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Vacancy: Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christian Studies – Tewahedo Christian Studies

Subject orientation: Eastern Christian Studies and Tewahedo Christian Studies

Stockholm School of Theology and Sankt Ignatios College are leading theological institutions in Sweden. Their overall purpose is to provide education and foster research of the highest quality and to interact with Church and Society. Our most valuable asset is our students who, with their willingness to develop and learn, make Stockholm School of Theology and Sankt Ignatios College to be Scandinavia’s more prominent theological schools. The School has two departments: Religious Studies and Theology and Eastern Christian Studies. The latter department is organized in collaboration with Sankt Ignatios College, which provides an important connection with the Orthodox world.

Sankt Ignatios College in cooperation with he Department of Eastern Christian is now looking for a senior lecturer in Eastern Christian Studies. She or he will pursue research and teach within the field of Tewahedo Christian Studies, and within one of the fields particular to Eastern Christian Studies – Biblical Studies, Church History with Patristics, Liturgical Studies, or Ecclesiology with Canon Law.

Subject Orientation Tewahedo Christian Studies, and one of the fields particular to Eastern Christian Studies (see above). The area of study has three elements: 1) The historical development of Ethio-Eritrean Christianity and its present condition; 3) One of the portfolios mentioned above; 4) Training future scholars, teachers and leaders from Africa and the concerned diaspora.

Tasks: The position includes the teaching of courses related to the subject orientation and, in addition, taking on course responsibilities such as examination, supervision and administration. The post involves collaboration according to the following: First, in relation to the Ethio-Eritrean seminaries; Secondly, in collaboration with Sankt Ignatios College at large, which currently has five local theological seminaries: the Coptic, the Syriac, the Ethiopian, the Eritrean, and the Byzantine. Thirdly, in relation to the Department of Eastern Christian Studies, where teaching is conducted in all three cycles.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a relevant subject area (see Subject Orientation). In addition, she or he must have documented and relevant pedagogical skills and the personal qualities required to adequately fulfill the role. The ability to teach in English is also required. On top of this the candidate should either be a professor, or a Senior Lecturer with very good academic merits. Thorough knowledge in Ge’ez, Amharic and Tigrinya is required.

Assessment grounds: Pedagogical skills and scientific skills are of equal importance for the position.

Scientific skills: When selecting among eligible applicants, importance will be placed on the quality of the applicant’s research merits. 

Pedagogical Skills: The applicant’s pedagogical qualifications will be assessed primarily in qualitative terms. The applicant should also be able to demonstrate a breadth and depth of pedagogical ability. These abilities should be well documented. 

Other skills: Administrative and management skills are also important. Such skills should include a capacity for project planning and an ability to cooperate. The position is a full-time permanent position, starting from November 1st 2021, with six months of probational employment.

Application Procedure: Applicants should send their CV and a personal statement to anne-christine.lindvall@sanktignatios.org by August 31st 2021 at the latest. If no suitable candidates apply, we may extend the deadline.

Applicants who are short-listed on the basis of their application will then be asked to send their certificates to us and the material to be assessed.

Selected candidates will then be interviewed by the dean, the deputy dean and the relevant professors.

The academic committee will then make an evaluation and make a recommendation before the final position. The employment will be connected to Sankt Ignatios College.

Questions could be directed to Anne-Christine Lindvall, Deputy Dean or Professor Samuel Rubenson, samuel.rubenson@ehs.se.

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