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Professor of Early Church History
Union Theological Seminary seeks to make an appointment in the area of early Church History / Christian History. The appointment is offered with open rank, at either tenure-track Assistant Professor level or Associate or full Professor with tenure, as appropriate to the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The seminary is looking for a scholar with broad interests in late antique and Byzantine Christian history. The scholar will be committed to researching and teaching across the range of early church history, integrating the history of doctrines, church politics, and cultural traditions, including liturgy, spirituality and artistic expression. The seminary is committed to supporting research and teaching in the theological and cultural traditions of the Christian East, though not to the exclusion of other traditions.
The seminary will look with particular interest at historians whose work includes some of the following subject areas: Christianity beyond the major European traditions, including the experiences of Africa and Asia; the religious experience of women and men, as laypeople and as members of religious communities; the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of early Christianity; Christian encounters with other religious traditions.
The successful candidate will be expected to take a full share in the teaching of Christian History within the historical field, including responsibility for an introductory course on the first millennium C.E. in both the Eastern and Western Churches. The appointee will also offer a range of elective courses in late antique and Byzantine studies. The scholar will take responsibilities in the seminary’s doctoral program as required, and will share in the administrative work expected of a full-time faculty member. Union desires an excellent teacher who can draw out the relevance of history for the present.
This position will be supported by, and meet the criteria for, the Ane Marie and Bent Emil Nielsen Chair in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History. If the appointment is made at the level of full professor, election to this chair may be made on appointment. If the appointment is made at a less senior level, the chair may be awarded subsequently as part of an internal promotion.
Union Theological Seminary, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a racially diverse, broadly representative faculty that is sensitive to cross-cultural issues.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Mary C. Boys, Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dean: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please use as subject line: EARLY CHURCH HISTORY
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted by December 15, 2017.