Job: Postdoctoral Researcher

Ghent University, Belgium

Deadline: 20 December 2019

The ERC-funded research group Novel Saints. Studies in Ancient Fiction and Hagiography of the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking a specialist in hagiography to work as a Database Coordinator. The Principal Investigator is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman.

The successful applicant will start employment in 2020. In order to be eligible, candidates must have obtained their PhD degree at the time of application or demonstrate convincingly that they will have that degree in hand by the start of their employment. Applicants should have a PhD degree on the subject of late antique and/or medieval Christian hagiography (or a related field) in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Slavonic and/or Syriac. Scholars whose expertise is in one or more of the eastern languages in this list are particularly encouraged to apply. Only scholars who have had their PhD for fewer than six years may apply for this position. Good IT-skills are required.

The (online) database charts stories of erotic love and desire in hagiographical narratives in a variety of late antique and medieval languages. The researcher will contribute new entries to the database, identify and explore areas for further development, coordinate the progress of the database, work with other contributors (both external and internal) and liaise with the publisher about the print version of the database. He/she will also actively participate in publications, either as author or as co-author together with the PI and/or other team members.

For full application details, see https://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/news/vacancy-postdoctoral-researcher.

Job: Faculty position for Liturgical Theology

St Vladimir’s Seminary, New York, USA

Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, founded in 1938 and dedicated to student learning, research, and community life, invites distinguished candidates to apply for a faculty position for Liturgical Theology. We seek an assistant, associate, or full professor.

Along with its primary mission to educate future clergy for all Orthodox Christian jurisdictions in North America and beyond—exemplified through the pan-Orthodox vision of one of the school’s first deans, Father Georges Florovsky—St Vladimir’s Seminary has set ambitious benchmarks for research excellence and academic productivity. The relatively small faculty has an excellent track record of research awards and publications with leading university presses and journals, and the new professor of Liturgical Theology will be expected to contribute and improve upon this strength. Candidates should possess a reasonable publication record, according to their respective academic career thus far, and an ambitious research agenda commensurate with the rank at which they are hired.

The standard teaching load is two classes every semester. Successful candidates will teach a range of subjects at graduate level for the Seminary’s various degree programs: MDiv, MA, ThM, and DMin. As one who will occupy one of the Seminary’s most prominent faculty positions—following in the footsteps of Fr Alexander Schmemann, among others—the candidate will be asked to stimulate research within the faculty, effectively represent the Seminary to outside constituencies, and strengthen recruitment efforts for our programs, in addition to teaching assigned courses and playing a vital role in the day-to-day academic administration of the institution. A record of professional leadership in the candidate’s field is desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the Orthodox mission, especially Apologetics, in North America and beyond. Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is one the most famous Orthodox theological institutions for higher education in the English-speaking world. Located in Yonkers, NY, the Seminary is a part of the New York Theological Consortium (Fordham University, General Theological Seminary, et al.), and is on its way to becoming an Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) center.

All applications must be emailed to ApplicationLT@svots.edu and include a

· cover letter
· curriculum vitae
· statement of research agenda
· two syllabi
· contact information for three letters of reference.

Questions about this position should be directed to the Academic Dean: Dr Alex Tudorie, St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, 575 Scarsdale Rd, Yonkers, NY 10707. Contact email: IATudorie@svots.edu.

Job: Assistant or Associate Professorship in Medieval History (c. 500 – c. 1400)

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA

Deadline: 15 November 2019

The History Department at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville seeks to make a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate in Medieval History (c. 500—c. 1400). The appointment will begin fall semester 2020. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.

The field of specialization is open. We encourage applications from scholars whose fields, thematic focuses and geographic areas complement our department’s existing expertise in European and Mediterranean history. Preference will be given to candidates with a significant record of publication and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including surveys in Western Civilization and/or World History, more advanced specialized courses, and undergraduate and graduate research seminars, and will participate actively in Marco, UTK’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Institute. The Knoxville campus is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article-length writing sample. Materials should be submitted via https://apply.interfolio.com/68057.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until an appointment is made.