by Charlotte Hempel, University of Birmingham One of the things that excites me about the Steca Blog is to know we have readers across six of the seven continents – and anyone reading this in Antarctica please get in touch! It is good to know we have readers in the Global North and Global South,… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of a Journal Editor’s Desk
By Sarah Shectman, Ph.D., San Francisco, CA SBAllies was created in September 2016, in response to a conversation on Facebook—I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t remember the specific context of the conversation, except that it related to harassment in biblical studies, especially at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting. Someone commented that the… Continue reading Who Are the SBAllies?
My early academic career started well, though it didn’t feel like it at the time. I managed to secure full funding for my PhD on the Laws of the Damascus Document from the British Academy and King’s College London. These were stressful times since had the maintenance award from King’s not been available – and… Continue reading Why my Career Break was Most Unlikely to End Where it Did … But it Would Have Ended
By Michael DeVries, PhD Student, University of Birmingham UK According to a recent study conducted by the American Association of University Professors, some 73% of all faculty positions in higher education in 2016 within the United States were off tenure track, also known as contingent positions. The report goes on to note, “For the most… Continue reading Postcards from the Adjunct World
By Elisa Uusimäki, University of Helsinki Scholars in the humanities are often known for their solitary work and individual achievements, while those in STEM areas tend to work – and publish the results of their research – as part of a group, which may contain diverse authors representing different career stages and several academic institutions.… Continue reading Co-authoring Academic Publications: A Conversation with Ben Wright
By Dr Penny Barter, University of Tilburg, NL with a short STECA Intro. The second of today’s posts is another international Early Career move – this time from Penelope Barter who is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Biblical Hebrew at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Penny’s education already had a strong international profile having… Continue reading An Early Career Move from the UK to the Netherlands
By Dr Sean Adams, University of Glasgow, UK with a brief STECA Intro. Today's first post was written by Sean Adams who is firmly in his mid-career stage as Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow. Sean is therefore in an excellent position to look back at his early career… Continue reading A North American Retrospective on an Early Career in the UK