DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor in Catholic Studies or Theology

Location
Durham (GB)
Posted
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Catholic Studies or Theology (Grades 7 and 8) 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales.   With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.  

About us:

Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city. 

The role: 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a truly world-leading Department of Theology and Religion. Not only was the Department recognised in the last two UK assessments of research as being the best in the country; it was also named third in the world in the recent QS rankings.  Extending our existing strengths in Catholic Studies research, you will find our home next to Durham Cathedral an inspiringly beautiful place to work.  You may specialise in any areas of this broad field of enquiry, but we are particularly keen to hear from you if you are working in ethics/moral theology or the social scientific study of aspects of Catholicism.  Other areas that are under-represented in the Department include the history of modern Catholicism, Catholic spirituality, and the interface between Catholic thought and world religions. Whatever your interests, you will play a key role in both teaching and the development of further world-class research. 

You’ll need:

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in a relevant area (either completed, or currently in progress).
  • The ability to produce world-class research in the field of Catholic Studies or Catholic Theology, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have contributed to research groups and can mentor early career researchers.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students. 
  • Willingness to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income. 
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability attain fellowship of the HEA. 
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team. 

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to apply:

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals. 

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.  

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 08th November 2017