Job: Chair in Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield

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Chair in Biblical Studies
University of Sheffield – Department of Biblical Studies

Closing Date: 28 February 2011

Summary:

This Chair in Biblical Studies will also be accompanied by a four-year appointment as Head of Department. You will therefore play a central role in developing the future direction for the Department of Biblical Studies which has a well established international reputation for the critical study of the composition, transmission and reception of the biblical texts. You will have a research profile and experience of research leadership in keeping with the Department’s research standing and will affirm the importance of biblical studies as part of a general humanities and theological education.

The Department was ranked joint fifth in the 2008 RAE and scored 24 out of 24 in the last QAA national review of teaching quality. Candidates from any area of biblical studies are welcome to apply but it is essential that the candidate has experience of interdisciplinary research, has a research record in the reception history of biblical texts and can demonstrate how biblical studies can be a driving force for the humanities.

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