Sheffield Job No. 2: Teaching Fellow in New Testament Studies

Teaching Fellow in New Testament

University of Sheffield – Department of Biblical Studies

Job Reference Number: UOS004831

Contract Type: Fixed term for 18 months from 1st September 2012 to 28th February 2014

Working Pattern Part-time, 60%, working pattern to be agreed with the Head of Department

Faculty:  Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Salary: Lecturer Grade 8 £36,862 – £44,016 per annum pro-rata

Closing Date: 23 July 2012


The University of Sheffield has been named UK University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards. We’ve won this prestigious award because we’re a world-class university in a unique city. We are a community true to our civic roots and our straightforward approach informs everything we do, both close to home and around the world.

The internationally acclaimed Department of Biblical Studies leads the field in interrogating the biblical literature and its diverse legacies in both the context of the ancient world and in relation to contemporary society and culture.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Fellow in New Testament to join the department for 18 months from 1 September 2012 to 28 February 2014.

You will have a PhD in Biblical Studies or a related subject area (Biblical Studies, Theology, Religious Studies), and proven teaching ability in New Testament Studies and New Testament Greek.  You will have expertise in literary and postcolonial approaches to the study of the Bible.

Under the current curriculum, the post-holder will lead the following undergraduate modules:

Semester 1

New Testament Greek 1 (level 1)

New Testament Texts (level 3; English texts with optional Greek classes)

Postcolonial Bible (BA and MA levels)

Semester 2

New Testament Greek 2 (level 1)

The Bible and the Literary Imagination (BA and MA levels)

Decoding the New Testament (level 1 core introductory posts)

You will also assist with administrative tasks including teaching support and development, pastoral care of students, student recruitment and alumni relations.  It is essential that the appointee has the ability to contribute positively to the working of a small department.

This post is fixed-term for 18 months from 1 September 2012 until 28 February 2014.

This post is part-time; 60% working commitment, working pattern to be agreed with the Head of Department.

For further information, please refer to the departmental website:



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