Funded New Testament / Christian Origins Ph.D.

For aspiring doctoral students: here is a recent announcement about a funded Ph.D. program in New Testament and Early Christianity.

The Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki invites applicants for a doctoral student position in the field of New Testament / Early Christian Studies for a period of 3-4 years, beginning on January 1, 2014 at the latest. The appointed doctoral student will be situated at the Faculty of Theology and will enter into an employment relationship with the University of Helsinki.

The dissertation project will be carried out as part of the collective research project “Ritual and the Emergence of Early Christian Religion: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis,” funded by the Academy of Finland and directed by Risto Uro. The doctoral student will be part of this interdisciplinary team and the project’s working language is English. For more information on the project’s aims and scope, visit the project’s website Univ of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The mission of the Faculty of Theology is to conduct research in religion and its various manifestations, provide teaching based on this research and participate in societal discourse on both a national and international scale. The Faculty has received excellent marks in international research evaluations. The faculty hosts two Centres of Excellence in Research (2014-2019) funded by the Academy of Finland.

Interested candidates are asked to acquaint themselves with the complete job announcement and application process guidelines at The deadline for applications is October 1, 2013.

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