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Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Tutor in New Testament


Job Description

Wycliffe Hall is an international centre for evangelical Christian life and thought within the
University of Oxford. It is both a theological college of the Church of England and a Permanent
Private Hall of Oxford University. The Hall trains ordinands, mainly for the Anglican ministry, but also
welcomes independent students, postgraduates, and students studying on a range of course in
preparation for Christian Ministry. The total student body is in the region of 130 students. We also
have a part-time course with around 30 students and another 60 on an American Studies
programme in Oxford. It is committed to the task of training Christian leaders for both church and
society, through a focus on theology, community and mission.

From 1
September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, we are looking to appoint a Tutor in
New Testament. This is a significant opportunity to contribute to teaching and research in the Hall
and the University as well as contributing to the task of ministerial and spiritual formation in those
called to ordained and other ministry.

Major Roles and Responsibilities

1 Teaching

A lead role in tutorial teaching for those undertaking the BA Honours School in
Theology in the University of Oxford, especially those from within the Hall. This will
involve tutoring in the following papers:
- the Gospels and Jesus
- Pauline literature
- NT Greek

Delivering lectures and other involvement within the Faculty of Theology and
Religion of the University, including the potential supervision of research students.

Teaching within Wycliffe Hall, the New Testament syllabus for the University of
Oxford Bachelor of Theology and other ministry courses (including the new Common
Awards). This is likely to include contributions in the following areas:

- Jesus and the gospels;
- New Testament books, including Matthew, John, Romans, 1 Corinthians;
- Other New Testament books or topics either as part of the syllabus or the
wider bible teaching programme of the Hall (e.g. Integrated Study

2 Research: research, writing, reading and publication in areas of expertise.

3 Other responsibilities

Being a member of the tutorial team (as part of the management structure of the
Leading a college fellowship group, including report writing.
Leading a preaching group and associated responsibilities.
Contributing, as requested, to teaching on the Halls evening Certificate course.
Other administrative and wider college responsibilities, including development
work, leading college missions and hearing students preach in local Churches as
directed by the Principal.

Person & Skills Specification

We are looking for someone with significant ability in teaching and research, and with a passion
for the gospel of Jesus Christ. A Doctorate in New Testament Studies is essential, and experience
of university-level teaching an advantage. The candidate should be able to enthuse and inspire
students in their study of and passion for the Gospel.

The successful applicant:
will be committed to the Evangelical ethos of the college and be able to relate
sympathetically to students from a wide variety of church backgrounds;
will have a clear belief and commitment to the authority of Scripture and the transforming
power of the Word of God;
will have a biblical understanding of ministry consonant with the Trust Deed of Wycliffe Hall;
will be able to encourage and enthuse students for leadership, mission and ministry;
will be prepared actively to support the training of women and men together for leadership
in the church;
will be gifted in the areas of New Testament teaching;
will be theologically well-qualified and have a doctorate;
will be able to bring the skills of theological and biblical reflection upon practice;
will be able to teach students clearly and sympathetically and to motivate them.

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the postholder is a Christian man or
woman, being in full sympathy with the ethos and aims of Wycliffe Hall. Regulation 7(2)a of the
Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 applies.

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

All tutors, prior to formal appointment, will be required to sign a declaration approving the objects
and principles upon which Wycliffe Hall was founded and promising to uphold them.

This post is offered subject to the satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period and the
capability and disciplinary provisions set out in the employee handbook. The salary is provided on
Wycliffes scale (linked to both the Lichfield Scale and the University of Oxford). The salary is 29,135
as of 1 Apr 2014 plus housing (either a college provided property or an allowance of up to 15,000
per annum).

In addition, in the case of an ordained person, the employee will be a member of the Church of
England Pension Scheme, and the college will be the responsible body for contributions. In the case
of a lay appointee, an amount equal to 20% of the stipend would be payable to a private pension

30 days per year, in accordance with the College Holiday Policy, in addition to public holidays, which
if these fall during college term, shall be taken at an agreed time during vacations.

Study leave
Currently tutors are provided with study leave of 4 months in a three-year period.

Book Grant
A book grant of 665 per annum is provided.

Meals in college
The appointee will be entitled to free college meals except when the kitchen is closed.

The job description is correct as at 25
May 2014. It will, however, be discussed between the
appointee and the Principal of Wycliffe Hall, and may be amended from time-to-time, following such
consultation, to reflect developments in or changes to the job.

To apply for this post, please send the following
1) A full CV.
2) A personal statement explaining your vision for this position and the experience you have
which might qualify you for this post.
3) The names and addresses of TWO referees.
4) A covering letter.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications by email.

Applications are to arrive by 12 noon, Friday, 27
June 2014
Interviews are likely to take place at Wycliffe Hall during the week of the 14
Shortlisted candidates will be expected to give a ten-minute presentation on one aspect of
contemporary New Testament studies designed for first year ministerial students.

Please send applications to:

Mrs. Kristina Masih, PA to the Principal & Vice Principal,
Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road,
Oxford, OX2 6PW

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