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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).

St. Francis Xavier University

Position: Limited Term Appointment

The Department of Religious Studies at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a 4.5 month Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on January 4, 2022. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should have a PhD in Religious Studies or Theology and show evidence of strong teaching ability. The successful candidate will teach nine credits of undergraduate courses: RELS 334/SOCI 337 Black/African Diaspora: Culture, Religion, and Society; RELS 325/WMGS 325 Early Christian Women; and one other course from the department’s offerings. The Department is seeking candidates who are committed to contributing to StFX’s priorities of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Demonstrated ability in fostering a climate of inclusion in the classroom is an asset.

Electronic submission of curriculum vitae, letter of application, teaching and research summaries, and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three (3) references should be sent via email to:

Dr. Ken Penner

Chair, Department of Religious Studies

kpenner@stfx.ca

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be virtual; teaching will be in-person.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups.

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.