Building on the success of the University's inaugural Chancellor's Fellowship recruitment programme in 2012, the University of Edinburgh intends to appoint up to 100 tenure-track Chancellor's Fellowships across the University's 22 Schools as a further major investment in the future of our teaching and research.
33 of these posts have been allocated to the College of Humanities and Social Science. The College comprises 11 Schools including the School of Divinity.
Further details of the Fellowship opportunity in the School of Divinity are available here:
Dr Naomi Appleton joined the School of Divinity in September 2012 as Chancellor's Fellow in Religious Studies. Her research focus is on the place of narrative in the communication and construction of religious ideas in South and Southeast Asia. She is presently involved in an AHRC-funded project The Story of Story in Early South Asia: Character and Genre across Hindu, Buddhist and Jain Narrative Traditions. This project runs from January 2013 until the end of 2015, in collaboration with Cardiff University.
Dr David Grumett joined the School of Divinity in September 2012 as Chancellor's Fellow in Christian Ethics and Practical Theology. His research interests include modern French Catholic theology, theology and material practice, eucharistic theology, and Biblical reasoning. He has also produced work on theology and food, in which he seeks to recover and rearticulate a distinctively Christian ethics of eating for the present day.
Professor Jane Dawson, John Laing Professor of Reformation History, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of the arts and sciences.
Her induction into the RSE recognises Professor Dawson's pathbreaking scholarship in early modern religion and society, and more specifically her major contributions to our understanding of religion and culture in early modern Scotland. This is one of the highest honours that Scotland can bestow, and both the School of Divinity and the larger University of Edinburgh community take enormous pride in her achievement.
The School of Divinity is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Mark Harris as our new Lecturer in Science and Religion. Dr Harris begins in April 2012 and will be teaching courses in our new MSc in Science and Religion.
A warm welcome is given to our Lecturer in New Testament and Christian Origins, Dr Matthew V. Novenson, who will be conducting research as well as teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of competencies.
We are very happy to welcome our new Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies and Assistant Principal for Religion and Society, Prof Mona Siddiqui, who began in December 2011.
This article was published on Mar 28, 2013