Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology

Opening Date
Closing Date/Time
19 February 2024 – 12:00

The Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology is appointed to research, teach, and supervise in the area of Christian Ethics. The Faculty understands Christian ethics as a broad field that includes both historical and systematic or constructive reflection on the long tradition of Christian moral thought, as well as how that tradition bears on contemporary issues and debates. As such, we welcome applications from candidates who will deepen our Faculty’s historic strengths in traditional areas of Christian ethics, and also from those who can help us develop new strengths in more recently thriving areas like, for example, environmental ethics, Ethics and Artificial Intelligence, bioethics, or disability studies. This professorial position is likely to be especially attractive to candidates who enjoy working in an interdisciplinary way and who value reflection on the place of their work within the larger field of Theology and Religion. 

The Regius Professor will also hold a Cathedral canonry at Christ Church. The person appointed must be ordained either in the Church of England, or in an Episcopal Church in communion with the Church of England. See further below under ‘The Canonries of Christ Church’ for requirements.

For information regarding how to apply, please see the attached Further Particulars. 

Vacancy details

Your salary will be determined after appropriate consultation. There is an annual ‘cost-of-living’ review. In addition, you will be eligible for consideration, in regular reviews, for Professorial Merit Pay.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact the Faculty Board Chair for Theology & Religion, Professor William Wood (william.wood@theology.ox.ac.uk). Q