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The Biblical Studies Section of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen, is offering a fully funded 3-year PhD scholarship commencing 1 June 2021.

The PhD is a part of the three-year research program “AMRAM: Apocalypticism: Manuscripts, Rewriting, and Authority Management,” (2021-2024) funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. AMRAM investigates how apocalyptic texts appropriate, maintain, renew, and claim authority. The Aramaic composition Visions of Amram (4Q543-547), found among the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran, serves as case study and as the starting point for an investigation, which is designed to enrich and develop our understanding of ancient apocalyptic literature, its emergence, character, and functions. AMRAM employs transdisciplinary approaches, combining paleographical and linguistic methods, literary and rhetorical analyses, methods from cognitive science, and digital humanities. The research team of AMRAM comprises the PI, a second senior scholar, two postdocs, and the PhD fellow.

The closing date for applications is 15 April 2021 at 23:59 CET.

More information can be found here.

 The KU Leuven, Belgium, is offering 2 new postdoc positions in Biblical/Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities within the ERC funded project ‘TEXTEVOLVE’ (grant 818702). Details of the two positions can be found in the links below:





The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the European Research Council, invites applications for a fully funded PhD scholarship/fellowship in An Intersectional Analysis of Ancient Jewish Travel Narratives (ANINAN) provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD scholarship/fellowship is available as of 1 September 2021 for a period of up to three years (5+3) and of up to four years (4+4). The candidate who is awarded the scholarship/fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 September 2021. 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2021 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).

More information can be found here.

Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm) announces one more scholarship in Biblical Studies, with specialisation in New Testament exegesis. This is a scholarship from a Methodist educational fund and the project should be related to, or be relevant to, Wesleyan theology in a broad sense. For further information about what this entails, see the attached file. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2021 and the scholarship runs from autumn term 2021. Courses completed during the spring term 2021 may be included in the application. Interested candidates are recommended to contact at an early stage. Please inform candidates you think would be interested and do spread the word.

Research Fellow - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, ZI Institut für Katholische Theologie

Job Description:

Scientific services in research and teaching in the field of biblical studies; collaboration in the acquisition of external funding; tasks for own scientific qualification (e.g., Ph.D).


Completed Master (or an equivalent university degree) in theology or a related field (preferably with above-average results); study and interest focus in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament exegesis or a related field such as history (with a focus on Israel/Palestine), archaeology of Israel/Palestine, ancient Near Eastern Studies, etc. (proven by the M.A.-thesis or an equivalent); very good skills in Biblical Hebrew and Greek; very good written and spoken English skills; good IT skills (at least Office standard applications for Windows and Mac, Bible software); knowledge of and experience in international discourses in the field are desirable. 

For more details see the webpage here

Call for applications : PhD scholarship in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

Send a CV, a cover letter (1-2 pages) and a letter of recommandation to Matthieu Richelle ( by 15 July 2020.

Applications for a two-year (renewable once) doctoral scholarship starting in Fall/Winter 2020.


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The ERC Advanced Grant Project 741182 MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Inteface between Religious Systems and Human Agency), led by Corinne Bonnet, is now accepting applications for 1 postdoctoral position (100%) from the 01/10/2020.

Location: Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, Maison de la Recherche (presence required).

More information in the pdf attachment.
Part-time Instructor in Biblical Hebrew

Faculty of Theology and Religion and Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford


Grade 6, £28,660 - £34,189 with a discretionary range to £37,345 p.a. (pro rata)

The Faculty of Theology and Religion and the Faculty of Oriental Studies seek to appoint an Instructor in Biblical Hebrew to commence in October 2019. The appointment will be fixed-term until September 2020. Candidates should be able to commence employment not later than 1 October 2019

The successful candidate will have excellent command of Biblical Hebrew and will have gained at least a Master’s degree pertinent to the teaching of it. They will be fluent in English and be able to demonstrate a commitment to dynamic and effective language teaching.

The Instructor will be expected to give on average 12 hours of instruction in every week of the University’s full-term (there are three terms, and the ‘full term’ period within each term is 8 weeks) and to undertake administration, course development and examining when required.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 5 August 2019. Interviews will take place on 13 August 2019.

Contact email:
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute is offering three month doctoral fellowships and five month postdoctoral fellowships, which will begin in January 2020. 

The program’s goal is to support research in the field of the history and culture of Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the countries at present within its borders. It aims at stimulating the development and expansion of the group of scholars specializing in this subject. Priority will be given to research that requires using collections of source materials kept in Warsaw.

For more information, see the pdf attachment.
There are two open postdoc positions at the University of Salzburg in a research project working with the daughter versions of the Book of Esther, with specialization especially in the Georgian manuscripts and tradition and the additions to the Book of Esther. Applications by 13 March 2019. See the attachment for more details.
An der Theologischen Fakultät Trier is der "Lehrstuhl für Abrahamitische Religionen mit Schwerpunkt Islam und Interreligiösem Dialog (W-3-Professur)" zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt neu zu besetzen.

More information in the pdf-attachment.


The Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies is pleased to announce scholarships for students who will register to the 2-year Postgraduate Degree Program in “Judaism and Christian-Jewish Relations” for the Academic Year 2019-2020. Each scholarship amounts to 9.000,00 Euros (which includes the tuition fee) and is offered for one Academic Year (two semesters), renewable for a second Academic Year.

The Annual Conference 2021
takes place 2-5 August
in Wuppertal. Read more.