Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Lectureship in New Testament & Early Christian Studies, University of Groningen

This is posted on behalf of George van Kooten:


Job Vacancy

Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is the second oldest in The Netherlands and was established in 1614. The teaching programmes offered by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies have been assessed as the best in the Netherlands (2006). Its research is deemed excellent, according to the latest review (2006). The principal research areas of the Faculty are: Jewish and Christian Traditions, Religion, Representation and Power and Meaning, Tradition and Change. There is a great deal of
interdisciplinary research.

University Lecturer in New Testament & Early Christian Studies

vacancynumber: 206150

Job description

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies seeks applications for a University Lecturer in New Testament & Early Christian Studies in the Department of Biblical Studies from 1 January 2007, or as soon as possible thereafter. The candidate appointed will be responsible for teaching New Testament & Early Christianity in the BA and MA programmes. His or her research will be in the field of New Testament & Early Christian Studies with a required specialism in: the Jewish context, heterodox early-Christian movements (e.g. Gnostic) and/or Patristics.


- PhD in relevant field;

- a dynamic and enthusiastic approach to his/her subject area;

- knowledge of innovative and pioneering research on the New Testament & Early Christianity in its ancient context;

- a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary co-operation;

- excellent research skills, shown among other things by articles in leading academic journals or international publications;

- the ability to successfully compete for external research funding.

- excellent teaching skills;

- the capacity to contribute to BA and MA programmes in both theology and religious studies;

- the capacity to collaborate actively with the other members of Biblical Studies within the yearly Themes in Biblical Narrative conferences, the proceedings of which are published in the Brill series (;

- The willingness to participate actively in the producing of the /Review of Articles /of the /Journal for the Study of Judaism/, which is issued by the Qumran Institute of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen;

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary, dependent on qualifications and work experience, of € 3024,- (scale 11) up to a maximum of € 4705,- (scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position, and 8% holiday allowance. The appointment will be on temporary basis for 1 year (probationary period) with the possibility of a permanent
position after the first year.

Further information

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor George van Kooten (E-mail: Further information
about the department and faculty are available via the faculty's website at:


Candidates whose main teaching and research experience is in any area relevant to the teaching and study of New Testament & Early Christianity are encouraged to apply.

You can apply for this job before 15 September 2006 by sending your application to:

University of Groningen
Personnel and Organization Department
P.O. Box 72
9700 AB Groningen
The Netherlands


When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number 206150.

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