The Caskey Center for Biblical Text and Translation will accept two more research associates for the upcoming 2024-25 academic year. One Old Testament Research Associate and one New Testament Research Associate will be accepted.
Research Associates must be accepted into the PhD program in Biblical Studies, Old Testament, or New Testament at SEBTS. In addition to the Greek and Hebrew requirements for the PhD, preference will be given to those students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their previous studies, have surpassing knowledge of biblical languages (and other ancient languages useful in biblical studies), have competence in the praxis of biblical textual criticism, and demonstrate the desire and ability to improve Bible translations.
The benefits for Research Associates include:
- Tuition waiver
- Insurance benefit
- On-campus student housing benefit
- Annual stipend
The application consists primarily of two essays focused on textual criticism and bible translation (more details are on the application page). Special consideration will be given to students who 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 with a proposed title, a thesis or research question, and a brief summary of the proposed research (not to exceed one page single-spaced).
There are two key deadlines: Students should apply to the PhD program by Jan 01 for the PhD application to be processed in time for consideration for the Caskey Center. The two essays and mini-prospectus, if applicable, are due Mar 01.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Associate Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full details on the application can be found on our website at https://ccbtt.sebts.edu/application/.