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Job Opening: Saint Anselm College

The Department of Theology at Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition in Manchester, NH, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the New Testament to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching Biblical Theology (an introductory course on the bible), The Gospels, The Writings of St. Paul, as well as courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and research potential (samples of scholarship, articles, or conference papers) and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. Daniel J. Daly, Department Chair, Theology, via the college website at www.anselm.edu/hr . Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Denise Reagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applications should be received by October 30th for full consideration. Selected candidates will be interviewed on November 23rd and 24th at the AAR/SBL conference in San Diego.

A completed Ph.D. in the New Testament is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, as well as the ability to do scholarly research. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Opening: University of San Diego

Department Chair, Theology and Religious Studies

The UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO invites applications for the position of chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, to begin September 1, 2015. This appointment will be tenured at the rank of associate or full professor, contingent upon successful completion of the university tenure process. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly research with publications appropriate to senior faculty rank. Successful experience as department chair preferred.

The candidate for chair should be a theologian with a doctorate in one of the following areas of Catholic theology: historical theology, church history, systematic theology, theological ethics, or biblical studies. Candidates should have an extensive understanding and appreciation of the intellectual traditions of the Catholic Church, its social teaching, and their relationship to the university's mission. Candidates should hold tenure or its equivalent at their current institution. We seek a colleague who has a record of active and continuing research, proven excellence in teaching and advising students, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and university administrators. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, evidence of collaborative leadership, and a vision for the department's future are essential.

In addition to chair responsibilities, the candidate should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in his/her area of expertise. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda. Salary will be commensurate with experience and rank.

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Job Opening: Boston College / New Testament Abstracts

Assistant Editor, School of Theology Ministry

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment ofapproximately $2 billion.

Job Description
Contributes to the general editorial functions (as directed by the Editor), principally the selection, composition, editing, and publication of the content of New Testament Abstracts. A majority of this role consists of scholarly content creation. To this end, the incumbent works with the Editor to monitor all publications, books and journals, relevant to the modern discipline of New Testament studies. In addition to the biblical materials, the field consists of Jewish and Hellenistic / Greco-Roman history, literature, culture, religion, etc., generally from the time of Alexander the Great to Constantine. It also includes various related sub-disciplines, such as archeology, Rabbinic Judaism, the Dead Sea scrolls, and Gnosticism, as well as modern hermeneutical and literary, anthropological, social-scientific methods and theories and the like. This constant survey of the field assumes the ability to read and make determinations about scholarly work in various modern languages (most frequently, apart from English, this means German, French, Italian, and Spanish). With the proper credentials, there is an opportunity for the Assistant Editor to teach (up to one course per semester) at the School of Theology and Ministry.

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Job Opening: ATLA

The Lead Metadata Analyst will be responsible for enhancing content to support the discovery of religious and theological scholarship. Your current focus will be the completion of enhanced indexing for journal content, oversight of the day-to-day workflow for ATLA CPLI™, and support of remote indexer-analysts. You will be joining a team laying the groundwork for providing leadership in the digital humanities via new solutions for data mining and new offerings containing streaming audio and video content. For this role, you'll need a master's degree, M. Div., or at least 2 years of graduate work in Roman Catholic theology.
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Recent Job Openings

The following recent announcements of faculty or administrative positions may be of interest to CBA members:

  • Saint Anselm College [Manchester, NH]: New Testament, tenure-track
  • University of San Diego: Dept. Chair, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Boston College / New Testament Abstracts: Assistant Editor
  • ATLA [Chicago, IL]: Lead Meta-Data Analyst, Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
  • University of Mary [Bismark, SD]: Professor, Department of Theology (rank & speciality open)

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