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Page for Academic Positions in Biblical Studies that begin in 2017.

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ABD (early):

ABD (will finish this academic year): 6

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc): 8

Assistant Professor: 4

Associate Professor: 2

Full Professor:

Search Committee Member:


Faculty "Job Coach": 1

TOTAL: 21<----- update the total!


How many HB? 6
How many 2nd Temple? 1
How many NT? 3
How many NT/EC? 4

Biblical Studies Jobs for 2016-2017 (Full-Time / Tenure-Track)[]

Andrews University (MI) - Full-Time Instructor of Biblical Text[]

Instructor of Biblical Text at Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI) - Teach courses relating to Biblical Text that focus on areas of theology and methodology of analyzing and interpreting text and writings. Participate in curriculum development. Assess academic progress. Work with students to establish plans for success. Schedule and coordinate student exams and projects. Consult with faculty to recommend acceptance or termination of students. Requirements: Master's in Theology, Religion or related field and 6 months of experience is required, which must include some experience with research and use of qualitative research methodologies; and instruction relating to analysis of original biblical text. Send resume to: Daniel E. Agnetta, Director of Human Resources Andrews University, 4150 Administration Drive, Berrien Springs, MI 49104

  • Deadline: October 10, 2016.

Azusa Pacific University (CA) - Old Testament[]

We invite applications for an Assistant Professor position in Biblical Studies, with a specialization in Old Testament , in the undergraduate division of Religion & Philosophy, beginning in August 2017.

Additional Information: At Azusa Pacific University we value and uphold God-honoring diversity. Diversity was not our idea, but God's. Therefore, we aim for an environment that respects and honors each individual's uniqueness while celebrating our collective commonalities. It is in this spirit that we continue important discourse on diversity, engage a variety of perspectives, and embrace active listening in a spirit of humility. We continue our efforts to recruit, hire, and support a diverse community in an effort to create a milieu that reflects the mosaic of God's kingdom.

  • Advertisement seems to have been taken down. (8/26/16)

Dickinson College (PA) - Christian Origins (incl. Scriptural Texts)[]

The Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2017. Applicants should have a specialization in the general area of Christian origins, with particular reference to scriptural texts, both canonical and extra-canonical. A secondary specialization in the origins of Islam and its continuing interaction with the other Abrahamic traditions, especially in the Middle East, is highly desirable. Additional areas of interest are welcome, including theory and methodology in the study of religion. All religion faculty teach a first-year seminar and the departmental senior seminar on a rotating basis. Tenure-track faculty at Dickinson teach a five-course load.

The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia.

  • Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016. Candidates should submit via QUEST (online application system) at; please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please address questions to department chair Mara Donaldson via
  • They extended the application deadline from October 28 to November 15.
  • Same question, anybody know why? (x2)
  • Invited to AAR or Skype interview 11/7

George Fox University (OR) - Assistant Professor of Old Testament Hebrew Bible[]

George Fox University announces a full-time, ongoing faculty position in Biblical Studies (specifically in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible), to begin in August 15, 2017. The College of Christian Studies (CCS) is seeking a person with broad competence in the field of Old Testament, Hebrew language, and the historical-religious context of ancient Israel, with secondary competency in New Testament, Christian theology, and other adjacent fields.George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God’s design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.

PhD or ThD is required (we will consider highly qualified ABD candidates, so long as the candidate completes the terminal degree by August 15, 2017). The ability to teach undergraduates from a wide variety of backgrounds in a distinctly Christian method will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.

Application Procedures: Candidates should send a complete faculty application (including an integration of faith and learning essay), a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a concise description of research plans to Chuck Conniry, PhD, Vice President and Dean of Portland Seminary and the College of Christian Studies, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6027, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email: Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately (more officially on March 21st, 2017) and will continue until the position is filled.
  • This is a new/additional position in their department--not replacing their current OT person
  • A short list of 5 candidates are being intervewed via Zoom for the position.

Houston Baptist University (TX) - Dean, School of Christian Thought[]

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

  • Review of applicants begins immediately, and those most interested will do well to submit materials as soon as possible after December 2, 2016

King's College (NY) - Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies (New Testament)[]

The King's College in New York City is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in biblical Studies, or directly related field (Ph.D. preferred; will consider ABD near completion), to begin fall semester 2017. The applicant will be expected to teach multiple sections of required introductory courses for all students: one on New Testament literature and one on biblical interpretation. The King's College seeks excellent teachers with a strong Christian faith who are current in scholarship and desire to engage students in and out of the classroom. The College is committed to the defense of academic, religious, economic, and political liberty. We value bravery, commitment, and action. We participate in a demeanding curriculum and present unique opportunities to students in the heart of New York City. Given this context, successful candidates will have significant post-graduate academic experience in broader milieus and interdisciplinary thinking. Faculty of The King's Colleg are expected to subscribe to the College's Statement of faith and to understand and teach in full support of the College's mission statement (

  • Interviews will be conducted at the 2016 Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Antonio. Please send a curriculum vitae and a brief letter of interest to; Dr. Mark Hijleh, VPAA, Material received by October 1, 2016 are guaranteed full consideration
  • Must agree to Statement of Faith on Innerancy of Scripture
  • Generic rejection via email (10/13) x3

Lincoln Christian University (IL) - Open Rank - New Testament[]

Lincoln Christian University (LCU) seeks qualified applications for a full-time (rank open) faculty member in New Testament, effective June 1, 2017. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in LCU’s embedded Seminary.

Qualifications: research doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in New Testament or directly related field (ABD may receive consideration); demonstrated achievement or potential in classroom teaching and of scholarly contribution, and experience in or willingness to train for online instruction; evidenced collegiality with faculty and collaboration with others; balanced commitment to the Church, to Christian higher education, and to the broader academy. Experience in vocational ministry is preferred. Given the nature of this position, preferential consideration will be given to active members of the independent Christian Churches or Churches of Christ. Applicants should be prepared to respond to the University’s mission, statement of faith, core values, and philosophy of education (which are available at

Responsibilities for the position include teaching, supervising student research and writing, recruiting, advising, mentoring students outside the classroom, and engaging in scholarly research and writing.

  • Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, C.V., and three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references to Marla Bennett, Director of Human Resources, Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL, 62656, or

McMaster University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Early Christianity and/or Early Judaism[]

The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level (or the Associate Professor level in exceptional circumstances) beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate must fit the structure and strengths of the department’s Biblical Field, which is marked by its dedication to studying early Judaism and early Christianity in light of one another, focusing on the Hellenistic to Roman periods. The ideal candidate should, therefore, have competence in both early Judaism and early Christianity. Demonstration of excellence and/or outstanding promise in the areas of research, graduate supervision, and undergraduate teaching is essential. A Ph.D. in a field pertinent to the study of early Judaism and/or early Christianity is required by the time of appointment.

The Department of Religious Studies is committed to enhancing diversity, while complementing the strengths of current faculty. This search is undertaken to recruit a colleague who can help us achieve these goals. Religious Studies at McMaster has earned a reputation as one of the premiere departments of its kind in North America. Comprising three graduate fields (Asian, Biblical, and Western), research is conducted employing a wide variety of approaches: textual, ethnographic, historical, philosophical, theological, theoretical, and philological. There are currently 50 graduate students enrolled in the department’s M.A. and Ph.D. programmes, with 14 faculty members active in graduate supervision. More information on the department can be found at

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, a 1-2 page research statement, and the names and full contact information for three academic references. The search committee will request letters directly from these references at a later stage in the search process, as needed.

Materials sent from applicants must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal at Queries should be addressed to Dr. Daniel Machiela, Chair, Department of Religious Studies at:

  • The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2016, with the potential for preliminary interviews to take place either by video conference or at the SBL/AAR meeting in San Antonio on November 19-22.
  • Odd.  How are we supposed to interpret this?
  • It is the same job that is listed before. The job has been offered to someone, but there are some legal issues about having the job listed until the offer is accepted.
  • Offer made and accepted.<
  • Does anyone know why it is reposted yet again?
  • The job has been offered to a non-Canadian. Consequently, as per Canadian law, the job must be continually posted until Canadian Immigration has processed the non-Canadian hire.

Murdoch University (AUS) - Lecturer in New Testament[]

Lecturer New Testament

Continuous, full time position

Murdoch University and The Wollaston Theological College

Lecturer 40% | $92k - $109k pro rata plus 17% employer superannuation

Anglican Stipend Package 60% (in accordance with the Diocesan policies)

Ref: 0197I02/201652

The School of Arts at Murdoch University features a broad array of disciplines, from traditional humanities, to creative arts and production disciplines. We are strongly committed to community engagement, and place great importance on collegiality and mutual respect as core values in the School.

Theology is taught at Murdoch University on the basis of a partnership between the University and the Perth College of Divinity Inc., which consists of members from the tertiary faculties of the Anglican and Uniting Churches in Western Australia. The employing body of the Perth College of Divinity for this position is the Wollaston Theological College (The Anglican Diocese of Perth).

An opportunity now exists for an experienced lecturer to join the team. The successful applicant will primarily teach core units in New Testament within the postgraduate courses. There will also be an expectation to contribute to the Bachelor of Arts (Religion) course. A secondary specialisation in a world religion other than Christianity (e.g. Islam, Buddhism) is highly desirable. The role will make contributions to research to produce quality publications and produce effective applications for external competitive research grants.

The successful applicant will be offered simultaneous contracts with the University (0.4) and the Wollaston Theological College, Anglican Diocese of Perth (0.6). For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.

The suitably qualified individual will have previous experience in the discipline or profession, or equivalent professional experience. They will have a demonstrated ability to effectively supervise honours, postgraduate and HDR students, and possess a strong knowledge of current approaches to curriculum and pedagogy.

The successful candidate will have the ability to contribute to the educational and formation programmes of the Anglican Diocese of Perth, and the potential to contribute to the broader content of the BA in Religion will be well regarded.

Please visit to view the Guide for Applicants and Position Description, here you will also find the online form to submit your application. Please note that emailed applications will not be accepted. Applicants must also submit a 5 year research plan demonstrating the elaboration of a post-PhD line of research.

  • Closing date: 19 August 2016.
  • Long listed, invited to Skype interview via email (9/15)
  • Shortlisted, invited to campus interview via email (10/13)
  • Any updates?

Pacific School of Religion (CA) - New Testament Studies[]

Pacific School of Religion is seeking a professor of New Testament studies whose teaching, scholarship, and service reflect knowledge of diverse perspectives of Scripture and engagement of sacred texts as foundational to the ministry of the church and the work of social transformation. The position is tenure track, rank open. With strong academic credentials and a commitment to the work of justice, this professor will be joining those who share PSR’s vision for preparing theologically and spiritually rooted leaders dedicated to the work of social change and transformation.

PSR’s professor will provide intellectual leadership in the field of New Testament for a diverse faculty and student body by teaching one required introductory NT course and three elective courses for Certificate, Masters and PhD level students. The professor is expected to publish creative and recognized scholarship. Teaching ability in a secondary field is highly desirable, especially in the area of preaching. The professor will be expected to carry out additional responsibilities such as student advising, committee work and attending faculty meetings, community events, and public relations activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Teach classes in New Testament studies to an ecumenical (primarily Protestant) and interreligious body of students; Participate in PSR community life as member of the faculty involved in teaching, scholarship, student advising, and community service; Work with faculty and staff to shape the spiritual formation of students; Seek opportunities for the development of creative teaching, including the use of technology and on-line instruction; Advise certificate and degree students (including MDiv, MTS, MA, DMin, and PhD students); Contribute to the consortial academic work of the Graduate Theological Union; Carry out responsibilities listed in the Faculty Manual.

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

PhD or its equivalent in New Testament studies with demonstrated excellence in the field of New Testament with an expertise in contextual hermeneutics, both from the perspectives of the New Testament and the social location of its contemporary interpreter; Scholarly work consistent with rank; An understanding of contextual and cross-cultural dimensions of the field and an ability to engage in interdisciplinary conversation; Readiness to affirm PSR’s interreligious and Christian heritage and a commitment to an open and affirming community that honors and values diversity and presses toward racial, gender, sexual, and economic justice; Enthusiasm for teaching persons who will exercise their vocation in a variety of settings both within and beyond faith communities, and a depth of understanding about the various ways learning takes place; Competence in a secondary field, the teaching of preaching is highly desirable; A committed advocate who can speak with conviction and teach effectively about the role of sacred texts in motivating and shaping social transformation; Ability to teach Greek; experience teaching on-line; Ability to build good relationships with and among faculty, students, staff, trustees, and wider publics including community building, organizing, and networking. PSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, PSR is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Applicants will need to submit a curriculum vitae, the names of three professional references (none will be contacted without explicit prior permission), and a cover letter that includes (a) the applicant's understanding of PSR's mission and vision(see, (b) work in social change making, and a (c) statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda. Applications, nominations, and inquiries can be sent to Professor Aaron Brody, Committee Chair, at

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received prior to September 30, 2016. The professor of New Testament will be expected to take office on or about July 1, 2017. For details visit
  • Invited to Zoom interview 11/4 (x2)

Pontifical College Josephinum (OH) - Assistant Prof. of Sacred Scripture[]

The Pontifical College Josephinum, founded in 1888 and located on a beautiful campus north of downtown Columbus, Ohio, has a College of Liberal Arts and a School of Theology. The College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate degrees in philosophy and humanities as well as a two-year pre-theology program offering a certificate or a bachelor of philosophy degree. The School of Theology offers a Master of Divinity (MDiv), a pre-doctoral Master of Arts in Theology (MA), as well as a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree (STB), which is offered in affiliation with the Pontifical Lateran University. 

Both the College and the School of Theology are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and by the Association of Theological Schools, respectively.  For many decades, the Josephinum, which is overseen by the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, who serves as Chancellor, and ultimately by the Congregation for the Clergy in Rome, has offered programs recognized for their academic excellence and conformity to the standards of priestly formation promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and approved by the Holy See. 

The Josephinum is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture in the School of Theology beginning in the Fall of 2017.  For the successful candidate, a completed doctorate in Sacred Scripture (Ph.D. or SSD) is desirable.

The ideal candidate should be able to teach as many of the following courses as possible in the MDiv curriculum:  Gospels of Mark and Matthew, Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles, Johannine Corpus, and Pauline Corpus.  The ability to teach courses in both Old and New Testament is also desirable. The candidate would also have the opportunity to teach electives at the graduate level of his/her choice and expertise, and to direct theses for the MA and STB degrees. The appointment will be to the faculty of the School of Theology, though occasional teaching in the College of Liberal Arts may be required. 

The expected teaching load will be six (6) courses annually. If the successful candidate is a priest, depending on other responsibilities assigned by the rector for spiritual direction or formation in the external forum, this teaching load may be reduced.  The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the overall formation program through membership on various committees according to his/her interests and the needs of the seminary.

Please respond with a curriculum vitae listing three references from whom letters of recommendation may be obtained, graduate transcripts, student and peer evaluations of two classes, and a letter of interest including salary history to: Pontifical College Josephinum, ATTN: Academic Dean, School of Theology, 7625 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43235. 

  • Applications will be considered until November 30, 2016.
  • Generic rejection via email (12/9)

Princeton University (NJ) - Hebrew Bible[]

Position Summary: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion in conjunction with the Program in Judaic Studies invites applications for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Hebrew Bible. The position would begin on September 1, 2017. The candidate should be an expert in the Hebrew Bible and be prepared to teach an introduction to the Hebrew Bible (in translation), biblical Hebrew, and more specialized courses appropriate to his or her interests and the Department and Program's needs.

Essential Qualifications: Applicants should apply online at and are asked to submit the following materials:- Cover letter including teaching interests and research plans- Curriculum vitae - Writing sampleApplicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to Baru Saul, program manager for Judaic Studies, position is subject to the University's background check policy.

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2016, and will continue to do so until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.

Saint Louis University (MO) - Hebrew Bible / Old Testament[]

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service seeks for the Department of Theological Studies applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the rank of assistant professor. A doctorate is required by the time the appointment begins on August 15, 2017.

Area of specialization is open. However, preference will be given to applicants who diversify existing expertise and pedagogical approaches within the department and who work in an interdisciplinary manner. The successful candidate will have strong research competencies and the ability to teach a range of subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The standard teaching assignment in the department is 2/2 and faculty regularly receive the support of graduate research assistants. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the department, college and university level. Regardless of his or her own faith tradition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the university’s Catholic and Jesuit mission, which affirms the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive work environment.

All applications are made online at and include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research agenda, (4) one sample of scholarly work no longer than 30 pages, (5) a teaching statement where we invite you also to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body, and (6) three letters of reference.

  • Applications are due by November 4, 2016. Questions about this position should be directed to: Peter W. Martens, Chair, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Contact email:
  • Has anyone heard anything? Are they interviewing at SBL?
  • They are not doing SBL interviews
  • Invited for skype interview (11/17)
  • email rejection after skype interview (12/13) x2

Texas Christian University (TX) - Hebrew Bible or Qur'anic Studies[]

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications to a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor of Religion in Hebrew Bible or Qur’anic Studies to begin August 2017.  For information on the department see (

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in published scholarship and teaching will be expected. Teaching responsibilities typically include 5 courses a year, two of which are upper-level undergraduate Religion courses in an area of specialization; the others are introductory Religion courses that meet TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see and  Demonstrated understanding of and ability to teach from diverse methodological and pedagogical perspectives will be valued as well as interest in developing and implementing curricular materials relating to culturally diverse populations. Preference will be given to candidates whose training has prepared them to make contributions to any of the interdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts: the Classical Studies Minor, African American and Africana Studies Minor, Jewish Studies Minor, Middle Eastern Studies Minor, Latina/o Studies Minor, the emerging Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Program as well as the TCU Women and Gender Studies Program.

All applications, which must be made to, include a letter (addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Flowers, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a one-page teaching statement and a curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to  

  • Consideration of candidates will begin on October 5 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2016-2017
  • E-mail request for AAR/SBL interview (11/14). x2Anyone know if campus interviews have been offered?
  • Has anyone who interviewed at AAR/SBL heard anything about campus invites? (12/22)
  • Campus invites were extended earlier this week.

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Early Christian History and Literature[]

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Early Christian History and Literature to commence July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be required to teach Early Christianity at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and should demonstrate outstanding teaching and research skills and potential for outstanding teaching. We especially welcome candidates who possess additional expertise in post-apostolic history and literature, which could include specialization in Early Church History, Patristics/Late Antiquity, Gnosticism, Syriac Christianity, or related area and the language(s) pertinent to these areas (e.g., Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Syriac, Coptic). Engagement with diverse approaches (e.g. feminist, social scientific, social historical, archaeological) is also welcomed.

The successful candidate must have completed a PhD prior to taking up the position, and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, graduate supervision, and departmental service, events, and initiatives.

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies prizes interdisciplinarity and is committed to innovative teaching and research. Our position in Early Christianity boasts a long history of superb teaching at the undergraduate level, and we look for a dynamic and creative candidate who will continue to excite, engage, and inspire our students. More about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS can be accessed at:

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 25 pages). Candidates should submit a brief encapsulation of their teaching philosophy, an account of their present and anticipated research profile, and a statement (1 page max.) identifying their contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked for a teaching dossier.

The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2017. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

  • The deadline for the receipt of applications and reference letters is November 1, 2016. Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Rob Cousland at cners.jobsearch(at) Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Society for Biblical Literature in San Antonio November 19-22, 2016.
  • 11 November: Invitation for SBL interview (x2)
  • Generic rejection late last week. 
  • Offer accepted (3/16).

University of California Los Angeles (CA) - New Testament / Early Christianity[]

he Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and the Program in the Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, announce a search for a new tenure-track position in New Testament and Early Christianity at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2017. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand by July 2017. Applications are invited from scholars with research specialties in New Testament and Early Christianity, including its intersections with Second Temple Judaism, Rabbinics, and Eastern Christianity. Ability to work in relevant primary languages is expected (esp. Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac). Candidate will teach a range of classes including large General Education courses, small graduate seminars and demonstrate or likely commit to diversity related to teaching, research and service.

A letter of application describing research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, writing sample, evidence of teaching, and names of three references should be directed to the Chair of the NT/Early Christianity Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Humanities Building 380, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511.

  • 11/15: email stating no SBL/AAR interviews.  They will contact people in early January for Skype interviews. (x3)
  • 1/13: No Skype interviews. Invitations for campus interviews were sent out by e-mail on 1/13.

University of Lueneburg (DEU) - Biblical Theology and its Didactics[]

Within Protestant Theology you investigate biblical theology with an exegetical or constructive theological focus in its particularly ethical role for the present inter alia in dialogue with the scientific knowledge of the world.

For the employment advertisement – including the complete requirements profile which is part of this publication –please visit

  • The advertisement is available until the end of the application deadline on October 6th, 2016.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) - Christian Studies / Old Testament[]

The College of Christian Studies at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Christian Studies beginning August 2017. The College of Christian Studies is committed to preparing men and women for service to the church as well as providing core courses in Bible and theology for all the University’s undergraduate students. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 19,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development and student advising; professional attainment; and service to the department, college, university, and the community. While primarily a teaching institution, UMHB recognizes and rewards research, publication, and other forms of scholarly attainment.

Specific Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have competence in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Hebrew. At least half of the teaching will be in service to the Core. Teaching responsibilities include online as well as classroom courses. Full-time faculty members typically teach 12-14 hours per semester with three course preparations.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible is required. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Because of the specific mission of the College of Christian Studies, the successful candidate must be a Baptist and must sustain active membership in a local Baptist church.

Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance for employees, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

  • TO APPLY: Visit for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Application packets may also be submitted/completed in person: UMHB Human Resources, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2016-2017
  • Request for how beliefs line up with BGCT values and beliefs sent on Wed, Oct 26 and due on Wed, Nov 2
  • Seems that application MUST agree to BGCT's stance on homosexuality--no wiggle room according to insider
  • Had a video conference interview (Feb 2017)
  • Campus invites extended (Feb 20)

University of Scranton (PA) - Old Testament[]

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Theology/Religious Studies

To teach the Old Testament in the department of Theology/Religious Studies.

Essential Duties: Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate survey courses as well as upper level and graduate courses in Scripture.

Minimum Education Requirements: Ph.D. or be ABD , with completion of the doctorate by August, 2016.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability and desire to teach in other areas of Catholic theology is preferred.

  • Invitation for interview at SBL 11/11
  • Generic rejection letter. 12/16 x2
  • Was the rejection letter to someone who interviewed at SBL?   No x2
  • Did anyone who interviewed at SBL receive a rejection letter yet?
  • Has anyone who interviewed at AAR/SBL heard anything about campus invites? (12/22)
  • Campus interview scheduled x1 (1/5)
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Texas, Austin (TX) - Associate Prof. Hebrew Bible[]

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured position as an Associate Professor of Ancient Near East and Hebrew Bible. The position will begin in Fall 2017. The position will focus on studies of the Hebrew Bible in its Ancient Near Eastern context and the successful candidate will have additional expertise in one or more of the following fields: Archaeology, Assyriology, Mesopotamian literature, Northwest Semitic literature, or another closely related field. Duties include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and serving in the doctoral programs in Hebrew Bible/Ancient Near East (Department of Middle Eastern Studies) and Ancient Mediterranean Religions (Department of Religious Studies) directing graduate research. All faculty are also expected to maintain a strong record of research and publication and to engage in service to the Department, College, the University, and the profession. The Department places a high premium on collegiality and maintaining a diverse and hospitable working environment.  Salary is dependent upon position and qualifications. Background and academic credential checks are conducted on selected applicant.

Successful candidate must demonstrate an established record of scholarly research, publication, and graduate education as well as excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate an ability to effectively teach large undergraduate classes. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier including sample syllabi (both graduate and undergraduate), student evaluations (both graduate and undergraduate) and the names and contact information for three professional referees. Electronic submissions only (through Interfolio at

  • All materials should be submitted by August 31, 2016 and review of applications will begin September 1, 2016. We intend to conduct preliminary Skype interviews in late September 2016. For Further Info:  512-471-3881 Or: Jo Ann Hackett, Search Committee Chair.
  • 9/7--email about skype interviews
  • 9/21 --arrangements for fly out
  • I had a skype interview yesterday (9/21) in the morning.  Apparently, they made a decision about finalists immediately after doing skype interviews?  I knew they were moving fast, but that is lightning speed.

Valparaiso University (IN) - New Testament Studies[]

The Department of Theology announces a search for a tenure-track position in New Testament Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor to begin in Fall 2017. Ph.D. preferred, but A.B.D. candidates near completion will be considered. Candidates should be capable of teaching courses across the New Testament canon, with attention to the social, cultural, and religious contexts out of which those texts emerged. Courses to be taught are chiefly at the undergraduate level and will include the Department’s required general education course, “The Christian Tradition,” and the University’s first-year humanities sequence. Duties for this full-time position include a combination of teaching (typically three courses per semester), continued scholarly activity, ongoing professional development, and service to the Department and the University. The University's workload model allows for flexibility in how these components are balanced for each faculty member.

Candidates for the position should be interested in working at a university that engages in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents electronically via Interfolio at a concise letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and graduate-school transcripts. Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted by their authors via Interfolio. Questions concerning the position may be directed to Prof. Matthew L. Becker, chair of the search committee, at

  • Consideration of candidates will begin on November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 11/9/2016 - invitation to Skype meeting (x2)
  • Rejection via email on 11/15/2016 (x2)
  • Does anyone know if they are planning on conducting interviews at SBL?
  • Invitation for a campus interview via email on 11/17/2016

Virginia Tech (VA) - Early Christianity (incl. New Testament)[]

The Department of Religion and Culture ( at Virginia Tech seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Early Christianity to begin August 2017. A secondary specialization in Christianity's continuing interaction with the other Abrahamic traditions, especially in the Middle East, is highly desirable. Additional areas of interest are welcome, including theory and methodology in the study of religion and culture. The qualified candidate must demonstrate an active research agenda, excellence in the classroom, interdisciplinary inclinations, and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in the department and across the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Expected/standard teaching load is 2 courses per semester and must include existing courses on the New Testament. Appropriate Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2017.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant field in hand by August 2017. Demonstrated active research agenda. Demonstrated excellence in the classroom. Ability to teach existing RLCL courses on the New Testament. Commitment to working with diverse campus populations. Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the department and across the college.

Preferred Qualifications: Secondary specialization in Christianity's continuing interaction with the other Abrahamic traditions, especially in the Middle East

How to Apply for this Job: Candidates must apply online at (posting TR0160126) and provide: 1. a letter of application 2. CV 3. writing sample of no more than 30 pages 4. Contact information for at least three references who should speak to the candidate's teaching and research. The hiring committee may request additional materials related to teaching and research at a later date.

Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Matthew Gabriele (

  • Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016.
  •  Any news here?
  • None here. (x2)
  • Skype interviews scheduled
  • Drat. On what date did the notification about the interviews go out?
  • Few days before Christmas. Skype interviews next week (Thursday and Friday).
  • Many thanks for the info. Good luck!

Wesleyan University (CT) - Assistant Prof. in Jewish Studies, with ability to teach Hebrew Bible[]

The Department of Religion at Wesleyan University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Jewish Studies at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2017. The Department seeks candidates with comprehensive training in Jewish studies, Jewish religious traditions, and the broader academic study of religion. Qualified candidates must have proficiency in the Hebrew language and a wide range of the Jewish intertextual tradition, and should demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting. The Department is flexible with regard to the candidate’s disciplinary orientation, but will favor those whose work is informed by current theoretical trends in the humanities and social sciences. Wesleyan hosts an interdepartmental Center for Jewish Studies, of which the candidate would be an integral member. The successful candidate will be expected regularly to teach courses in the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, and will teach on a rotating basis the Department’s Introduction to the Study of Religion and Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies. Candidates should have Ph.D. in religion or related field in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit  A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.  You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

  • Applications completed by September 30, 2016 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sheri Dursin at or 860-685-2288 if you have questions about the application process.

Wofford College (SC) - Biblical Studies[]

The Religion Department of Wofford College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biblical Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Duties begin Sept. 1, 2017. The successful candidate will have expertise in either Hebrew Bible or New Testament, ideally teaching competence in both. PhD (or evidence of imminent completion) required by August 2017. Possible subfields include: Ancient Near Eastern religion; Judaism; or archaeology.

Teaching load is 3-1-3.

To apply, send the following materials to (1) a cover letter; (2) a current CV; (3) three letters of recommendation; (4) an explanation, no more than two pages total, of four possible courses you would like to have as your regular upper-level rotation; and (5) a statement of no more than 500 words regarding your view of the role of religious studies in a liberal arts college. Any questions should be directed to Dr. A.K. Anderson at For detailed information, please visit:

  • The deadline for applications is October 31, 2016.
  • Received an email on 11/1 announcing that short-listed candidates would be contacted about interviews on Nov. 10, 2016, with an intention to make an offer by the end of the term. (x8)
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • Semi-finalists contacted by email for interview 11/10, looks like seven time slots were offered. Plan is to hold interviews 11/14 and 15, then campus visits scheduled on 11/17.
  • Campus interviews scheduled for November - December 2016.
  • Offer made (14 Dec) and accepted (16 Dec)

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments[]

Bowdoin College (ME)Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion (Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World)[]

The Bowdoin College Department of Religion is pleased to accept applications for a two-semester (calendar-year) postdoctoral fellowship beginning January 1, 2017 with a focus on Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World. There is a possibility that the position will be renewed through June, 2018. The fellow will be expected to teach three courses over the course of two semesters and participate in the life of the department. Successful candidates must demonstrate expertise in ancient Mediterranean cultures and should be able to teach Introduction to the Study of Religion and other courses on the religions of antiquity such as (but not limited to) New Testament, Hebrew Bible, Jewish-Christian relations, Roman religion, and religion courses that cover thematic issues such as violence, gender, and ritual. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts, which includes a non-confessional approach to the instruction of religion.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by January 1, 2017 should provide documentation from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.

The fellowship carries a salary of $50,000 plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi for two courses (one of which should be Introduction to the Study of Religion), and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college please visit our website:

  • Review of applications will begin on August 29, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Pepperdine University (CA)Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion - Old Testament and/or New Testament[]

The Religion and Philosophy Division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a full-time visiting faculty appointment in Religion. Responsibilities will be restricted primarily to teaching general education courses in Old Testament and/or New Testament, as well as one or two in the area of Christianity and Culture. There is the possibility that this individual will need to teach one or two courses for upper-division undergraduate majors and graduate students. Candidates should have at least completed course work for a Ph.D. in Scripture or a closely-related field. Preference will be given to those with teaching experience. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the Christian mission  of the university, and membership in a Church of Christ. We welcome applications from all individuals, but especially encourage applications from women and members of ethnic minority groups.

Pepperdine is a Christian University  committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Seaver College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of Pepperdine University, enrolls approximately 3,400 students at its residential campus in Malibu, California. The Religion and Philosophy Division of Seaver College offers bachelor of arts degrees in religion and philosophy, as well as three graduate degrees: the master of science in ministry, the master of divinity, and the master of arts in Old Testament, New Testament, church history, or theology.

Contact: Professor Tim Willis (, Divisional Dean, Religion and Philosophy Division, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263-4352.

  • Please submit all application materials to: .
  • Application review will begin December 5, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Professional Specialist in Languages of Late Antiquity[]

The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position on the faculty with a specialization in languages of late antiquity.  The successful candidate will be appointed to a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professional Specialist (equivalent to “lecturer” at other universities) on a one-year contract, renewable for up to three years, with a starting date of August 22, 2017.  Mastery of Syriac is a prerequisite, and facility in one or more of the other languages of late antiquity, especially Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, or classical Arabic, is also expected.  The ability to engage not only with the language but with its attendant literature and culture is desirable; beyond specialized language course the successful candidate will be expected to teach one non-language course per year at the undergraduate or graduate level and will become an integral part of the Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity and History of Christianity subsections of the Department, including participation in colloquia and otherwise contributing to a vibrant graduate student and faculty learning community. 

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). 

  • Review of applications will begin on September 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.   Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and official transcript to
  • Notified of SBL/AAR interview: 11/10

University of Virginia (VA) - Post-doctoral Fellow - New Testament and Early Christianity[]

Posting Summary: The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Religious Studies, with a specialization in New Testament and Early Christianity. This position is for one academic year and has an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017.

We seek a candidate who is conversant with and has a demonstrated research agenda in historical critical New Testament scholarship and the literature and culture of early Christianity into the third century c.e. This position works closely with colleagues in the field of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity and, as such, the candidate should have a grounding in the religions of the Graeco-Roman world and the history of biblical interpretation. Additional capacities in one or more of the following are desirable: art and material culture; gender studies; race studies; and/or literary theory.

The successful candidate will teach 3 courses over the course of the academic year, and be expected to carry on a program of research. The successful candidate will also be invited to take a prominent role in the Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium, presenting their own work for discussion and/or organizing presentations by other scholars.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in hand by the appointment start date.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile, cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references through Jobs@UVA (; Search on posting number 0619774.

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to: Professors Janet Spittler or Karl Shuve, Co-Chairs, or

  • For priority consideration all materials must be received by midnight, November 16, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews will take place via video conference. Questions about this position should be directed to: Professors Janet Spittler or Karl Shuve, Co-Chairs, Search Committee, and/or

See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17[]