We wish to appoint a Lecturer (a standard position equivalent to a US Assistant Professor) within the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts in the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. You will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation in Theology and the Arts, and commitment to delivering high-quality teaching within that broad field. You will be expected to have a range of interests that strengthen or complement those in the Institute and the School, to be active in research publication, and to be capable of teaching the subject to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.
You should have academic and/or professional training in both theology and one of the arts (musical, visual, dramatic, or literary), and hold a PhD in a cognate discipline. We welcome applications from candidates with any theological and artistic specialisms within this interdisciplinary field, and particularly invite applications from those who complement our current strengths, for example by being able to contribute to our growing collaborative work in Sacred Music.
It is essential that you have a strong research record, potential for excellent teaching, and an interest in collegial, interdisciplinary work. You should also have some familiarity with grant-seeking processes in relation to research councils and other sources.
Closing Date: 12 March 2018
Salary: £39,992 – £49,149 per annum
Start: 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
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With Alex Shaw Photography, we have recently created a short film about St Mary’s College, the Divinity School of St Andrews where the Institute of Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) has its home. View it here:
The Transept is the place where everything comes together: where the study of art and theology meets the creation of art itself, where theory meets craft. This student-led group gathers on Friday mornings before the ITIA Seminar to share their original artistic work in any genre: visual, literary or performing arts. Participants choose various themes and the level at which they want critique. Want to join? Contact Katy Wehr to be added to the email list: khw3.
We are delighted to announce three new appointments at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, all starting in September 2015:
James MacMillan CBE will take up a part-time professorship in ITIA, conducting workshops and working with research students.
James MacMillan is one of Scotland’s most accomplished and honoured classical composers and conductors.
Dr George Corbett will join the permanent, full-time staff of ITIA as Lecturer in Theology, Imagination and the Arts.
Dr Corbett currently holds a prestigious Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge. He specialises in the literature and thought of the medieval period, with a particular focus on Dante, on whom he has recently published Dante and Epicurus: A Dualistic Vision of Secular and Spiritual Fulfilment. Dr Corbett is also director of CEPHAS (Centre for Philosophy and Scholastic Theology), which runs weekend courses and seminars on Thomistic thought.
Dr Natasha O’Hear will take up a part-time lectureship in Theology & Visual Art, contributing to ITIA’s M.Litt. programme and supervising Ph.D. students working in the area of visual art.
Dr O’Hear specialises in artistic interpretations of the Book of Revelation. She completed a PhD on the subject at Oxford University in 2008 and this led to her first monograph with OUP in 2011 Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art: A Case Study in Visual Exegesis. She has also published several articles on the subject. Having formerly held a Lectureship in New Testament Theology at Worcester College, Oxford, she now teaches at Burlington Danes Academy in West London.
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The Research Seminar is meeting again every Friday at 11am this semester. The full schedule is available here.