Lecturer in Koine Greek

Illinois, United States
05 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The University of Chicago: Divinity School


Hyde Park


Sep 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Divinity School at the University of Chicago seeks applicants for the position of part-time Lecturer for the introductory Koine Greek language sequence, to be taught in Autumn Quarter 2020 and Winter Quarter 2021. 

In this two-course sequence, students will learn the basic mechanics of Koine Greek and begin reading texts from the Greek New Testament and Septuagint. The Autumn course and the first three-fourths or so of the Winter course will introduce the vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and style of the Greek New Testament, and to a limited degree those of the Septuagint, after which point the course will focus on reading and interpreting a New Testament document in Greek at length. Upon the conclusion of the sequence, students will be able to read and comprehend entire passages of Koine Greek text with the aid of a dictionary. At the conclusion of the two-quarter sequence students will be prepared to take a Greek exegesis course in the spring quarter.

The position is part-time and not benefits eligible. In 2020-21, the per-course salary is $6,000. The Lecturer will be responsible for syllabus and lesson-plan design, classroom instruction, and holding weekly office hours. The terms and conditions of this position are controlled by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.


Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. 

Application Instructions

Applications should be made online, at http://apply.interfolio.com/nnn. Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae or resume, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.  Your cover letter should include a description of your training in the language and coursework taken, texts which you have read, and why you feel you are competent to teach beginning Koine Greek. Other material relevant to your candidacy, including prior teaching evaluations, may be included. Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2020. If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.