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Old Testament Position, Regent College

Regent College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Old Testament Studies to begin January 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Rank is open. Regent College is a transdenominational graduate school of theology in the historic evangelical tradition. Advanced study of Scripture is a core component of our curriculum and Regent has a well-established history of excellence in biblical scholarship. Applicants for this position should resonate deeply with Regent’s mission (see http://www.regent-college.edu/about-us/mission-and-values), and must be able to subscribe to the College’s Theological Position comprised of a Doctrinal Statement and Moral Vision statement (see http://www.regent-college.edu/about-us/theological-position). The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate a publication record and competence in graduate teaching commensurate with the stage of their career. They should be able to exhibit a breadth of competency in the Old Testament, including its relation to Scripture as a whole and to Christian Theology. Further, the candidate will be committed to Regent’s ethos of interdisciplinary studies, especially with relation to faith and culture. They will have the ability and willingness to teach Old Testament courses across the curriculum as well as to supervise theses and comprehensive exams. They may also be asked to teach Hebrew language courses. To be considered for this position, please submit the following: • A letter of application detailing your suitability for this position

• A comprehensive curriculum vitae including education, employment history, teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and publication • The names and contact information for three references willing to support your application All documents should be sent electronically to hr@regent-college.edu. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2022. Regent College is committed to employment equity and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. In keeping with Canadian law, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Final appointment is subject to receipt of official transcripts and completion of a satisfactory criminal record check.

Executive Director, Toronto School of Theology

The Toronto School of Theology, affiliated with the University of Toronto, invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The appointment is for a five-year term (with possible renewal) commencing July 1, 2022.

The Toronto School of Theology (TST) was founded during 1969-70, in recognition of two potentials: the benefits of shared courses, teaching resources, and services; and trust in the promise of ecumenism. TST was then – and remains today – the largest ecumenical consortium for theological education in Canada, comprising seven member theological schools: Emmanuel College (United Church of Canada), Knox College (The Presbyterian Church in Canada), Regis College (Roman Catholic: Jesuit), St. Augustine’s Seminary (Roman Catholic: Diocesan), University of St. Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology (Roman Catholic: Basilian), University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity (Anglican Church of Canada), and Wycliffe College (Anglican: Evangelical). TST has continued to live out its commitment to ecumenism and cooperation in changing configurations for these 50 years.

The TST consortium offers a full range of professional and academic degrees. Degree programs operate at the post-baccalaureate level, and most degrees are conferred conjointly with the University of Toronto. Academic standards are consistent with those of the University of Toronto and are maintained through highly developed processes of quality assurance that are overseen by the University. All TST students are registered in a member college. Students in advanced degrees hold status both at their college of registration and in the Graduate Centre for Theological Studies, which oversees their admission and progress through their degree program under the direction of the Executive Director. TST does not confer degrees. TST is in the process of petitioning for affiliate membership in the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada, while each of the seven member schools of the consortium is a fully accredited member of ATS. For more information, please visit the TST website: www.tst.edu

Position Summary

Reporting to the TST Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of TST and a member of the graduate Faculty. Positioned at the heart of TST’s web of interdenominational, intergenerational and interinstitutional relationships, and in cooperation with the heads of the member schools, the Executive Director leads the TST community in the pursuit and development of its ecumenical mission, its dedication to cooperation in academic endeavour, its commitment to excellence in theological inquiry, education, and formation, and its engagement with the University of Toronto.

The Executive Director, in consultation with the Principals/Presidents/Deans of the seven Member Colleges, will:
• ensure TST fulfills its mission in an evolving context;
• maintain institutional integrity; and
• build broader institutional capacity.
The Executive Director will achieve these by:
• discerning and promoting a distinctive shared vision for TST, and working with others to achieve this vision;
• overseeing processes of strategic planning, graduate faculty appointments and quality assessment and ensuring compliance with relevant standards;
• building and maintaining a strong central administrative team; and
• identifying strengths and potentials within the consortium and mobilizing them to the common good of the consortium.

Qualifications

• Academic qualifications commensurate with eligibility for graduate faculty membership at TST (a PhD or its equivalent in a theological or related discipline).
• Proven administrative and managerial skills and experience.
• Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate, to listen, and to work with and through others.
• Familiarity with the TST consortium of seven theological schools, and with the University of Toronto’s system of federated and affiliated universities and colleges.
• Thorough knowledge of theological education in Canada and the United States acquired by academic administration and teaching in a theological college or related discipline.
• Excellent communication skills – oral and written.
• Commitment to the goals of ecumenism and diversity.
• Appreciation of the distinctive characteristics of theological consortia.

The Toronto School of Theology is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout its community and in all of its employment practices.

Application Process

The search committee will begin considering potential candidates on February 3, 2022 and will continue until the role is successfully filled.

Applications are to include:
• cover letter detailing how experience satisfies the qualifications for the position;
• curriculum vitae; and
• three letters of reference with phone and email contact information (referees will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate).

Forward the above application materials, in confidence, as PDF documents to:

TST Executive Director Advisory Search Committee
tstdirectorsearch@tst.edu

St. Francis Xavier University

The Department of Religious Studies at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2022 in one of the following areas:

· Christianity (e.g., New Testament, history, theology, diversity, society)
· East Asian religions (China, Japan, Korea)
· Indigenous religions

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022. For more information click here.

Wilfrid Laurier University

Position summary: The Religion and Culture Department is seeking a scholar with demonstrated research expertise in the academic study of religious literary texts, understood very broadly to include Hebrew Bible and/or Early Christian Texts, the interpretation and reception of which have been historically foundational and remain contemporarily relevant to Black communities in North American and global contexts. Candidates who employ methodological and theoretical approaches developed within a range of humanities disciplines and specializations such as history and philosophy of religions, comparative literature, and textual criticism are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will complement existing faculty strengths by teaching courses in the department’s undergraduate curriculum, the MA program in Religion, Culture and Global Justice shared with Global Studies, and a Joint PhD program with the University of Waterloo in Religious Diversity in North America. The scholar hired for this position is expected to have facility or willing to acquire experience with delivery and innovative development of remote / online courses. The potential to fulfill department service roles and to engage with other programs, departments and faculties at Wilfrid Laurier University and the wider community will also be considered.

For the Black Scholar in Religion and Culture position, click here.

For the Indigenous Scholar in Material and Visual Cultures position, click here.

Briercrest College

Position: full-time faculty position in the field of Biblical Studies – Old Testament.

Briercrest College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the field of Biblical Studies – Old Testament. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022. For position details and application process, see the job posting here (https://www.briercrest.ca/post/?ID=4617).

Wycliffe College

Position: Professor of Old Testament

Job Location: Toronto, ON

Job Posting: September 24, 2021

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021

 

Wycliffe is a graduate school of Theology in the evangelical and Anglican tradition, working within the Toronto School of Theology (https://www.tst.edu) and granting degrees conjointly with the University of Toronto (https://www.utoronto.ca/about-u-of-t).

Our college is devoted to the study of Scripture as the foundation for Christian faith and practice, and in its recently adopted Strategic Plan, Wycliffe has committed itself to making the theological interpretation of Scripture a priority for teaching and scholarship (https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/strategicplan).

While it is not necessary that candidates be affiliated with the Anglican church, applicants for this position should have a deep affinity with Wycliffe’s mission, vision, and moral commitments, and must be able to subscribe to the College’s Six Principles (see https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/about-us/mission-values).

Wycliffe has a diverse and global student body, and it is situated in one of the world’s most multi-cultural cities. Therefore we particularly welcome applications from individuals who mirror the diversity of our community.

The successful candidate should ideally be a scholar with a relevant PhD or ThD, and a strong track record of graduate teaching and publication. They should exhibit a deep exegetical engagement with the Old Testament texts, be familiar with a range of interpretative approaches to the Old Testament, ancient and modern, and bring their scholarship into conversation with theology. They will have staked out an area of specialized research and writing that is recognized in their field and that comports with the wider traditions of Nicene Christianity as centred on the person of Jesus Christ.

The successful candidate will be able to teach basic and advanced degree courses across the Old Testament curriculum for students training for ministry in the church and the academy. These might include courses on individual books or groupings of Old Testament books, their specialized research areas, biblical Hebrew at an advanced level, the history of interpretation, Old Testament theology, and Old Testament ethics.

They will provide evidence of pedagogical excellence in teaching across a range of technologies: in-person, hybrid, and online. They will be capable of supervising theses at the doctoral level and pursuing publishable research. Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year and making productive use of Wycliffe’s generous sabbatical policies. They will be expected to participate in the wider community life of the College and Chapel, mentor and advise students, preach where asked, and enjoy a collegial rapport with other faculty at Wycliffe, the TST, and the University of Toronto.

In order to be considered for this position, please submit the following in either PDF or MS Word:

· A letter of application detailing your suitability for this position and including your email address and telephone number;

· A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including education, employment history, teaching experience, areas of current research (including research plans), and evidence of scholarship and publication;

· Three references in support of your application (please ask your referees to send their references directly to Wycliffe College at the address indicated below);

· A recent sample of your writing (no more than 3,000 words); and

· A statement of your teaching philosophy, including a statement about your experience working with a diverse student body.

All documents should be sent electronically to the Manager, Human Resources, Karen Baker-Bigauskas at wycliffe.principal@utoronto.ca, and to the attention of the Principal, Bishop Stephen Andrews. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Wycliffe College is committed to employment equity and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in keeping with Canadian law, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Final appointment is subject to receipt of official transcripts and completion of a satisfactory criminal record check.

If you want to make an informal inquiry please contact: the Rt Rev’d Dr Stephen Andrews, Principal, at stephen.andrews@wycliffe.utoronto.ca

Past Positions

St. Andrew’s College

St. Andrew’s College invites applications for a full-time, 12-month limited term appointment for the position of a Professor of Hebrew Scriptures to teach St. Andrew’s courses and partners in the Saskatoon Theological Union, commencing August 1, 2021, with a possible further 12-month extension. For further information and applications details, see the job announcement here.

Ambrose University

Ambrose University is hiring a New Testament (tenure-track) position. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021. For position details and application process, see the Ambrose University posting.

Huron at Western

Huron is hiring a New Testament Language and Literature (three-year limited term) position. The closing date for the applications is December 18, 2020. For position details and application process, see the Huron at Western posting.

Crandall University

Crandall University is hiring for a New Testament Studies (tenure-track, open rank) position. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020. For position details and application process, see the Crandall Religious Studies posting.

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is hiring for a Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track) position. The application deadline is October 31, 2020. For position details and application process, see the UBC Faculty of Arts posting.

The King’s University

The King’s University is hiring for a Biblical Studies and Theology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track) position. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020. For position details and application process, see The King’s University posting.

Atlantic School of Theology

Atlantic School of Theology is hiring two positions in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Theology (both tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor level). Review of applications will begin November 16, 2020. For position details and application process, see the Atlantic School of Theology posting.