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Sundet Family Chair

in New Testament and Christian Studies

Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies

College of Liberal Arts

University of Minnesota


The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for the Sundet Family Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies.

The Sundet Family Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies will bring national renown to Religious Studies at the University of Minnesota, and enrichment to the Christian community and to the community at large. The Sundet Family Chair will have New Testament as a primary area of teaching and research, but will have training and interest in the history of Christianity sufficient to both teach courses in Christian religious traditions, and be a leader in the guidance of Religious Studies at the University.

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies seeks to appoint a scholar and teacher to begin fall semester 2013 (08/26/2013) or spring semester 2014 (01/09/2014). Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May), and will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, tenured associate professor, or tenured professor, depending on the appointee's qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate's area of specialization within the field of New Testament and early Christian studies is open, though an ability to contribute to our broad curriculum in ancient Mediterranean studies is expected. The Sundet Chair plays a key role in the department's thriving M.A. program in Religions in Antiquity and participates in the University's recently introduced interdepartmental Program in Religious Studies.

Responsibilities include the active pursuit of a program of research and publication, undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising (including one or more courses on the New Testament), and service to the department and university.  

Qualifications

To be considered for the Sundet Family Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies at the tenure-track assistant professor level, applicants must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a field closely related to Classical and Near Eastern Studies, and show exceptional promise as a scholar and teacher at a major research university. Excellent skills in ancient Greek and other appropriate research languages are required.

To be considered for the Sundet Family Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies at the tenured associate professor level or tenured professor level, applicants must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a field closely related to Classical and Near Eastern Studies, and possess a distinguished record of academic achievement (scholarly research, teaching, service) that satisfies the criteria for holding an appointment with indefinite tenure in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota. Excellent skills in ancient Greek and other appropriate research languages are required.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.

About the Department and College

The mission of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies is to produce and disseminate knowledge about the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East from the Neolithic period through late antiquity.

The faculty of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies conduct research and teach courses in the languages and literatures of Greece, Rome, and the Near East (including Modern Hebrew); and the art, history, and religious traditions of these civilizations, including the development of early Judaism and Christianity.

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies offers majors in Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. CNES is also the administrative home of the programs in Religious Studies and Classical Civilization.

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Application Instructions

Application materials must be submitted electronically through the University of Minnesota’s online employment system. To view the announcement of this position and the specific application instructions within the online employment system, please click on the appropriate link below.

To be considered for the position of Sundet Family Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies at the tenure-track assistant professor level, please click the link below for Requisition #183043, and follow the instructions. You will be have an opportunity to attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of your scholarly written work representing your disciplinary focus. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

  • Requisition #183043 - Sundet Family Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
    No Longer Accepting Applications

To be considered for the position of Sundet Family Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies at the tenured associate professor level or tenured professor level, please click the link below for Requisition #183040, and follow the instructions. You will be have an opportunity to attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of your scholarly written work representing your disciplinary focus. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

  • Requisition #183040 - Sundet Family Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies - Tenured Associate Professor or Tenured Professor
    No Longer Accepting Applications

Applications submitted later than March 31, 2013 may not be given full consideration, though the search will remain open until filled. For questions about the application process, please contact our department administrator, Barb Lehnhoff, at lehnhoff@umn.edu or +1 612-625-5353.

For questions about the position or programs, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Nita Krevans, at nkrevans@umn.edu.

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