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Friday, September 27, 2013

NT PhD Studentship at St Mary’s University College—Chris Keith

Waldegrave Drawing Room exteriorI'm very pleased to announce that St Mary's University College is offering a PhD Studentship in NT.  This studentship pays tuition at the UK/EU rate and also offers a £13,000 per year bursary.  More information is below and at this link.  Note that the deadline for applications is pretty soon.  Informal enquiries can also be sent to me at

Doctoral Studentship in New Testament
Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the BibleSchool of Education, Theology, and Leadership
Applications are invited for a fully-funded full-time three-year PhD studentship at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, London, to begin on 1st January 2014, though the start date is negotiable. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Prof Chris Keith, on a topic addressing any aspect of the social history of early Christianity. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the Synoptic Gospels, Gospel of John, historical Jesus, scribal culture of early Christianity, social-scientific criticism, social memory theory, the narrativization of violence, and the reception history of New Testament practices and tradition in the first three centuries.
The studentship will provide full-time PhD student fees of £4,040 p.a. and a bursary of £13,000 p.a. Applicants should have a good first degree in a relevant discipline, as well as an established knowledge, preferably at MA level, of New Testament studies. Proficiency in Hellenistic (Koine) Greek is required.
The successful applicant will also be linked with the work of the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible, which aims to establish St Mary’s as an international leader in the application of social-scientific criticism to biblical traditions and texts. Possible roles include aiding in conference organization and limited undergraduate lecturing. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that the successful applicant be located within Greater London area during their studies. Visit the CSSSB webpages for more information about the Centre.
To apply, please download and complete a PhD studentship application form and send it together with a current CV to:
Claire Tapia
St Mary’s University College
Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill
Twickenham TW1 4SX
Tel: 020 8240 4164

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 15th October 2013

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