Assistant Professor in New Testament

Boston University
Boston , Massachusetts, United States
30 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 9825/H2917

Job Description

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in New Testament at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2018. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach core masters courses in New Testament as well as masters and doctoral courses in New Testament and Ancient Christianity. The School has committed to the formation of intercultural competence and social justice in all aspects of our learning community, and we seek candidates who are eager and skilled in providing leadership to realize these goals.

Candidates should be committed to the School's mission of preparing leaders at the masters and doctoral level for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and other organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year and advising masters and doctoral level students at the School of Theology.

Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Required Skills

The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar, holding a PhD or ThD in New Testament and/or Ancient Christianity or an appropriate, equivalent degree. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. The candidate must have potential for a strong record of publications in the field. Special consideration will be given to candidates with strengths in hermeneutics and in situating texts within their complex social, cultural, ethical, and material contexts.


Applications should include a curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), candidates are invited to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Materials should be sent to the Omnibus Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Emily Arnone at

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular