The Caskey Center has openings for one OT Research Associate and one NT Research Associate for the 2024-25 academic year.
Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy program who wish to compete for the opportunity to serve as Research Associates in the Caskey Center must demonstrate their suitability by completing the following:
-A two-thousand-word essay identifying and summarizing the various approaches to biblical textual criticism, identifying the approach preferred by the student, and explaining the importance of continued work in the field.
-A two-thousand-word essay identifying and summarizing the various approaches to Bible translation, explaining some of the challenges Bible translators face in their work, demonstrating the need to improve a major English translation, and suggesting methods for seeking to improve this translation.
Students should focus both essays on the portion of Scripture related to their anticipated concentration in PhD studies, either Old Testament or New Testament. Special consideration will be given to students who express a desire to pursue dissertation research related to textual criticism, translation studies, or that may otherwise directly impact the accuracy of Bible translation. Such students should provide a mini-prospectus that includes a proposed title, a thesis or research question, and a brief summary of the proposed research (not to exceed one page single-spaced).
Research Associates will be selected from the pool of applicants by a committee consisting of the Director of the Center, the Associate Director of the Center, the Director of Research Doctoral Programs, and a Biblical Studies faculty member. Please email the two essays (and the mini-prospectus, if applicable) to the attention of the Associate Director at email@example.com.
Please email the two essays (and the mini-prospectus, if applicable) to the attention of the Associate Director by March 01 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students applying to the Caskey Center should submit their PhD application by January 01 in order for the application to be processed in time.
*Please note that the January 1st PhD application deadline is earlier than the deadline normally required by the PhD office. Applicants should be aware that the PhD application is a separate process and is not handled by the Caskey Center. Please contact the PhD office for more information.
January 01 – PhD Application
March 01 – Caskey Center Application