Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature

University of Chicago Divinity School in Illinois

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 24, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment in New Testament and Early Christian Literature.  Rank and salary are open.


The successful candidate should have a deep knowledge of early Christian literature, both the texts that became the canonical New Testament and other writings of the first few centuries; exceptional philological abilities in classical and koine Greek and other languages relevant to the study of early Christianity (e.g., Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Latin, Coptic); and literary and historical finesse.  The candidate should have an informed understanding of the wider Graeco-Roman world, including Second Temple Judaisms.  She or he should have a cogent and compelling research agenda, and ability to teach a range of courses in New Testament and ancient Christianity.  Candidates should be able to contribute to the disciplined conversations that constitute the academic study of religion, as situated within the wider intellectual conversation of the University. 


The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university.  Faculty in the School teach and advise Ph.D. students in 11 different areas of study, and masters level students in M.A. and M.Div. programs, offering courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.  Many faculty hold associate appointments in other departments and schools of the University; such associations are encouraged.  A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a quarter system; in most cases that leaves one quarter open for research in residence (in addition to summers free for scholarship).


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of candidates will commence on October 1, 2014.  Application should be made online, at   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.


For questions please contact Dean Margaret M. Mitchell, The University of Chicago Divinity School, 1025 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL  60637 (  The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.