Thursday, November 15, 2018

NT Chair at the University of St Andrews

We wish to appoint a Professor within the School of Divinity in the field of New Testament Studies. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar of international reputation whose core focus of research is the New Testament. He or she will be expected to have a range of interests in this field which strengthen and complement those already within the School, and to make an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the study of the New Testament through research outputs and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to represent the University of St Andrews in the UK and international communities in prominent ways.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in (or directly related to) the field of New Testament Studies. He or she will be expected to be capable of teaching the subject to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as attracting and supervising research postgraduate students. The primary criteria for appointment will be evidence of an internationally recognised record of outstanding research relating directly to the New Testament, and a clear programme of anticipated research activity in this field for the coming years.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Dr Steve Holmes, Head of School ( or to Prof. Judith Wolfe, Deputy Head of School (

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in academic posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at
Follow the link for further particulars and application information. The closing date is 14 December 2018.

I am not involved with this search, so I am not the person to contact with questions. Instead, see the relevant contact information above. There will also be a number of St Andrews Divinity scholars at the SBL meetings in Denver.

This is my twenty-fourth year at the University of St Andrews. It is is a great place to work. If you are interested, please do apply. I look forward to a new senior colleague in New Testament joining us soon.

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