Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Post Doctorate 2020- New Testament and Origins of Christianity

George Mason University invites applications for a 12-month Post-Doctorate position in New Testament and Origins of Christianity to begin in fall 2020 with possibility for annual renewal through spring 2023.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The successful candidate will be a core faculty member of the Department of Religious Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and must hold a PhD in the field of New Testament studies (or related course of study, e.g., Early Christian Literature) by the time of appointment.

Responsibilities: Within a 2-2 teaching load, the successful candidate will be expected to teach standard introductory religious studies courses and lower through upper level undergraduate courses on New Testament and Christian studies appropriate for a public university.

Required Qualifications: * Broad knowledge of biblical and early Christian literature (both the texts that became the canonical New Testament and other related writings of the prior and later centuries through late antiquity); * Proficiency in the languages relevant to the study of early Christianity and its source materials (e.g., Classical and Koine Greek, Hebrew, Latin, etc.); * Applicants must have completed a Ph.D in a related field prior to the first day of the appointment; * Literary and historical skills; * Understanding of the wider Graeco-Roman world, including Second Temple Judaism; * A compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field; * Competence in teaching a range of courses in New Testament, Bible, and early Christianity; * An interest and ability to engage with other scholars of religion and across the university (e.g., gender and sexuality; identity and power; race and ethnicity; literary and material culture; histories and modes of transmission, reception, and reinterpretation of ancient thought, etc.).

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F426AZ at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of application outlining teaching and research interests, CV, writing sample, and a list of three academic references with contact details. Also, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the provider to: Preference will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to Prof. John Turner. Located within the Greater Washington, DC area, George Mason University is a public R1 university, the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and an equal opportunity employer.

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