Vanderbilt University, Divinity School

Position ID:Vanderbilt University-Divinity School-NT [#21020]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in New Testament Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Nashville, Tennessee 37203, United States
Subject Area: Religious Studies and Theology
Appl Deadline:2022/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/24, listed until 2022/03/24)
Position Description:    

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Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament Studies. The appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor. The ideal candidate would be a scholar who is prepared to teach a variety of approaches to New Testament and early Christianity.

The appointment requires teaching and advising in the degree programs offered by the Divinity School (M.Div., M.T.S., Th.M., and D.Min.), which prepare students for ministry and public leadership, and the Graduate Department of Religion (M.A., Ph.D.), which prepares students for teaching and research. One must have the ability and willingness to work in our masters-level concentration in Global Christianities and Interreligious Encounter. The successful candidate will arrive prepared to teach the introductory course in New Testament, required of divinity students, along with advanced courses in New Testament studies. The appointed faculty member will join the New Testament and Early Christianity Area of the Graduate Department of Religion. While the appointment is in the Divinity School, this position will actively partner with Vanderbilt’s Jewish Studies Program, the Department of Religious Studies, and other appropriate interdisciplinary colleagues throughout the university.

We especially welcome applications from underrepresented candidates. Vanderbilt Divinity School is strongly committed to social justice and values diversity among its faculty and students, as well as in research and teaching. The successful candidate will evidence commitment to the priorities described in the “Divinity Purposes and Commitments” statement (

Successful applicants will have completed either a Ph.D. or its equivalent focused in New Testament studies. Moreover, the candidate should have a promising scholarly trajectory, demonstrate interest in teaching a variety of students in both Divinity and GDR programs, welcome opportunities to work with faculty and students across the University, and be open to teaching and collaboration beyond Vanderbilt in programs involving clergy, laity, and public leaders.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications March 1, 2022. A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted via Interfolio at Questions and nominations may be directed to the chair of the search committee, James P. Byrd (

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Contact: James P. Byrd
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