Postdoctoral Fellow in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible exegesis
Sort on published: 2015-10-14
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Faculty of Theology is the oldest of nine faculties at Uppsala University and the Department of Theology covers all areas of religious studies: History of Religions and Religious Behavioural Studies, Biblical Studies, Church and Mission Studies, studies in Systematic Theology and Worldviews and vocational religious studies. The Department of Theology is the largest institution for education and research in Theology and Religious Studies in Sweden, and offers a creative environment for pursuing research or a degree.
The position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible exegesis involves primarily the Fellow’s own research project (e.g. a monograph project which is not a rewriting of the doctoral thesis).
The primary responsibility of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to pursue her or his own research project. A certain amount of teaching at the Department of Theology may also be included – but for not more than 20% of the working time. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be present at the department at least three days per week and to actively participate in the ongoing academic debate within the discipline and at the department in general.
A doctoral degree (PhD) in Theology / Religious Studies or an equivalent doctoral degree obtained a maximum of three years before the application deadline. Applicants who completed their doctoral degree at an earlier date may still be considered under special circumstances, namely if they have had periods of sick or parental leave or have occupied a leadership position in a trade union organisation. Documented knowledge of sources and recent research in the area, as well as competence in scholarly methods used in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Exegesis. Proficiency in English, good communication skills and an ability to collaborate with colleagues are also important. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.
Ability to understand written and spoken Swedish.
The application may be written in Swedish or English and must include the following:
- a CV
- a copy of the official academic transcript of the doctoral degree in Theology / Religious Studies or equivalent PhD
- a copy of your doctoral thesis and any additional academic publications (maximum three additional publications)
- a description of the following:
- why you are interested in this position (around 500 words)
- how you plan to take part actively in the ongoing academic debate within the discipline and at the department (around 500 Words)
- your research project (including the problem addressed, theoretical perspective, methodology and a presentation of the materials you plan to analyse) and the project’s significance for Old Testament / Hebrew Bible exegesis (4,000–5,000 words)
- the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three academic references;
- an indication of your earliest availability to begin the period as Postdoctoral Fellow; 1 March 2016 is the latest starting date.
Criteria for selection
When assessing eligible candidates, particular importance will be paid to (1) academic skills; (2) assessment of the academic potential of the proposed project; (3) the relevance of the project in relation to ongoing research in the discipline; and (4) capacity and readiness to take part in the ongoing academic debate within the discipline and at the department in general.
Uppsala University wishes to recruit the person who, on the basis of an overall assessment of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is considered to be the most capable of developing and completing the proposed research project.
Personal circumstances (e.g. parental leave) which could help the assessment of an applicant’s qualifications may be given with the list of the applicant’s merits and experiences.
Uppsala University strives for gender equality, and women are especially invited to apply for this position.
Salary is calculated relative to qualifications.
Admission: As soon as possible, no later than March 16th 2016.
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment of two years.
Further information about this position is provided by
Professor Göran Eidevall tel. +46 18 471 26 67, E-mail: Goran.Eidevall@teol.uu.se
You are welcome to submit your application until November 15th, 2015 UFV-PA 2015/2621.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Theology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2015/2621
Last application date: 2015-11-15