Wednesday, July 26, 2006

PhD Studentship: New Testament Studies (University of Wales Bangor)

This is posted on behalf of Catrin Williams:
University of Wales Bangor

PhD Studentship: New Testament Studies

School of Theology and Religious Studies

The School of Theology and Religious Studies is offering a PhD studentship in New Testament Studies to commence on 1st October 2006. The studentship will cover the cost of University tuition fees (at the Home/EU rate of £3168 for 2006/7) and will provide a maintenance grant of £12000 per year for a maximum of three years of full-time study. The successful candidate will be required to undertake some New Testament teaching for the School as a condition of his/her award.

The School of Theology and Religious Studies is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities (which comprises the Schools of Welsh, English, History, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Music, and Creative Industries). The School has nine full-time academic members of staff who teach and research in a wide variety of areas: Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Hermeneutics, Modern Church History, Empirical Theology, Theology and Contemporary Culture, Pentecostal Theology. Details of the research interests of individual members of staff, and of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the School, can be found at The work of the successful applicant will be supervised by Dr Catrin Williams, whose research interests include the Gospel of John, late Second Temple Judaism, rabbinic and targumic traditions.

The successful applicant will:

· Have a good first degree in a relevant field and a postgraduate qualification or further relevant academic experience.

· Demonstrate the capability and diligence required to complete a PhD by research within the period of the award.

· Provide a clear statement of his/her proposed research topic in the field of New Testament Studies; he/she will be expected to offer an outline of the questions or problems to be addressed, and of the methods to be used, in the thesis.

· Have fluent English and an excellent knowledge of New Testament Greek. A reading knowledge of German is desirable.

· Be in a position to undertake teaching duties for the School, including New Testament Greek at Level 1 and New Testament Greek Texts at Levels 2 and 3.

Applicants should send a CV, the names and addresses of two referees familiar with their academic work, and a statement (max. 1000 words) outlining their proposed research topic to: Dr Eryl W. Davies, Head of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG (email:; tel. 01248 382079).

The closing date for applications is 21 August, and we aim to inform our selected candidate by 1 September. The School may decide to interview candidates for this studentship as part of its selection process.

For further information, please contact either Dr Eryl W. Davies or Dr Catrin Williams (email:

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