Hebrew Bible Job Posting
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
Drew University Theological School
Title: Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
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.
• 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 ( https://drew.edu/theological-school/about/our-shared-values/
• Contact information for three professional letters of
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
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
Following federal and state requirements, a candidate must provide
proof of eligibility to work in the United States, if selected for
This position is subject to a background check.