Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies, New Testament

Dublin, Ireland
06 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music


Dublin City University (www.dcu.ie) is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. DCU prepares its students well for success in life, and in the workplace, by providing a high-quality, rounded education appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

As Ireland’s University of Enterprise and Transformation, DCU is characterised by a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and a track-record of effective engagement with the enterprise sector, including commercial, social and cultural enterprises. Excellence in its education and research activities has led to its consistent position in the rankings of the world’s top young universities (e.g. QS top 50 Under 50; THE top 100 under 50). DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union funding under FP7, Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus. We offer a dynamic and internationally focused environment in which to advance your academic career.

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music

The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music in Dublin City University is a dynamic and interdisciplinary School located in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The academic study of religion in DCU is pursued through the complementary disciplines of Theology and Religious Studies, offering students, on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, an understanding of the historical and contemporary significance of religious faith and religious traditions. The School offers excellent opportunities for staff to teach within their own areas of research expertise and to supervise PhD candidates. The School is committed to high quality research and supports its staff in such work. We are seeking to consolidate and expand our provision in Theology and Religious Studies by recruiting an Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies (New Testament) from 1 September 2019.

Skills and Experience

Applicants for the position must hold a PhD in Biblical Studies, specializing in the New Testament. Competency in second Temple Judaism is desirable. Applications are welcome from those who can engage, in both teaching and research, with reception history and other interdisciplinary endeavours in the School and the broader Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, including the digital humanities. The successful candidate will have a track record of international publications, and experience with pursuing research funding. The successful candidate will have experience of university teaching at lecturer level on a full-time basis. This post will contribute to the BA Joint Honours programme, Bachelor of Religious Education programmes, the BA in Theology and Religious Studies programme, as well as postgraduate programmes. The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team context and of providing leadership in developing the School’s teaching, research, and engagement agenda.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Theology and Religious Studies, including an introductory module on the Bible, along with more advanced modules on Paul, the Gospels, apocalyptic literature, Gender and the Bible, ancient Rome, and Koine Greek.
  • Supervision of postgraduate research, MA and PhD, in New Testament and related areas (reception history, Theology, Religious Studies).
  • Pursue an active research agenda with ongoing research publications in leading international academic journals and book publishers, both individually and, where appropriate, in collaboration with colleagues in DCU and elsewhere.
  • Actively apply for research funding as appropriate to the field and discipline.
  • Actively promote biblical studies in the University and the public domain, as well as helping to plan and organise conferences, lectures, and other events.
  • Participate actively in School activities and contribute to the development of the School’s profile in teaching and research.
  • Undertake administrative duties related to the position.

Informal Enquiries to:

Dr. Ethna Regan, Head of School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music E-mail: ethna.regan@dcu.ie ; Tel. +353 1 700 8164

Further information:

More information on the School, including specific areas of research expertise and details of taught

programmes, may be found at:


Salary Scales:

Assistant Professor above bar:  €52,188 - €83,039.

Assistant Professor below the bar: €39,123 - €53,784

  • Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the Lecturer Above Bar or Lecturer Below Bar salary scale in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing date: 26th February 2019

Application Procedure:

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at http://www4.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/current.shtml and also from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149; Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 Email: hr.applications@dcu.ie

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line:

Job Ref 1121 Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies (New Testament)

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to hr.applications@dcu.ie or by Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer