Professorship in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies Aarhus University, Department of Theology

Professorship in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies 924912

 

The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent position as professor of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies within the Department of Theology. The position is available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 



Place of employment: Jens Chr. Schous Road 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. 



The position


The professorship is offered with a view to attracting a particularly talented person who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of innovative, internationally recognized research. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society in general and the study of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible in particular in the following areas: research, education, Talent development and knowledge exchange. Den professor vil også være forventet at yte akademisk ledelse vedrørende forskning, uddannelse og akademisk udvikling samt bidrage aktivt til den videre udvikling af departementet, både nationalt og internationalt. 



Research


The Department of Theology at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in developing the research program with special emphasis on the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible in its historical, literary and theological context and to contribute to research initiatives in terms of new research projects with internal and external Partners, including the attraction and administration of external research funding. 



• Applicants must therefore be able to document academic qualifications at the highest international level within the field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible research. Det er av vital betydning at den vellykkede ansøgeren deltar i de daglige aktiviteter i departementet. 



Education


Applicants should be prepared to teach and contribute to the development of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies at all levels of the department's degree programs in theology (BA, MA and PhD), and will be expected to have considerable teaching experience At university level. Applicants must also be able to collaborate on teaching in connection with other degree programs offered by the School of Culture and Society, such as the departments of the Study of Religion, Philosophy and the History of Ideas, History and Archeology. 



Talent development


The successful applicant is expected to be able to identify the development potential of junior researchers and to contribute to the talent development and supervision of PhD students and to teaching and developing PhD courses. 



Knowledge exchange


Det er forventet at den vellykkede ansøger vil engagere sig i udveksling af viden som nævnt i strategien for fakultetet, for eksempel i samarbejde med civilsamfundets aktører eller i forbindelse med den offentlige dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange. 



Qualifications


Applicants are expected to formulate a vision for the contribution of their research to the wider field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies. Applicants must be able to document: 



• Academic publications at the highest international level, corresponding to a Danish higher doctoral degree, including research innovation in the field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies. 
• Thorough knowledge of historical-critical and contextual approaches to the exegesis and theology of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible. 
• Thorough knowledge of relevant human and social science fields that are relevant to Old Testament / Hebrew Bible research. 
• Thorough knowledge of sources and cultures in the Ancient Near East, adjacent to ancient Israel and Judah. 
• Erfaring eller aktiv deltagelse i international forskningssamarbejde. 
• Experience of research organization, including the acquisition and administration of external funding in the field of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Studies. 
• Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at all levels. 
• Commitment to teaching development, the supervision of student projects, talent development, research management and the development of PhD courses. 



If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years. 


 
The application must be written in English. 



For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail mbb@au.dk. 



For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Ulrik Nissen, email teoubn@cas.au.dk. 



Research environment


The professor will be part of a strong international research environment at the department and will be expected to contribute to ongoing research activities through participation in meetings, seminars, etc., and to stimulate the development of new research projects at all levels within the Field of the Study of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible. 



The School of Culture and Society


At the School of Culture and Society, the object of research and teaching is the interaction between culture and society in time and space: 

- From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research 
- From antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies 
- From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds 
- From local questions to global challenges. 



The school's goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 



For a more detailed description of the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/ . The school's goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. For a more detailed description of the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/ . The school's goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. For a more detailed description of the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/ . 

 

Qualifications

Hiring as a professor requires scientific qualifications at the PhD level.

 

formalities

    • Regarding the recruitment procedure, see the Ministry's Executive Order on the appointment of academic staff at universities.
    • Hiring is done in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC .
    • Regarding qualification requirements and job content, please refer to the job structure memorandum .
    • For applications and attachments, refer to the instructions for applicants for scientific positions at Arts.
    • The application must contain a motivation to apply for the position and be attached to a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, relevant exam papers and scientific production (maximum of 8 work). This material is sent electronically in connection with the application.

 

Unless otherwise stated in the vacancy notice, the application must be completed in English

All interested regardless of personal background are invited to search.

Application deadline

All applications must be made online and received no later than:

11.10.2017 Search position online here


Faculty of Arts

 

Arts is one of four main areas at Aarhus University.

 

Arts contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and education.

 

With about 500 scientific staff, 260 PhD students, 10,500 bachelor and master's students and 1,500 students after graduate education, Arts constitutes a strong and diverse research and education environment.

 

Arts consists of the Department of Communication and Culture, the Department of Culture and Society, the Danish Institute for Education and Education, the Center for Educational Development and Digital Media. The units each house strong academic communities and form the basis for interdisciplinary research and education. 
The academic environments and programs at Arts are part of international collaborations and have a common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with the surrounding community.

 

Read more at arts.au.dk


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