Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism

Radboud University


0.8 FTE

Gross monthly salary

€ 3,974 – € 5,439

Required background


Organizational unit

Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

Application deadline

22 January 2023

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Are you a researcher willing to use your expertise in theology to make a societal impact? Then you have a part to play as an assistant professor. Make a meaningful contribution with your research and inspire our students to learn more about Biblical, Early Christian, Jewish and religious studies. All while working in a friendly, dynamic work environment that offers ample room for team science and individual initiative.

Your teaching will cover a range of topics in Biblical, Early Christian, Jewish and Religious Studies, including Greek and/or Hebrew language courses. You will be actively involved in the supervision and tutoring of students, and in the development of new courses and pedagogical approaches.

Some 45% of your time will be dedicated to pursuing high-quality academic, internationally visible research into the New Testament and related literature with an emphasis on the early Jewish context of early Christianity. As part of the research group of Biblical Studies, Ancient Judaism and Ancient Christianity, you will also be involved in developing department-wide research projects and in acquiring external research funding.


  • You should hold a doctorate in Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies, Jewish Studies, Theology, Religious Studies, or a related discipline.
  • You have a proven ability to produce high-quality scholarship (e.g. publications in top-tier international journals).
  • You have a strong command of relevant ancient languages, including but not limited to Koine Greek and Classical Hebrew.
  • You have an international network of academic contacts and/or international teaching experience.
  • You have excellent teaching and communication skills, with teaching experience in the fields of theology and/or religion at various levels.
  • You have a University Teaching Qualification (BKO) or equivalent, or the willingness to obtain such a qualification within two years.
  • You have the ability to contribute to public debate on the basis of your academic expertise.
  • You have sufficient command of written and spoken Dutch (C1 level) and English (C2 level), or the willingness to acquire this ability within a reasonable period of time (the ability to teach in Dutch is a prerequisite for permanent appointment).

We are

The Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies (PTRS) has eight departments, 160 staff members, and over 1,000 students. Our Faculty has an inspiring academic climate, in which we continuously strive to further develop our disciplinary and interdisciplinary education and research programmes. Responsibility, solidarity, care and commitment are the core values that characterise the Faculty’s culture.

Radboud University is an internationally oriented, highly ranked research university. For several years in a row, Radboud University has been ranked as the best traditional university in the Netherlands. The University is strategically located in Europe and easily accessible from a number of other EU countries.

Our faculty believes in equal opportunities for everyone. We stand for an inclusive community and believe that diversity contributes to education and research quality. We welcome all employees who contribute to the diversity at our faculty through their unique background and perspective.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €5,439 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 years, with the prospect of a permanent position after positive evaluation.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
  • The faculty has an attractive career track policy.

Additional employment conditions

Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University’s primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Would you like more information?

For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Carly Crouch, Full Professor at

Practical information and applying

You can apply until 22 January 2023, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Prof. Carly Crouch. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation highlighting your teaching, research and administrative/service experience.
  • Your CV, including a publication list and the contact details of two references.
  • An article or book chapter that exemplifies your work and shows your affinity with the research theme.

The first round of interviews will take place on Tuesday 31 January 2023. The second round of interviews will take place on Tuesday 7 February 2023 and will include a trial lecture. You would preferably begin employment on 1 August 2023.

We can imagine you’re curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

Apply now Application deadline 22 January 2023


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