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New Testament Post in Edinburgh

May 13, 2011

I want to do my bit to help publicize a post now open in New Testament here in the University of Edinburgh (School of Divinity).  My colleague, Helen Bond has a notice up on the blog site for our Centre for the Study of Christian Origins (  From her notice you can follow the link to the details on the post and a link for online application.  For various administrative reasons, we’ve only just been permitted to advertize this post, so we want it to get to as many appropriate potential applicants as possible.

Just to avoid any misunderstanding, our “School of Divinity” isn’t a “Divinity School” in the North American sense of that term.  We’re a “full service” unit, with ca. 275 undergraduate students, and our undergraduate courses range over a wide number of subjects including biblical studies, systematic and historical theology, history of Christianity, practical theology, phenomenology of religion, Judaism, indigenous religion, method and theory in religion, and science and religion. 

We’re also one of the largest centres for graduate studies in Theology/Religion in the UK (if not the largest), with several masters programmes and currently nearly 100 PhD students.

As some will know, I’m scheduled to retire from my post as Professor of New Testament Language, Literature & Theology as of August this year.  But I intend to remain in Edinburgh and remain involved in supervision of PhD students in particular, in addition to pursuing my own research/writing plans.  So, I will continue to welcome prospective PhD students as in the past.

We’ve chosen to go for a “junior” level post (in the UK a “Lecturer” post = Assistant Professor in N. America) rather than attempting to appoint to my chair.  Spread the word!

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  1. April DeConick permalink

    Retirement? What’s that?

    • Well, I’m approaching it as a unending research leave (only on a much reduced salary)!

  2. David A Booth permalink

    On an entirely selfish note …

    I hope that your reduced administrative responsibilities will leave you more time for writing.

    Best wishes,


  3. Ah, to be young and uncommitted again 😉

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