Professor of Old Testament
Position: Professor of Old Testament
Job Location: Toronto, ON
Job Posting: September 24, 2021
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021
Wycliffe is a graduate school of Theology in the evangelical and Anglican tradition, working within the Toronto School of Theology (https://www.tst.edu) and granting degrees conjointly with the University of Toronto (https://www.utoronto.ca/about-u-of-t).
Our college is devoted to the study of Scripture as the foundation for Christian faith and practice, and in its recently adopted Strategic Plan, Wycliffe has committed itself to making the theological interpretation of Scripture a priority for teaching and scholarship (https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/strategicplan).
While it is not necessary that candidates be affiliated with the Anglican church, applicants for this position should have a deep affinity with Wycliffe’s mission, vision, and moral commitments, and must be able to subscribe to the College’s Six Principles (see https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/about-us/mission-values).
Wycliffe has a diverse and global student body, and it is situated in one of the world’s most multi-cultural cities. Therefore we particularly welcome applications from individuals who mirror the diversity of our community.
The successful candidate should ideally be a scholar with a relevant PhD or ThD, and a strong track record of graduate teaching and publication. They should exhibit a deep exegetical engagement with the Old Testament texts, be familiar with a range of interpretative approaches to the Old Testament, ancient and modern, and bring their scholarship into conversation with theology. They will have staked out an area of specialized research and writing that is recognized in their field and that comports with the wider traditions of Nicene Christianity as centred on the person of Jesus Christ.
The successful candidate will be able to teach basic and advanced degree courses across the Old Testament curriculum for students training for ministry in the church and the academy. These might include courses on individual books or groupings of Old Testament books, their specialized research areas, biblical Hebrew at an advanced level, the history of interpretation, Old Testament theology, and Old Testament ethics.
They will provide evidence of pedagogical excellence in teaching across a range of technologies: in-person, hybrid, and online. They will be capable of supervising theses at the doctoral level and pursuing publishable research. Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year and making productive use of Wycliffe’s generous sabbatical policies. They will be expected to participate in the wider community life of the College and Chapel, mentor and advise students, preach where asked, and enjoy a collegial rapport with other faculty at Wycliffe, the TST, and the University of Toronto.
In order to be considered for this position, please submit the following in either PDF or MS Word:
- A letter of application detailing your suitability for this position and including your email address and telephone number;
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including education, employment history, teaching experience, areas of current research (including research plans), and evidence of scholarship and publication;
- Three references in support of your application (please ask your referees to send their references directly to Wycliffe College at the address indicated below);
- A recent sample of your writing (no more than 3,000 words); and
- A statement of your teaching philosophy, including a statement about your experience working with a diverse student body.
All documents should be sent electronically to the Manager, Human Resources, Karen Baker-Bigauskas at firstname.lastname@example.org, and to the attention of the Principal, Bishop Stephen Andrews. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Wycliffe College is committed to employment equity and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in keeping with Canadian law, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Final appointment is subject to receipt of official transcripts and completion of a satisfactory criminal record check.
If you want to make an informal inquiry please contact: the Rt Rev’d Dr Stephen Andrews, Principal, at email@example.com