Career Resources Snapshot
The AAUP 2015-2016 Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession.
Click here for information about the Employment Center, sponsored by SBL and the American Academy of Religion, which provides the opportunity for employers and those seeking employment to register for interviews at the Annual Meetings, as well as interview facilities, job listings, candidate credentials, and a messaging service.
SBL advocates on behalf of students, researchers, teachers, and others interested in biblical scholarship on issues such as secondary and postsecondary education, the academic workforce, and scholarly publishing.
Tools and Resources
Growing Concerns with the increase of Contingent Faculty Positions
SBL continues to work actively with the Coalition on the Academic Workforce
(CAW) Given the fact that most of the academic workforce is employed in full and part-time contingent positions, all faculty need to pay close attention to what is happening in their own institutions. The recent American Association of University Professors newsletter addresses this matter. See also the "Research and Reports" tab on the Coalition's website for in-depth articles on the history, problems, and details surrounding this important segment of our field.
The Society maintains two committees and one group to provide support for certain sections of professionals: The SBL Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee, The SBL Status of Women in the Profession Committee and the Student Advisory Board.
Find out more about the SBL groups for professional support
Data and Research
iteration of the jobs report focuses on data from January 1, 2015 through June
Read the full jobs report here.
Previous Jobs Reports:
July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015
January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014
January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012
January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2010
SBL partners with organizations in the fields of religious, theological, and biblical scholarship that are invaluable to its members. Partners include:
By listing jobs with SBL, contributing professional development resources, informing members of organization activities, or collaborating on diverse initiatives, these organizations are shaping a broad and useful axis for the field.
If your organization is interested in partnering with SBL, please contact us
SBL and the American Academy of Religion have eliminated all Employment Center fees for candidates. Beginning in 2015, all active members of the American Academy of Religion or the Society of Biblical Literature who have registered for the Annual Meeting will be able to register as candidates with the Employment Center free of charge. Registered candidates will continue to be able to post their CVs on the Employment Services website for employer review and will receive an onsite edition of Employment Listings at the Annual Meetings. This decision reflects our concern to reduce the cost of interviewing onsite and to make conference attendance more affordable for our members.
For analysis of the number and types of jobs listed with SBL and AAR, check out the latest jobs report
Employment Center at the Annual Meetings
The Employment Center, sponsored by SBL and the American Academy of Religion, provides the opportunity for employers and those seeking employment to register for interviews at the Annual Meetings, as well as interview facilities, job listings, candidate credentials, and a messaging service.