Faculty Position in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible

Position Description

United Lutheran Seminary (www.ULS.edu) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in biblical studies, with an emphasis in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible. The appointment is open in rank. This appointment is for a three-year contract, with a review to determine permanency of employment to be conducted in the fall of the second year.

Candidates who apply should:

  • Have a Ph.D. in the field of the Hebrew Bible,
  • Be committed to the mission of this school as an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) together with ecumenical and multicultural commitments,
  • Demonstrate a mastery of Hebrew and strong knowledge of Greek,
  • Show an ability to articulate the theological content of the biblical canon within the context of the Christian faith,
  • Show enthusiasm for collegial sharing in planning, teaching, and evaluating courses,
  • Have an openness to learning and utilizing technology in classroom and on-line teaching.
  • In addition to Old Testament courses, the candidate should have the ability to teach biblical Greek and New Testament courses if needed.

The successful candidate should be prepared to:

  • Offer five courses per year in a variety of degree programs [MDiv, MA, STM, and DMin] including online, hybrid and intensive courses,
  • Advise students,
  • Participate in committee work,
  • Participate in the life of the seminary community,
  • Participate in continuing education for pastors, lay professionals, and laity,
  • Engage in research and publication in the field of Old Testament studies.
  • In addition, United Lutheran Seminary has campuses in Gettysburg and Philadelphia, and therefore regular travel and teaching between the two campus is expected.

United Lutheran Seminary is an institution of the ELCA, and successful candidates should be committed to its mission and share its ecumenical and multicultural commitments. Such candidates will participate in our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. ULS seeks to build a diverse, inclusive faculty that can support, educate and promote an increasingly diverse student population; we welcome applications from women and minority candidates.

Application review will begin on March 15, 2019. Applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter, vita, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman, mhoffman@ULS.edu, the Search Committee Chair. Application review will begin on March 15th; applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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