Research Associate in Old Testament

Tyndale House is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Associate for a 24 month post funded through the Museum of the Bible. The purpose of Tyndale House is to foster biblical scholarship in service of the church and the postholder is required to subscribe to the core beliefs and ethos of the charity.

The main activities of the post are:
1) Research on Tyndale House projects, especially
    a. studying Old Testament personal names
    b. the grammatical alignment of modern language Bible translations with the Hebrew text.
2) Editorial work on the Tyndale Bulletin
3) Development of the research profile of the postholder
4) Spiritual mentoring and involvement in the promotion of Christian scholarship

The postholder is expected to have

• a completed PhD in Old Testament or a closely related area
• an excellent knowledge of Classical Hebrew and ability to read Ugaritic, Old and Imperial Aramaic and transliterated Akkadian
• high reading competence in two of the following languages: French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, or Russian

Salary: Competitive rates of pay apply
Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 1 March 2017

For further details write to Anna Stevens (pa@tyndale.cam.ac.uk) or click here

Tyndale House Student Scholars Program

Tyndale House (TH) is a centre for fostering evangelical biblical research. In pursuit of its charitable objects “to advance the Evangelical Christian Religion… through promoting biblical scholarship and research” TH's Student Scholars Program seeks to encourage and disciple evangelicals considering serving in academia.

Tyndale House is seeking evangelical Christian students with a good knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, or other ancient language to contribute to world-class research projects being undertaken at Tyndale House, and receive training in academic research skills. Selected students will participate in the programme during university vacation under the leadership of Dr Peter Williams, Warden of Tyndale House.

The programme runs 17 July—25 August 2017. The student should be willing to commit to a minimum of four weeks (Mon-Fri). Attendance at the first two weeks is compulsory, after which dates are more flexible. Maximum possible attendance is preferable.

Prerequisite

Normally 15 months of Greek or Hebrew in university, with a good reading skill attained, though applications are accepted from candidates with comparable skill in another ancient language. You should be an undergraduate or someone due to graduate shortly at a UK university, studying Theology, Classics, or Middle-Eastern languages, or some other closely related discipline. Applications are welcome from those studying outside the UK. However applicants should be aware that there may be VISA restrictions upon their participation in the program. Tyndale House is not responsible for supporting a UK VISA to potential candidates.

Remuneration

Tyndale House will make a contribution towards living expenses based around the number of scheduled hours spent engaged contributing to research projects, with an estimated working week of 37 hours research time. This does not include tuition or other contact time from staff and faculty. Participants will be expected to source and pay for their own accommodation in Cambridge, but Tyndale House are willing to provide help in sourcing living arrangements where necessary.

Application

If you are interested in taking part in the TH Student Scholars Program, please send an e-mail by Friday 3 February to Pete Myers pdm42@cam.ac.uk containing:

• A covering letter of no more than one side telling us of your relevant interests and training, spiritual background and sense of vocation and the vacation dates when you are available.

• Curriculum vitae.

• Details, including e-mail, of one academic and one pastoral referee (preferably your church minister).

You may be interviewed by phone or in person.

For further details TH Student Scholars Program 2017 advert.pdf

 

Library Assistant (Part-Time: Monday & Friday)

Tyndale House is a world class research library and service to readers and staff. An enthusiastic, friendly and well organised person, with an interest in the Bible and Biblical Studies, is sought to help maintain and develop an outstanding library service for readers, supporting the wider ministry of Tyndale House.

The role involves helping with the day-to-day administration of the library and services to readers and being responsible for assisting with the processing, shelving and conservation of the books, and in serving the needs of readers and staff.

The successful candidate will be an excellent team player who also welcomes the opportunity to work independently with minimal supervision. He/she will be flexible, able to carry out a wide range of tasks quickly and accurately, and enjoy working in the context of an international community of scholars. Training as required will be given.

For further details click here

Salary: £8.50 per hour

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: pa@tyndale.cam.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications Friday 3 March 2017