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Job Opening: McMaster University

Scripture (tenure-track)

The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in New Testament, with secondary specialization in Second Temple Judaism, at the Assistant Professor level (or the Associate Professor level in exceptional circumstances) beginning July 1, 2016.

We seek a colleague who will maintain and build upon the international reputation and existing strengths of the Department's Biblical Field, which is marked especially by its study of early Christianity and early Judaism in light of one another. The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence and/or exceptional promise in the areas of research, graduate supervision, and undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. in a field pertinent to New Testament studies is required.

Religious Studies at McMaster has long been noted for its strong faculty, commitment to diversity, and academic rigour. The Department is comprised of three graduate fields (Asian Religions, Biblical Studies, and Western Religious Traditions). Research is conducted employing a wide variety of approaches: textual, ethnographic, historical, philosophical, theological, and philological. There are currently 50 graduate students enrolled in the Department's M.A. and Ph.D. programmes, with 14 professors active in graduate supervision. More information on the Department can be found at

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, a 1-2 page teaching statement with evidence of teaching excellence, and a 1-2 page research statement. Three letters of reference are required. Applications must be submitted through the University's electronic portal at Queries should be addressed to Dr. James Benn, Chair, Department of Religious Studies: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All application materials are due by October 15, with the potential for preliminary interviews to take place at the SBL/AAR meeting in Atlanta November 21-24.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centreat 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR


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