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ABD (early): 1

ABD (will finish this academic year): 7

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc): 28

Assistant Professor: 9

Associate Professor:

Full Professor:

Search Committee Member:

Lurker: 2

Faculty "Job Coach":

TOTAL: 46 <----- update the total!


How many HB? 12
How many 2nd Temple? 9
How many NT? 16
How many NT/EC? 4

Biblical Studies Jobs for 2015-2016 (Full-Time / Tenure-Track)[]

Aarhus University (DK) - Associate Professorship in New Testament Studies[]

The School of Culture and Society invites applications for an associate professorship in New Testament Studies at the Department of Theology. The associate professorship is a permanent position which begins on 1 February 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position: We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate with a strong research profile and research plan in New Testament Studies who will contribute to the development of the Department of Theology at Aarhus University and its core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The associate professor will be expected to develop collaborative research initiatives with other fields in theology and at the School of Culture and Society, and to initiate projects with external financing.

The Department of Theology at Aarhus University offers a dynamic, collegial and internationally orientated research and teaching environment with good possibilities for career development, project funding and administrative support.

Research: The School of Culture and Society emphasises high-quality research and attaches great importance to international and interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects, and the ability to attract external research funding. Accordingly, we are looking for a candidate with a strong research profile and track record in New Testament Studies.

In the application, the candidate should explicitly present her/his vision and plans for the development of New Testament Studies at Aarhus University with respect to research and teaching.

Education: The associate professor will be expected to teach and supervise students at all levels (BA, MA and PhD) and contribute to the development and application of innovative teaching methods. The Department of Theology expects that the successful candidate participates actively in the development of a dynamic teaching environment in dialogue with students and other professors. The position involves teaching duties in New Testament Studies as well as responsibility for the development of interdisciplinary teaching activities. This also includes (team) teaching of other topics within the theology programme. Talent development: The associate professor is expected to contribute to talent development in New Testament Studies and theology. He/she will recruit and supervise PhD students as well as teach and develop PhD courses.

Knowledge exchange: The successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange and the public dissemination of knowledge as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts. Applicants should document prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

For further information about the position, please contact Ulrik Becker Nissen, Head of the Department of Theology, on tel. +45 87162461 or by email:

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent qualifications in the field of New Testament Studies or related areas of research as well as research and teaching qualifications equivalent to those acquired in an assistant professorship.

Applicants must furthermore be able to document: An internationally oriented research profile. A strong, relevant international publication profile. Experience of participation in collective research projects. Proficiency in languages relevant to New Testament Studies and related areas of research. Successful teaching experience in areas of relevance to New Testament Studies and theology as well as mastery of academic English in the classroom. Participation in national and international networks as well as experience of interdisciplinary cooperation. Experience of attracting external research funding. Experience of supervising student projects and of researcher talent development. Applicants are expected to contribute to the department’s academic environment. We emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.

In order to maintain and develop the department’s research environment, the person appointed is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.

The application must be submitted in English.

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

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, email:

The Department of Theology: The successful applicant will join the Department of Theology at the School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts. Theology at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for theological research in Europe, and attracts a number of internationally recognised researchers. The environment is nationally and internationally renowned for its research activities in a number of areas such as Pauline studies, gospel studies, Christianity in antiquity, Reformation theology and bioethics, as well as the study of N.F.S. Grundtvig and K.E. Løgstrup. The theology programme offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in theology (cand. theol.), a Master’s degree programme in diaconia, and the joint Nordic Master in the religious roots of Europe. The successful applicant is expected to take an active part in the work of the research group in New Testament Studies. This research group studies the origins and early texts of Christianity texts from various historical, literary and hermeneutical perspectives. For further information on the research group, see

School of Culture and Society: At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space: From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research; From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies; From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds; From local questions to global challenges.

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.

For a more detailed description of the school, please see

Qualification requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities: Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order). Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities . Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Applicant Guidelines. The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production. Please upload this material electronically along with your application. All interested are urged to apply irrespective of personal background.

  • Deadline: All applications must be made online and received by 13 November 2015.
  • Received an email on 1/6 saying that there were 32 applications, and that a three-member committee (all named in the email) will make a decision within two months.

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT)[]

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at

  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

Brandeis University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Hebrew Bible[]

The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2016. The position is for a scholar who specializes in the critical study of the Hebrew Bible in the historical and textual context of the ancient Near East and who shows promise of continued work on the biblical text in its original context. A candidate will be expected to have command of the relevant philological and historical-critical approaches to the text as well as of the pertinent languages and literatures of the ancient Near East used in biblical study. Knowledge of aspects of later Judaic interpretive literature and theoretical approaches used in the Humanities or Social Sciences is desirable. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including biblical Hebrew text courses, and to supervise MA and PhD students in a program of Bible and Ancient Near East. Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Applicants should submit (1) a letter of application addressing the requirements of the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a sample of scholarship, (4) a statement (no more than 1000 words) that discusses the applicant’s pedagogic approach to teaching, lists possible courses that could be given, and describes research plans, and (5) three letters of recommendation to AcademicJobsOnline at Contact Dr. David Wright at with questions.

  • First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2015.
  • Invite for SBL interview (11/3) (x2)
  • campus visit invitations have gone out
  • offer made and accepted.

Campbell University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of New Testament[]

The Department of Religion and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Campbell University seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the academic area of New Testament studies to begin in August 2016.

Candidates should have the PhD in hand by August 2016. In addition to courses in New Testament, the candidate should be prepared to teach Introduction to Christianity, a required course for all undergraduate students. Although not necessary, teaching expertise is appreciated in a secondary area such as World Religions, Christian Ethics, or Ministry Studies. The expected teaching load will be 12 hours per semester. The successful applicant will help build and maintain a strong Religion program, engage productively in scholarly activity, serve on university and departmental committees, and aid the department in other functions such as assessment and student advisement.

Candidates must support the Christian mission of Campbell University a liberal arts institution composed of nine schools and colleges with over 3,200 full-time undergraduate main campus students.

  • Has anyone here anything yet? Nothing on this end... (2/24)
  • Offer made and accepted (5/20)

Christ the King Seminary (NY) - Professor of Old Testament[]

Christ the King Seminary, located in the Diocese of Buffalo, NY, in the suburb of East Aurora, invites applications for a full-time position in its Sacred Scripture Department. The Seminary educates candidates for ordained priesthood and permanent diaconate in the Roman Catholic Church as well as individuals pursuing a graduate theological education, a ministerial education program, or a program of continuing education. The school is fully committed to an integrated and ecumenical model of theological education for men and women eager to experience the wealth of the Church's tradition of scriptural interpretation, theological learning, pastoral praxis, and spiritual formation, striving " equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God" (Eph. 4:12-13).

Faculty members in the Scripture department follow the more recent Church documents on the teaching and interpretation of Scripture.  The successful candidate for the OT faculty position is expected to recognize and teach that the OT has value in its own right, hence to situate the texts and their theological contents in their historical context and within the background of the Ancient Near Eastern cultures and literature. Additionally, the faculty members seek to draw the students into the task of relating biblical texts and their theology to their own faith life as well as to ministry in contemporary contexts.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate level courses in the following areas:  Introduction to Sacred Scripture, Pentateuch, Prophets, Psalms, and Wisdom Literature.  A doctorate in biblical studies or its equivalent is required, publications and prior Catholic seminary experience preferred.

Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae with at least three references to:  Mr. Michael J. Sherry, Academic Dean, Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora, NY 14052-0607,  

  • The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016.

Edgewood College (WI) - TT Asst. Professor, Biblical Studies[]

Edgewood College announces an opening of a tenure track position for an Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies: Position to begin January 2016.

Teach introductory, upper division, and COR courses in Religious Studies; participate in departmental and college governance; pursue scholarly work in the discipline; and partner with others in the Edgewood and Madison communities in supporting and extending the mission and vision of the College.

Qualifications, Required Knowledge and Skills: We seek an individual committed to students, teaching, and service in the Dominican Catholic liberal arts tradition. A completed Ph.D and evidence of excellence in teaching are required. Preferred candidate will have significant undergraduate teaching experience and additional expertise/competence in the following areas: History of Christianity, Science & Religion, and Online or Blended-Course Pedagogy.

See for additional information and for program and course descriptions.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment, and must be willing to contribute to the Colleges strategic plan of inclusion.

The candidate must demonstrate multicultural competence the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To Apply: Please send only a letter of application / philosophy of teaching and curriculum vitae electronically to with subject line: Associate Professor of Religious Studies. Or to mail a resume: Edgewood College, Human Resources, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison WI 53711. Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015, and the search will remain active until the position is filled.
  • Very nice rejection letter (11/5)
  • Same (11/6)
  • Via email. The Chair of the Deparment said invitations went out yesterday to the top finalists via email.
  • FWIW - I received neither a rejection nor an invitation e-mail, so they might be working in stages. 

Fresno Pacific University (CA) - Biblical and Religious Studies[]

The School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time, continuing status 9-month faculty appointment in Biblical and Religious Studies. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach courses in biblical studies, particularly biblical literature; specific area of research interest is open
  • Mentor and advise students in the biblical and religious studies program, as well as advise general education students;
  • Teach in traditional undergraduate and degree completion programs;
  • Participate in departmental and university activities;
  • Pursue an active scholarly agenda.

Qualifications include a terminal degree in Biblical Studies (MA s and ABDs may be considered), record or promise of scholarly achievement, ability to address and model the integration of Christian faith and the field of Biblical Studies, experience in or aptitude for college-level teaching, ability to work harmoniously with students and faculty in a regional university with its foundation in the liberal arts and sciences; commitment to the Christian faith and the University's mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church. Involvement in an Anabaptis/Mennonite church is preferrred.

Send a letter of applicaiton, a completed faculty application form (available here ), including personal statments (teaching philosophy, faith statement, faith and learning integration), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Dr. Ron Herms, Dean
School of HRSS
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: email at

  • Even though this application was already due, I put this up so we can follow the progress of the search. If anyone has news post-AAR/SBL, let us know.
  • Does anyone have any pre-AAR/SBL news on this? Any interviews?
  • I know someone who interviewed at AAR/SBL
  • They did not do formal interviews at AAR/SBL. The chair of the committee did offer to meet informally with applicants, but I do not believe there was any sort of short list prior to the meeting.
  • E-mail on 12/3 inviting a preliminary Skype interview (x1)
  • Offer made and accepted

Georgetown University (DC) - Hebrew Bible[]

Theology Department, invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor in Hebrew Bible. Area of emphasis is open.

Candidates should demonstrate an interest in and an aptitude for teaching undergraduates, as well as evidence of a promising scholarly publishing career. The person hired will be expected to regularly teach the general education course Introduction to Biblical Literature, upper level seminars in Hebrew Bible, and electives in biblical studies topics. Involvement in the department’s PhD program in religious pluralism is possible. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the life of the university and of the department, which is large and collegial and committed to diverse approaches to the study of religions and their texts. Ph.D. is expected at the time of appointment. Start date is August 2016.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015.  Applicants should submit a dossier, including letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation, to Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair Tod Linafelt at
  • Invitation to interview at SBL, via email (11/6) (x3)
  • 3 candidates selected for campus interviews (12/3)
  • Offer made and accepted. (2/13)

Hanover College (IN) - Assistant Professor of Theology/Biblical Studies[]

The Department of Theological Studies at Hanover College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2016. We seek someone who can teach the introductory courses offered by the department, participate in Writing-Across-the-Curriculum program, and engage contemporary forms and applications of biblical interpretation. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in biblical studies, as well as courses dealing with contemporary theological interpretations and appropriations of scripture. We are attempting to combine two positions, one in Bible and one in contemporary theology; if the ideal candidate is not found, we will consider applicants with expertise in either of those areas.  3-3-1 annual teaching schedule.  Minimum qualification of Ph.D.  For further details visit

Teaching Load: 3-3-1/semester

Hanover College is committed to providing equal access to its educational programs, activities, and facilities to all otherwise qualified students without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. An Equal Opportunity employer, the College also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.) Hanover College prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

  • Review of applications begins 1 December 2015 and continues until position is filled.  Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation in a single PDF document to: Professor Sara Patterson, Chair, Search Committee, c/o Chris Wilcox, <>.
  • Has anyone heard anything? Nothing on this end. (3/16) A: See the duplicate listing for this position in Religious Studies 2015–2016; the committee apparently moved to campus visits some time ago.

High Point University - Assistant or Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible[]

The Department of Religion and Philosophy at High Point University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level in Hebrew Bible to begin Fall 2016. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent earned doctorate. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching courses in Hebrew Bible, with attention to Christian theological interpretation as well as literary and historical critical methods. Candidates must demonstrate a robust research agenda and a dedication and preparation to teach undergraduate courses in the context of a liberal arts institution related to the United Methodist Church.  Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Brittani Chavious Hunt, Inquiries about the position can be sent to Dr. Clint Corcoran, High Point University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  

  • Priority will be given to applications received by Jan. 1, 2016.
  • Didn't they have this search last year? Did it fail? And if so, does anyone know the story?
  • Needed certain demographic but failed to find.
  • They made an offer and got turned down.
  • Top candidate turned them down, and they decided not to make a second offer
  • I emailed the chair to ask for an update on the search process. He kindly responded that they are just now starting to read through the applications.
  • Any word on this one? (03/02)
  • Received word from Dept Chair today (04/04) that search is still proceeding.
  • Any news on this one? (5/16)

Houston Baptist University - Dean - School of Christian Thought[]

HBU seeks a dean who will lead the four departments in the School of Christian Thought: Theology, Classics and Biblical Languages, Apologetics, and Philosophy. The successful candidate will bring a distinguished record of academic, administrative, and entrepreneurial success as well as a record of scholarly achievement. Candidates with an earned doctorate in a field related to the disciplines in the School of Christian Thought are invited to apply.

  • [Deadline not stated; posted 09/18/15]
  • From a faculty member: In the online application, it says to upload your references with your application packet. This is not necessary, since you likely won't have them. Rather, you should have them sent to HBU c/o Victoria Means in the Provost's Office.
  • Position has been filled.

Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) - Biblical Studies[]

The School of Theology and Ministry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Biblical Studies located within the Division of Religious and Ministerial Studies.  The primary focus of this faculty position is the teaching of Theology and Ministry courses that form students in an exegetically sound and hermeneutically faithful practice of biblical study.  Candidates who specialize in either testament are invited to apply.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven record of innovative teaching that engages students in meaningful learning, significant scholarship, ministry experience, and a creative approach to undergraduate and graduate ministry education.  She or he must also embrace a collaborative learning environment.  The candidate must be a committed Christian who embraces a Christ-centered approach to undergraduate liberal arts education, professional/academic masters work in theological fields, and operates from an evangelical Wesleyan theological perspective.  Responsibilities include teaching in the area of biblical studies and an additional secondary area of expertise such as biblical or ancient languages or practical theological courses if applicable.  The candidate must also be an active member of a local church.  A Ph.D. in Old Testament, New Testament or related fields is requited.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Received email stating that my application has been moved on to the next phase. The email also contained an attachment requesting responses to various questions about pedagogy, philosophy of education, religious views, and experiences. (11/19)
  • Does anyone know when the deadline is?  Has it already passed?

John Brown University (AR) - New Testament[]

John Brown University, private, evangelical and Christian, seeks a faculty member to teach in the Division of Biblical Studies beginning August 1, 2016. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching undergraduate courses in Bible and Theology for majors and in the University Core Curriculum, participation in the divisions special efforts (such as the Abila Archeological Project or the Paradosis Center which promotes Catholic, Orthodox, and evangelical dialogue), as well as student advising, recruiting for the major, and service on university committees.

The Biblical and Theological Studies Program trains, equips and mentors students preparing for ministry, especially those who plan on attending seminary or graduate school. An earned doctorate in New Testament or an earned doctorate in Theology with an historical emphasis is preferred, masters required. Proficiency in Greek is essential with the ability to teach both lower division survey courses and upper division major courses in New Testament and/or Theology. A proven record of teaching excellence, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to the spiritual formation of students within the evangelical tradition are essential.

An earned doctorate in New Testament or an earned doctorate in Theology with an historical emphasis is preferred, masters required. Proficiency in Greek is essential with the ability to teach both lower division survey courses and upper division major courses in New Testament and/or Theology. A proven record of teaching excellence, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to the spiritual formation of students within the evangelical tradition are essential.

  • Position begins August 1, 2016. Screening process begins November 1, 2015, and continues until filled. Submit electronically as attachments a letter of interest and vita to Attn: Dr. Ed Ericson III, Vice President, Academic Affairs, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Phone: 479.524.7129. 
  • has anyone heard about this?
  • A colleague received an interview recently
  • This position has been filled.

Loyola University Chicago (IL) - Associate Professor of New Testament[]

Duties and Responsibilities: Loyola University Chicago, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor in New Testament, beginning academic year 2016-2017. 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/Early Christianity, and Integrative Studies in Ethics and Theology. For information about the department, please visit 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 Catholic university. Teaching assignments include Introduction to the New Testament, Introduction to Christian Theology and/or Introduction to Religious Studies, and, in general, undergraduate core courses through doctoral-level courses in the writings of the New Testament and Early Christianity. The position involves pursuing a productive program of research and performing service at the department, college, and university levels.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates for the position should have a completed Ph.D. by the time of hire and must clearly demonstrate actual or potential excellence in research and teaching as well as student mentorship. All candidates should have strong language competence especially in Greek, but also in Hebrew and Latin, and possess expertise in the area of the Synoptic Gospels. Preference will be given to those with a strong additional interest in Greco-Roman and Jewish religion and culture. Preference will also be given to candidates who have had experience teaching at the doctoral level and directing dissertations.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest outlining the candidate's qualifications, and a sample of scholarly writing to They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Materials should be submitted to or: Dr. Susan A. Ross, Chair, Department of Theology, Crown Center 300, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660.

  • 2/2 teaching load. 
  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. .
  • Link:
  • Any thoughts about why this job is associate rank but not tenured? 
  • I'm also confused on the "must have a completed PhD at the time of hire." That doesn't sound like an "associate" position. Perhaps Loyola messed up on the job the description.
  • Maybe. Then again, the bit about preference given to those with experience directing dissertations implies that the wording is correct. But experience directing dissertations doesn't really fit with the "must have a completed PhD at the time of hire" part. It's strange all around - will look forward to seeing what comes of this one.
  • Just got word today (12/17) that I will have a Skype interview during the week of January 4-8. Email says they have selected five for Skype interviews and from that group three will be invited to campus. 
  • Position has been filled. 

Loyola University Chicago (IL)- TT Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament[]

The Department of Theology at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible for academic year 2016-17.

Candidates for the position should have a completed Ph.D. by the time of hire and must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching as well as distinguished scholarship and student mentorship. Preference will be given to those with a strong training in Hebrew and Northwest Semitic philology. Duties and Responsibilities: Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach at all levels and in a theological context, engaging with colleagues in a contemporary Catholic university. Particular areas of expertise desired include some combination of the following: the books traditionally designated as belonging to the Deuteronomistic History, Prophetic Literature, and/or Wisdom literature, Second Temple Judaism and noncanonical texts; an interest in feminist and/or social-scientific and/or ecological hermeneutics is also desirable. All candidates are expected to have strong language competence especially in Hebrew, but also in related Semitic languages. Expectations for teaching include: Introduction to Old Testament, Introduction to Theology and/or Introduction to Religious Studies, Women in the Bible, and in general graduate and undergraduate courses in the books of the Old Testament of the Roman Catholic canon. An interest in engaging colleagues in theology and Christian ethics is expected.

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/Early Christianity, and Integrative Studies in Ethics and Theology. For information about the department, please visit

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition.For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s qualifications, and a sample of scholarly writing to They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Materials should be submitted to: Dr. Susan A. Ross Chair, Department of Theology Crown Center 300 Loyola University Chicago 1032 W. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60660
  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Received email notice from search chair that my references had been contacted and that I am invited to Skype interview; search chair said in message that after Skype interviews, three finalists for campus visits would be chosen (12/11) (x2)
  • Received email invitation from search chair for campus interview (1/15)
  • Any word on this one? The job posting has been removed from the Loyola HR site (3/16), suggesting the department may have made an offer (the search committee chair stated that the position would be posted there until it was filled).
  • A colleague recently received an offer via email (3/28)
  • Offer accepted (3/30)

McMaster University (CAN) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - New Testament[]

The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in New Testament, with secondary specialization in Second Temple Judaism, at the Assistant Professor level (or the Associate Professor level in exceptional circumstances) beginning July 1, 2016.

We seek a colleague who will maintain and build upon the international reputation and existing strengths of the Department’s Biblical Field, which is marked especially by its study of early Christianity and early Judaism in light of one another. The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence and/or exceptional promise in the areas of research, graduate supervision, and undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. in a field pertinent to New Testament studies is required.

Religious Studies at McMaster has long been noted for its strong faculty, commitment to diversity, and academic rigour. The Department is comprised of three graduate fields (Asian Religions, Biblical Studies, and Western Religious Traditions). Research is conducted employing a wide variety of approaches: textual, ethnographic, historical, philosophical, theological, and philological. There are currently 50 graduate students enrolled in the Department’s M.A. and Ph.D. programmes, with 14 professors active in graduate supervision. More information on the Department can be found at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centreat 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, a 1-2 page teaching statement with evidence of teaching excellence, and a 1-2 page research statement. Three letters of reference are required.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal at Queries should be addressed to Dr. James Benn, Chair, Department of Religious Studies:

  • All application materials are due by October 15, with the potential for preliminary interviews to take place at the SBL/AAR meeting in Atlanta November 21-24.
  • Oct. 15th: How did people submit rec letters for this job? I didn't get a prompt through the online application. Did I miss something obvious?
  • I'd the same issue. You send them directly to the chair of the department via email
  • November 11: candidates have been invited for interview at SBL
  • May I please ask how you know that? (x5)
  • The poster had an IP address from McMaster University.
  • 24 June 2016: Received a mass e-mail from the chair of the search. Position has been filled.

Nyack College (NY) - Assistant Prof. of Bible[]

Nyack College seeks an Assistant Professor of Bible to teach 18 graduate credits per academic year, including courses such Old Testament Literature, Psalms, Topics in Bible and Theology, Elementary Hebrew I and II, Hebrew Readings I and II, History and Land of the Bible, Readings in Post biblical Hebrew I and II, Seminars in New Testament, Samuel I and II and Seminars in Old Testament. In addition, the successful candidate will be present on campus at least 3 days a week and available to students for advisement and tutoring at least 10 hours per week outside of class. Attendance at regular faculty meetings, registration periods, Commencements, and the spiritual services of the College is required. An earned Doctorate or foreign academic equivalent in Biblical Studies or related field is required. Must read, write and speak Hebrew.

  • Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference and the completed Nyack/ATS Faculty Application (available for download at to Karen Davie, Director of Human Resources, Nyack College, 1 South Boulevard, Nyack, NY 10960

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (CA) - New Testament[]

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) of California Lutheran University, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament at the level of Assistant Professor. Start date is August 2016. Because the seminary and university aspire to become leaders among their peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress responding to the needs and concerns of racial/ethnic minorities, we seek candidates who can mentor especially African-American and/or Latino(a) students and are able to teach courses that deepen student and faculty awareness regarding power dynamics related to race/ethnicity. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in New Testament. ABD candidates will be considered. Spanish-speaking ability will be considered an asset. We seek an early career scholar who connects the academy and the church, draws students into the task of relating biblical texts to Christian life and ministry in the world, and employs critical hermeneutical methodologies that draw out the relation of sacred texts to living questions found in contemporary contexts. The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective Master’s level courses in New Testament and Greek in the ecumenical and interreligious GTU. In addition there is the possibility of teaching in the Ph.D. program of the GTU, contingent on time restrictions and invitation of the Core Doctoral Faculty. Candidates should have the capacity to teach in online modalities, possess an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education, be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education and to engage in continuing education in an ecumenical setting. Candidates should also be eager to engage with the pastoral and formational processes of candidates preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.To apply, submit electronically a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 1000 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: 1) mentor especially African-American and/or Latino(a) students and deepen student and faculty awareness regarding power dynamics related to race/ethnicity; 2) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices, including online teaching; 3) fulfill your role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world as you contribute to the ongoing life of a seminary and graduate school of theology; 4) engage with interpretations of the New Testament widely attributed to Lutheranism while encouraging and empowering all students to draw from the wisdom of their particular traditions and articulate the distinctiveness of those traditions.

  • While applications received by November 6, 2015 will be given priority, applications will be received until the position is filled. Initial interviews by invitation will take place at the November 2015 meeting of the SBL/AAR. Submit completed application materials online at: . For more information, please contact Dr. Shauna Hannan (Chair of the NT Search Committee) at
  • Email request for AAR/SBL interview (11/10) (x2).
  • Email request for AAR/SBL interview 11/13 (x1)
  • Any updates on this search since it was re-opened last month? (standard rejection email 5/3)

Providence College (RI) - TT Position in Theology (Biblical/Hebrew)[]

Providence College invites applications for the following tenure-track positions which will commence in August 2016. Searches will be conducted during the 2015-2016 academic year. The 105-acre campus of Providence College is situated in Rhode Island's capital city and is located only an hour's drive from Boston and just a few hours' drive from New York City.

Theology (biblical/Hebrew)

Applicants must possess a doctorate from an accredited institution at the time of appointment and demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, the ability to establish a scholarly research program, and a willingness to be active in service to the college and the community. Appointments will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Providence College is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission and encourages the deepest respect for the essential dignity, freedom, and equality of every person. Committed to fostering academic excellence, the College provides a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social, and cultural backgrounds is preferred. An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the applications from women and persons of color.

Position descriptions and application timelines will be available on the College's web site at:

  • NOTE: position announced in Chronicle on 8/27/15 but not yet posted on PC careers site. Deadline not yet stated.
  • [10/22]: Received email that I was one of six finalists. Have to respond to mission statement over weekend. Then they will narrow field to three next week and invite these for campus interviews first week in December. 
  • They move fast! Best of luck! I guess I need to accept that I was not one of those finalists.
  • [11/17] was in final six, but have not heard back yet. Have they moved ahead with this? If interviews are in early Dec..the final 3, are you chosen yet?
  • an offer was made and accepted

Saint Anselm College (NH) - TT Asst. Professor - New Testament[]

The Department of Theology at Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition in Manchester, NH, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the New Testament to begin August 2016. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching Biblical Theology (an introductory course on the bible), The Gospels, The Writings of St. Paul, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidates should show familiarity with methods and approaches used in Catholic biblical interpretation. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and research potential (samples of scholarship, articles, or conference papers) and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. Daniel J. Daly, Department Chair, Theology, via the college website at Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Denise Reagan at

  • Applications should be received by October 22nd for full consideration. Selected candidates will be interviewed on November 22nd and 23rd at the AAR/SBL conference in Atlanta.
  • Anyone know why they failed this search last year?
  • Through the grape-vine: they'd two perfectly good candidates with Yale connections. The faculty were divided because the two candidates were a tad liberal for them. One was Catholic and the other wasn't
  • Invite for interview at AAR/SBL by e-mail on 10/29 (x2)
  • Campus visits scheduled for mid-December.

Samford University (AL) - Chair of the Department of Religion and S. Louis and Ann W. Armstrong Professor of Religion[]

Samford University's Department of Religion seeks a department chair effective August 2016. Samford University is the largest privately-supported and fully-accredited institution of higher education in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has more than 300 full-time faculty and 4,900 students. The university is consistently one of the highest ranked comprehensive universities in the South.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching and research, preferably with a specialization in the Hebrew or Christian Scriptures, though well-qualified candidates in other areas will be considered. Administrative experience is desired as is experience teaching religious studies in a liberal arts context. All faculty members are expected to support Samford's Christian mission. The chair of the religion department must be a member of a Baptist church.

Duties and Expectations: The responsibilities of this tenure-track appointment include teaching two courses per semester and overseeing the department's mission, curriculum, faculty and recruitment. The department chair also plays a pivotal role in representing the department within the university and to its constituencies. Like other faculty positions in the department, this is a nine-month appointment with the opportunity to teach additional courses in the summer and January terms. The successful applicant will teach the Biblical Perspectives course in the universitys Core Curriculum and other undergraduate courses in his or her area of expertise.

Applications: Please incorporate into a single PDF a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one- to two-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three references. Send this to: David R. Bains, interim chair. E-mail: . Department of Religion, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications and nominations immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by Sept. 30 will receive full consideration.

San Francisco Theological Seminary (CA) - TT Position - Old Testament[]

San Francisco Theological Seminary announces a search for a tenure-track faculty position in Old Testament. Applications will be accepted beginning August 1. A Ph.D. or its equivalent in the field of Old Testament is required. Teaching in the degree programs of SFTS and the M.A. and Ph.D. programs of the GTU is the primary focus of this position. This position will begin in the fall of 2016. Women and racial ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. SFTS is an equal opportunity employer. 

  • Please email letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Ms.Petey Thornton, Executive Assistant to the Dean, Applications will be accepted beginning August 1, review of applications will begin September 1, and remain open until the position is filled.
  • Email about possible SBL interview [posted 10/12] (x4)
  • Did the email people received make some comment about not "raising your hopes"?
  • It didn't need to be said. It's an academic search process.
  • E-mail [10/12] advising that I "remain in the search process" but shouldn't expect to hear anything until November. ADD: I submitted materials about a week after the Sep 1 date (there was no explicit deadline on the SBL ad) so I may be a special case? [10/16]: Got the same e-mail this week, no mention of raised hopes or SBL. Applied on time. UPDATE [12/15]: I received yet another email confirming that I "remain in the search" and shouldn't expect to hear anything until February, yet I was not contacted for an SBL interview. I seem to be the final back-up in case the rest of you screw up your campus visits? (X2)
  • My email said nothing about waiting until November to hear anything. It did, however, use the "raising your hopes" and "remain in our search process" lines.
  • Just to clarify now: Were three different positive-ish email types sent out? One mentioning possible SBL interviews, one remain in the search process but wait until November, and one remain in the search but don't get your hopes up? [10/17]: So, based on the above addenda, I think we shouldn't read too much into the different versions we received. It wouldn't make sense to have different classes of candidates at this stage beyond "going to interview" and "not going to interview" anyway. 
  • Received email that I "remain in search process" [10/21] 
  • Email invitation for SBL interview (11/5) x5
  • Email invitation for SBL interview (11/11)
  • Did everyone who got the "remain in search process" hear back from the school?
  • Nope. It appears I am the unlucky one who for whatever reason was dropped between remaining and the interview offers.
  • I have heard conflicting information about whether or not campus invites have gone out
  • Received rejection email after SBL interview (12/14) (x2)
  • Received email that I remain in the search process, and that the next phase of the process requires sending two writing samples (12/14) (x2)
  • Received email that I remain in the search process and would not hear anything until late Jan/early Feb, but was not asked to send writing samples (12/14). I am not sure what this means.  Perhaps it is because I have publications that are widely accessible?  (x4)
  • received rejection email (2/12) (x2)

St. Mary's University in San Antonio (TX) - Biblical Studies[]

The Theology Department of St. Mary's University in San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biblical Studies at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will demonstrate a robust academic research agenda and excellence in teaching that is grounded in the historical-critical methods and inclusive of traditional and contemporary theological methods of interpretation. The ordinary teaching load is twelve hours per semester, and includes courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Teaching competence should include the variety of methods of interpretation addressing the ancient historical contexts of the formation of biblical books through the ongoing interpretation of scripture in communities of faith. Area of specialization is open. The corpora of the New Testament are a primary need, but approaches reaching across traditional compartmentalization are also welcome. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a core introduction to theology which synthesizes the broader questions of faith seeking understanding from the perspective of the Catholic tradition of the Marianist founders of the university. Because the undergraduate core courses are required of students from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, the successful candidate will demonstrate potential to create a learning environment that builds on diversity and respect for all. In addition to excellence in teaching and academic research, the department seeks candidates prepared to contribute in the "family spirit" of a Marianist university centered on faculty governance.

Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), St. Mary's is a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional studies. St. Mary's enrolls 4,000 students in a diverse university with five schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. St. Mary's has been cited for high graduation rates among Texas colleges and is ranked among the best in the West Region for value and academic quality by U.S. News & World Report. St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence and servant leadership. For further information about St. Mary's University, its Marianist heritage, its Core Curriculum, and its Theology Department please see the University's Web page, .

St. Mary's University especially encourages applications from women, Hispanic, and other minority candidates. A completed doctoral degree is required by the time of appointment. You have the option to apply online at or submit applications electronically to . Please submit: (1) a letter of interest addressing the advertised requirements of the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of graduate transcripts; (4) evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence; and (5) contact information for three references who have agreed to write letters of recommendation. Materials should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Todd Hanneken ( ) with the subject line "Biblical Studies Search." Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE
  • Invited for SBL interview via email (10/28)(x3)
  • curious: how many of the SBL invitees have a Catholic background?(x3)
  • Received weird rejection email 11/30 (x1)
  • E-mail invitation for campus visit, sent before the holiday break (x2).
  • offer made and accepted (3/11)

University of Mary Washington (VA) - Mediterranean Religions of Late Antiquity[]

The University of Mary Washington invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mediterranean Religions of Late Antiquity, focused on early Christianity as the area of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the introductory courses in Christian Beginnings, Hebrew Bible, and Judaism. The Religion Program has interests in gender studies and sexuality, religion and politics, and contemplative traditions. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ph.D. in Religious Studies required. Preliminary interviews will take place at the AAR in Atlanta.

Area of Expertise: Mediterranean Religions of Late Antiquity, focused on early Christianity.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies by August 2016.

Three letters of recommendation should be submitted by US Postal Service or email to by the stated close date. The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540/654-1211. The University of Mary Washington seeks to enrich its academic environment by continuing to provide equal educational and employment opportunities. We actively encourage women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.

  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2015-2016
  • Email for AAR interview (11/2)
  • Received rejection email (12/16) x2
  • Offer made and accepted. (2/26)

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Biblical Studies[]

The department of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon is pleased to announce an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Biblical Studies. The successful candidate will be a dynamic scholar who focuses on early Christian and/or early Jewish literatures of the first centuries BCE and CE. Candidates whose research considers the role of women or other groups historically neglected by scholars, or the interplay between culture and religion, will receive particular consideration. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses on the New Testament, including surveys, the Gospels, Paul’s letters, as well as advanced seminars in the candidate’s area of specialization. Ability to teach biblical Hebrew is a plus. The regular teaching load is five classes apportioned over three terms per academic year. The position requires a Ph.D. in-hand at the time of appointment in the areas of Bible, early Judaism/Christianity, religious studies, or another closely-related academic field. Evidence of successful teaching in the academic study of religion and the willingness to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds is desirable. This position seeks a specialist with an ambitious research agenda who will thrive at a top research institution. It also seeks a candidate willing to perform university service and to teach a range of courses that will attract and appeal to undergraduate students at a public university.

  • Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. Please upload a cover letter indicating the nature of your research and your approach to undergraduate teaching, a CV, graduate transcripts, together with three letters of recommendation to Only applications received by October 16, 2015 will be considered. The first round of interviews will be conducted Online just prior to the SBL conference in Atlanta.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies
  • Invited for Skype Interview (11/4) x3
  • Rejection email received (12/3); did not receive Skype interview earlier (x3)
  • Rejection email received (12/9); received Skype intervew. (It was relatively empathetic, the chair even offered to provide concrete feedback).
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Pretoria, South Africa - Senior Lecturer in New Testament[]


RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will be responsible for: Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the New Testament; Conducting scholarly research in the New Testament and cognate literature; Supervising master’s and doctoral students; Mentoring students at undergraduate level; Performing academic administration and management; Performing other duties as delegated by the Head of the Department.

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

To apply, please visit the University's website and follow the link: Careers@UP

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A doctoral degree with specialisation in the New Testament; Ancient Greek at minimum third-year level; At least three scholarly publications in accredited journals; At least three years’ tertiary or related teaching experience; A proven record of tertiary teaching experience at undergraduate level in New Testament (submission of a teaching portfolio required).

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES): Appropriate language and communication skills; Specialised research in any area of New Testament Studies with proven evidence of peer recognition.

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES: Membership of at least one scholarly society related to New Testament Studies; Postgraduate degree in Ancient Greek strongly preferred; Specialisation in Pauline or Johannine Studies; Proven record of supervision to completion of master’s and doctoral students; Community involvement.

  • CLOSING DATE: 8 March 2016.

University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI) - TT Asst. Professor in Hebrew Bible[]

The Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Northwest Semitic Languages and Hebrew Bible at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2016. Applicants should hold a doctorate, or anticipate its completion by the start of the appointment, with specialization in Hebrew Bible or related discipline. Applicants should have established a promising research trajectory and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester and include large enrollment undergraduate courses in literature and culture of the Acient Mediterranean and Near East, intermediate courses in Hebrew language, and advanced courses and gradaute seminars in Hebrew and Northwest Semitic languages and literatures. Responsibilities also include the supervison and advising of MA and PhD students in the graduate program in Hebrew Bible as well as professional service.

Candidates should submit a cover letter that describes their research and teaching, three letters of recommendation, and a current curriculum vitae. Additional materials, includeing writing sample, may be requested at a later stage. Application materials should be sent electronically to or in hard copy to Jeffrey Beneker, Chair, Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 910 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Please reference PVL# 84393 on all correspondence.

Candidates are encouraged to submit applications early as preliminary interviews may begin at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting in Atlanta, November 21-24, 2015.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2015. For additional information about Classical and Ancient Near Eatern Studies at UW-Madison, please consult our website at, or direct questions to Jeffrey Beneker at
  • Email for an SBL interview and request for a writing sample (11/16) (x2)
  • Received an email saying that they would not proceed until after 12/15.  Has anyone heard anything since?
  • Generic rejection email (12/21)
  • Finalists invited to campus, don't know when

Vanguard University (CA) - TT Position - New Testament Studies[]

The Department of Religion at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in New Testament Studies to begin Fall 2016. A well-qualified candidate should be able to teach primarily at the undergraduate level, both introductory courses and upper-division courses, as well as some graduate level courses. The Department of Religion offers vibrant programs with a commitment to the development of students who will be successful both in scholarly research and ministry practice. We are seeking candidates who share this commitment and can demonstrate a high level of teaching effectiveness both in the classroom and in mentoring relationships. Because Vanguard University is affiliated with the Assemblies of God and prepares ministers for service, we are seeking candidates who are Pentecostal/Charismatic in practice and whose teaching will reflect the theological position of the Southern California Network of the Assemblies of God.

Application Procedure: Please complete and submit the faculty application (download here) along with the below documents to .

Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair. Accompanying essay to include: Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ. Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University; Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; Copies of official transcripts; Pastoral reference.

Email must include all of the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered.We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate.

More information about Vanguard University and the Department of Religion can be found on our web site at and at In addition, if you need clarification or more detail about the teaching requirements or fit/expectations for the position, you may contact Dr. April Westbrook, Chair of Religion Department.

  • Deadline not stated; posted 09/12/15.

Wingate University - New Testament[]

Assistant Professor. Wingate University, a private residential university with a liberal arts core located near Charlotte, North Carolina, invites applications for a continuing, full-time position in New Testament studies to begin in August 2016. Responsibilities for the position include teaching three sections each semester of a first-year core course entitled Global Perspectives in Scripture, as well as an upper-level New Testament course. The successful candidate should be able to show how he or she can contribute to the University’s commitment to faith, knowledge, and service. An interest in practical theology will be an asset. Completed PhD preferred, but ABD considered. Send letter of application, CV, names of references, and other supporting material . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • For full consideration, please submit material by November 1. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL meeting in Atlanta. Please indicate if you will be available to interview at that time.
  • Any updates?
  • Request for AAR/SBL interview by e-mail 11/11 (x3)
  • Brought back for Round 2 interview on Sunday (11/22) at SBL (x3)
  • Received an e-mail indicating that the committee asked a short-list of 4 people for rec. letters and would be issuing invitations for on-campus interviews at the end of December for visits in Jan/Feb for 2 of those 4 people  (12/9) (x3)
  • Received an e-mail invitation for a campus interview (1/6) (x1)
  • offer made and accepted (2/19)

Yale Divinity School (CT)New Testament[]

Yale Divinity School seeks to make a tenure track appointment in the field of New Testament, to begin July 1, 2016.  The rank of the appointment may be assistant or associate professor without tenure. 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 Ph.D. or its equivalent and strong potential as a teacher are required. The successful candidate should have expertise in early Christian literature, both canonical and extra-canonical, and be able to interpret these texts in their historical and cultural contexts, with appreciation of their theological significance. A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted online at

  • Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2015.
  • A colleague was interviewed at SBL.
  • Was told at the SBL/AAR Yale reception that YDS was only interviewing people at SBL/AAR that they weren't familiar with.
  • Was told by a colleague at Yale that 4 finalists have been selected last week. Invitations will go out soon.
  • Received rejection email (12/18)
  • May I ask if the person who received this letter had prior contact from the committee? Has anyone else received anything?
  • I received a rejection email after having interviewed at the SBL.
  • Yes, I received a rejection e-mail on 12/22 (did not interview at SBL). They seem to be spacing out the sending of rejection letters, spreading the holiday joy. (x3)
  • Hire made:


Biblical Theological Seminary (PA) - 3 Yr Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies[]

Biblical Theological Seminary (BTS), located within the greater metropolitan area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Clarke Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, a three-year, full-time appointment with reduced course load and expectation of research and writing. The position, made possible by a generous gift from the Clarke family, will begin on July 1, 2016. The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in hand by the time of employment, demonstrate a high level of scholarship in either Hebrew Bible/Old Testament or New Testament and attendant hermeneutical issues, possess a love for teaching and inspiring future leaders in the church, and resonate fully with BTS’s mission and convictions statements, as well as its community aspirations. It is also highly advantageous that candidates be conversant with the contemporary “missional conversation” arising from the work of Lesslie Newbigin, Darrell Guder, Christopher Wright and others. Women and minorities are especially urged to apply. For job description go to:

  • Send application materials to Professor Steve Taylor at
  • Invited to SBL interview by e-mail (x1)

Union Theological Seminary, New York (NY) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biblical Languages[]

Union, a non-denominational seminary in the City of New York, invites applications for a post-doctoral fellwoship in Biblical languages starting July 1, 2016. Reporting to teh Dean of Academic Affairs, the successful candidate will be responsible for introductory language instruction in Hebrew and Greek (2 semesters each) at a Masters level. Opportunities to teach one course per year in addition to these four, usually a higher-level language instruction, but sometimtes in another area of Biblical scholarship, may be available (and involves additional compensation). The position is to be held for three years.

  • See link for application details: applicants should send a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference. Interviewing will begin at SBL in Atlanta, Nov 21-23rd.
  • Email invitation for SBL interview (11/10). (x1) 

University of Indiana, Bloomington - Visiting Scholar in Biblical Hebrew[]

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University invites applications for a Visiting Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The Visiting Scholar will be expected to teach two courses in both the Fall and Spring semesters: Introductory Biblical Hebrew, and Intermediate Biblical Hebrew. The position provides a stipend of $45,000, and the successful applicant will also be able to apply for some research funding from the program. Ph.D. in Jewish Studies or a related field is desirable, but suitable ABD candidates will also be considered. Residency of the visiting scholar in Bloomington is strongly preferred. To apply for this position, please submit the following:  a cover letter addressing your research agenda for the year, your aptitude and experience in Biblical Hebrew, and your approach to teaching both the introductory and intermediate-level courses; a curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference. Materials should be sent via mail to:  Visiting Scholar Position, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global and International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Room 4023, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105, or via email to:  with the subject line “Visiting Scholar Position”. Consideration of applications will begin on April 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Uppsala University (SE) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Exegesis[]

The Faculty of Theology is the oldest of nine faculties at Uppsala University and the Department of Theology covers all areas of religious studies: History of Religions and Religious Behavioural Studies, Biblical Studies, Church and Mission Studies, studies in Systematic Theology and Worldviews and vocational religious studies. The Department of Theology is the largest institution for education and research in Theology and Religious Studies in Sweden, and offers a creative environment for pursuing research or a degree.The position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible exegesis involves primarily the Fellow’s own research project (e.g. a monograph project which is not a rewriting of the doctoral thesis).

Duties: The primary responsibility of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to pursue her or his own research project. A certain amount of teaching at the Department of Theology may also be included – but for not more than 20% of the working time. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be present at the department at least three days per week and to actively participate in the ongoing academic debate within the discipline and at the department in general.

Qualifications required: A doctoral degree (PhD) in Theology / Religious Studies or an equivalent doctoral degree obtained a maximum of three years before the application deadline. Applicants who completed their doctoral degree at an earlier date may still be considered under special circumstances, namely if they have had periods of sick or parental leave or have occupied a leadership position in a trade union organisation. Documented knowledge of sources and recent research in the area, as well as competence in scholarly methods used in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Exegesis. Proficiency in English, good communication skills and an ability to collaborate with colleagues are also important. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Qualifications desired: Ability to understand written and spoken Swedish.

The application : may be written in Swedish or English and must include the following:

  • a CV
  • a copy of the official academic transcript of the doctoral degree in Theology / Religious Studies or equivalent PhD
  • a copy of your doctoral thesis and any additional academic publications (maximum three additional publications)
  • a description of the following:
  • why you are interested in this position (around 500 words)
  • how you plan to take part actively in the ongoing academic debate within the discipline and at the department (around 500 Words)
  • your research project (including the problem addressed, theoretical perspective, methodology and a presentation of the materials you plan to analyse) and the project’s significance for Old Testament / Hebrew Bible exegesis (4,000–5,000 words)
  • the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three academic references;
  • an indication of your earliest availability to begin the period as Postdoctoral Fellow; 1 March 2016 is the latest starting date.

Criteria for selectionWhen assessing eligible candidates, particular importance will be paid to (1) academic skills; (2) assessment of the academic potential of the proposed project; (3) the relevance of the project in relation to ongoing research in the discipline; and (4) capacity and readiness to take part in the ongoing academic debate within the discipline and at the department in general.

Uppsala University wishes to recruit the person who, on the basis of an overall assessment of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is considered to be the most capable of developing and completing the proposed research project.

Personal circumstances (e.g. parental leave) which could help the assessment of an applicant’s qualifications may be given with the list of the applicant’s merits and experiences.

Uppsala University strives for gender equality, and women are especially invited to apply for this position.

Salary is calculated relative to qualifications. 

Admission: As soon as possible, no later than March 16th 2016.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment of two years.

Further information about this position is provided by
Professor Göran Eidevall tel. +46 18 471 26 67, E-mail:

  • You are welcome to submit your application until November 15th, 2015 UFV-PA 2015/2621. Last application date: 2015-11-15

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16[]


Is it possible to sort the full time openings into openings with passed deadlines and the openings with future deadlines?  It would make checking for new openings and monitoring "old" openings easier (I think).  We could do it like the way the visiting positions are sorted.

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, then most of us using this wiki are insane. הבל הבלים.

^ Guilty
^At least we understand what הבל הבלים means, so there's that.

I respect those schools that ask for a minimum documentation and not all this crazy forms, letters of references, and so on, all the work just to be rejected. A cover letter, CV, a few short essays should be enough for the first round.


ENOUGH ALREADY!!! Do we have to have the same argument every season? No one is convincing anyone of anything, and you are clogging up the RSS feed with bickering that is helping no one get a job.

Any word on whether Loyola was planning on interviewing anyone in Atlanta? Seems curious that there's been no indication of them reaching out to anyone for either of their two jobs...

  • The ad gives no indication that they had plans to interview at the annual meeting. A colleague of mine had experience with a job search there a few years back, and she said she wouldn't expect to hear anything until after the annual meeting. Just how they roll, for good or bad.
  • I emailed the chair with some questions, one of which was about SBL. She said they are not planning SBL interviews and will contact candadites for Skype interviews. No indication of when.

Saint Louis University (MO): HB/OT position[]

  • The HB/OT position that was advertised in May has, unfortunately, been cancelled due to a hiring freeze within the College of Arts and Sciences at the university. [posted 09/09]