|Rowan Williams and Margaret Barker DD|
But I’m aware of a number of people working on or completing doctorates who probably want to establish themselves by taking on a teaching post in an institution. No doubt, some of them will find opportunity; but others won’t. And so I’ve asked Margaret Barker, former President of the Society for Old Testament Study and a well-published independent scholar in Biblical Studies, to produce an article for this blog outlining how life works for someone who’s convinced of his or her calling as a scholar, but is unsure about how to proceed when the job market isn’t favourable. I shall be serialising her article on this blog over the next few days, and I hope that you’ll find it interesting and helpful.