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Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible

Employer
Drew University
Location
Madison, New Jersey
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hebrew Bible Job Posting 

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 (https://drew.edu/theological-school/about/our-shared-values/).

Contact information for three professional letters of reference. Please apply using  the following link: Hebrew Bible Job Posting  

 

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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