Tutor in New Testament Language, Literature and Theology

Westminster College, Cambridge

Responsible to: the Principal of Westminster and, through him/her, to the Board of Governors of Westminster College, which itself is responsible to the United Reformed Church General Assembly.  The Governors report to General Assembly through the Education and Learning Committee, which is therefore, in practice, the College’s primary avenue of communication with the United Reformed Church.

Preamble

The job description should be understood in the context of the responsibilities of the Board of Governors as they are spelt out in the texts of the General Assembly 1996, which define the governance of Westminster College.  These texts are attached.  Also attached are key resolutions of the Training Committee agreed by General Assembly in 2005 and 2006.  These confirm but reframe the Church’s relationship to the College as one of the United Reformed Church’s Resource Centres for Learning (RCL).  Finally, to set this post in context, the 2010 resolutions of General Assembly relating to Westminster’s Development and Appeal are attached which indicate ways in which the college has sought to transform its facilities and expand its provision as an RCL.

Further Particulars:

This is a central teaching post for Westminster College, the Cambridge Theological Federation and the United Reformed Church.

We are searching for a scholar and teacher with a passion for assisting church and academy in exploring scripture as it shapes the faith, practice and mission of the church. Applicants should hold a relevant PhD. We would be particularly interested in applications from individuals whose areas of expertise include any of the following: scriptural and homiletic hermeneutics; the place of scripture in the formation of the early identity, culture and practice of the church in context; the relationship between scripture, liturgy and worship; the relationship between the Old and New Testament texts; or the theological interpretation of scripture. Candidates with other specialisms will be considered. This is one of two biblical posts within the college, and whilst having a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew, it is expected that this post-holder would be able to teach New Testament Greek at graduate level, and participate in the biblical teaching of the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF), including advanced New Testament exegesis modules.

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