 0-4 units
Level: Assistant/Associate Professor
Qualifications: Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Phil. in Biblical Studies or Theology; Bilingual in English and Spanish
Experience: Seminary teaching experience preferred. Pastoral experience in a Wesleyan Church preferred.
Workload: Full-time faculty position
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Mental Demands: -Higher education-level teaching experience and a Ph.D., Th.D, or D.Phil in Biblical Studies or Theology by the time of appointment. -A deep commitment to the Wesleyan theological perspective and ability to encourage dialogue with and within the Wesleyan theological tradition. -An understanding of the needs of churches and APS role in preparing leaders to meet these needs. -A commitment to the importance of women, multiple ethnicities and cultures in leadership in the academy and church. -Biblical Studies candidates should be familiar with the inductive method of exegesis and biblical interpretation, expertise in critical methodologies of interpretation, skill in Hebrew and Greek.-A record of publication and research.-Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.-Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment. -Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information. -Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations. -Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Additional Information: Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available athttp://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
- Application Procedure: To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
Brandeis University (MA) - Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization (incl. Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel)Edit
The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in ancient Mesopotamian Civilization at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2019. The position is for a scholar with a specialization in ancient Mesopotamian languages and literatures (Assyriology). Competence in the broader critical and academic study of the languages, literatures, and cultures of the ancient Near East, including the Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel, is desirable. Duties include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, including advanced Akkadian language and literature courses and broad general courses on aspects of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern culture and history. The candidate will also be expected to participate in and supervise MA and PhD students in a program of the Bible and Ancient Near East as well as advise undergraduates in this field. Applicants must have a completed PhD by June 2019 and demonstrate a potential for academic productivity.
Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, a curriculum vitae, two academic writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Because Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty activity (including scholarship, instruction, and service), applicants should also submit a statement (of no more than 500 words) indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or goals may contribute to this goal.
Please submit all materials to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11428.
- First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to the search chair, Dr David Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Also posted at Jewish Studies 2018-2019
Calvin College (MI) - Biblical Studies or Christian TheologyEdit
Calvin College is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Biblical Studies or Christian Theology to join the Department of Religion beginning August 2019. The rank of the position is open.
Education and Experience: Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching ability and a track record of (or strong potential for) scholarly work. Primary expertise in Biblical Studies or Christian Theology is required. Successful candidates will have a PhD.
Faith and Educational Commitment: 1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. See Educating for Shalom. 2. Commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith with learning and student development.
Diversity Commitment: Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.
FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES: The standard faculty load is 21-24 semester hours distributed over two semesters and a January interim term. Faculty are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.
FACULTY RESOURCES: Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs. Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/).
ABOUT THE RELIGION PROGRAM: A department in the humanities, the Department of Religion teaches courses in Biblical Studies, Christian Theology, and World Religions, along with cognate subjects. It teaches courses fulfilling Calvin College’s general education requirements, for which most students take two Religion courses, and offers a Religion Major, Religion Minor, and a Religion Minor in Secondary Education.
ABOUT CALVIN COLLEGE: Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.
Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the college website: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings.
- TO APPLY: Please submit 1) a full curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching and scholarship at a Reformed Christian college; and 3) at least three letters of recommendation. Send these documents to the Dr. Kenneth Pomykala, Chair, Department of Religion, Calvin College, 1845 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402 (email@example.com) by September 26, 2018.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
Duke University Divinity School (NC) - Old Testament (Open Rank)Edit
Duke University Divinity School seeks to make a faculty appointment in Old Testament, effective for July 2019. We welcome nominations for and applications from persons who have outstanding scholarly expertise in the critical interpretation of the Old Testament. Competence in the interpretation of the Old Testament as Christian scripture is highly desirable, as is competence in the history, culture, languages, and religious thought of the ancient Near East. The candidate appointed to this position will be expected to teach and offer leadership both in the Divinity School’s master’s degree programs and at the doctoral level.
The rank is open. Faculty rank and salary will be set according to qualifications and experience. A Ph.D., Th.D., or equivalent, are requisite. A professional masters degree in a theological discipline, and experience in ministry, lay or ordained, are desirable. Women, ethnic minorities, and United Methodists are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11172
Nominations for and questions about the position should be sent to Ms. Jacquelyn Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained. Review of applications and nominations will begin September 1, 2018.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
KU Leuven (BEL) - Biblical Studies / New TestamentEdit
At the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of KU Leuven a full-time position (100%) is vacant of the tenured academic staff in the area of Biblical Studies with the following emphases: exegesis of the New Testament, Early Christian literature, reception history of the New Testament (in the Early Church), Biblical hermeneutics and theology. The Research Unit Biblical Studies is part of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies. In recent years, the quality of the research and teaching of this Faculty received high appreciation by independent accreditation commissions and leading international rankings. The Faculty and the Research Unit Biblical Studies developed extended national and international networks in the academic world. The research infrastructure of the Faculty and the Research Unit are excellent. Every year the Research Unit Biblical Studies organizes international colloquia and expert seminars (including the annual Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense). Members of the Research Unit are responsible for internationally recognized publications (journals and series) and supervise a stable and diverse group of talented national and international doctoral students in a stimulating and supportive work sphere.
For more information please contact: Anne Demoulin, Administrative director of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Sint-Michielsstraat 4, bus 3100, B-3000 Leuven, e-mail: email@example.com, or Prof. Pol Ghesquière, research coordinator of the Humanities and Social Sciences Group (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +32 16 32 62 34). For more information on guidelines and application procedure please contact Mrs. Kristin Vermeylen (email@example.com , tel. +32 16 32 09 07) or Mrs. Christelle Maeyaert (firstname.lastname@example.org , tel. +32 16 31 41 94).
- Deadline: September 28, 2018.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Old TestamentEdit
Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the Old Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with rank as either a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field and to hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent.
The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (M.Div., M.A.C.E.F., M.A.T.S., Th.M., and Ph.D.), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants should send (1) a letter of interest; (2) a CV (including bibliography); and (3) a list of three potential recommenders to email@example.com.
- Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
Wesley Theological Seminary (DC) - New TestamentEdit
Wesley Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in New Testament, commencing July 1, 2019. General competence in all areas of New Testament studies is expected with a focus on the Gospels or general epistles preferable. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with a range of New Testament methodologies, including emerging and global methodologies. Candidates must be proficient in hermeneutics and articulate about the relationship of scripture to the larger theological curriculum. Interest in the New Testament as a resource for ecclesial communities and leadership required. Teaching excellence, commitment to publication and ongoing research, and the ability to interpret the Bible in diverse cultural and theological contexts are essential. Experience in web-enhanced and online teaching and learning is desirable.
Teaching will include general survey and specialized elective courses. Rank is open, but we expect to appoint at the Assistant or Associate level. Ph.D. in New Testament required; M.Div. or equivalent degree preferred.
Wesley Theological Seminary is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to building a diverse community.
- The search committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dean Philip Wingeier-Rayo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016. The cover letter should indicate interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as commitment to the mission of the school (wesleyseminary.edu).
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2018-2019
Westminster College, Cambridge (UK) - Tutor in New Testament Language, Literature and TheologyEdit
We are searching for a scholar and teacher with a passion for assisting church and academy in exploring scripture as it shapes the faith, practice and mission of the church. Applicants must be educated to PhD level. We would be particularly interested in applications from individuals whose areas of expertise include any of the following: scriptural and homiletic hermeneutics; the place of scripture in the formation of the early identity, culture and practice of the church in context; the relationship between scripture, liturgy and worship; the relationship between the Old and New Testament texts; or the theological interpretation of scripture. Candidates with other specialisms will be considered. This is one of two full time biblical posts within the college, and whilst having a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew, it is expected that this post-holder would be able to teach New Testament Greek at graduate level, and participate in the biblical teaching of the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF), including advanced New Testament exegesis modules.
Start Date: We seek to welcome this new member of staff to Westminster in July/August 2019, to start teaching in September 2019.
Applications sent by email are preferred; however applications sent by post (marked ‘Confidential’ on the envelope) will also be accepted. Please download and complete application, then send to:
Mrs Syd Harper – PA to the Principal, email@example.com Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0AA.
Please note that on completion of this application, you are also required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
- Applications need to be received strictly no later than 12 midday on Friday, 5th October 2018.
WHEATON COLLEGE (IL) seeks two candidates for an assistant professor of New Testament. These full-time, tenure-track appointments begin in August 2019. The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. completed by the time of employment, evidence of outstanding teaching, and a proven commitment to research and scholarship. The positions involve teaching 12 hours per semester, including general education, and exegesis courses.
Send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: New Testament Search Committee, Attention: Linda Bretz, Senior Office Coordinator, Biblical & Theological Studies, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms will be sent to promising candidates.
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at http://www.wheaton.edu.
- The application deadline is September 7, 2018.
Visiting Positions / PostdocsEdit
Radboud University, Netherlands - Research Fellowship in Biblical StudiesEdit
Radboud University invites preliminary expressions of interest for a two-year research fellowship in Biblical Studies (any subfield/discipline). If selected, the candidate will be nominated as a Radboud Excellence Initiative Fellow. For more information about the program, see https://www.ru.nl/excellence/about/what-radboud/
Eligibility: scholars from outside the Netherlands who have received their doctorates in the last two to eight years by the start of the appointment in September 2019 (i.e., between Sept. 2011 and Sept. 2017) are eligible to apply.
Proficiency in Dutch is not required.
Starting salary is approximately EUR 48.500/annum (pre-tax); moving costs will be reimbursed.
- To apply, please send a resume and 1-2 paragraphs about your research project to Dr. Matthijs den Dulk (m.dendulk [at] ftr.ru.nl) by 15 September 2018. Candidates who are shortlisted by the committee will be asked to submit a full research proposal and two letters of recommendation.
Tyndale House, Cambridge (UK) - Research Associate in Old TestamentEdit
Tyndale House is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Associate for a 24 month post. The purpose of Tyndale House is to foster biblical scholarship in service of the church and the post-holder is required to subscribe to the core beliefs and ethos of the charity.
Job Title: Research Associate in Old Testament and Ancient Near East
Responsible to: Principal, Academic Vice Principal, or other academic supervisor
Liaison with: Tyndale House Staff and Readers
Location: Tyndale House, Cambridge
Duration: Fixed Term (24 months)
Salary: Competitive Rates of Pay Apply
Overall Purpose: The purpose of the position is to advance the evangelical Christian religion by engaging in and publishing high level biblical research, by undertaking scholarly tasks which advance existing collaborative projects at Tyndale House, and by acting in a way to promote the evangelical faith and foster evangelical biblical scholarship.
As the purpose of the position is to promote the evangelical Christian religion, there is an Occupational Requirement for the post-holder to be an evangelical Christian in agreement with the doctrinal basis of Tyndale House living in accord with our Ethos Statement.
- Carrying out research in biblical and related areas as agreed with the Principal, Academic Vice Principal, or other academic overseer (75%)
- Researching the language and historical background of the Old Testament as part of a research group based at Tyndale House
- Carrying out assigned research on Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern personal names
- Collecting, entering, and analysing data related to the ancient setting of the Old Testament and its text
- Producing original published biblical research in assigned areas. The primary publication form of this research should normally be in peer reviewed journals of international standing, though other forms of academic publication are not discouraged as part of a whole portfolio of publication
- Editing Old Testament articles for the Tyndale Bulletin
- Reviewing the work of other project collaborators. If necessary, overseeing the work of other project collaborators
- Uncovering new avenues for collaborative Old Testament research
Promoting the cause of evangelical biblical scholarship (25%)
- Actively networking to seek new friends and supporters for Tyndale House
- Promoting Tyndale House, including the Tyndale Fellowship and Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, amongst scholars
- Undertaking teaching at Tyndale House or elsewhere as agreed with the Academic Supervisor
- Provide academic, cultural and spiritual support and direction to students and readers as appropriate
- Promoting the spiritual growth of residents, readers and visitors through prayer, encouragement, mentoring, and discipleship
- Occasional mentoring of students in other contexts
- To take part in the general academic and social activities of the House and Tyndale Fellowship, including chapel when possible
- General administrative/other duties as required that ensure the smooth and efficient running of Tyndale House
- Working with the Tyndale House communications department (for the purpose of social media, printed and online content) to actively promote the individual’s academic work and the work of Tyndale House
Qualifications and abilities:
- Completed doctorate in Old Testament or a closely related area at the time of appointment
- Ability to conduct philological research in ancient Near Eastern languages
- Excellent knowledge of Classical Hebrew and of at least two ancient languages related to the Bible
- Strong ability to engage with secondary literature in modern research languages
- An active research profile and recent evidence of research publication suitable for submission in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework
- Ability to teach Old Testament at UK university level
- Ability to mentor students in Christian discipleship
- Ability to offer specialist review of Old Testament articles submitted to the Tyndale Bulletin and to assign them to appropriate external reviewers. Ability to prepare a manuscript accurately for publication
- Occupational requirement to be an Evangelical Christian
For further details and to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: email@example.com
- Closing Date for Applications: Friday 13th July 2018 at midnight
- I received an email on July 16 that I would not receive an interview.
University of Oxford (UK) - Kennicott Fellow in Hebrew StudiesEdit
The Kennicott Fellowship is a fixed-term fellowship in Classical Hebrew or closely related disciplines, for an ambitious academic at an early stage of his or her career. This is a fixed-term junior research position that may also involve some teaching for our Hebrew and Jewish Studies courses. This is a 2 year appointment initially, with the potential for extension for a further year. The Fellow will be expected to take up the appointment in January 2019.
The Fellow will undertake research in Hebrew language and literature, or the cognate Semitic languages so far as they illustrate Hebrew. This will involve planning and describing a research project, managing and undertaking that research and the associated regular administrative activities, selecting and using appropriate specialist methodologies and designing research materials. She/he will gather, analyse, and present research data and undertake literature reviews as appropriate, writing up the results for publication and/or for presentation at conferences or similar events. As well as contributing to research publications, the Fellow will represent the research project at external meetings/seminars, and contribute to discussions and share research findings with colleagues in Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the University, in partner institutions, and research groups. The Kennicott Fellow may undertake a limited amount of additional university class or college tutorial teaching, for which separate payment will be made.
With a doctorate in an appropriate field by the time of appointment, the successful applicant will be able to present a sound and original research proposal and demonstrate a knowledge of Hebrew sufficient to undertake the proposed research. She/he will have the ability to plan and manage her/his own research and administrative activities, and possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published, present data at conferences, and represent the research project at meetings. Ideally, the applicant will also have experience teaching Hebrew or a related subject. Preference will be given to candidates whose research proposal is situated within the linguistic-philological approach and, as this is intended to be an early career position, to candidates who are in the early stages of their academic careers.
Contact Person : Head of Administration & Finance
Vacancy ID : 135112
Contact Phone : 01865 278210
Closing Date : 28-Sep-2018
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 September 2018.