The past two weeks have seen a decent number of job postings from California to Oxford, Oregon to Singapore. Happy Hunting, and be sure to read this op-ed piece in preparation for SBL in Denver just a few weeks from now. [Read more…]
Welcome to another week’s edition of AJBST. The lead-up to SBL continues to provide a diverse assortment of academic jobs, from Cambridge to Georgetown, Pakistan to Arizona. [Read more…]
This week has seen over 30 new postings in the lead-up to SBL in Denver, with jobs on offer from New York to Singapore, Indiana to Chile. Happy Hunting. [Read more…]
The last few weeks saw numerous job offerings in all subdisciplines at institutions around the world, from South Africa to Belgium, Denver to Latvia. [Read more…]
It has been nearly a month since the last Academic Jobs post, but we’ve been busy these last few weeks with numerous conferences and other things keeping us busy. We are very happy to report, however, that there are a number of exciting posts up for grabs right now, as is typical for this time of year. Happy Hunting. [Read more…]
A healthy week on the academic job market. More Open Rank adverts than we’ve seen in some time, and a decent number of OT, NT, and Judaism posts, as well as various types of theology. We’ve thrown in a few posts for History of the Ancient Med for good measure.
Just over a month to SBL Boston, we hope you get plenty of interviews. [Read more…]
theLAB is pleased to present this week’s listing of newly advertised academic posts in biblical studies and theology, including relevant jobs in philosophy and history.
Note: Can you name which of this week’s institutions is featured in the image above? [Read more…]
Seminary doesn’t pay for itself, nor does the rent. But, what jobs are best to balance the study load and the budget? After talking with some seminarians, here are six ideas to get you started finding a job to help support your study habits.
1. Security. Working security often provides ample time to study. The off shifts make it possible to go to school full-time and still work.
2. Starbucks. They pay well for a side job and if you work 20 hours or more, you are eligible for health coverage for you and your dependents. They also start shifts really early in the morning, so it might work with your class schedule.
3. Summer House Sitting. Want to study this summer and not pay rent? Why not look into jobs house sitting for those that vacate for the summer (would be nice to vacate for the summer, right?). In our seminary town, jobs are posted for such opportunities on our seminary job board.
4. Pool Cleaning. Not glamorous, but very busy in the summer! You might be able to work extra hours in the summer and when school time comes, not a many clients call. Most pool cleaning companies will train you.
5. Quality Control from Home. I know a guy that listens to recorded customer service calls and analyzes the information for quality control. He gets paid about $12/hour and can work whenever he gets to it, even if he can’t sleep at 3am.
6. Pet Care. All students need some fresh air. Why not take a few neighborhood furry friends out on a walk and get paid for it? Professional dog walkers are sought after in most urban cities where careers take more time than animal care allows.
These are just a few ideas to help you think out of the box so you can get into the books without worry about the bills. It would be great if we all were able to work well-paying ministry jobs while going to seminary, but that is few and far between. Stay active in ministry while going to school, but side jobs might just get the bills taken care of while God is preparing your mind and heart for the next assignment.
Gaining Biblical training is mentally rigorous. Hopefully your side job does not have to be.
This question is in honor of all this year’s seminary graduates.
Now that the sentimentality is out of the way, let me be clear… I hate this question.
I guess the thing that I hate about the question is that it seems to me that, by asking it, seminary is being reduced to a means to an end. While, for some, I know it is just that… but for me, seminary isn’t that. The fact is that when I decided to come to seminary I was already in vocational ministry and quite happy and content with my position. For me, seminary is not about getting a piece of paper so that I can now go and fulfill God’s calling on my life. Rather, for me, seminary is about being better equipped for the calling I already have. That calling, however, is not on hold while I’m in seminary.
The way that works out in my life is that I am currently involved in a church plant in Orlando and, God willing, I’ll walk my calling out in the context of that church plant. Now, does that mean I’ll be on staff and getting a pay check… maybe, maybe not… but either way, seminary is about equipping me to better steward the ministerial responsibilities God entrusts to my care.
So, sure… what do you plan to do when you graduate… better yet, why haven’t you already started doing it now?
That’s my 2 cents… what’s yours?
Ok, here is another list that might help. Here are some sites that might help you find a job while you’re in seminary (no particular order other than this is how they came to my mind):
- First, check with your seminary. Lots of them have job resources for you (often in local churches). Some also offer work study… which has ups and downs… but it is an options none the less.
- Snag a Job (Good for hourly / part time gigs)
- Craig’s List (be sure to change to view jobs in your area)
- Career Builder
- Church Jobs
- Church Staffing
- Guru (Good site if you want to be a freelancer… I use this as a web development freelancer, but they have lots of other niche freelance categories. Oh, and you’ll need to drop cash to get an account, but I made about $2k this year through guru gigs.)
- Hot Jobs
Any other suggestions for good job sites?