Post-Doctoral fellowship in Religious Studies: New Testament and Early Christianity

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Post-Doctoral fellowship in Religious Studies: New Testament and Early Christianity

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Religious Studies

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-27-2016

Posting Summary:
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Religious Studies, with a specialization in New Testament and Early Christianity. This position is for one academic year and has an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017.

We seek a candidate who is conversant with and has a demonstrated research agenda in historical critical New Testament scholarship and the literature and culture of early Christianity into the third century c.e. This position works closely with colleagues in the field of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity and, as such, the candidate should have a grounding in the religions of the Graeco-Roman world and the history of biblical interpretation. Additional capacities in one or more of the following are desirable: art and material culture; gender studies; race studies; and/or literary theory.

The successful candidate will teach 3 courses over the course of the academic year, and be expected to carry on a program of research. The successful candidate will also be invited to take a prominent role in the Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium, presenting their own work for discussion and/or organizing presentations by other scholars.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in hand by the appointment start date.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile, cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references through Jobs@UVA (; Search on posting number 0619774.

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to:
Professors Janet Spittler or Karl Shuve, Co-Chairs, or

For priority consideration all materials must be received by midnight, November 16, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews will take place via video conference.

Questions about this position should be directed to: Professors Janet Spittler or Karl Shuve, Co-Chairs, Search Committee, and/or

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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