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Jan Dietrich

Professor


1974 Born in Elmshorn (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)



PROFESSION


since 8/2020 Professor for Old Testament at Bonn University

8/2020-12/2021 Professor for Old Testament at Aarhus University - Individual Employment

8/2018-7/2020 Professor for Old Testament at Aarhus University

8/2016-7/2020 Director of the Research Program at the Department of Theology, Aarhus University

2/2014-7/2015 Director of Ph.D.-Studies for Theology, Philosophy and History of Ideas at Aarhus University

2012-2018 Associate Professor for Old Testament at Aarhus University

2009–2011 Research Fellow (Promovierter Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the University of Leipzig, Faculty of Theology: Institute of Old Testament Studies

2004–2009 Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the University of Leipzig, Faculty of Theology: Institute of Old Testament Studies



ACADEMIC STUDIES AND GRADUATION


2016 Habilitation at Leipzig University (Dr. theol. habil.)

2009 Conferral of a doctorate (Dr. theol.) from the University of Leipzig (s.c.l.)

2003–2009 Writing of a doctoral dissertation at the Universities of Tübingen and Leipzig (doctoral supervisor: Prof. Dr. Angelika Berlejung); Studies of Akkadian, Egyptian, and Ugaritic

2002-2003 State Examination in Theology, History, and Pedagogics (Pädagogicum) at the University of Tübingen

1996-2002 Studies of Theology, History, and Philosophy at the Universities of Tübingen and Cambridge



AWARDS


2011 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise from the Research Center for International and Interdisciplinary Theology of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the John Templeton Foundation, USA

2011 Preis für Antike Rechtsgeschichte from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Philosophy and History of the University of Innsbruck, Austria



STIPENDS


Okt./Nov. 2004 Doctoral Scholarship from the Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg, Germany

2003-2004 Doctoral Scholarship from the Lina-Zimmermann-Stiftung, Protestant Faculty of the University of Tübingen, Germany



EXTERNAL FUNDS


2018 Measuring Value and Accomodating the Gods: Abstracting from the Material in Ancient Cultures: Research Network funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark

2017 The Origins of Second Order Thinking: International Network Programme funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation


2011 Travel grant for lecture tours funded by the John Templeton Foundation, USA


PH.D.-SUPERVISION


Søren Lorenzen: Name, Names, and Naming: An Analysis of the Narrative Self in the Old Testament (Principle Supervisor) (since 2018)

Jóannes Purkhús: Doulos in and around Paul: A socio-historical, semantic and motific analysis (Co-Supervisor) (since 2018)

Line Søgaard Christensen: Neh 8 from the Perspective of Cultural Evolution (Co-Supervisor) (2012-2016)