Job Opportunity

Institution: St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
Location: Yonkers, NY
Position Type: Faculty
Status: Full-Time
Title: (Assistant / Associate / Full) Professor of Biblical Studies
Recruiting Range: Commensurate with experience

Job Description

ST VLADIMIR’S ORTHODOX THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (http://svots.edu), located in Yonkers, NY, invites applications for a faculty position in Biblical Studies. Founded in 1938, affiliated to the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), and part of the New York Theological Consortium, the Seminary has as its primary mission the education and formation of future clergy, lay leaders, and educators for all Orthodox Christian jurisdictions in North America and beyond.

We seek to hire a full-time Faculty member at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, on a tenured or tenure-track position, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and record, and in accordance with the Seminary’s criteria for tenure and promotion. The successful candidate will be a scholar and teacher committed to the Orthodox theological and spiritual tradition, with a solid track record of scholarship, teaching, and service, and, going forward, a solid research and publishing agenda and a desire to become part of our collective endeavor of student education and formation. In addition to having a particular area of expertise, the ideal candidate will approach Scripture within the Tradition of the Church. As such, s/he will be competent in both Old and New Testament, possess good knowledge of extra-canonical literature (OT Pseudepigrapha, NT Apocrypha), and interest in the major strands of Christian and Rabbinic reception history of the Bible.

Along with its dedication to student learning, research, and community life, the Seminary has adopted ambitious benchmarks for research excellence and academic productivity. Full-time faculty are held accountable in this respect by signing an annual Academic Growth Contract. The standard teaching load is two classes every semester (2/2) and will consist of a variety of courses in the areas of Old and New Testament for the Seminary’s MDiv, MA, ThM, and DMin programs. Aside from teaching and research, full-time faculty are expected to participate in the liturgical life of the Seminary; strengthen the collegial and cooperative ethos of St Vladimir’s; stimulate research within the faculty; represent the Seminary to outside constituencies and assist with our recruitment efforts; play a role in the day-to-day academic administration of the institution. A record of professional leadership in the candidate’s field is desirable.

Applications should be sent by email ([email protected]) and include the following: Letter of intent; curriculum vitae; statement of research agenda; two syllabi for graduate-level courses; contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the Academic Dean: Dr Alex Tudorie, St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, 575 Scarsdale Rd, Yonkers, NY 10707. Email: [email protected].