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Asst. Prof, Hebrew Bible

Drew University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 21, 2022
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Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible

Drew University Theological School

Madison, NJ

Title: Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible

Type: Full-time

Drew University Theological School invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible, beginning August 2023. Area of specialization is open, but fluency in the prophetic materials (Former and/or Latter Prophets) and related exegetical and hermeneutical trends is highly desirable. We seek a versatile scholar-teacher who can work effectively with masters-level students (MDiv, MATM, MAR, and STM), most of whom are pursuing ministerial vocations in congregations, social advocacy, or chaplaincy; contribute to our vibrant DMin program (with concentrations in: Bible, Theology, and Leadership in the Korean Context; Courageous Leadership in a Changing Culture; Faith, Health, and Social Equity; Pilgrimage and Spirituality; and Women’s Religious Leadership); and participate in our cutting edge PhD program, which currently has three areas: Bible and Cultures; Theological and Philosophical Studies in Religion; and Social Ethics/Religion and Society. Housed in the Bible and Cultures area, the successful candidate should have research interests and pedagogical strengths to cultivate and advance a biblical hermeneutic that is historically informed, theoretically infused, politically attuned and contextually relevant. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Jewish Studies program at Drew.

Key Responsibilities:

• Teach disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and pastoral/practical courses anchored in the Hebrew Bible, as well as thematic courses in Bible and Cultures that incorporate multilingual and polytheistic contexts of the ancient and modern worlds.

• Teach and co-teach effectively across instructional modalities (online, in-person, hybrid, immersive, experiential) for our student body comprised of diverse social identities, theological perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.

• Develop an active research, scholarship, and publication agenda in the candidate's area of expertise.

• Be an active and engaged member of the Drew community through participation in Theological School and University service.

Candidates should hold a PhD or ThD degree by August 1, 2023. A candidate’s teaching should include the intersection of Hebrew Bible and any of the following disciplines/fields of study: racial/ethnic studies, postcolonial/decolonial studies, sexuality/gender studies, ecological studies, practical theology, and interfaith dialogue.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

• A cover letter explaining how your training, experience, and values equip you to contribute to the life and mission of Drew Theological School .

• A current curriculum vitae.

• A 2-3 page statement of your teaching philosophy, research interests, and potential

contributions to our learning community. In your statement, please reflect on our faculty

shared values ( ).

• Contact information for three professional letters of reference.

Early applicants may be invited to have a preliminary conversation with members of the search committee at the November 2023 meeting of the AAR/SBL in Denver, Colorado.

About the Theological School

As one of the University’s three major academic units, the Theological School is a social-justice committed, globally-oriented, interfaith-attuned, and ecumenically-minded United Methodist related seminary. It has a distinguished history in training clergy for The United Methodist Church and other Protestant denominations in the United States and throughout the world. It is also a center of ecumenical scholarship and social action, educating students to make a dynamic impact on the world as pastors, professors, thought leaders, and change agents. Among the defining features of Drew Theological School are its global orientation; its diversity of faculty, staff, and students; and its innovative program offerings including prison education, immersive treks, the Theo Community Garden, and hosting the Green Seminary Initiative. The Theological School also partners with the University’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Religion and Global Health Forum, and The United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew.

About Drew University

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements, a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, if selected for hire.

This position is subject to a background check.

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