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Professorship in New Testament Studies

University of Aarhus - School of Culture and Society

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th August 2019
Closes: 11th October 2019

The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a full-time, permanent position as Professor of New Testament Studies within the Department of Theology.
Date of employment: The position is available from 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Place of employment: Department of Theology, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
The University wants its staff to reflect the diversity of society, and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal background. 
The Position 
We are offering this professorship with a view to attracting a particularly talented person who we expect to play a key role in the continued creation of internationally recognised research at the department. The successful applicant will contribute to our core activities at the Department of Theology in general, and to New Testament studies in particular, in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. We also expect the professor to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development, as well as contributing to the further development of the department in local and international contexts.
The New Testament research group at the Department of Theology has a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network. The successful applicant will take a leading role in developing the New Testament research group within the research programme at the Department of Theology with a special emphasis on New Testament studies in historical, literary and theological contexts; and will contribute to new research initiatives with internal and external partners, including the attraction and administration of external research funding.
The research activities will be evaluated in relation to the actual time spent on research. As a result, we encourage applicants to specify any periods of leave they may need without research activities (e.g. maternity/paternity, illness, etc.), enabling us to subtract these periods from the span of their academic career when evaluating their productivity. 
Applicants should be prepared to teach and contribute to developing courses, learning and supervision in New Testament subjects at all levels of the department’s degree programmes in theology (BA, MA and PhD) and diaconia (MA), and will be expected to have strong teaching experience at university level. Applicants are expected to collaborate on teaching with other degree programmes offered by the School of Culture and Society, for instance with the Department of the Study of Religion or other related fields.
Talent development
The successful applicant is expected to be able to identify potential junior researchers, including talented students with the potential to become PhD students, and to contribute to their talent development and supervision. Besides supervising graduate students, the applicant is also expected to develop and teach PhD courses.
Knowledge exchange
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange, for instance in cooperation with society as a whole or in connection with the public dissemination of knowledge. 


11 October 2019

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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