Assistant Professor in New Testament Studies University of Nottingham, Department of Theology United Kingdom

Assistant Professor - New Testament Studies


Closing Date
Friday, 5th May 2017
Job Type
Research & Teaching
£34956 to £41709 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

Applications are invited for the above post which arises as a result of Professor Richard Bell being awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship for a three year period from 1 September 2017.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and research in the area of New Testament Studies. The duties will include teaching and assessment at all levels from first year to postgraduate students. The post holder will also take a lead in the teaching of New Testament Greek, although candidate will not be expected to teach all classes. The person appointed may also be required to make a contribution to various team-taught modules within the Department. Candidate will be given some specific responsibilities relating to departmental administration.


Candidates must have a PhD in an area of New Testament Studies. They should have sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to be able to devise and deliver a coherent programme of study within that discipline for all of the Department’s BA programmes (which includes a BA in Biblical Studies and Theology). Large numbers of students at Nottingham study both Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek, and the appointee will need an enthusiasm for Greek language teaching, combined with relevant experience. The appointee will need excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to build relationships and collaborate with others, and to manage resources.


The successful candidate will be an active researcher in the field of New Testament Studies. A growing international reputation in the field is desirable, and an emerging track record of publications. 


This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of three years.


The hours of work are full-time.


Applicants are requested to upload a covering letter and curriculum vitae with publications list in addition to completing the application form.


Interviews will be held on Thursday 18 May 2017. 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Dr Frances Knight, tel: 0115 84 67778 or Email:
Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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