Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Museum of the Bible Job Posting


Research Projects Coordinator 

Beginning 01 August 2016, the research projects coordinator of the Scholars Initiative, located in Oklahoma City, OK, will coordinate with the executive and associate director to plan, implement and support collaborative work on innovative research projects, which advance the museum’s commitment to “invite all people to engage with the Bible through … scholarly pursuits.” In particular, the programming of the Scholar’s Initiative fosters research projects in which scholars include outstanding students in rigorous research projects relating to the languages and material culture of the New Testament and Hebrew scriptures.

The Scholars Initiative has previously organized collaborative research projects on Greek papyri from the Roman era, Dead Sea Scroll fragments and Medieval Latin manuscripts. Most recently, projects exploring the nature of the Old Greek tradition of the Psalter and the Greek minuscule tradition of the Pauline Corpus have been developed, with programs on Syriac patristic texts and the Lollard movement currently in active development. Where appropriate, participating scholars will publish their findings within a Brill series dedicated to the artifacts and research interests of the Museum of the Bible.


  • Doctoral degree from a research university 
  • Facility in Greek and Hebrew 
  • Demonstrated commitment to scholarly publication 
  • Academic specialization in biblical languages and material culture 


  • Significant travel to support relevant programs and events 
  • Researching, planning, launching and working on collaborative research projects 
  • Support program alumni within the Logos Fellows network by planning annual events and coordinating various resources including scholarships, books and networking opportunities 
  • Collaborate with various other departments within the museum (esp. Curation and Development) in order to represent the scholarly character of the institution 
  • Support the mission and goals of MOTB and the Scholars Initiative in all ways as assigned 

Skills preferred 

  • Reading ability in secondary ancient languages (esp. Akkadian, Aramaic, Hittite, Sumerian, North Western Semitic dialects) 
  • Research profile in Ancient Near Eastern languages and archeology 
  • Affinity for scholarly digital tools 
  • Spoken fluency in a modern foreign language 
  • Effective strategies for communicating in writing, via video conferencing and face-to-face 
  • Experience with event planning and coordination 
Pay and benefits are competitive. Candidates may submit a coverletter and CV by email to Mrs. Molly McCloud, manager of human resources (molly.mccloud@mbible.org) The coverletter should be addressed to Dr. Michael Holmes, executive director of the Scholars Initiative. Please provide contact details for three references. References and further materials will be requested from shortlisted candidates. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Dr. Christian Askeland (christian.askeland@mbible.org).

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