Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Position at Pacific Lutheran University: Assistant Prof of NT

I have just been alerted of the following available position:

The Religion Department at Pacific Lutheran University announces a tenure-track assistant professorship in New Testament, beginning September 2010.

A Ph.D. is required for this position.

The Department seeks a candidate with a primary concentration in biblical hermeneutics, with special emphasis on biblical interpretation in a multi-faith context. Additional competencies expected in 1) Hebrew Bible or Greco-Roman religions and 2) critical methods.

Candidates must exhibit a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates and possess a coherent research agenda. The successful applicant will be expected to teach New Testament-related courses in both Christian Traditions and Global Religious Traditions lines of the Religion curriculum. Familiarity with Lutheran biblical hermeneutics and the Lutheran tradition of higher education is highly desired.

Teaching load: six courses per year.

PLU offers a challenging curriculum integrating the liberal arts and professional programs. A globally-focused university committed to building a diverse educational community, PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send hard-copy Letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2009, to:

Dr. Antonios Finitsis,
New Testament Search,
Religion Department,
Pacific Lutheran University,
Tacoma, WA 98447.

No electronic submissions. Pre-arranged interviews only at SBL annual meeting.

For online description, go to PLU Human Resources website.


Paul Long said...

Just curious. Are there many such vacanices in institutions world wide?
I know there seems to be a shortage of full time vocational pastors but is this the same for seminary lecturers?

Kar Yong said...

Hi Paul,
What I know is that in current job market, a position like this would attrack plenty of applications. I know of many friends with PhD are still without a teaching position, and some may not even have tenure.