Earlham School of Religion — Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament

Earlham School of Religion (ESR), Richmond, Indiana, a seminary in the Quaker tradition, is hiring a full-time Assistant Professor of Old Testament (First Testament/Hebrew Bible) to start July 1, 2022. We are seeking a dynamic teacher and scholar with the ability to teach courses at introductory and advanced graduate classes across the canon including the Apocrypha and other Second Temple literature. The standard teaching load is six courses per year, which includes this spread of courses in Old Testament/First Testament/Hebrew Bible as well as courses that contribute to other parts of the curriculum in consultation with the Dean, such as ethics, world religions, theopoetics, social justice work, and spirituality. A completed PhD is preferred, but ABD may also be acceptable provided the degree is in hand within one year of employment. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach creatively in face-to-face, synchronous video (Zoom), and online learning environments. ESR offers courses during the normal academic year in these formats as well as intensives in August, January, and May. ESR programs include an MDiv with several concentrations, academic MA degrees including in Biblical Studies, and a practical MA in Peace and Social Transformation. Preference is for a candidate who is committed to interdisciplinary work, ability to work with contemporary hermeneutical approaches to the Bible (e.g., feminist, womanist, postcolonial, Queer, ecological, etc.), and who can work with a theologically diverse student body students who range from LGBTQ+ trinitarians, unaffiliated seekers, and non-theist Friends. We particularly encourage applications from Quaker scholars; applicants must be committed to working within a Quaker ethos that values integrity, consensus decision-making, equality, justice, and peacemaking. This scholar in Hebrew Bible will also contribute to other parts of the curriculum, such as ethics, world religions, theopoetics, writing, social justice work, and spirituality.

ESR is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage applications from people of color, people who identify as women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2021, with on campus interviews scheduled in February, 2022. No applications will be accepted after Dec. 31, 2021. Please send application letter, CV, writing sample, sample course syllabus, statement of diversity, and names of four professional references to:

Stephen W. Angell
Chair, Hebrew Bible Search Committee
Earlham School of Religion
228 College Ave.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: (765) 983-1496
e-mail: ESROldTestamentSearch@gmail.com

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