Saturday, 23 August 2008

NT Position at Xavier University

NT position at Xavier University:

Xavier University, Department of Theology, invites applications for a tenure-track position in New Testament beginning in August 2009.

Candidates should demonstrate a marked excellence in critically assessing the New Testament and early Christian documents within their historical contexts and developments. Candidates should have a facility with diverse interpretive methods and approaches to sacred texts as well as the ability to reflect on and communicate the theological and ethical implications of the early Christian traditions for an engagement with today’s pluralistic world. Ability to teach Second Temple Jewish literature is desirable. Ability to contribute to Jewish-Christian dialogue is an asset. Teaching load usually includes a course in Theological Foundations. The teaching of Biblical Languages as well as Masters level courses would be part of the possible teaching responsibilities. Ph.D. (or equivalent) or imminent receipt of doctoral degree is required. Some teaching experience is preferred.

Xavier University has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women and minorities.

Xavier University is a Roman Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition, committed to excellence in teaching, high quality scholarly activity, and creative and intelligent engagement with questions of interfaith dialogue, peace and justice.

The Theology Department currently consists of thirteen full-time, doctorally prepared professors.

The Department offers the Bachelor and Master of Arts in Theology degrees. Preliminary interviews of select, qualified applicants will be conducted at the SBL annual meeting in Boston in November.

Send application letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcriptions, and three letters of recommendation to:

Professor Marie J. Giblin,
Department of Theology,
Xavier University,
3800 Victory Parkway,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-4442.

Application and letters of reference must be postmarked by October 3, 2008. Web page at Xavier University is an AA/EOE employer

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