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Postcards from the Adjunct World

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

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Co-authoring Academic Publications: A Conversation with Ben Wright

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

An Early Career Move from the UK to the Netherlands

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

A North American Retrospective on an Early Career in the UK

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

Introducing the Society of Biblical Literature’s International Cooperation Initiative Committee (ICI)

By Dr. Carmen Palmer, University of Toronto While attending the engaging STECA workshop at the International SBL and EABS gathering in Helsinki this past August, it struck me how much the outlook, goals, and audience of STECA overlap with various initiatives of the Society of Biblical Literature’s International Cooperation Initiative Committee. I promised to follow… Continue reading Introducing the Society of Biblical Literature’s International Cooperation Initiative Committee (ICI)

Gearing up for a Collaborative Early Career Development Workshop in Helsinki 2018

We are putting the final touches to facilitating a collaborative, international workshop for Early Career Researchers co-sponsored in Helsinki on August 1st at the joint meeting of the European Association for Biblical Studies and the International Meeting of SBL. The workshop is co-sponsored by: the University of Helsinki Centre for Excellence on Changes in Sacred… Continue reading Gearing up for a Collaborative Early Career Development Workshop in Helsinki 2018