Bede Professor of Catholic Theology
Dept of Theology and Religion, Durham Univ; United Kingdom
Salary will be by negotiation within the Professorial range.
Durham University’s Department of Theology and Religion, home to the Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS), is seeking an outstanding scholar-teacher with gifts for public communication for the Bede Chair of Catholic Theology, the only such endowed chair in Catholic theology in the UK since the Reformation. We are seeking a highly productive, deeply committed, energetic team-player who can define this unique role and fulfil its immense potential. Working in close collaboration with the other CCS staff members, associates, and postgraduate community, together with colleagues in other institutions nationally and internationally, and in co-ordination with the CCS Director and CCS Administrator, the Bede Professor will share in providing internationally regarded academic leadership in Catholic theology and Catholic studies in the public academy and so help further Durham University’s reputation as a world-centre in these regards. Together with the recognised excellence of her/his scholarship, the Bede Professor will have proven excellence also in teaching and public communication. The Bede Professor will not have any major administrative responsibilities but will instead carry out significant theological outreach work on behalf of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and act as theological advisor, as required, to the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle (approximately 20% of workload). As a consequence the post is restricted to practising (Roman) Catholics.
Reference Number: 2403
Closing Date: 7th March 2013
Further details of the post and an application form are available on our website (http://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/) or telephone 0191 334 6498.