This Chair in Biblical Studies will also be accompanied by a four year appointment as Head of Department and will contribute significantly to the future standing of teaching and research in biblical studies at Sheffield as well as providing the strategic leadership for the Department’s development over the next four years. The candidate will be an internationally recognised academic working in biblical studies (e.g. Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament). Candidates from any area of biblical studies are welcome to apply but it is essential that the candidate has experience of interdisciplinary research, has a substantial research record in the reception history of biblical texts and can demonstrate how biblical studies can be a driving force for the humanities. The candidate will be expected to maintain and develop the Department’s interdisciplinary connections, particularly in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (e.g. English, History) in both research and teaching. It is desirable that the candidate have a successful track record in attracting external research funding. The candidate will be expected to be in a position to make 3* and 4* submissions to the forthcoming Research Excellent Framework and make a significant contribution to the research and teaching environments of the Department and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.